Athens, Greece

from £109pp

4 days

Athens

Duration: 4 days

Athens is the oldest capital in Europe and the perfect destination for students and history enthusiasts. There is something ancient around almost every corner with fantastic museums that showcase 3000 years of culture in one of the most eventful regions of the world. The Acropolis is a must see for any visitor and the Parthenon on top is an unmissable photo op that also gives stunning views of the surrounding city. 

If history doesn’t excite you, Athens still has plenty to offer. As a traditional bridge between East and West, Greece is a melting pot of cultures resulting in a unique mix different from anywhere else in Europe. The Fashion, cuisine and art of the country is on offer here, with delicious, cheap eats, various galleries and many other hidden gems dotted around the city, waiting to be discovered!

Itinerary

  • You’ll meet with your UniLife trip leaders at your chosen pick up destination and head to the airport to catch your flight!
  • After arriving, we’ll head straight to the accommodation to get you checked in and settled so you can make the most of your first evening in Athens.
  • The morning is always the best time to see the main sights of Athens – take some time to head to the main points of interest or check out a museum – we recommend visiting the Agora before it shuts.
  • We’ll arrange a private walking tour for you and your group to take you through the journey Greece has been on for the last 3000 years, with a local’s perspective.  
  • In the evening, our trip leaders will be happy to arrange an activity or Bar night for you – just ask!
  • You’ll also have another chance to explore the city yourself and visit any sights or attractions that you really want to see. 
  • We recommend Mount Lycabettus if you want the best views in Athens, and you don’t mind a steep walk!
  • Join us in the evening with a special bar crawl, taking you round the coolest bars and best drinking spots in the city!

On your final day, you’ll check out of the hostel and hop on your flight back home, until next time!

What's included?

Return Flights from London Airport

Return Flights from London Airport

EU Airport Transfers (International Only)

EU Airport Transfers (International Only)

Central hostel accommodation

Central hostel accommodation

Bar Crawl

Bar Crawl

Expert advice on what to do

Expert advice on what to do

Trained UniLife Trip Leader

Trained UniLife Trip Leader

All Booking fees included

All Booking fees included

Optional Extras

Optional Extras

  • Day trip to Piraeus
  • Guided Acropolis tour

Frequently Asked Questions

The standard ticket will include a small, under seat bag with maximum dimensions of 40 x 30 x 20 cm. You can purchase an additional cabin bag with maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 23 cm as an add on to your ticket.

Please note, you will only be able to purchase a cabin bag until the deposit deadline date. After this date, you will only be able to purchase additional baggage at the airport.

We reserve the right to issue you a refund for the cost of the cabin bag in the instance the airline has sold out of cabin bag spaces.

The Currency used in your destination is the Euro.

Having some cash is always useful on your trip, but not essential (unless there is city tax required – see & ‘Other Costs in FAQs’). The majority of establishments will accept card payments. Digital Bank cards such as Monzo, Revolut or Starling are particularly useful as they have low charges.

Travel insurance is not included as standard in our ticket costs unless specified in the trip inclusions of your trip page. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip to avoid additional costs in the instance of an accident.

You can purchase travel insurance as an add on during the check out process. We use Endsleigh Insurance to provide insurance. More information can be found here – https://unilifeuk.com/advice/travel-insurance/

City tax is included in your trip ticket.

If you have purchased add-ons, You will be provided the necessary information and your ticket prior to arrival at your destination. If for any reason the activity gets cancelled, or is unable to run, you will receive a full refund of the add-on within 14 days of being notified.

If you are an international student, you may require a visa to travel with us. This is the participants’ responsibility and UniLife will not be held responsible or liable in any way in the instance that participants cannot travel because they do not have the relevant visa required.

We will not provide refunds if participants fail to obtain a visa. Please visit this page to find out more information about visas – https://unilifeuk.com/advice/1060/

We are happy to provide you with a personalised visa letter to support your application. Please e-mail contact@unilifeuk.com to request a visa letter.

We require full passport details at least 4 weeks before the date of departure. You can add your passport details by logging in and following this link . https://unilifeuk.com/passport-details/

We require all passports to have a minimum of 6 months validity from the date of travel. Please check your passport validity before you purchase a ticket. If you do require a new passport, this generally takes 6-8 weeks. However, fast track services are available. Please ensure that you apply for a new passport in a timely manner to prevent any delays or disruption to your travel.

Your rooming preferences are recorded via the passport information section of your account. Please ensure you fill this out as soon as possible. We try our best to accommodate all requests, however are unable to in some cases.

We will always prioritise single-gender rooming requests over other preferences, and will release these to the group shortly prior to departure.

Unfortunately, we can’t provide refunds of the trip deposit. However, If you can no longer attend the trip, it may be possible to sell your ticket to another participant, subject to the Airline or Ferry name change fees. Generally, this is £50 each way (£100 total for a return flight).

You can do this by contacting support@unilifeuk.com with your name, the trip you are travelling on, and full name, e-mail and phone number of the person taking your ticket. If you are struggling to find someone, we would suggest asking your committee first.

Trip highlights

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Temple of Olympian Zeus

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The Acropolis

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National Archeological Museum

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