5 days

From £2,195

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Critical to an understanding of our own modern culture is the city of Athens where democracy, classical art, architecture and literature germinated and flourished. This is the home of quintessentially classical ruins and an informed visit holds the key to understanding the whole of the Greek world. The city has changed considerably over the last two decades with extensive renovation and refurbishment and it is now possible to discern the layout of the ancient Greek city, and even the Roman one, while the Plaka district at the foot of the Acropolis preserves traces of the Byzantine and Ottoman centuries. It is fascinating to trace the echoes of the original Greek polis set amongst the busy buildings of modern Athens. At this time of year, many of the sites are illuminated at night, with magical views and at New Year the city celebrates with an impressive fireworks display over the Parthenon.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore the sites and monuments – the great and the less well known – that made Athens the centre of the classical Greek world
  • Two fabulous, world class museums – the Acropolis and the National Museum housing between them some of the greatest collections of antiquities in the world
  • Based in the Plaka district, in the centre of Athens, within easy walking distance of many of the major sites

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Today's Price

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £260

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Dr Rita Roussos

Guide Lecturer

A native Athenian, Rita taught archaeology and art history at the American University of Athens. She has worked on archaeological projects in Isthmia, Kato, Lossous and Mantinea.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
29 December 2021 AATH211229 29 December 2021 (Wednesday) 2 January 2022 (Sunday) Dr Rita Roussos £2,195
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