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Explore the ancient Acropolis

Athens Snapshot Extension

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Experience the magic of Athens on this 3-day extension to your time in Greece. Start your journey by visiting the iconic Acropolis and Parthenon, two of the most famous ancient sites in the world. Admire the impressive architecture and learn about the rich history of these iconic landmarks. Encounter a vast collection of artifacts in the Acropolis Museum, including carved statues, ancient pottery, and priceless treasures that span thousands of years of Greek history. Your guide will provide context and illuminate the significance of each exhibit, offering a deeper understanding of Greece's remarkable past. Explore the Plaka neighborhood, a picturesque area known for its winding streets and traditional Greek charm. End your journey with a delicious meal at a local taverna and reflect on your unforgettable experience in Athens.
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Highlights
  • Visit Athens, known for its history, ancient landmarks, and vibrant culture
  • Discover iconic landmark, like Acropolis, Parthenon, and Temple of Athena
  • Explore the narrow streets of Plaka neighborhood and Monastiraki
  • Savor a delicious meal and local cuisine in Athens
  • Encounter a vast collection of artifacts in the new museums of Athens.
  • Experience the beautiful sea front of Athens in Attica Riviera
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Arrive in Athens

Welcome to Athens! You will be greeted on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Athens. Time at leisure to discover Athens! Redolent with history and mythology, Athens is a vibrant city, enlivened by bustling outdoor cafes, pedestrian streets that wind through the city's ancient sites, and its fair share of urban eccentrics. It is a city full of contrasts.

Optional Activities to add for your arrival evening:
  • Enjoy a wonderful dinner at one of the best settings in Athens, looking on to the Acropolis, at a Michelin-listed restaurant.
  • Sample a Tsipouro tasting and Greek “meze” (light snacks) in Plaka. Tsipouro is the Greek equivalent of Grappa, and your guide on this walking tour will take you through the Plaka area to local cafes to enjoy the tasting and explore the area.
Let our trip planners know if you would like to add one of these options!

Day 2: Athens

This morning enjoy a small group guided city tour of Athens. On this shared tour, your expert guide will reveal the secrets of the Acropolis & the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and the Kallimarmaro Stadium, built of marble for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Enjoy the ancient wonders and explore the birthplace of democracy. Twist and turn through the Plaka’s narrow streets and find ancient sites, cafes, and shops full of history and character.

Optional Activities to enhance your day:
  • Book a private afternoon excursion to Cape Sounio. The cape is at the southeast point of Attica, with amazing views and the majestic temple of Apollo. On your return from Sounio, enjoy a meal by the sea.
  • Visit the Glyfada and Vouliagmeni neighborhoods in Athens' southern coastal region for excellent dining options and bustling nightlife.

Day 3: Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
It's time to bid farewell. Your mini-break in Athens finishes today! Enjoy time at leisure until your transfer to Athens International Airport for your flight home.

Accommodations

NJV Athens Plaza Hotel

NJV Athens Plaza Hotel
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Included
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • All entrance fees as per program
  • Arrival & Departure Transfer Service: Athens Airport to/from Athens Hotel
  • Guided Group City Tour of Athens
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)

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