Athens – intoxicating contemporary city

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An alternative city break in the old part of Athens

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    Authentic Greek Tours
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
  • Group Size Medium Group
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Athens – intoxicating contemporary city

5 day tour


When the nights are getting longer we are heading East to say farewell autumn in Athens! Experience the authentic taste of the world’s first capital city with its intoxicating history, we will travel through time to the present era.

One of my favourite cities on Earth, Athens is as ancient, exciting and complicated as it is addictive.  We will be getting under the skin of the place, drinking in the local culture and going to the best locations for photography in the city.


Let your imagination run wild.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Daily local experiences.
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Camera and all other camera related gear.
  1. Day 1 National Day in Greece

    Arrive in Athens to unwind and settle in. A chance to get to know each other and then a stroll around the picturesque centre taking infamous and photogenic areas such as Plaka, Monastiraki and the Acropolis.

    Dinner at the hotel.

  2. Day 2 Scenic Tour of the City

    We will wind our way along the alleys to the Acropolis Museum.

    A light lunch at the museum’s fabulous coffee room followed by a free afternoon and then a walk up Philopappos Hill to enjoy sunset photography above Athens.


  3. Day 3 Tour of the Acroplis

    We visit the Acropolis – fascinating, imperious and always surprising – even for those who have visited before.

    We then stroll through the back alleys around Plaka, Monastraki and Anafioitika for a different perspective on the city.

  4. Day 4 Sunset experience

    Visit to Syntagma Square to witness the Oxi Day parade. A chance to see the Tsoliades armed guard in their traditional uniforms.

    Following lunch we will visit Psiri – an arty and bohemian part of Athens with bars, coffee houses and street life.

    We will finish the day with sunset from one of the famous roof gardens within the city.

  5. Day 5 A farewell and amazing memories

    Final goodbyes and flights home.

Athens Gate Hotel

We stay at a wonderful 4 star hotel located in the historic district of the capital, with easy access from all arrival points and within walking distance of all locations on our itinerary. Award winning for its environmental credentials, it also claims the BEST views in town as well as being equipped with all modern amenities.

Rooms are offered with two twin-beds or a queen-size bed, and feature a balcony with a view to the Temple of Olympic Zeus or the Acropolis.

Accommodation at a glance.
Athens Gate HotelA room with a view

Athens accommodation

There will be a fair amount of easy hiking and you will need to be able to get up hills, flights of stairs, and be OK with a certain level of heat. If you are carrying a camera bag full of equipment you will need to be OK with having this on your back for several hours at a time.

No, you have to make your own way to the destination, but wherever possible we will meet you at the airport in Greece.

Yes. We always ensure you will be staying at the best accommodation possible in the area. This means it will be clean and well presented, although in the more remote locations may not be as fancy as in the cities.

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