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Discover Athens in this four day itinerary which takes in the incredible history and architecture of the city, including the Acropolis. Get under the skin of the culinary scene by exploring the back streets and neighbourhoods of Athens and then in the evening discover the bustling gay scene.

time difference


2 hours ahead of the UK

flight time


3-4 hours direct from UK

Day 1


We'll pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore and relax. 

The Grecotel Pallas Athena boutique hotel is decorated with designer furnishings and impressive pieces of artwork and is located between 2 central metro stations and walking distance from Monastiraki Flea market, the old Athens area of Plaka and the trendy nighlife area of Psiri.

Recommended Accommodation:
Grecotel Pallas Athena Boutique

Day 2

Get under the skin of Athens and tour the best it has to offer. With your private guide, you'll spend five hours visiting the main attractions.

The tour goes to the main tourist attractions, but also discovers Athens off the beaten path. You'll understand how the ancient, the ottoman, the neoclassical and the contemporary cities coexist and how Athens has evolved to the city it is today. 


9.00-11.00: Guided tour of the Acropolis and its main monuments (Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, Temple of Erechtheion, Theater of Dionysus)

11.00-11.30: Coffee stop

11.30-14.00: Guided tour through various landmarks, neighborhoods and markets, where visitors will have the opportunity to see the Athenians in their everyday life.

Places visited: Acropolis, Syntagma square, Parliament, Athens Trilogy (National Academy, University, National Library), Omonia Square, City Hall Square, Spice street, Central Food Market, Psiri, Monastiraki flea market.

Recommended Accommodation:
Grecotel Pallas Athena Boutique

Day 3

Today you'll experience some of the culinary delights that Greece has to offer. You can opt to take the tour in a group or privately.

In this walking tour you will have a chance to discover a different Athens: You will join the Athenians in their everyday life – where food IS king – and you will experience a tasty slice of true modern Greek culture and delicious eating habits.

Your culinary journey will take you to carefully selected specialty food stores, where you will taste some of the finest olive oil, cheese and honey available and local delicacies such as ‘pastourma’ cured meat.

Stroll through traditional, authentic neighborhoods in the heart of Athens and visit some wonderful pastry shops serving favorite Greek sweets. Immerse yourself in the colours and smells of local spices, the secret behind many of the most renowned dishes of Greek cuisine, and aromatic Greek coffee (which you may have heard of as 'Turkish'!). 

The irresistible smell of freshly baked delicacies will lead to one of the oldest traditional bakeries of the city. Continue through the bustling alleys of Varvakios, the picturesque fish, meat and vegetable market - the true "belly of Athens". And, last but not least, we will make a stop at a local joint for an authentic taste of the celebrated Greek souvlaki!

The afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure before in the evening exploring Athens' gay and lesbian night life. Again, either privately or in a group you will uncover the true Athens gay & lesbian night scene exactly where it happens, in a city that caters for all tastes and styles.

Even though Athens’ gay scene hasn't yet gained the reputation of other major european cities, the city’s community is alive and kicking - all you need is a local to show you around! You'll check out 4 hot spots of Athens’ gay & lesbian night life starting from popular cafés all the way to the hottest club in town.

Recommended Accommodation:
Grecotel Pallas Athena Boutique

Day 4

The day is yours and when you're ready we'll drive you back to the airport for your onward journey.

Travel Info

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LGBT RIGHTS IN Greece The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth office provides information to LGBT travellers through its 'Travel Aware' campaign.

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