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Destination

Athens, Greece

Duration

4 Days

Price

On Request

Splendid Athens: the capital of Greece and one of the world’s oldest cities. Known as the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of democracy, Athens is a buzzing hub of activity, featuring dazzling sights, vibrant sounds and delicious smells. Visit the breathtaking Acropolis –the “Sacred Rocks of Athens” - stopping to marvel at the Parliament, the Tomb of Unknown Soldier and the Academy on the way. Gaze in wonder at the masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon. Sail to the magical Argosaronic Islands, unique in architecture and dramatic in natural landscape. Stroll through the streets of Plaka, the old city, and then return to Athens where folk dances and exquisite cuisine will bring your Travelous journey to a perfect end!

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Athens
  • Athens - Airport Assistance & Transfer
Acropolis Museum Hotel - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Athens
  • Athens - 1/2 day Athens City Tour w/ New Acropolis Museum (Lunch Included)
Acropolis Museum Hotel - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Athens
  • Athens - Saronic Day Cruise (Lunch Included)
  • Athens by Night
Acropolis Museum Hotel - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Athens
  • Athens - Airport Transfer (Depart)

Day 1
Athens

Welcome to Athens International Airport (also Eleftherios Venizelos). A Travelous representative awaits your arrival at passenger pick up holding a sign with your name printed on it. Private transfer provided by English speaking driver to your hotel.

Acropolis Museum Hotel - Deluxe Room

Day 2
Athens

After breakfast, meet with your private certified Travelous tour guide and embark on your panoramic tour of Athens; the capital of Greece and the birthplace of Democracy and Philosophy. Pass by the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the Parliament, Tomb of Unknown Soldier guarded by Evzones in their colorful uniforms, the Academy, the University and the National library. On the way to Acropolis pass by Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus and stop at Panathenian Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Continue to Acropolis (Ancient City). and admire the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in mind". Continue with a private tour of the new Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building housing the most important statues from Acropolis and admire the wonders of the classical era (Mondays closed). After your City Tour, you will enjoy lunch in Plaka area leaving you the afternoon to explore the Ancient market before returning to your hotel.

Acropolis Museum Hotel - Deluxe Room

Day 3
Athens

After early morning breakfast, transfer to Piraeus port for a leisurely Day Cruise of the Saronic Gulf (Surrounding islands of Athens). Set sail towards Hydra once served as a safe shelter for Saronic Gulf Pirates. Admire the very special architecture and dramatic landscapes of this island, whose old traditional stone houses and mansions silently stand witness to a long and turbulent history. Explore the small narrow stone-paved streets by the Island"s traditional "vehicle" - the saddled donkey. Lunch is served on board on the way to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait offering an enchanting view of Poros Town (time at leisure). The last port of call is Aegina, the largest of the three islands where you can take a stroll along the quay or an optional tour to the Temple of Aphaia. Return transfer is provided back to your hotel to rest before dinner and overnight.

Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the City Center and up to Mount Lycabettus for a panoramic view of Athens. At the slope of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and photo the illuminated Acropolis. Next you will visit the Museum and discover the divine origin of Ancient Greek musical instruments and explore the hidden paradise of Ancient Greek music history and its sounds. Afterwards, enjoy a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka - the old city; which will bring you to a Traditional Greek Tavern for dinner. The meal is accompanied with Live music and Greek Folk Dancing in traditional costumes. Return to your hotel for overnight.

Acropolis Museum Hotel - Deluxe Room

 

Day 4
Athens

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to Athens International Airport for your flight home. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you in Greece again soon. Stay Travelous!

Welcome to Greece, the inspiration of poets and the birthplace of philosophers, boasting natural splendor and architectural grandeur. This is the land of epic odysseys, rich mythology, legendary battles and undefeated leaders. Vibrant in culture and rich in history, Greece has offered keen travelers the unique opportunity to experience a lost empire and interact with a passionate people that had proudly welcomed visitors for thousands of years! Journey into antiquity, taking in the magnificence of whitewashed villages set against a backdrop of deep turquoise waters. From exploring ancient ruins to luxurious indulgence, from walking in the footsteps of saints to savoring an absolutely mouth watering cuisine, Greece truly has it all!

Acropolis Museum Hotel

Acropolis Museum Boutique hotel combines high quality service with a location in one of the finest parts of Athens. This very special hotel is housed in a classical building that recently has undergone a complete renovation (2007) and has 22 charming rooms divided over the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors. Located just a few steps from the Acropolis and Plaka, adjacent to the new Acropolis museum, and situated at the very heart of the historic center of Athens.

All rooms are equipped with a Refrigerator, Safe box, TV, Individually controlled AC, Avaya IP Telephony, Direct dial telephone, Wireless (Internet access), Private bathroom or shower, Beauty Set, and Hairdryer.

For more info: www.acropolismuseumhotel.com

Terms and Conditions

What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.      In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.      Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.     Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.     Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

       *NOTE: Certain destinations require a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and therefore, would supersede our standard cancellation policy prior to 90 days in this instance.

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