Choose your own adventure in Athens, with free time to explore independently.

After a brief tour to make sure you’ve got your bearings, you’ll be dropped off in the heart of the city. Will you wander around the nearby neighbourhood of Plaka with its colourful labyrinth of shops and tavernas tumbling down the slopes beneath the Acropolis? Maybe you’ll venture right up to the ancient citadel itself and marvel at the fascinating ruins of one of Earth’s most impressive architectural wonders.

For an elegant shopping and dining experience, head to Kolonaki. The area is packed with designer boutiques, concept stores, trendy bars and restaurants offering modern interpretations of Greek cooking.

A map and a voucher for a tasty souvlaki wrap is included.  

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