The Best of Athens | City break in the Greek Capital
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 City break in Athens

Travel through 2,500 years of history

Would you like to combine your holiday in Greece with a stay in Athens? Or are you planning a weekend trip to the multifaceted Greek capital? Our three-day Athens itinerary allows you to discover the many different facets of the metropolis.

In addition to some pre-organised activities, such as a guided bike tour and a visit to the Acropolis, you also have plenty of free time to explore Athens on your own. Trust us, it’s worth it!

The 2004 Olympic Games changed the face of the lively 5-million-strong metropolis in a very positive way. Large parts of the city centre were transformed into pedestrian zones and a spacious archaeological park was created, stretching from the Acropolis and the ancient Agora to the Kerameikos, the old pottery and cemetery district.

A walk through the many winding alleys of Plaka, the charming old town quarter, is an unforgettable experience. Here you can not only buy souvenirs of all kinds but also relax in one of the countless cafés and enjoy the Greek lifestyle.

At the end of three varied days, you are sure to have fallen in love with Athens and have already decided that you absolutely have to visit again.


Highlights

  • Built for eternity: Visit the world-famous Athens Acropolis
  • Time travel by bike: Bike tour through the historic centre
  • Eat like a Greek: Enjoy an authentic dinner in Plaka
  • Colourful diversity: Each neighbourhood is a world of its own!


3 days/2 nights
All Year Round
Easy
Athens
Athens
Persons: 2+
Age: 12+

Included Activities

  • Guided 4-hour bike tour (also available by e-bike for an additional fee)
  • Entrance to the Acropolis
  • Dinner in a typical Plaka taverna

Dates

This tour can be booked all year round and can start on any date/day of the week.


ARRIVAL TO ATHENS
You make your own way to Athens where you are met by our transfer driver who takes you to your pre-booked hotel in the city centre. Check-in is possible from 2 pm onwards. If you arrive earlier, you are welcome to leave your luggage at the hotel and enjoy your first tour.

Our partner hotels are centrally located in the city centre, with the historic old town of Plaka and the world-famous Acropolis just a stone’s throw away.

YOUR PRE-ARRANGED ACTVITIES
There is no fixed schedule for your Athens adventure, rather you decide when you would like to take part in the pre-organised activities.

Athens by bike tour
This eventful bike tour through the historic city centre of Athens runs daily, starting at 9:30 am near the Acropolis metro station. It offers a perfect introduction to all the most important sights of Athens. The three-hour tour also takes you to great lookout points from where you can see large stretches of the city. A knowledgeable guide leads you safely along roads with little traffic while sharing the exciting history of Athens. This tour is therefore particularly suited to help you find your way in the urban jungle. For this reason, we recommend booking it on the first full day of your trip.

Visit of the Acropolis
Without a doubt, it is hard to imagine visiting Athens without also visiting the Acropolis. This is why the entrance ticket for the Acropolis is included in the tour price. This ticket is valid for three months, so you can visit any time you wish. However, we strongly recommend visiting either in the early morning or late afternoon. Not only do these hours offer the best light for stunning photos, but you will also miss the largest crowds.

Dinner at Taverna To Kafenio
An authentic Greek dinner awaits you at the To Kafenio restaurant in Plaka, a delightful traditional tavern in the middle of the old town of Athens.. We will reserve a table at the restaurant on an evening of your choice and you will dine á la carte. Drinks are not included.

Tip: If you would like to spend even more time in Athens, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can simply extend the program by one or more nights at an extra charge!

Please let us know at least one week before the start of your trip on which day you would like to do the bike tour, visit the Acropolis, and have dinner in Plaka, so that we can pre-book everything accordingly. The vouchers for all the booked activities will be given to you by the driver who picks you up at the airport/port.

YOUR FREE TIME IN ATHENS
In your free time, you are spoilt for choice: Athens offers countless museums and archaeological sites, all of which are well worth a visit. Our top picks are the National Archaeological Museum, the newly built Acropolis Museum, and the Cyclades Museum. If you prefer modern art, you should definitely visit the National Gallery. If you’re more interested in modern history, head to the Benaki Museum. The latter also has a café on a stunning rooftop terrace.

Optionally, you can also book other guided activities, such as small hikes in and around Athens, a kayak tour at Cape Sounion or a culinary stroll through Athens.

After three eventful days, it’s time to say goodbye to Athens. After checking out of the hotel, we transfer you back to Athens Airport or the port of Piraeus, according to your flight time/ferry time. Individual journey home or extension of your holiday.

Centrally located hotels in the heart of Athens (choice of 3 or 4 stars)

During this trip, you can choose to stay in a 3- or 4-star hotel in the heart of Athens. Each of our partner hotels is centrally located near the Acropolis and the charming old town of Plaka and offers all the comfort you could wish for during a city trip to the Greek capital. All the major sights can be easily reached on foot from the hotel. Our partner hotels also have excellent public transport connections.

How do I get to Athens?
You can reach Athens via the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport or the ferry port of Piraeus, which connects Athens to a number of Greek islands. Transfers between the airport or the ferry port and your hotel in Athens are included in the tour price.

What are the age requirements for this tour?
There is no age limit for this tour, but the minimum age required to participate in the Athens Bike Tour is 12 years. If you are travelling with younger children, we would be happy to find an attractive alternative in consultation with you.

What food is included in the tour?
The tour price includes a daily breakfast at the hotel and a dinner at the traditional taverna ‘To Kafeneion’ in Plaka on an evening of your choice. All other meals and drinks are not included.

Can I book other guided activities?
Of course. How about a street food tour or a mythological walk through Athens? Or perhaps a kayak tour at nearby Cape Sounion, a visit to the wineries of Attica, or an MTB tour through Sounion National Park? Do you fancy a hike in the mountains around Athens? Take a look at our additional bookable tours!

Basic Tour Price

  • 3-star hotel in double room with breakfast: 320 € per person

  • 3-star hotel in single room with breakfast: 480 € per person

  • 4-star hotel in double room with breakfast: 390 € per person

  • 4-star hotel in single room with breakfast: 560 € per person

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • 2 nights’ accommodation, either in a 3-star hotel (Pan or similar) or 4-star hotel (Hera, Elia Ermou or similar) in the centre of Athens.
  • Taxi transfers Athens Airport – hotel or ferry port Piraeus – hotel and vice versa
  • Entrance fee to the Acropolis
  • 1 dinner at the TO KAFENEION taverna (drinks not included) in the old town of Plaka
  • 1 guided city bike tour (three-hour tour, English-speaking tour guide)
  • all local taxes

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to Athens
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to places of interest not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Activities other than those mentioned under included services

ADDITIONAL - BOOKABLE SERVICES

  • Extra charge for e-bike for the city bike tour: 10 €/person
  • Additional nights in Athens: prices on request
  • Additional guided activities: prices on request

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