School Classical Studies Trip to Athens

Athens, the enchanting capital of Greece is one of the oldest cities in the world with 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. 

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

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1 Flight to Athens

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:

  • 3 nights' half board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
  • ATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
  • Private coach transfers to/from hotel
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed Information pack
  • Itinerary Planning service
  • VAT at current rates to travel operators
  • VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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

5 hour guided city tour including the Acropolis,

Ancient Agora and the Acropolis Museum

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

This price includes:

  • 4 nights' half board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
  • ATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
  • Private coach transfers to/from hotel
  • 5 hour guided city tour
  • Full day excursion to Delphi including guided tour
  • Full day excursion to Mycenae, Epidavros with guided tour
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed Information pack
  • Itinerary Planning service
  • VAT at current rates to travel operators
  • VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
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.”

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Acropolis

Acropolis

The Acropolis hill (acro - edge, polis - city), the "Sacred Rock" of Athens, is the most important site within 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 ...

Agorá

Agorá

The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity as well as a 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 o...

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens provides the opportunity to see ancient statues, pottery, jewellery, weapons and utensils in new and improved surroundings. The museum recently opened another wing with hundreds of other artifacts on display. A must when visiting the city of Athens!

Delphi

Delphi

Delphi is one of the most beautiful ancient sites in Greece and the one which seems to most vividly evoke the Classical past. Enjoy the wild beauty and grandeur of the landscape, which is 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 Marmaria; and finally t...

Mycenae

Mycenae

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 and 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 i...

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* hotel consisting of 91 rooms in total. Each room is spacious, comfortable and equipped with a private bathroom, hairdryer, TV, air conditioning 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 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 even 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 and a meeting room for group study. A roof garden is open from May through to September.

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