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Athens Holiday Packages

Step back in time as only Athens holidays allow, where storied, ancient sites appear in the midst of a modern, urban environment. From the palm trees standing tall in the National Garden to the dusty excavations of Ancient Agora, you’ll find both natural and man-made beauty all over the hometown of gods, scholars and Tommy Lee. Explore iconic sites by day and enjoy the lively rock of ages by night.

Things to Do in Athens

As your plane lands, you’ll see Athens located among olive terraces, rugged slopes and white surf breaking dramatically upon rocky beaches; you may even see the stately Parthenon temple and Acropolis, which are the first items on your Athens holiday itinerary. To truly earn the favour of the gods, pay a visit to the National Archaeological Museum. This neoclassical building houses a large collection of pottery, jewellery, frescoes and other artwork from the glory days of the Greek Empire.

If you want to visit some of the traditional villages in the surrounding area, take to the streets with one of Wotif’s car hire options in Athens. Explore the winding rural roads of the Balkan Peninsula, many of which offer great views of the Aegean Sea. Float out to the nearby islands to enjoy the contrast between the bustling metropolis of Athens and the quieter pace of life found in the bays and coves. For example, holidays to Santorini Island are idyllic, romantic escapes that are especially popular with couples.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Athens packages have all the shopping opportunities you would expect from a modern European city. High-end stores line the streets of Kifissia, a northern suburb of the city. You can also head to the historic district of Plaka to scout out some souvenirs to take home. Located at the foot of the Acropolis, this district has traditional markets where you'll find stallholders selling local Greek crafts.

After working up an appetite searching for bargains, head to a traditional Greek tavern for tzatziki (yogurt with garlic and cucumber), pita bread, grilled meat and salad. For a more upmarket dining experience, take a trip to the Psyri district, which is home to a large number of popular restaurants. You can also go in a more adventurous direction and try snails (Greece’s official “slow food”), sea urchin salad, or raw fish and ouzo.

Athens is also known for its lively nightlife. Every night of the week, clubs stay open into the wee hours, allowing partiers to dance the night away to a mixture of Greek and English pop music. If you're looking for traditional Greek music, check out the live music venues on Syngrou Avenue.

What's Next?

Whether you want to learn about the ancient Greek empire or rage all night in some of Europe's hottest nightclubs, Wotif can get you to this iconic city. Find great deals on Athens holiday packages, with discounts as big as Hercules’ biceps, when you book your airfare and accommodation together. Wotif has a wide variety of Athens holiday deals and discounts to choose from, so start your search for a trip to Mount Olympus today!

Things to do in Athens

What's a break without trying some new things? Step out of your comfort zone and into a world full of wonderful adventures.

Grab your itinerary and write down a couple of these excellent Athens activities:


Guide to Exploring Athens

Top Athens Hotels

Electra Metropolis Athens

Electra Metropolis Athens

15 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Attiki
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    5.0 out of 5 (6 reviews)

    Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Maria Callas Museum, Syntagma Square and Ermou Street. Hellenic Parliament and Roman Agora ...

    from NZ$278

    Grand Hyatt Athens

    Grand Hyatt Athens

    115, Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attica
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

      Located in Neos Kosmos, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Onassis Cultural Centre and Acropolis Museum. Acropolis and Parthenon are also within 2 mi ...

      from NZ$206

      The Pinnacle Athens

      The Pinnacle Athens

      75 Eolou & Evripidou, Athens
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        2.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

        Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Athens Central Market and Ermou Street. Syntagma Square and Monastiraki Flea Market ...

        from NZ$127

        Sofitel Athens Airport

        Sofitel Athens Airport

        Athens International Airport, Spata-Artemida, Attiki
          5.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          3.8 out of 5 (23 reviews)

          Situated in Spata-Artemida, this luxury hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Metropolitan Expo, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Factory Outlet Airport and Vorres Museum. ...

          from NZ$283

          Athens Luxury Suites

          Athens Luxury Suites

          12 Avramiotou St., Monastiraki, Athens, Attica
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

            Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Church Of Agia Irini and Ermou Street. Tzisdarakis Mosque and Hadrian's Library are also within ...

            from NZ$112

            Wyndham Grand Athens

            Wyndham Grand Athens

            2, Megalou Alexandrou St., Athens
              5.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              3.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

              This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of National Theatre of Greece and Omonia Square. Ermou Street ...

              from NZ$208

              Electra Palace Athens

              Electra Palace Athens

              18 - 20 N Nikodimou Street, Athens, Attiki
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.6 out of 5 (5 reviews)

                Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Adrianou Street, Syntagma Square, and Ermou Street. Acropolis and Hellenic Parliament ...

                from NZ$234

                Wyndham Athens Residence

                Wyndham Athens Residence

                2-4 Achilleos Street, Athens, Attica
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Theatre of Greece, Omonia Square and Ermou Street. Syntagma Square and ...

                  from NZ$183

                  COCO-MAT Athens BC

                  COCO-MAT Athens BC

                  5 Falirou, Athens
                    5.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                    Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Acropolis Museum, Acropolis, and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Syntagma Square and ...

                    from NZ$250

                    Holiday Inn Athens Attica Av. Airport West

                    Holiday Inn Athens Attica Av. Airport West

                    Attica Avenue 40.2 Km, Between Exits 17 and 18, Spata-Artemida, Attiki
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

                      This family-friendly Spata-Artemida hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet and Attica Zoological Park. Factory ...

                      from NZ$195

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