School trips to Athens offer your students the chance to step back in time to discover Classical Greece!

Athens, the capital of Greece, is the cradle of both Western civilisation and democracy and so, as you’d imagine in such a historic city, there are plenty of educational visits and activities to enjoy here on your school trip.

Most popular among classical studies groups, whatever your reason for visiting Athens on a school trip, our school travel experts will work closely with you to design an itinerary to suit your learning objectives and leave your students feeling inspired.

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Why visit Athens?

Cradle of Western Civilisation

Ancient Greece is considered to be the cradle of Western civilisation because its culture had such a powerful influence on the culture of Ancient Rome.

A version of the Ancient Greek culture was then spread around the Mediterranean and much of Europe as the Roman Empire grew and we can still trace many elements of Western politics, philosophy, science and art to Ancient Greece.

On your school trip to Athens, your students will love the opportunity to visit some of the iconic ruins of Ancient Greece that still stand, including the iconic Acropolis and the Agorá. By visiting these historic sites, they’ll begin to gain a deeper understanding of daily life and culture in Ancient Greece.

Explore Ancient Greek art and culture

Athens is home to one of the most well-regarded museums in the world, the National Archaeological Museum.

Here, your students will have the opportunity to explore the world’s richest collections of Greek antiquity. They’ll be able to learn more about Ancient Greek art and sculpture and see the many amazing statues, pottery, jewellery and other ancient artefacts from the Neolithic, Cycladic and Mycenaean right up to the Roman conquest.

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Activities for Athens



The Acropolis hill (acro - edge, polis - city), the "Sacred Rock" of Athens, is the most important site withinthe… Read More



The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity as well as… Read More

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens provides the opportunityto seeancient statues, pottery, jewellery, weapons and utensils innew and improved surroundings.… Read More

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!