Acropolis, Athens


Athens Trips

The ancient city of Athens – capital of Greece – is known as the birthplace of modern civilisation, at once the historical capital of Europe and the birthplace of democracy. Shrouded in myth and mystery, the ruined ancient world is all around you here. Rising high above the city is the Acropolis, with its famed Parthenon and temples, where, according to legend, Athena and Poseidon held a contest to see who would possess control of Athens. Poseidon created a saltwater spring by throwing down his trident; Athena created an olive tree.

Recently, the city has been infused with new life and a vibrant arts hub has sprung up in the shadow of the Acropolis. Filled with galleries, cafés, hip shops and start-ups, Kerameikos-Metaxourgeio is well worth exploring if you get the chance.

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Athens Adventure Holidays

Mountains & Villages of Evia

64 reviews

Discover the real Greece on the island of Evia with walks through coastal paths, forests and gorges

Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
8 Days from £999
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Adventurous walking & scrambling along the dramatic coastline & remote villages of Island...

Yvonne Fitzpatrick, 2019 Mountains & Villages of Evia

If you like sparkling turquoise sea pretty much outside the hotel then this holiday is for you !...

Sally Ward, 2019 Mountains & Villages of Evia
A lovely week walking, plus swim in the sea at the end of each day. The town is nice and laid back.
June Egglestone, 2019 Mountains & Villages of Evia

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