A Short Break in Athens - 21th - 24th November 2021
For this 3 Night break in the Greek capital you will be based in the centrally located Dorian Inn Hotel.
Athens breaks are an ideal mix of traditional and trendy. You’ll find modern bars and shopping centres sat in the shadows of thousand-year-old ruins.
Greece and history go hand-in-hand. And in Athens, this is amplified at every turn. With over 3,400 years of recorded history on the books, each neighbourhood and city sector’s like an individual exhibit at a museum. Ancient Greek temples rub shoulders with Byzantine-era churches from the 4th century, and signs of the Second World War still linger around the capital.
Sunday: Flying Easyjet direct from Manchester to Athens, arriving early afternoon.
From the airport we will transfer to the hotel for check-in. Once settled in, there will have free time to explore the city at leisure.
Monday: After breakfast we will have a half day tour of Athens which includes admission to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.
You’ll find the Acropolis on a hill in the centre of Athens. Dating back to the 5th century BC, this giant marble ruin’s seen as one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments. Its home to the Parthenon, an ancient temple originally built to worship the Goddess Athena, who the city’s named after. These days, it’s a favourite with history lovers and photographers, thanks to the well-preserved state of the ruins and the 360-degree panoramic views.
After the tour we will have the rest of the day at leisure.
Tuesday: Full day at leisure in Athens.
The Plaka district a must-see on any tour of Athens. It’s the oldest
neighbourhood in the city, and serves up a slice of Athens a lot of people don’t know exists. The cosy cobbled roads have a Greek-island feel to them, with souvenir shops, family-run cafés and plenty of blooming trees for
decoration. And the entire place sits in view of the Acropolis, which you can get to in a 10-minute walk.
Wednesday: After breakfast we will check-out and make the transfer back to the airport for the flight back to Manchester.
Hotel: The Dorian Inn is centrally located in Athens, from its top floor, guests can enjoy views of the Acropolis and the Saronic Islands. The hotel features a restaurant and pool situated on the top floor, along with a bar and each of the modern en suite bedrooms come equipped with safe deposit box, telephone, TV and hairdryer. Hotel Website: https://www.dorianinnhotel.com/
Price Per person: (Based on twin/double 2 adults sharing) -
- Member Plus (Members with Lottery Shares) - £489
- Members (No Lottery Shares) - £499
- Non-Member - £509
- Single Supplement £69
Look What's included:
- 3 Nights Accommodation including Buffet Breakfast
- ½ Day Guided City Tour including entrance to the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
- Direct Easyjet return flights from Manchester to Athens
- Return Airport transfers in Athens
What's NOT included:
- Meals and Entrance to attraction fees other than those stated in the itinerary
- Any Items of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs etc
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