Birmingham (BHX) to Athens (ATH)
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Known as the birthplace of Western civilisation, Athens sits on the shores of the Aegean Sea. From its mythical seven hills to its ancient Port of Piraeus, Athens offers travellers a stunning journey into the classical world. Book your flight to Athens with Blue Air and travel to the land of Socrates and Homer accompanied by a friendly crew who speak your language.
Begin your Athenian adventure at the Theatre of Dionysus. Then climb the hill to the Erechtheion, a remarkably intact temple. After exploring the Temple of Athena Nike and viewing its altar, continue to the Propylaea. Finally, climb the hill to the Parthenon, Athens’ most iconic monument. View sculptures of classical Greek gods and goddesses, metopes, friezes, and massive columns.
Spend a day exploring the area around Syntagma Square. Visit the Hellenic Parliament and watch the changing of the guard. Afterwards, go to the National Archaeological Museum and see the funeral mask of Agamemnon. View prehistoric artefacts, bronze statues including the Artemision Bronze, vases depicting the labours of Hercules.
Browse Plaka’s shops for folk art, paintings, and jewellery. On Sunday, visit the Monastiraki Flea Market where you’ll find everything from designer fashion to local crafts to knick-knacks. For lunch, stop at a taverna and order the