A perfect fit for first-time visitors, this five-day city tour highlights both Athens' ancient history and modern culture. Visit the sleek Acropolis Museum, tour Athens' tasty food markets, and bask in the Riviera sun at the Temple of Poseidon.

Highlights

  • Visit the famed Acropolis and its world-renowned museum 
  • Eat your way through Greece's most delicious delicacies
  • Explore the Athens Riviera, including the Temple of Poseidon

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Athens Athens
Day 2 The classics: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum  Athens
Day 3 Discover the delicious side of Athens Athens
Day 4 Athens Riviera and the Temple of Poseidon Athens
Day 5 Depart Athens  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Athens

Athens

Welcome to Athens! One of the world's oldest cities, known for its many contributions to art, education, and philosophy, these days it's also a mash-up of exceptional food markets, busy neighborhoods, outdoor theaters, and vibrant nightlife. When you arrive, grab your travel guidebook and hit the streets to explore the city's famous treasures and hidden corners.

Day 2: The Classics: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum

Porch of the Maidens at the Erechtheum temple at the Acropolis

After a filling, delicious traditional Greek breakfast, it's time to experience classical Athens on a semi-private tour through the city's most historic neighborhoods. Visit the imposing Parthenon for a close, personal experience of ancient architecture and for sweeping photos over the city. Then head to the Acropolis Museum. As day fades into night, make your way back to the heart of the city for a local wine pairing experience. Because no trip to Greece is complete without some incredible food and wine!

Day 3: Athens Food Tour

Greek delicacies

Speaking of food, on your second full day in Athens, loosen your belts — it's time to indulge in a range of local delicacies at the city's finest markets, restaurants, and shops! Enjoy the flavors of baklava, souvlaki, Greek coffee, and so much more, all while photographing the city's lively, colorful food markets, exploring the places where locals source their dinners, and learning about the Mediterranean diet. After the tour, spend the rest of the day exploring the city or enjoying a well-deserved rest.

Day 4: The Athens Riviera and the Temple of Poseidon

The Temple of Poseidon

On your final full day in Athens, head down to the seaside for a coastal ride to the majestic Temple of Poseidon at Sounio. This sacred site dating back to the Bronze age will take your breath away with its sweeping ocean views, impressive ancient columns, and intricate history. Once you've had your fill, board a boat for a sunset cruise before heading back to Athens for the night.

Day 5: Depart Athens

Ruins of the Roman agora alongside an open-air restaurant
Ruins of the Roman agora alongside an open-air restaurant

It's time to say goodbye to Greece! After your final breakfast in Athens, you'll be picked up and transferred to the airport for your return trip home.