A city steeped in history, Athens is brimming with the cultural treasures that gave birth to Western civilization. Perched atop the hill of the Acropolis, the mighty Parthenon looks over the modern Greek capital and its myriad streets with over four millennia of history.
Home to Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, as the hub of art and cultural exchange, Athens has seen the rise and fall of empires that can be imagined by simply strolling the ruins of civilizations that once were. Athens’ ancient historical core is compact - with the ruins of the Acropolis just a stone’s throw away from the famous Panathenaic Stadium. Reconstructed from ruins entirely in marble, it is in this arena that the ceremony to hand over the Olympic flame occurs every four years.
For fans of pomp, the changing of the guard in front of the Hellenic Parliament occurs on the hour, after which a visit to Syntagma (Constitution) Square is in order to people-watch or do a spot of shopping.
Athens also prides itself on its 20th century architecture, most notably the International style; and a modern mass-transit system makes discovering Athens easy and efficient.
Athens is also one of our many port destinations. If you plan to come to your guided tour(s) by cruise ship, we would be more than happy to arrange for your transfer and arrival!
Go Greek and discover the warmth and all this ancient city has to offer on a tour with Milk and Honey Tours!
See also: Discover Jewish Greece 2019, our special group tour in October 2019.
Half-Day Tour to Chalkis
Cross the bridge connecting the island of Euboea with the mainland to experience Chalkis, the former administrative capital of the region. This ancient seaside town boasts a beautiful Old City, complete with historic church, mosque, and synagogue.