Explore this ancient city that has been continuously inhabited for over 7000 years! As you stroll the streets and neighborhoods of Athens, you’ll see awe-inspiring architecture, such as the Acropolis of Athens, the ancient citadel of Athens, with the nearly 2,500 year old Parthenon perched atop the its rocky outcropping. A glance in the opposite direction and you’ll see the ruins of the Template of Zeus, all within eye-sight of one another. Don’t forget to spend time in the shopping district or enjoying a Greek meal on one of the restaurants lining the cobblestone streets of this incredible city.
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You should plan to arrive in Athens today by mid-afternoon. Check in to your 4-Star hotel, perfectly located in the Athens city center, surrounded by thousands of shops, tavernas, restaurants and monuments! Your Go Get Lost group leader will have a short “Welcome to Athens” get acquainted meeting in the lobby of the hotel in the early evening, followed by a relaxing orientation stroll of the nearby area. Eventually you’ll wander into the Monastiraki neighborhood, where an excellent meal of classic Greek cuisine awaits you at one of our favorite local restaurants. An after-dinner stroll through the lively winding streets of the old city will cap the perfect first day in Athens.
After breakfast this morning we’ll meet our local Athens guide and begin our walking tour exploration of this fascinating city. We’ll start with the nearby House of the Greek Parliament, where we’ll watch the changing of the guards at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier.
We’ll continue towards the National Gardens and on to the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, both of which you will have the opportunity to visit. From there you walk a little through the famous Plaka district where you see the statue of Melina Merkouri. You will enter the Acropolis from the south slope so as to avoid the crowds and also to visit the Dionysus sanctuary and Dionysus Theatre built in the 5th century BC. (All entrance fees are included so you can skip the lines at all monuments.) As you begin to ascend the sacred hill a breathtaking view of the city below will unfold. Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as, the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple, the Agrippa Monument and the surrounding monuments such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the Observatory as well as the Philopappos, Mars, and Pnyx Hills.
The tour ends at the base of the Acropolis, in early afternoon. This is a perfect place to be cut loose on your own. You can visit the Acropolis museum, shop ‘til you drop in the lively Plaka district or head to one of the other amazing spots in Athens that wasn't on this tour. This area has our favorite local Greek lunch taverna, so if you’re ready to relax and enjoy a wonderful home-style meal, this is the place.
This evening you’re free to wander and Get Lost as you search for the perfect restaurant for dinner. Your Go Get Lost group leader can give you lots of dining options as well.
After breakfast today we’ll have a private transfer from the hotel to the port of Lavrio, about two hours south of Athens. Our coach will pull up alongside the boat and we’ll begin boarding by late morning. Your Go Get Lost Ancient Athens adventure comes to an end at this point, but of course your Islands of Greece adventure is just beginning!
- 2- Nights Accommodation in a 4-Star Hotel in the Athens City Center
- Breakfast for 2 Mornings
- Arrival Dinner at an Athens Restaurant
- Guided Half-Day Walking Tour of Athens
- All Entrance Fees
- Private Transfer from Athens to the Port of Lavrio
- Services of Your Go Get Lost Tour Leader
What´s not Included
- Arrival Transfer From Airport to Hotel