The city of Athens stands as a symbol of Western Civilization’s classical antiquity. The luxuries of contemporary life bustle around the Kolonaki neighborhood with art galleries, shoe shops, and exclusive Greek jewelers highlighting their work with elegant window displays. Bistros and quiet cafes set out tables along the cobblestone walkways for patrons to watch the city-life pass by. Your flight lands at Athens International Airport, where your private transfer greets the family upon arrival.
Your hotel is situated near the heart of the famous Plaka, the ancient neighborhood of Athens glowing with pristine marble beneath the celebrated image of the Parthenon. Settle into the comforts of your luxury hotel before your guide greets the family in the lobby. Cafes, restaurants, hidden bars, antique homes, and souvenir shops line the pedestrianized lanes of the historic Plaka. The aroma of roasting meat and vegetables drifts over the marble walkway. You reach the Acropolis Museum for a fabulous introduction to Athens’s incredible history.
The modernist architecture stands at the foot of the Acropolis hill juxtaposing the classical designs for which Greece is known. The surviving ancient treasures continue to attract visitors from around the world, as well as intrigue the kids with precious artifacts from the 5th century BC. Floating ruins decorate the galleries embodying the impressive collection. A gathering of 6th-century statues of young women decorates the first-floor featuring the women draped in clothing with elaborately braided hair carrying pomegranates, wreaths, or birds.