Tourist info

An update of the dates and prices, since the 7th WoCoVA is postponed, will follow soon.


To see and experience more of Athens and Greece, we have found a partner you can book various tours and activities with. To experience the simplicity and convenience of the Athens Based Tours Services, please submit your request up to 1st February 2022 by sending an e-mail to [email protected] and they will gladly commit to meeting your specific request. *

For dates, times, destinations, museums, archaeological sites, day trips not included in the listed suggestions below, information will be provided upon your request – detailed itinerary provided upon confirmations

See you in Athens!

* Subject to details and cost changes due but not limited to: COVID-19 restrictions, weather, and minimum participant numbers not met.

Athens

5th century BC World Heritage site, the symbol of Western civilization, travel back to Ancient times hearing tales that bring the Greece of antiquity to life where temples & sculptures bear witness to 2500 years of human history.

See the most important artefacts of Greek antiquity, given the prominence they deserve through the ideal interior atmosphere conditions, natural lighting, with panoramic views and excellent layout incorporating excavations which are visible below glass floors. Designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi in co-operation with Greek architect Michalis Photiadis.

5 Hour – ACROPOLIS HILL & ACROPOLIS MUSEUM TOUR DETAILS 
Tour Times: 15 & 19 March ’22, 09:00-14:00 / 10:30-15:30 / 12:00-17:00
Minimum Participants per tour: 16
Cost per tour / per person: 65.00€
Inclusive in tour cost per person: 24% vat, English speaking certified guide, transport to/from congress venue & Athens Centre Hotels / Entry Tickets.

3 Hour – Only ACROPOLIS HILL TOUR DETAILS
Tour Times: 15 & 19 March ’22, 09:00-12:00 / 10:30-13:30 / 12:00-15:00 / 13:30-16:30
Minimum Participants per tour: 16
Cost per tour / per person: 45.00€
Inclusive in tour cost per person: 24% vat, English speaking certified guide, transport to/from congress venue & Athens Centre Hotels / Entry Ticket

3 Hour – Only ACROPOLIS MUSEUM TOUR DETAILS
Tour Times: 15 March ’22, 09:00-12:00 / 10:30-13:30 / 12:00-15:00 / 13:30-16:30
Tour Times: 18 March ’22, 19:00-22:00
Tour Times: 19 March ’22, 09:00-12:00/10:30-13:30/12:00-15:00/14:00-17:00/15:30-18:30
Minimum Participants per tour: 16
Cost per tour / per person: 40.00€
Inclusive in tour cost per person: 24% vat, English speaking certified guide, transport to/from congress venue & Athens Centre Hotels / Entry Ticket

USEFUL INFORMATION

ACROPOLIS HILL – open hours 1 November-31 March
Monday – Sunday: 08:00-17:00 / Last entry: 16:30
ACROPOLIS HILL – link for information on free entry eligibility, https://www.culture.gov.gr/DocLib/Admission_Info_140721.pdf If eligible for free entry advise at time of submitting request.

ACROPOLIS MUSEUM – open hours 1 November -31 March                         
Mon-Thurs: 09:00-17:00 – Last entry 16:30
Friday: 09:00-22:00 – Last entry 21:30
Sat & Sun: 09:00-20:00 – Last entry 19:30
ACROPOLIS MUSEUM – link for information on free entry eligibility, https://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en/plan-your-visit If eligible for free entry advise at time of submitting request.                         

The Acropolis is a natural hill with steps, ramps and slippery rocks, even when it doesn’t rain. We highly recommend wearing comfortable, non-slippery shoes. The Acropolis is a hill of 156 meters/ 512 feet high and there is no lift for all visitors. An elevator facilitating wheelchair access accessed by application in advance, please advise if required.

Explore Athens in an air-conditioned coach with your guide who will narrate the history of all sights that you will visit. First stop Panathenaic Stadium constructed in ancient times to host the Panathenaic Games to honour goddess Athena and where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Continue to the Temple of Zeus, the Arch of Hadrian, the Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, continue to the Neoclassical trilogy: Academy, University of Athens, National Library, arrive at the Acropolis Hill, the symbol of Greece and masterpiece of the Classical Times (not including going to top of the hill).

3 Hour ATHENS SCENIC DRIVE & WALK TOUR                                    
Day Tour Times: 15 & 19 March ’22, 09:00-12:00/10:30-13:30/12:00-15:00/14:00-17:00/15:30-18:30
Afternoon/Evening Tour Times: 15 & 19 March ’22, 19:00-22:00
Afternoon/Evening Tour Times: 16 March ’22, 18:30-21:30 / 19:00-22:00
Afternoon/Evening Tour Times: 17 March ’22, 18:00-21:00 / 18:30-21:30 / 19:00-22:00
Afternoon/Evening Tour Times: 18 March ’22, 17:00-20:00/17:30-20:30/18:00-21:00/18:30-21:30/19:00-22:00
Minimum Participants per tour: 40
Cost per tour / per person: 25.00€
Inclusive in tour cost per person: 24% vat, English speaking certified guide per 20 participants transport to/from congress. venue & Athens Centre Hotels.

Leave Athens for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf passing through some of Athens’ most beautiful sea-side suburbs (Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) arrive at Cape Sounio, discover the Ancient Temple of Poseidon a stunning 5th century BC structure in a picture-perfect cliff top setting overlooking the Aegean sea, experience one of the most breath-taking panoramic views & dramatic sunsets.

5 Hour – Day & Sunset – CAPE SOUNIO DETAILS
Cape Sounio DAY Tour Times: 15 & 19 March ’22, 09:00-14:00/10:00-15:00/11:00-16:00/12:00-17:00/13:00-18:00
Cape Sounio SUNSET Tour Times: 15 & 19 March ’22, 15:30-20:30 (sunset time 18:30)
Minimum Participants per tour: 16
Cost per tour / per person: 70.00€
Inclusive in tour cost per person: 24% vat, English speaking certified guide, transport to/from congress venue & Athens Centre Hotels / Entry Ticket.

USEFUL INFORMATION

CAPE SOUNIO SITE – open hours all year round, 09:30 – to sunset / Last entry: 20 minutes before sunset time
CAPE SOUNIO SITE link for information on free entry eligibility, https://www.culture.gov.gr/DocLib/Admission_Info_140721.pdf If eligible for free entry advise at time of submitting request.

The ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF CAPE SOUNIO has steps, ramps and slippery rocks even when it doesn’t rain. We highly recommend wearing comfortable, non-slippery shoes. For people using a wheelchair they will be able to reach a resting point built within the wall, but not the Sanctuary of Poseidon, as the inclination of the ground does not allow that, from this resting point one will be able to view the temple and the ancient settlement.

Discover the techniques and history behind traditional Greek cuisine in this hands-on cooking class led by Maria Sotou a professional chef and owner of the KLIMATARIA traditional tavern operating since 1927. Maria will share with you her secrets of cooking local dishes, which ingredients are best to use, roll up your sleeves and start chopping as you begin to prepare your Greek meal sipping a glass of wine and learning about local culture. At the end of the 3-hour hands on cooking class, each participant will receive a copy of the recipes and will be able to enjoy the dishes they prepared plus extra ones representative of Greek cuisine.

3 Hour – GREEK TRADITIONAL CUISINE EXPERIENCE
Class Times: (incl. 30mins+30mins to/from tavern) Tue. 15 March ’22, 08:30-12:30 / 12:30 -16:30 / 16:00-20:00
Class Times: (incl. 30+30mins to/from tavern) Sat. 19 March ’22, 08:30-12:30/12:30-16:30 (live Music 16:00)
Minimum Participants per class: 20
Maximum Participants per class: 30
Cost per class / per person x minimum 20 participants: 75.00€
Cost per class / per person x maximum 30 participants: 65.00€
Inclusive in class cost per person: 24% vat, lunch or dinner with food prepared during the class + extra dishes + wine & water during hours of class + transport to/from congress venue & Athens Centre Hotels.
Excluded in class cost per person: extra food/beverages consumed by participants wishing to stay longer at the tavern & make own way back to their hotel.

Cycle from the center to the coast. On the way a stop at the cultural center of the Stavros Niarchos foundation for a short walk to the roof for some breath-taking views of the city and the coastline. Continue cycling via a wide bridge to the coast and visit the Marina Flisvos.

3.5 Hour – BIKE TOUR – Coastline of Athens
Actual Tour Times: 15 & 19 March ’22, 10:00-13:30 / 10:30-14:00 / 11:30-15:00 / 12:00-15:30
Please Note: allow 30mins before tour start time to arrive at meeting point
Minimum Participants per tour: 6
Maximum Participants per tour: 12
Own way to /from start & end meeting point: 14 Arionos Street, Athens
Please Note: traffic in Athens is difficult so, need to bike well & comfortable riding a bike in a busy city. Participants under 1.5m height to inform at time of request for correct bike to be provided.                            
Cost per tour / per person: 30.00€
Inclusive in tour cost per person: 24% vat, tour leader, cortina bicycle, water, coffee.
Advise at time of request preferred language of tour leader: English, Dutch, German
Please Note: tour leader is not a licensed tour guide, to comply with Greek law the tour leader will provide commentary & basic information. Only licensed guides guide inside. monuments, museums.

Visit the less well-known places that you normally wouldn’t come across as a tourist. In three hours, you get to discover a whole range of new things. Cycle along a beautiful and safe route that passes by the most noteworthy points in the city. Pass through the charming districts of Psiri, Plaka, and Monastiraki, among others, visit the central market, stops to take photos of the most important highlights of Athens. Ride past the Acropolis, Olympic Stadium and through the National Gardens.

3 Hour – BIKE TOUR – Highlights of Athens
Actual Tour Times: 15 & 19 March ’22, 10:00-13:00/11:00-14:00/12:00-15:00/13:00-16:00/ 14:00-17:00
Please Note: allow 30mins before tour start time to arrive at meeting point
Minimum Participants per tour: 6
Maximum Participants per tour: 12
Own way to /from start & end meeting point: 14 Arionos Street, Athens
Please Note: traffic in Athens is difficult so, need to bike well & comfortable riding a bike in a busy city. Participants under 1.5m height to inform at time of booking for correct bike to be provided.
Cost per tour / per person: 30.00€
Inclusive in tour cost per person: 24% vat, tour leader, water, cortina bicycle (e-bike option) tasty surprise en route.
Cost per person including transfers to/from meeting point: provided upon request
Advise at time of request preferred language of tour leader: English, Dutch, German.
Please Note: tour leader is not a licensed tour guide, to comply with Greek law the tour leader will provide commentary & basic. information. Only licensed guides guide inside monuments, museums.

Athens by bike, visit city highlights such as the Temple of Zeus, Parliament House, Acropolis, the ancient Olympic stadium, also see unknown places and neighbourhoods of Athens and visit authentic mezedepolia where you will not easily find tourists! A mezedepolio is a restaurant where small dishes are served often in combination with a glass of ouzo or raki. Mezedes are the Greek tapas and an important part of Greek cuisine, sharing these delicious dishes is a fun way to share a meal.

3 Hour – RIDE & BITE Bike Tour
Actual Tour Times: 15 & 19 March ’22, 10:00-13:00/11:00-14:00/12:00-15:00/13:00-16:00/ 14:00-17:00
Please Note: allow 30mins before tour start time to arrive at meeting point
Minimum Participants per tour: 6
Maximum Participants per tour: 12
Own way to /from start & end meeting point: 14 Arionos Street, Athens
Please Note: traffic in Athens is difficult so, need to bike well & comfortable riding a bike in a busy city. Participants under 1.5m height to inform at time of booking for correct bike to be provided.
Cost per tour / per person: 45.00€
Inclusive in tour cost per person: 24% vat – tour leader- water – cortina bike – 3 meze stops.
Cost per person including transfers to/from meeting point: provided upon request.
Advise at time of request preferred language of tour leader: English, Dutch, German.
Please Note: tour leader is not a licensed tour guide, to comply with Greek law the tour leader will provide commentary & basic information. Only licensed guides guide inside monuments, museums.

Athens is famous for its incredible past, together with an English speaking official guide will cycle at a relaxed pace through the historical center of Athens. You will hear the mythical stories about the Greek gods and will visit the ancient Agora of Athens. Continue through Plaka, along the Roman Agora, the library of Hadrianus and the beautiful neighborhood of Anafiotika.

3 Hour – BIKE TOUR Along The ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES
Actual Tour Times: 15 & 19 March ’22: 10:00-13:00 / 11:00-14:00 / 12:00-15:00 / 13:00-16:00
Please Note: allow 30mins before tour start time to arrive at meeting point.
ANCIENT AGORA – open hours 1 November – 31 March, Monday – Sunday: 08:00-17:00 – Last entry 16:30
Minimum Participants per tour: 6
Maximum Participants per tour: 12
Own way to /from start & end meeting point: 14 Arionos Street, Athens
Please Note: traffic in Athens is difficult so, need to bike well & comfortable riding a bike in a busy city. Participants under 1.5m height to inform at time of booking for correct bike to be provided.
Cost per tour / per person: 65.00€
Inclusive in tour cost per person: 24% vat – English speaking certified guide – water – cortina bike – entry ticket to Ancient Agora archaeological site.
Cost per person including transfers to/from meeting point: provided upon request.

10 hour Day Trip – DELFI & Monastery of OSIOS LUCAS
DELFI was considered the center of the world the place where heaven and earth met. The centre of worship for the God Apollo, the site of the Delphic Oracle with the Priestess known as ‘The Pythia’. The Oracle exerted considerable influence throughout the Greek world and was consulted before all major undertakings: wars, founding of colonies, etc.
The Monastery of OSIOS LUCAS is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, founded in the early 10th century by the hermit St. Lucas whose relics are kept in the monastery to this day.

10 hour Day TripARGOLIS – Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Nafplion, Ancient Epidaurus
CORINTH CANAL connects the Aegean & Ionian Seas providing a Maritime short cut between the Corinth & Saronic gulfs construction began in 1882 by the French & completed by the Greeks in the year of 1893.
MYCENAE the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon who dominated the Aegean Sea after the destruction of the Minoan Empire.
NAFPLION first capital of modern Greece from 1829 to 1834 and the most Ancient city in Greece, according to myth it was founded by Theseas who first conceived the idea of organized cities where people could live together.
ANCIENT EPIDAURUS see the Ancient Theatre renowned for its incredible beauty & symmetry, theatre acoustics without amplification, see the Sanctuary of Asklepieion the most celebrated healing centre of the Classical world.

Upon your request

  • We will provide you with details for the above destination day trips or other destination you may prefer
  • We will provide you with costs for the above destination day trips or other destination you may prefer
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Want to get a good run during WoCoVA? We can imagine!

Please find some running routes in Athens here:
https://theculturetrip.com/europe/greece/articles/the-best-running-routes-in-athens