Getting on/off a motorcoach. Driving under 1/2 hour. Walking about 2 miles including uphill along a winding trail with many well-worn steps to reach the Acropolis, no handrails; uneven and rocky at the top; standing up to 2 hours. Walking and standing for more than 1 hour at the Acropolis Museum. Popular sites may be crowded at certain periods.
In the hotel restaurant, our breakfast buffet offers a daily selection of breads, cheeses, cold-cuts, yogurt, fruit, cereals, juice, milk, coffee, tea, and water.
We’ll begin our exploration of Athens with a field trip to its most iconic site, the Acropolis, and begin our climb to the top. Here we will see a number of temples, the most famous of which is the Parthenon, dedicated to the city's patroness, the goddess Athena. We will also visit the new Acropolis Museum, completed in 2007, down the hill. Its impressive galleries exhibit items from the permanent collection from great works of sculptural art to objects of everyday life.
At a local restaurant, we will have a family-style meal with dishes shared at the table plus wine or beer, coffee, and water; other beverages available for purchase.
Free time. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities, which can be found in the first Information Packet. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.
On your own to explore local cuisine.