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School Leisure & Tourism Trip to Athens

The city of Athens has been a tourist destination for thousands of years. The enchanting capital of Greece is referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. Home to some of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, as well as the modern Olympic Games and over 140 theatrical stages, this is a city with something for everyone. Ancient sites such as the Acropolis, which dates back to the 5th century BC, the famous Golden Age of Periklis, museums and galleries provide an insight into the past and, with modern additions, this is a must-see city for visitors.Take time also to visit other historical sites and the islands to appreciate what this magnificent country has to offer. 

Sample itinerary

Day 1/6

MorningMorning Fly UK to Athens

Arrive Athens, group to be met on arrival and transferred to accommodation

Rest of day at leisure

EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 2/6

MorningMorning Explore the Acropolis
AfternoonAfternoon Visit the National Archaeological Museum
EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 3/6

MorningMorning Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus
AfternoonAfternoon Tour the 2004 Olympic Stadium
EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 4/6

AfternoonAfternoon Full day excursion to Delphi - home of the mythical oracle - or Epidaurus
EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 5/6

AfternoonAfternoon Time for shopping or sightseeing in Athens
EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 6/6

MorningMorning Check out and transfer to airport
AfternoonAfternoon Fly from Athens to the UK

What's included?

  • tick icon5 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick iconAll flights including tax
  • tick iconCoach transfers
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVAT


2004 Olympic Stadium

2004 Olympic Stadium

The major Greek stadium, with a capacity of 72,000, hosted the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympics as well as the A… Read more



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



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



Delphi is one of the most beautiful ancient sites in Greece and the one which seems to most vividly evoke&… Read more

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens provides the opportunity to see ancient statues, pottery,… Read more

Panathinaiko Stadium

Panathinaiko Stadium

In ancient times the stadium was used to host the athletic portion of the Panathenaic Games in honour of the Goddess A… Read more

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Temple of Olympian Zeus

The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Olympeion) was an enormous structure, the largest temple in Greece, exceeding even the Par… Read more

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Hotel Balasca
Hotel Balasca

This three-star hotel offers comfortable accommodation, an excellent location, and very nice views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill, and a lovely park very near to the hotel.
The Balaskas features an excellent restaurant and a comfy bar, has a public lounge with television and a lovely terrace on the roof with superb views of the city and of the sea.

This is a simple, yet very comfortable hotel in a good location.


Bedford Girls’ School, April 2019

I cannot think of any improvement to suggest. Would like to mention how brilliant your staff have been throughout all the planning period. They always listened and tried to find a solution to all our requests even though some of them were made at a very late stage and all communication was excellent. We are delighted and will definitely book out next trip with Halsbury.

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