A city of contradictions – where the treasures of the past are complimented by the wonders of the present day. As the Acropolis rises above the capital, modern Athens evolves below it and exudes a fresh, urban feel.
This cosmopolitan metropolis may be one of the oldest in Europe, but it is always transforming - with its lively nocturnal scene and vibrant street life. The thriving social scene takes place around its celebrated ancient monuments - it’s easy to admire their splendour whilst having drinks or dinner. Discover Athens’ historic heritage at the Archaeological Park. Stroll along this stunning pedestrian promenade and admire how the urban landscape effortlessly combines with the ruins that represent the grandeur of its past. Listen to live music at an old-fashioned taverna in Plaka or enjoy Michelin-starred cuisine at Funky Gourmet in Keramikos – which is surrounded by art galleries, theatres and neo-classical buildings.
A seaside boutique hotel and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it is located on the chic peninsula of Vouliagmeni, at the Athenian Riviera.
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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 Parthenon temple -- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.