2021 2022

Athens and the Acropolis

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# Trip

Athens and the Acropolis

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Description

We’ll set off by coach with our guides for the Athens Acropolis, situated on a 150m-high rocky plateau and which in Ancient times was a vast sanctuary for the worship of the Goddess Athena and numerous other gods in Greek mythology. You will have the chance to discover the different temples on the site including the Parthenon, built in the 5th century BC and dedicated to Athena, whose gold and ivory statue stood in the sanctuary. It was destroyed during the siege of the city during the 12th century crusades, and the Parthenon was turned into a Catholic church when the Franks occupied Athens, then into a mosque by the Turks in the 17th century. You will also visit a number of other remarkable monuments still standing such as the Erechtheion, an elegant little temple dating back to the 5th century BC; the Temple of Athena Nike, known in Ancient Greece as the "temple of victory"; the Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis; the ancient Theatre of Dionysos and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus...

You will then return to the coach to finish off with a panoramic tour of the modern city of Athens, also taking in the Agora, the center of public life for the ancient Athenians. This square open space served a variety of purposes: political, religious, economic, commercial and cultural.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Good shoes are recommended.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate. 

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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The Mysterious Cyclades and Dodecanese Islands in the Aegean Sea Antiquity in Athens (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 06/26/2022, 07/03/2022, ...
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ATHENS - DELOS - MYKONOS - KOS - RHODES - SANTORINI - PAROS - ATHENS

An exceptional itinerary through the cradle of western civilization

8 Days FROM $ 3,684 PP
START IN 2022
Departure 06/05/2022
Arrival 06/12/2022
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Departure 06/19/2022
Arrival 06/26/2022
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Departure 06/26/2022
Arrival 07/03/2022
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Departure 07/03/2022
Arrival 07/10/2022
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Departure 07/10/2022
Arrival 07/17/2022
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Departure 07/17/2022
Arrival 07/24/2022
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Departure 07/24/2022
Arrival 07/31/2022
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Departure 07/31/2022
Arrival 08/07/2022
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Departure 08/07/2022
Arrival 08/14/2022
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Departure 08/14/2022
Arrival 08/21/2022
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Departure 08/21/2022
Arrival 08/28/2022
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* Price based on double occupancy

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