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Best of Athens

Enjoy a city break in Athens and 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 Best of Athens tour package allows you to discover the many different facets of the metropolis in only 3 days.

In addition to some prearranged activities, such as a visit to the Acropolis, a dinner in a traditional tavern in Plaka and a guided tour by bike or on food of your choice, 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 or on foot: Guided bike tour or Walk through the historic center
  • 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 activity of your choice: either guided E-bike Tour trough the historic city center or Foodies Tour Athens or Mythological Walk Athens incl. a guided visit on the Acropolis
  • Entrance to the Archaeological Park of Athen incl. Acropolis
  • Á la carte dinner in a typical Plaka tavern

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. There is no fixed schedule for your Athens adventure, rather you decide when you would like to take part in the prearranged activities.

Please let us know at least one week before the start of your trip on which activity of your choice you would like to participate and on which day you want to have dinner in Plaka, so that we can book everything accordingly. The vouchers for all the booked activities will be given to you by receptionist of your hotel in Athens.

ACTIVITY OF YOUR CHOICE
One of the three activities described below is included in the basic tour price.

Athens by e-bike
This eventful e-bike tour through the historic city centre of Athens runs daily, starting 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.

Athens Foodies Tour
What about a culinary tour of Athens? On the Athens Foodies Tour you get to know a whole other dimension of the metropolis by accompanying the Greeks in what they love to do most: Eating. The range of culinary specialities in this city is almost inexhaustible. How could it not be in a city where something is always being cooked somewhere at all times of the day! Soon you will feel just like the Greeks do – bite by bite and sip by sip. As we will be eating a lot, we recommend that you only eat a small breakfast on the day of the tour. This tour is offered from Monday to Saturday.

Mythological Walk in Athens
Have you always been fascinated by the world of Greek mythology? Then Athens is the city for you! On this four-hour walk through the Greek metropolis, you discover the heart of the ancient world and can explore the landmarks of Athens through a mythological lens. Whether at the majestic Temple of Olympian Zeus, on the world-famous Athenian Acropolis or during a stroll through the ancient Agora, once the centre of the city, your guide always has a fascinating and timeless story to share. Your guide’s insightful descriptions help you see behind the facade and decipher the meaning of the myths as well as the real events behind them! This tour is offered daily.

Admission to the Acropolis is included in your package price and is automatically pre-booked by us for your tour date and the correct admission time. For the Agora visit, which is also planned during the tour, please purchase a ticket yourself on site. Your guide will be happy to help you with this.

Note: Are you having a hard time choosing and would prefer to take part in several activities? No problem! You are more than welcome to add one of these activities for an extra 70 euro/person.

ALSO INCLUDED

Entrance to the Acropolis
Without a doubt, a visit to Athens is unimaginable without a visit to the world-famous Acropolis. For this reason, your Acropolis entrance ticket is also included in the tour price. Since 2023, the flow of visitors to the Acropolis has been regulated by time slots, which means that this ticket is only valid on a specific day for a specific time zone. You must therefore decide on an admission time in advance and inform us of this. During the summer months, the Acropolis is open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. We recommend visiting the Acropolis either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Not only will you have the best photo light, but you will also avoid the biggest crowds. If you choose the Mythological Walk as an included activity, we will automatically book the 9:00-10:00 time zone as your entry time for the day you wish to participate in this walk.

Dinner at Tavern To Kafenio
An authentic Greek dinner also awaits you. On an evening of your choice, we will reserve a table for you at your preferred time at the To Kafenio restaurant in Plaka, a delightful traditional taverna in the heart of Athens’ old town. You will dine there á la carte. Drinks are exclusive.

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!

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 Museum of Cycladic Art. If you prefer modern art, you should definitely visit the Museum of Contemperary Art. 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 wine bar hopping in 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 E-Bike Tour is 12 years. If you are traveling 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 tavern ‘To Kafeneion’ in Plaka on an evening of your choice. All other meals and drinks are not included, unless you decide on the guided Athens Foodies Tour.

Can I book other guided activities?

Basic Tour Price

  • 3-star hotel in double room with breakfast: 510€ per person

  • 3-star hotel in single room with breakfast: 740€ per person

  • 4-star hotel in double room with breakfast: 600€ per person

  • 4-star hotel in single room with breakfast: 840€ per person

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • 2 nights’ accommodation, either in a 3-star hotel (Pan, Hermes or similar) or 4-star hotel (Noma, Hera, Elia Ermou or similar) in the center 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 restaurant (drinks excluded) in the old town of Plaka
  • 1 activity of your choice: either guided E-Bike Tour Athens or Foodies Tour Athens or Mythological Walk Athens (all tours are offered in the morning hours, last approx. 3-4 hours and are guided exclusively in English)

 

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

  • Additional nights in Athens: prices on request
  • Additional guided activities: prices on request

BOOK THE ADDITIONAL PACKAGE

If you would like to book this additional package, please send an e-mail and include the following information:

  • Would you like to book the extension package for before or after your trip?
  • How many people would you like to book the package for?
  • In which hotel category would you like to stay at and what type of room? 3- or 4-star hotel? Single or double room?
  • On which day and at what time would you like to dine in the TO KAFENEION restaurant?
  • Which activity of your choice to you want to book: the E-Bike Tour, the Foodies Tour or the Mythological Walk?
  • On what day would you like to do your activity? (all available daily with the exception that the Foodies Tour is not offered on Sundays).
  • On which day and at what time would you like to visit the Acropolis? (only applies if you have NOT opted for the Mythological Walk)
  • Provide detailed flight information to ensure a smooth transfer.

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