In the morning, we set out to discover Athens and to visit one of the most iconic sights in the world. We climb up to the marble-capped Acropolis, the sacred rock of Athens and citadel of the city in antiquity. We become time-travelers by visiting the famous Parthenon and the Erechtheion.
Afterwards, we visit the fascinating Acropolis Museum. Built in the shadows of the famous temple, the museum houses every artifact found on the Acropolis, with items dating from the Greek Bronze Age to the Roman and Byzantine period.
In the afternoon, our tour continues with the highlights of modern Athens: we pass by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Parliament House, the Academy, the University of Athens, the National Library, we view the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch.
With the rest of the day and at leisure, perhaps head to Monastiraki Square, in the foothills of the Acropolis, full of hustle and bustle and explore the nearby flea market and Roman Forum ruins. Alternatively, why not ascend Mount Lycabattus, the highest peak in modern day Athens for a fantastic 360° view of the metropolis. With its winding streets and plethora of giftshops and local artisanal produce, the Plaka district is a great place to find that perfect gift to take home to friends and family, relax a cafe or restaurant and enjoy Greek cuisine!
Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Alexandros, Athens (or similar)