Athens City Breaks
Named after the goddess of wisdom, the birthplace of democracy blends an ancient civilisation with a progressive city. Soak up the atmosphere and join the Greeks with their zest for lift in this fascinating capital.
Where to Stay
Syntagma Square is close to the historical Plaka Quarter, and Kolanaki, north east of the city, is known for its pavement cafes and outstanding views over the city.
The Acropolis One of the world's greatest ancient sites is topped by the Parthenon, the icon of Athens and Western civilisation.
National Archaeological Museum An amazing collection of Greek antiquities.Read more
Syntagma Square A vast open area at the heart of Athens, great for people-watching and promenading.
Olympic Stadiums One was built for the 1896 games right in the centre, the other for 2004.
Monastiraki Flea Market Join the crowds in the old town of Athens where there's always something happening.
Stroll around the Plaka This district below the Acropolis is a romantic maze of picturesque narrow streets, Byzantine churches and beautiful, flower-decked houses.Read more
Psirri An up-and-coming district popular with locals and known for its bars, restaurants, tavernas and live music..
Food & Drink
The best and most interesting places to dine are the outdoor tavernas in the Plaka. Try some Athenian specialities, including souvlaki (kebab), moussaka and spanakopita (spinach pie).
Popular with tourists, the Plaka Quarter has stalls selling clothes, pottery and marble, while the Kolonaki area has chic boutiques and designer shops.
Take in Athens' most famous sights including Constitution Square, Hadrian's Arch, Panatheniac Stadium, the Temple of Athena and the Acropolis.
Departs: daily. Duration: 4.5 hours.
Adults from £45.
Agrolis Full Day Tour
Explore the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae; visit the archeological site, the Palace, the Lionesses Gate and the tomb of Agamemnon. Proceed to Nauplia, the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress and the fortified islet of Bourtzi. Finally visit the ancient theatre in Epidaurus, a UNESCO World Heritage listed monument.
Departs: selected dates/days only. Duration: 10 hours.
Adults from £81.
The Sacred Site of Delphi
Explore one of the most famous sites in Greece. See the temple of Apollo, theatre, museum, Castalian Spring and bronze charioteer as you tour through these archaeological treasures.
Departs: selected dates/days only. Duration: 10 hours
Adults from £81.