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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!


Guide to Exploring Athens

Top Athens Hotels

Wyndham Grand Athens

Wyndham Grand Athens

2, Megalou Alexandrou St., Athens
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    3.5 out of 5 (4 reviews)

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

    from NZ$208

    Sofitel Athens Airport

    Sofitel Athens Airport

    Athens International Airport, Spata-Artemida, Attiki
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      3.8 out of 5 (21 reviews)

      Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Factory Outlet Airport and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Metropolitan Expo. Vorres Museum and Attica ...

      from NZ$366

      Electra Metropolis Athens

      Electra Metropolis Athens

      15 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Attiki
        5.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.9 out of 5 (7 reviews)

        Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Syntagma Square, Hellenic Parliament, and Roman Agora. Monastiraki Flea Market ...

        from NZ$399

        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 Theatre of Dionysus, Arch of Hadrian, and Acropolis Museum. Acropolis and Zappeion ...

          from NZ$251

          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. American ...

            from NZ$205

            Niche Hotel Athens

            Niche Hotel Athens

            21 Syngrou Avenue & 2 Vourvachi, Athens
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Greek Evangelical Church, Arch of Hadrian, and Acropolis Museum. Temple of Olympian Zeus ...

              from NZ$200

              Divani Palace Acropolis

              Divani Palace Acropolis

              19 25 Parthenonos St, Athens, Attiki
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.4 out of 5 (15 reviews)

                Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Acropolis Museum, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Filopappos Hill. Arch of Hadrian ...

                from NZ$303

                President Hotel

                President Hotel

                43 Kifissias Avenue, Athens, Attiki
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.5 out of 5 (10 reviews)

                  This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Hellenic Parliament, Temple of Olympian Zeus and Roman Agora. ...

                  from NZ$172

                  Athens Gate Hotel

                  Athens Gate Hotel

                  10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attiki
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.7 out of 5 (12 reviews)

                    Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is steps from Greek Evangelical Church, Arch of Hadrian, and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Theatre of Dionysus and Choragic ...

                    from NZ$312

                    Dolce by Wyndham Attica Riviera

                    Dolce by Wyndham Attica Riviera

                    Vravronos Avenue, Markopoulo Mesogaias, Attica
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.0 out of 5 (4 reviews)

                      Set on the beach in Markopoulo Mesogaias, this hotel is within the vicinity of Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron, Vravrona Tower, and Metropolitan Expo. Regional ...

                      from NZ$230

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