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School Classical Studies Trip to Athens

Take your students to explore one of the oldest cities in the world on your classical studies school trip to Athens!

Athens, the enchanting capital of Greece, has a recorded history dating back nearly three and a half millennia. Classical Athens was a powerful city state and a centre for arts, learning and philosophy.

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. Your students will love exploring the cradle of Western civilisation and birthplace of democracy on your classical studies school trip to Athens.

Sample itinerary

Day 1/5

MorningMorning Flight to Athens
AfternoonAfternoon Private coach transfer to hotel
EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 2/5


5 hour guided city tour including the Acropolis,

Ancient Agora and the Acropolis Museum

AfternoonAfternoon Visit to the National Archaeological Museum
EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 3/5

MorningMorning Full-day excursion to Delphi, Temple of Apollo and Archaeological Museum of Delphi
AfternoonAfternoon Continue full-day excursion
EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 4/5

MorningMorning Full-day excursion to Mycenae, Epidavros and Corinth Canal
AfternoonAfternoon Continue excursion
EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 5/5

MorningMorning Private coach transfer to airport
AfternoonAfternoon Return flight to UK

What's included?

  • tick icon4 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick icon5-hour guided city tour
  • tick iconAirport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
  • tick iconATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • tick iconCoach transfers in resort
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconFull-day excursion to Delphi including guided tour
  • tick iconFull-day excursion to Mycenae, Epidavros with guided tour
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators




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



Mycenae is the ancient city of King Agamemnon, considered one of the greatest rulers of Ancient Greece. In the second… 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

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Best Western Candia Hotel
Crystal City Hotel
Golden City Hotel
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.

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.


Kirk Hallam Academy, June 2019

A fabulous trip, the organisers couldn't do enough for us. The students loved it and the itinerary planned was so varied that the students were amazed by the amount of experiences that they received in such a short amount of time.

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Gail Biggins - Tour Adviser

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