Enjoy Athens like a Mediterranean...
A contemporary city, 1st European Capital of Culture, combining the present and the past in a unique way...
Modern restaurants with famous chefs, lovely nightlife and various cultural events run every day and still the Athenian past is obvious in every corner of the basin, reminding that Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age.
Group arrival at Athens International Airport, meet and greet by your English speaking guide, followed by a direct transfer to the respective hotel by A/C vehicle.
Optional: VIP Welcome
Meeting at the gate of aircraft by hostesses. Assistance for completing the customs and immigration procedures. Collection of the luggage by porters and delivery to the transfer vehicle.
Transfer to Hotel & Panoramic City Tour
Drive passing by the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian, a monumental gateway that spanned an ancient road from the center of Athens, to the complex of structures on the eastern side of the city that included the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Continue to Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896.
With a history of 40 years, this exceptional locale remains a classic reference point for high quality hospitality and dining. Cuisine is mainly modern Greek, with inspired creations based on fresh, local ingredients and all time favorite Mediterranean recipes. Guests will enjoy a unique dinner with spectacular views!!!
Dinner in a Private Terrace overlooking Acropolis
Awarded Greek Chefs will cook only for you! You will enjoy the most rewarding Greek recipes and Greek wines which are famous worldwide. Taste the best Mediterranean cuisine on a private terrace overlooking the definitive monument of human civilization; Acropolis.
Morning: Experience the Acropolis
Put the best of science, art and philosophy together in one creation and you have the definitive monument of human civilization. UNESCO calls it the symbol of World Heritage. The world calls it the Athenian Acropolis! The history of the Acropolis of Athens is long, with great moments, when democracy, science, philosophy and art flourished leading to its creation. The Acropolis, and the Parthenon in particular, is the most characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilization. It continues to stand as a symbol in many ways: it is the symbol of democracy, the symbol of the Greek civilization. It is the symbol of Western civilization and European unity. Then visit the New Acropolis Museum, which is housed in a state-of-the-art building designed by Swiss-born architect Bernard Tschumi.
Lunch will be served at the Museum’s restaurant.
Afternoon: Activity Options
Experience the traditional Greek leather sandal-making.
The word ‘sandal’ is derived from the Greek word ‘sandalon’. The word used by Homer in both the Illiad and the Odyssey is translated as ‘sandals’. It has been stated that sandalon are shoes of a god by the same name.
The Myth of Lernaen Hydra – The Trophy Game
Groups to be divided in teams, each team will have a distinct mark or name and a dedicated Group Leader. All participants will be given a road-book, that will include instructions for the “Trophy Game”. Time and knowledge skills will be critical for the winning team. Lernaean Hydra was an ancient nameless serpent that possessed many heads and for each head cut two more were growing. The Hydra of Lerna was killed by Hercules as the Second of his Twelve Triumphs.
The “Athens Trophy Game” will challenge participants with mind games and tasks. Be careful one question, quiz or task brings another and another, just like Lernaen Hydra’s heads. Indicative Challenges? Fix metro station mystery mind games, Herodus Atticus Odeon Photo Quiz, Monument Path at Aeropagitou Street.
Ancient Creations in a Contemporary Art Foundation
Discover the art of pottery and learn to create your own unique handicrafts! An experienced potter will share with you the secrets of his art in a special building in the center of Athens. One of the most independent spaces which hosts cultural events related to all forms of artistic production will open only for you to exhibit your own creations.
Bar Surfing Game: “In the footsteps of Dionysos”
Teams of 7/8 guests are given a list of bars and a map of the area. Each team needs to find 4 bars in their list to get their free beer and have their check-paper stamped by our staff-referee in each bar. By the end they will have to find the restaurant or the meeting place where surfing ends. Surprises are waiting for the team that comes first with correct stamps.
This event is the best way to discover the colorful nightlife of the most popular area of Athens.
DINNER at LAMBROS TAVERN:
Lambros family with many years in food industry knows the recipe for success. The trends and habits may have changed, but one element remains constant nonnegotiable: the high quality of what Lambros Tavern offers is the parameter that gives the added value, gaining customers...
Morning visit of Nemea and Winery.
Nemea is an ancient site in the Northeastern part of the Peloponnese. We will explore the Zeus Temple and the stadium. One of the most important parts of Nemea was the stadium which dates back to 4th century BC and is still in very good condition. Visitors can actually walk where ancient athletes once competed as both the start and finish line have been unearthed. One of the most interesting things at the stadium is a tunnel leading from the 'undressing' room to the stadium for the athletes to enter the stadium. This is the place where the Nemean Games were held in honor of the mythological baby Opheltes.
In close distance from the stadium there is a premium winery. The winery is located in the area of the Appellation of Origin Nemea, the largest and perhaps the most exciting Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) red wines in Greece.
The region was first put on the map for its winemaking by Homer, who called it Ampeloessa - “full of vines.” Today the appellation of Nemea is the most important red wine AOC of southern Greece.
The owner will personally welcome us and take us around the winery to explain the secrets of winemaking while a distinguished wine specialist will introduce us to the most popular labels of the winery.
Exclusive lunch can be arranged at the beautiful veranda of the winery…
Proceed to Vouliagmeni and check in at Astir Palace Resort.
BEACH PARTY & BBQ DINNER AT VOULIAGMENI LAKE
Enjoy moments of relaxation in a specially designed “Prive Area” which has comfortable sun beds and deck chairs, private service, a variety of delicious menus and special cocktails. The space is designed to provide exclusive services for visitors.
Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the hidden treasure of Attica’s nature. Situated on an idyllic landscape, this rare geological phenomenon is waiting to be discovered. The lake’s brackish waters which are continuously replenished both by the sea and the underground thermal springs offer a natural and unique thermal spa experience.
Day at leisure. Enjoy the crystal clear Mediterranean water and sandy beach of Astir Palace Resort.
You may participate in the team building activities at the beach in the afternoon.
Optional: Departure from hotel by private coaches for Alimos private marina for the Sailing Regatta-Destination Aegina island.
Imagine 18 sail boats, lined up together, sailing across the Saronic Gulf for a unique journey to the island of Aegina.
Relying on the myth of Aegina, we will develop a “journey” of discovery for the participants. All team/crew members must follow very closely the provided road book by solving puzzles, gathering clues in order to “compose” the map that will lead them the mystery solving.
After an 1 ½ you will arrive at Aegina Port. Time to discover the famous ‘fistiki’ island! You will enjoy a Greek light traditional lunch and soft drinks on board.
Early in the afternoon, you will return to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
GALA DINNER ALTERNATIVES
The venue Balux Prive is located in a unique spot of the southern coastline on the beachfront. Available for exclusive use only and flexible to undertake all kind of events. Operates during the entire year (with indoor and outdoor area)
• Covered space, possibility of opening & closing its roof
• On the beachfront with private beach area
Capacity: 50 up to 2000 people depending the set up and the special prerequisites of each event
A "dreamy" venue on the seaside, ideal for corporate events, meetings, gala dinners, cocktail parties, product launches and social events.
Available only for private use.
• Covered space
• Private beach area
Capacity: Depending of the set up and the special prerequisites of each event, from 50 up to 2500 people.
The Zappeion Exhibition Hall was the first building in the world to be constructed in order to serve Olympic needs. Its architecture is in the neoclassical order, with a Corinthian portico, and an organization of spaces that is fully in harmony with the purpose for which it was built. This building, the three-arched stone bridge over the Ilissus River that had been repaired, also at the expense of Evangelis Zappas, and the surrounding gardens give us a charming picture of Athens in the early 20th century.
The Zappeion is currently being used as a Conference and Exhibition Center for both public and private purposes.
Gala dinner entertainment themes will be designed according to profile of the guests…
Departure transfer from the hotel to Athens International Airport.