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Athens Explorer

Journey Synopsis

Icon Holidays : Eastern Mediterranean : Greece : Athens Explorer
Days: 4 Days
Nights: 3 Nights
Validity: 2016-2017
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Day 1: 

Athens

After you arrive in Athens, we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Athens

Day 2:  

Athens

Today we begin your tour of Athens, touching on the major landmarks commemorating both ancient and modern Athens.  Your tour today includes a visit to the Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896, the Presidential Palace guarded by the Evzones in their colourful uniforms, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library and Constitution Square.

We will then visit the Acropolis and it’s architectural masterpieces from the Golden Age of Athens including the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and of course, the magnificent Parthenon.

Then we continue to Lycabettus Hill, 277 metres above Athens via the cable car where we will have a good view over Athens sitting between the Attica Mountain Range and the Saronic Gulf.  Here we can see the small church of St George and the Lycabettus Theatre.

Overnight: Athens (B)

Day 3: 

Athens

The day begins with a visit to the new Acropolis Museum, and then you continue to the ancient Agora - the market place and centre of ancient Athens - to hear about the early history of Athens.  From here you wander through the busy streets of Monastiraki towards the historical centre of the Plaka and visit the 100 year old distillery “Brettos” to taste some Greek liqueurs.

An enjoyable lunch will be served at a traditional Greek tavern before you take a drive along the coastal road to Cape Sounion, passing the beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza.  At Cape Sounion you will be able to explore the Temple of Poseidon and the rocky promontory where there are splendid views of the Saronic Gulf.

Overnight: Athens (B,L)

Day 4: 

Athens 

After breakfast, a private transfer to either the airport or port if continuing to the islands.

End of services (B)

Accommodation

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Athens      
The Grande Bretagne (Deluxe Classic Room) The King George Hotel (Classic Room) The Royal Olympic Hotel (Executive Room) The Magna Grecia Hotel (Acropolis View Room)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Inclusions

  • 3 Nights accommodation at the hotel of your choice with breakfast
  • Round trip transfers by deluxe Mercedes on private basis and English speaking driver
  • Athens City tour and Lycabettus hill by deluxe Mercedes on private basis and English speaking professional guide
  • Walking tour and New Museum of Acropolis with lunch and Cape Sounion tour  by deluxe Mercedes on private basis and English speaking professional guide
  • All entrance fees and taxes

Exclusion

  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Extras
  • Anything not mentioned above
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