The capital of Greece and cradle of Western civilization needs no introduction. A city steeped in mythology, Athens is a captivating blend of ancient ruins, bustling neighborhoods, and Mediterranean charm.

A visit to the iconic Parthenon is of course a must-see, and the phenomenal new Acropolis Museum contextualises its significance beyond the striking architecture.

Explore the the cobblestone streets of the Plaka district – with quaint shops, traditional tavernas, and local artisans, Plaka is the perfect place to savour Greek cuisine and pick up unique souvenirs. Or why not explore the bustling flea market and Ottoman architecture in the labyrinthine streets of Monastiraki, a treasure trove for bargain hunters and antique enthusiasts.

A little further afield, the hotels along the Athens Riviera offer a perfect combination of coastal relaxation within easy reach of the iconic sites.   Or why not add a day trip to Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was once considered the center of the world in ancient Greek mythology.

And of course, just 30 minutes from downtown, Athens’ Pireus harbour is the departure point for ferries sailing to dozens of Greek Islands, making a stay in the city the perfect base from which to find a gem of an island to head to next.

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    The lectures were engaging, educational and supremely interesting- it’s as though they were customized just for this group of travellers! Keep that lecturer! Would I recommend this tour? You bet!!! Would I sign up for another trip? You bet!!! M A Gillis – Caria

    Athens stays warm right through to November so head there in late Autumn to beat the summer heat and avoid the crowds.  And take Lia’s advice and let us book you on an Athens foodie tour – one of the best ways to discover local neighbourhoods and delicious local delicacies at the same time!

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