Join Azamara Quest for 9 spectacular nights of Mediterranean cruising from Athens return!
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FARE TYPE: Economy Booking Class T
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Renovated to a classic style, the elegant boutique hotel Hera with its charming façade is ideally situated in the historic heart of Athens, right at the foot of the Acropolis hill and next to the archaeological sites. Guests will appreciate the exceptional view of the Acropolis from the hotel's rooftop restaurant as well as a range of further excellent services and amenities. Major attractions such as the Acropolis itself, the new Acropolis Museum, the Temple of the Olympian Zeus or the ancient Plaka with its narrow streets are only a few steps away. An ideal base to explore the Greek capital.
Immerse yourself into the past and present of the fascinating city of Athens, stroll the halls of the famous Acropolis Museum and see Ancient Greece with your own eyes.
- Discover the fascinating history of the ancient city of Athens
- Visit the Panathenaic Stadium, one of the oldest stadiums in the world
- Explore the magnificent exhibitions in the Acropolis Museum
Learn all about Athens’ ancient and modern history on this half-day tour of the city. Take a trip alongside expert guides, who will knowledgeably let you in on all there is to know and more about this fascinating city, in which past and present constantly blend. Begin by spending some time at the breath-taking Panathenaic Stadium, a magnificent construction erected on the remains of an ancient stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896.
Then, as you continue, pass by the Royal Palace, the private residence of Greece’s Prime Minister. Keep a lookout for the Euzones, the Palace’s guards in their colourful uniforms! You will also be able to appreciate many incredible landmarks drenched in history, such as Hadrian’s Arch, the Greek Parliament in Syntagma Square and Athens’ memorial to the Unknown Soldier. Also discover the beauty of world-renowned modern institutions such as the University, the National Library and the Academy, named after the famous Academy founded by the philosopher Plato in the classical Greek era.
Last but not least, you will visit the Acropolis, an old plateau abundant with various symbols of ancient Greece, the most magnificent of which are the remains of the Parthenon. You will be able to contrast this wonder of antique architecture with its modern attaché, the New Acropolis Museum, also an aesthetically astounding construction, as is, perhaps, the whole city of Athens, or at the very least, its history.
Voucher type: Printed
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Your hotel lobby in Athens city.
End point: Same as starting point
08:25 - 13:30
Duration: 5 Hours
Guiding type: Guide
Ferry arrival into Athens will be at approx 12:00 at the earliest. A late flight departure will be required.