Athens is a city of philosophy and ancient wisdom with a modern edge. Lively cafes line streets that are paved with marble while the white stones featured on the facades of historic structures shine in the light of the Mediterranean. The fabled Parthenon crowns the Acropolis, viewable from around the city below. Your private transfer will greet you upon your arrival and drive you into the city. The savory aroma of olives drifts from the groves that grow around the edges of Greece’s largest city while the bittersweet scent of Greek coffee drifts from the open doors of the small cafes.
To settle into the charms of the city and Greek life, you will first make your way to Kolonaki, a neighborhood in the center of the city along the southern slopes of Lycabettus Hill. Shop windows offer quiet delights in the form of elaborate displays of bags, clothing, and shoes while the jewelry glistens in the fading sunlight on Voukourestiou Street. The scent of tangy feta and xynotyro fill the cheese plate accompanying the aromas of plum and sour cherry emanating from your wine glass as you toast to one another and the weeks ahead.