Even though you’ve probably come here to see the “glory that was Greece,” perhaps best symbolized by the Parthenon and the superb statues and vases in the National Archaeological Museum, allow some time to make haste slowly in Athens. Your best moments may come sitting at a small cafe, sipping a tiny cup of the sweet sludge that the Greeks call coffee, or getting hopelessly lost in the Plaka — only to find yourself in the shady courtyard of an old church, or suddenly face to face with an ancient monument you never knew existed. With only a little advance planning, you can find a good hotel here, eat well in convivial restaurants, enjoy local customs such as the refreshing afternoon siesta and the leisurely evening volta (promenade or stroll) — and leave Athens planning to return, as the Greeks say, tou chronou (next year).
Group Vacations in Athens
Spectacular Greece & the Islands
Join us in beautiful Greece as we tour the history of this incredible country. In Athens ascend the Acropolis with a Local Expert to admire the Parthenon, built in 5th century B.C. Visit the Sacred Way and temple of Apollo in Delphi, the Temple of Zeus in Olympia and the centuries-old monasteries of Meteora. Journey to Mycenae and walk through the Lion Gate past the royal beehive-tombs where S...