School Classical Studies Trip to Athens

Athens, the enchanting capital of Greece is one of the oldest cities in the world - its written history going back over 3400 years. Classical Athens was a powerful city state - a centre for arts, learning and philosophy. It is widely referred to as the cradle of western civilisation and the birthplace of democracy. The most important civilisation of the ancient world flourished in Athens and can be glimpsed through one of the world's most formidable edifices; the National Archaeological Museum features the greatest collection of Greek antiquities in the world. Athens has had times of boom and bust, but still shines under the Attic sky, gazing towards the future - still sparkling like the Parthenon and its limpid white Pentelic marble.

Study Themes: Democracy, art and architecture: Greek history: Conflict and culture; the Greek world; the culture of Athens

Specifications & Topics Supported
GCSE: OCR Ancient History, Unit A031 The Greeks at war, Ancient World Unit A032 The Rise of Rome

AS / A2: OCR Classics, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History, AQA Classical Civilisation

Day 1 Flight from UK

Transfer by private coach to hotel and check in

Evening meal at the hotel

Day 2

Option of full-day guided city tour with Acropolis and Temple of Zeus

Evening meal at the hotel

Day 3

Option of full-day guided tour to Delphi or Olympia

Evening meal at the hotel

Day 4 Breakfast at hotel

Transfer by private coach to airport

Return flight to UK


This price includes:

  • Return flights from UK to Athens
  • Private coach transfers to and from hotel
  • 3 nights' half-board hotel accommodation
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Free teacher place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Experienced itinerary manager
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

5 days/4nights

Day 1 Flight to Athens Private coach transfer to hotel Evening meal
Day 2

5 hour guided city tour - Acropolis,

Ancient Agora, Acropolis Museum

National Archaeological Museum Evening meal
Day 3 Full day excursion Delphi, Temple of Apollo and Archaeological Museum of Delphi Evening meal
Day 4 Full day excursion Mycenae, Epidavros, Corinth Canal  Evening meal
Day 5 Private coach transfer to airport Return flight to London  

This price includes:

  • Return flights London-Athens
  • Private coach transfers to/from hotel
  • 4 nights half board hotel accommodation
  • 5 hour guided city tour
  • Full day excursion to Delphi including guided tour
  • Full day excursion to Mycenae, Epidavros with guided tour
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Detailed Information pack
  • Experienced Itienrary Manager
  • Airport taxes
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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“Our travel guide was fantastic with our students, she made the stories come alive and engaged students throughout our tour. I found all the people I encountered helpful and accommodating of our needs. I look forward to visiting again with another group.”

Wembley High Technology College


The Acropolis hill (acro - edge, polis - city), the "Sacred Rock" of Athens, is the most important site of the city and constitutes one of the most recognizable monuments in the world. It is the most significant reference point of ancient Greek culture as well as the symbol of the city of Athens itself. The Propylaea are the monumental entrances to the sacred area dedicated to Athena, the patron g...



The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity, the religious and cultural centre and the seat of justice. The site was occupied without interruption throughout the city''s history. It was used as a residential and burial area as early as the Late Neolithic period (3000 B.C.). Early in the 6th century, in the time of Solon the Agor...

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

It is really a treat to see the ancient statues, pottery, jewelry, weapons and utensils in their new improved surroundings. Since then they have opened another wing and have hundreds if not thousands of other artifacts on display this museum is a must visit for history groups going to Athens.



Delphi is by common consent the most spectacularly beautiful ancient site in Greece and the one which, even to the uninitiated, most vividly evokes the Classical Past. Enjoy the wild beauty and grandeur of the landscape, which are awesome and inspiring. A visit to Delphi is divided into three parts: the Sanctuary of Apollo with the Stadion; the Castalian spring and the Sanctuary of Athena at Mar...



Mycenae is the ancient city of King Agamemnon considered one of the greatest rulers of Ancient Greece. In the second millennium BC Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization, a military stronghold, which dominated much of southern Greece. Though most of the original city state has been destroyed over time, the ruins of the Mycenaean Acropolis are a delight. The awe inspiring "Lion ...

Crystal City Hotel

This fantastic 3* hotel offers magnificent views across Athens, taking in both the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill. The Crystal City Hotel is very centrally located, overlooking Karaiskaki Square, just 2km from one of the greatest museums in the world, the National Archaeological Museum.

Each of the 84 guest rooms are elegantly decorated and include air-conditioning, a TV and safety deposit box. All en-suite bathrooms include a hairdryer and Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The award-winning on-site restaurant serves traditional Greek fare and there is also a fantastic rooftop bar and restaurant, which offers some spectacular views over the Greek capital.

Golden City Hotel

Golden City Hotel is a 3 Star Hotel consisting of 91 rooms in total. Each room is spacious and comfortable and equipped with private bathroom, hairdryer, jolly computerized telephone system, TV, air conditioned and safety deposit box.

The hotel offers a beautiful roof-garden restaurant over looking the city of Athens where you can enjoy breakfast on a daily basis.

Best Western Candia Hotel

The Best Western Candia Hotel promises groups a friendly and comfortable stay in the heart of Athens.

Students will stay in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are air-conditioned and have private bathrooms, satellite TVs, desks and balconies. Some balconies overlook the Acropolis itself!

Breakfast is served every morning and evening meals can be taken in the hotel restaurant.

The hotel also offers its guests the use of public lounges, free WiFi, safety deposit boxes, a meeting room for group study. A roof garden is open from May through September. View on map

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