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Athens City Add-On

The cradle of civilisation
 
Experience classical architecture on the grandest scale by adding a stay in Athens to your Inntravel holiday in Greece. We offer centrally, yet quietly, located hotels and provide you with notes for a self-guided city walking tour.
Athens City Add-On. 2 nights
Athens City Add-On. 2 nights
 

Holiday information

 

Athens

Like no other city, Athens can uniquely lay claim to being the capital of not just one country but all of Europe, for it was here that civilisation and democracy were born. Over the centuries, myriad conquerors left their mark on the architecture, culture and traditions, creating a remarkable capital city that boasts some of the world’s most famous historical landmarks and a modern, vibrant heart centred on the largest pedestrian zone in Europe.
Dominating the city is the jewel in the classical crown – the surviving hill-top temple to Athena, the iconic Parthenon. This ruined, yet elegant, building stands proudly on the Acropolis, compelling visitors from afar to make their way up the sacred hill to stroll amongst its ancient columns and to stand in awe before some of the most important masterpieces in world architecture. Enjoy, too, the far-reaching views over the city and down to Piraeus on the coast.
 
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Sightseeing

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • Notes for a self-guided walking tour included
    There’s so much to see and do in Athens that it’s difficult to know where to start. The Parthenon, of course, and the impressive Acropolis Museum, itself one of the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens, and housing over 4,000 priceless finds from the Acropolis.

    There’s Hadrian’s Arch, too, and Panathenaikon, a replica of the ancient Athenian Olympic stadium, made entirely of the same white marble from Mount Penteli as the Parthenon.

    But it’s not just about classical ruins – though you will be spoiled for choice. Use our notes to guide you through the streets to the district of Plaka, a lively and narrow pedestrianised road, lined with restaurants on one side and stallholders peddling their wares on the other.

    Stop for an iced coffee at one of the cafés before continuing on to Monastiraki, where you’ll find street performers and the Flea Market, containing colourful shops and stalls. End your exploration with a funicular trip to the top of Lykavitos Hill to see the city and mountains beyond from a different perspective.
 

Accommodation

We offer a choice of two hotels, both ideally located for exploring the city. Please state your preference when booking.

We provide suggestions for where to eat out in the documentation that we send you prior to your holiday.
 
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  • Hotel Herodion, 2 nights: 01 April - 31 October 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    1 - 29 April £154 £112
    30 April - 31 July £204 £128
    1 - 30 August £164 £128
    31 August - 29 October £204 £128

    Includes accommodation and meals as described. No travel is included as it is assumed that you are travelling via the city as part of your main Inntravel holiday.

    Getting between Athens airport and the city (35km):
    • Train: 30-minute journey every 30 minutes
    • Metro: 30-minute journey every 30 minutes
    • Bus: 60-minute journey every 20 minutes
    • Taxi: 60-minute journey
    More information on Athens airport >

    If you are flying via a different airport and would like us to arrange connecting travel, please contact us for a quotation.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Herodion Hotel
    Acropolis view: 01 Apr - 31 Jul 2019 £28
    Acropolis view: 01 Aug - 31 Aug 2019 £48
    Acropolis view: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £28

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Herodion Hotel (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 29 Apr 2019 £68 £118
    30 Apr - 31 Jul 2019 £90 £145
    01 Aug - 30 Aug 2019 £72 £130
    31 Aug - 31 Oct 2019 £90 £145
  • £ per person based on 2 sharing

    Hotel Philippos Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    1 - 29 April £112 £68
    30 April - 31 July £134 £100
    1 - 30 August £120 £80
    31 August - 29 October £134 £100
What is included
  • 2 nights
  • 2 breakfasts
  • street plan
  • notes for a self-guided city walking tour
 
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