- Beyond its ancient landmarks, Athens is a creative and cosmopolitan (and somewhat surprising) capital.
- A great, contemporary chic hotel in the right spot in the bustling neighbourhood of Psiri
- The itinerary includes a visit to the old town through the eyes of a historian and a stroll through the flavours of Greece
- Plus we have organised include private transfers, insights into the best locations and access to our local Concierge
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AthensAthens combines history, culture and traditional food all in one pretty package. No matter how many times you have indulged in a Greek feast before, tasting those distinctive flavours as you look out over the Acropolis, or in a tavern in Exarcheia, is a very exciting moment.
HydraThis charming island is a timeless choice for an escape to the sun. It is an island full of beautiful mansions belonging to rich shipowners, bougainvillea intertwining the trellises, and the steep slopes where olive trees and lemon trees blossom against a backdrop of the deep blue sea. Everything here speaks of enchantment.
Although Hydra is busier during high season, during the day when tourists arrive, move away from the old harbour to enjoy a lovely walk in the scented hills, or an afternoon at the beach. This is also the time to explore the island's 152 chapels.
Our firm favourite - leave the car or the scooter behind, and travel by foot, boat-taxi or traditional caique fishing boat. There are mules waiting for you near the dock to help you with your cases. Just one and a half hours from Athens guarantees you a change of scenery.
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WITH A FEW EXTRA DAYS - HYDRA ISLAND
If you have a few spare days, Hydra is the perfect destination to extend your trip and enjoy nature's peace and quiet. Located off the Argolida peninsula an hour-and-a-half from the port of Piraeus, this tiny arid island does not allow motor vehicles - you can walk, take a boat-taxi or ride in a traditional caique fishing boat. Its harbour has retained its traditional charm, like the beautiful shipowners' mansions adorned with bougainvillea, and on the hills, olive trees and lemon trees blossom against a backdrop of deep blue sea.
THE ACROPOLIS AND THE NEW MUSEUM
During the latter half of the fifth century BC, Athens gained ascendancy over other cities of the ancient world. It was a very rich period of history when art, politics and philosophical thought flourished. It was at this time that a group of artists decided to bring the designs drawn up by Pericles - an Athenian statesman - to life. The rocky hill of Athens were transformed as they built the iconic monuments that we know so well. At the foot of the Acropolis, the new museum houses more than 350 exhibits including ceramics, bas reliefs and ancient sculptures from the places of worship on the different sides of the Acropolis. The view of the Parthenon River is striking from the top floor of the modern building.
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