Athens & Surroundings

  • Itinerary

    6 days / 5 nights

1st day: Arrival in Athens airport and transfer to hotel in the city center – city tour & free time for a nice walk in Plaka (Old Athens).

2nd day: Visit the Acropolis of Athens and the Acropolis museum – in the afternoon, reach the Lycabettus hill (on foot or by funicular) and enjoy the amazing view of the city or the sunset.

3rd day: One day cruise to the Saronic Gulf islands (Hydra-Poros-Aegina).

4th day: Visit the National Archeological museum of Athens or go for shopping in Glyfada area (sea side) and have lunch to the Biftekoupoli tavernas – in the afternoon enjoy the sunset from the temple of Poseidon, in Cape Sounion.

5th day: One day tour to Nafplion town with the visit of the city’s castle and lunch in the tavernas of Kandia, by the sea – in the afternoon visit of the prehistorical site of Mycenae & the tomb of Agamemnon.

6th day: Indulge yourself in Athens: shopping & morning coffee in Kolonaki Square – then enjoy a nice hammam in the city center – lunch in Piraeus harbour (Microlimano marina) or in town. In the evening enjoy a musical play in the ancient Herodeion open air theater, under the Acropolis or a performance of classical music in the Megaron Music Hall.

Extra Tips

  • Visit the exhibition of ”Antikythera Mechanism” in the National arch/cal Museum in Athens
  • Visit the Kessariani Byzantine Monastery
  • Enjoy a night out in one of the famous “Bouzoukia” clubs
  • Visit the Benaki Museum in the evening and then have dinner in the terrace lounge
  • Go for shopping to Golden Hall shopping mall
  • Taste the famous souvlaki of Bayraktaris or Thanassis, in Plaka
  • Go for a night stroll and dinner in Psirri or Gazi youth area
  • Taste the “loukoumades” honey delicacies in Aeolou street
  • Go for a “spices & nuts” tour in Athinas Market street
  • Enjoy a nice Greek coffee (made in the “hovoli” traditional way) at “Hatzis” coffee shop in Syntagma square
  • Take photos together with the Evzones (guards of the Unknown Soldier Monument) in Syntagma Square
  • Taste the typical Greek Christmas sweets (melomakarona & kourabiedes) and celebrate the New Year’s Eve at the “The Athenian Callirhoe” hotel’s roof garden, facing the Acropolis or visit the website of Breathtaking Athens Christmas, in order to participate in the Mayors midnight fest.

Where to eat

  • “Istioploikos” fish restaurant in Piraeus Harbour
  • “Dafne’s” restaurant in Plaka
  • “Zorbas” taverna in Plaka
  • “Klimataria” taverna in the center
  • “Arapakos” restaurant in Nafplion sea side.

Where to sleep

  • “the Athenian Callirhoe” hotel, in Athens center (
  • “Amarilia” hotel in the sea suburb of Vouliagmeni (