Walking about 2 miles including uphill along a winding trail with many well-worn steps to reach the Acropolis, no handrails; uneven, slippery and rocky at the top; standing up to 2 hours. At the National Archeological Museum, walking and standing for more than an hour. Popular sites may be crowded at certain periods.
In hotel dining room, our breakfast buffet offers a daily selection of breads, cheeses, cold-cuts, yogurt, fruit, cereals, juice, milk, coffee, tea and water.
Begin your exploration of Athens with a visit to its signature site – the Acropolis. Led by your Group Leader, climb the rocky summit to explore some of the most iconic monuments of ancient Athens. The Acropolis’ focal point is the Parthenon, built in honor of the city’s patroness Athena and completed in 432 BCE. Learn how ancient peoples transformed this site into a manifestation of Greek advancement in culture and the arts, and how this legacy lingers to the present. After our visit, we will descend from the Acropolis site and enjoy a lovely walk through the lively old quarter of Plaka on our way to lunch.
At a local taverna. Unless otherwise noted, lunches on this program are typically a two-course set menu.
Led by your Group Leader, enjoy a visit to the National Archeological Museum. This museum holds the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity in the world, showcasing over 20,000 pieces from multiple archeological sites in the country. After our visit, we will return to the hotel, where you will have some time to freshen up and relax in your rooms. We will then gather once again before dinner, where we will take part in a lecture by a university professor from Athens.
In hotel dining room.
Explore Athens nightlife on your own.