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.