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Athens holidays

Absorb the mystical history of this spellbinding city on holidays in Athens. Discover the legends of this magical destination, as past and present effortlessly merge and leave you intrigued and wanting more.

Allocate some time to explore the historic centre, Syntagma Square and the Acropolis are ‘must see’ attractions for your first visit. Athens may be one of the world’s oldest cities but not everything is ancient - the wonders of modern-day Athens are equally fascinating. Book an exciting experience and catch a glimpse of the beautiful Greek Islands. Or hire a car and explore the nearby attractions, visit Delphi, once the centre of the ancient world or escape to the Athens coast to the picturesque seaside town of Vouliagmeni.

Athens Experiences

Book one of our carefully selected sightseeing experiences in Athens.

Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour

Combine the sights of modern Athens with the sites of historical importance on this comprehensive five hour sightseeing tour. With an expert guide on hand to explain all the top Athens attractions, your tour passes Constitution Square and Panathenian Stadium -- home of the first modern Olympic Games. Explore the incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens on foot, seeing famous monuments like the Pantheon.

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Athens Super Saver Acropolis Walking Tour Plus Cape Sounion And Temple of Poseidon Half Day Trip

See the best of Athens and its surrounding highlights on this sightseeing super saver that combines two best-selling tours. Begin with a leisurely paced walking tour to see top Athens attractions, like Syntagma Square and the historic neighborhood of Plaka, on your way to the Acropolis. Tour the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site and its ruins with your guide, and then travel to picturesque Cape Sounion in the afternoon to see the Temple of Poseidon.

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Hydra Poros And Egina Day Cruise From Athens

Visit three beautiful Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens. Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina, this sightseeing tour includes a delicious Greek lunch and hydrofoil boat transfers. Sightsee, shop, swim or join exciting excursions, like a trip to the Temple of Aphaia (own expense), on this must-do day trip from Athens. Enjoy free time on each contrasting island, from the pretty windmills and waterfalls of Poros, to the quaint alleys and charming red-tiled houses of Hydra and the vibrancy of the larger island of Egina.

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Athens Night Sightseeing Tour With Greek Dinner Show

Fuel your appetite with a night-time tour of Athens and the Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments, before relaxing with a Greek dinner show. Your evening tour commences with a relaxing panoramic drive through central Athens over to Acropolis, which you will see lit up against the night sky. Next you will visit the Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments, and then continue to Plaka, in the old city of Athens. Here you will dine in a typical Greek restaurant and enjoy a folklore show with live music and dancers in traditional Greek dress.

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Greek Cooking Class at the Kilmataria tavern in Athens

Taste the local flavours of Greece, during this three hour small-group cooking class. Taking place at the endearing Klimataria Tavern, your cooking class is run by its owner, Maria, who is famous throughout Athens for her traditional family Greek cooking. Under her watchful eye, prepare an authentic Greek feast and then sit down with fellow food-lovers in your group to eat. This small-group cooking class is limited to 12 people, ensuring you'll learn all about Greek cooking in an intimate atmosphere.

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Athens weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
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  • 12°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
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Average daily sunshine (hours)
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