Athens Arista (5 days)
Duration: 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Note: Winter packages are individual tours and not group tours. They do not include flights from/to your country.
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Spend your winter city break in the city of Athens. Although many people visit Athens in summer, as a middle stop between their country and the Greek islands, the truth is that Athens in wintertime can be more delightful! With a moderate temperature that allows long walks for sightseeing, Athens in off season has much fewer tourists and allows a deep insight to the Greek lifestyle. Apart from sightseeing and shopping in Athens, this package also offers a mini cruise to the Saronic islands, the closest islands to the Greek capital.
Description of the package
Upon arrival, transfer from the airport to your hotel in Athens. Day free at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
Morning sightseeing bus tour of Athens. See the impressive monuments of a city that counts 3,000 years of history. You will see sights dating from the Classical and Roman times till modern years. We visit the Acropolis with the awesome temple of Parthenon on top, the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erectheion. We also visit the magnificent Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896, the Parliament House and the Neoclassical trilogy along Panepistimiou Ave.
After the bus tour, you can visit (optional) the New Acropolis Museum (closed on Mondays) to admire the marvelous exhibitions with findings from the rock of Acropolis and other archaeological sites of Athens.
Early morning transfer to the port to embark your small cruise ship for the full day cruise to the islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra. First, you arrive on the island of Hydra, a very picturesque island that captivates visitors at first sight. Grey stone mansions are built amphitheatrically on the hills surrounding the port and it is a muse for painters and photographers. Motor vehicles are prohibited all around the island and the only transportation means is on foot or by donkey. In wintertime, the weather is sunny but not hot enough to swim. Instead, you will enjoy long walks along the seaside paved paths of Hydra.
In early afternoon, you sail for the island of Aegina, passing through the narrow strait between Peloponnese and the island of Poros. We do not stop in Poros, but you will see the lovely town from very close distance from the sea. Lunch is served on board while sailing to Aegina. The island of Aegina has a lively port town to stroll around. As it will be wintertime, tourists will be very few and you will have the chance to enjoy a small vibrant Greek town in all its authentic beauty. Arrival in Athens in the evening and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Shopping Experience in McArthurGlen Designer Outlet. Transfer to the shopping centre (about 45 min drive from the city centre). This is a two-storey, open-air centre designed in Neoclassical style and with flowered boulevards, giving the sense of walking in a picturesque neighborhood of Athens. This 21,000 sq.m. centre hosts 110 stores, cafes and restaurants with all the famous brands. Afternoon at leisure.
Start your evening Athens by Night tour with a panoramic drive through the illuminated city centre. You get off at the picturesque quarter of Plaka and walk through the narrow pedestrian streets. You dine in a typical Greek restaurant with delicious dishes plus floor folklore show with live music and group of dancers in traditional costumes. Overnight in Athens.
Transfer to the airport according to your departure flight.
Included in price
The package includes:
- 4 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
- Half day Athens sightseeing tour (on shared basis)
- Full day cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina with lunch (on shared basis)
- Day Tour Safari Shopping
- Evening tour with dinner
- All transfers as mentioned
- Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
- 24 hours phone assistance
- Daily breakfast
- All taxes
The package does not include:
- Anything stated in the program as optional