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Ultimate Athens Itinerary

DAY 1

Departure to Greece

Dress: Casual

Please refer to your flight confirmation in the packet you have received. Please note that if you are on a group flight you may check in 24 hours prior to departure.

MARCH 19, 2019

DAY 2

καλως ηρθες στην ΕΛΛΑΔΑ!
Welcome to Greece!”

Arrive in Athens, Greece

Upon arrival, please proceed to the baggage claim where you will be met by uniformed attendants with Howard Hanna signage. These greeters will lead you to the proper baggage carousel to gather your luggage. After you have gathered your belongings, they will lead you to your assigned motor coach and you will depart for the hotel.

Your reservation is confirmed at:

Hotel Grande Bretagne

Athens, Greece

Hotel Check-In

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

(Rooms guaranteed by 3:00 PM)

Please proceed to the Howard Hanna designated

check-in desk.

Time at Leisure

Should you still have some energy left from your over- night flight, please start to explore the beautiful city of Barcelona. Should you be looking for something specific please visit the very helpful knowledge people at the concierge desk for their help.

Hotel Grande Bretagne

1 Vasileos Georgiou A

Syntagma Square str, Athina 105 64, Greece

+30 21 0333 0000

Welcome Reception

Dress: Cocktail Attire

Time: 6:30 PM departure from hotel lobby

This is a walking event.

Transportation can be arranged upon request.

Please join us this evening as the Hanna’s welcome you to Greece with a cocktail and dinner reception. This reception will take place at the El Principal, a beautiful terrace restaurant in Barcelona city center. This charming restaurant specializes in Catalonian and Mediterranean market-fresh cuisine with a contemporary touch

Location: El Principal Restaurant

MARCH 10, 2019

DAY 3

Private Breakfast

7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Enjoy a full private Howard Hanna only breakfast buffet at the hotel. There will be a wide variety breakfast delicacies, served on the first floor. You can stop by the Hanna Hospitality desk from 8:00-11:00 a.m. for tour, activity or restaurant suggestions.

Acropolis Walking Tour

Dress: Casual & Comfortable

Tour will depart from the lobby at 10:00 AM

Estimated return: 2:00 PM

Depart mid-morning for a walking tour of the iconic Acropolis and its museum. Dating back to the fifth century B.C., this site of the magnificent Parthenon honors Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war. The museum features a transparent floor, allowing visitors to view archaeological dig sites beneath the facility, and artwork and artifacts depicting everyday life for ancient Athenians.

After the tour, savor traditional Greek food with a group lunch at Elaía restaurant.

Enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure in Athens. Visit the Hanna Hospitality desk for tour suggestions or restaurant reservations.

Hanna Sponsored Tours:

The Athens Five Senses Tour

Tour will depart from the lobby at 11:00 AM

Estimated return: 3:00 PM

Explore Greek tradition and culture with all five senses! Taste traditional snacks and drinks, such as ouzo, meze, Greek coffee, and cherry sweet. See and visit the famous Monastiraki Flea Market and Plaka. Hear music from the bouzouki and laouto instruments and dance like Zorba the Greek! Use your hands to feel komboloi beads and copper briki. Smell herbal fragrances.

Cooking Experience

Dress: Casual & Comfortable

Tour will depart from the lobby at 11:00 AM

Estimated return: 2:00 PM

In a restored mansion in the center of Athens, prepare and enjoy delicious local recipes under the direction of a professional cook. You will savor traditional appetizers, salads, and dishes prepared with Greek products and served in the unique Athenaeum Kelari dining room.

Athens Ride and Taste

Dress: Casual & Comfortable

Tour will depart from the lobby at 11:00 AM

Estimated return: 2:00 PM

Journey back in time and discover Athens from a different point of view. Cycle at a relaxed pace on quiet streets and narrow paths, stopping at many must-see locations, including Kerameikos, Ancient Agora, Monastiraki Square, the Roman Forum, and Tower of the Winds. After cycling, taste Greek coffee, baklava, orange juice, and ouzo at Melina Café, Old Neighborhood restaurant, and Vrettos Distillery.

Biking distance: 3.6 miles

Walking distance: 2.5 miles

National Archaeological Museum Tour

Dress: Casual & Comfortable

Tour will depart from the lobby at 11:00 AM

Estimated return: 2:00 PM

The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece and one of the greatest of its type in the world. It’s abundant collections, with over 11,000 exhibits, provide a panorama of Greek civilization from prehistory to late antiquity. The prehistoric collection includes works of the great Neolithic, Cycladic, and Mycenaean civilizations from the sixth millennium B.C. to 1050 B.C., and artifacts from the prehistoric settlement at Thera. The museum also features collections of ancient Greek sculptures and metallurgy, and the only Egyptian and Near Eastern antiquities collection in Greece.

Afternoon at Leisure

This afternoon in Athens is at your leisure. Visit the Hanna Hospitality desk for tour suggestions or restaurant reservations.

Evening

This evening, enjoy dinner at Dionysis, named for the Greek god of grape harvest and wine. With a spectacular view of the Acropolis, Dionysis has served exceptional Greek food for over 50 years.

MARCH 11, 2019

DAY 4

Breakfast

7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Enjoy a full private Howard Hanna only breakfast buffet at the hotel. There will be a wide variety breakfast delicacies, served on the first floor.

Day at Leisure

Enjoy day at your leisure. Feel free to stop by the Hanna Hospitality desk from 9:00 a.m-5:00 PM for tour, activity or restaurant suggestions. Please be advised that many tourist places of interest are closed on Mondays.

Evening

Time: 7:30 PM

This is a walking event.

Transportation can be arranged upon request.

Dinner this evening will be seaside at Zorba’s restaurant in the port of Athens. Overlooking the Mediterranean, Zorba’s features not-to-be-missed wine and seafood.

March 12, 2019

DAY 5

Breakfast

7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Enjoy a full private Howard Hanna only breakfast buffet at the hotel. There will be a wide variety of breakfast delicacies, served on the first floor.

Cruise to Hydra

Dress: Casual & Comfortable

Tour will depart from the lobby at 9:00 AM

Estimated return: 5:30 PM

Get an early start with a private breakfast before departing for the port. Board the private boat and embark for Hydra, a picturesque island in the Aegean Sea. Free from automobiles and packed with bars, boats, and cafés, the harbor is perfect for to grab a drink and enjoy the view of the crystal blue water. Pebble beaches can be reached by foot or boat. Lunch will be served on the private boat on the return trip to Athens.

Evening at Leisure

This evening in Athens is at your leisure. Visit the Hanna Hospitality desk for tour suggestions or restaurant reservations.

March 13, 2019

DAY 6

Breakfast

7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Enjoy a full private Howard Hanna only breakfast buffet at the hotel. There will be a wide variety of breakfast delicacies, served on the first floor. Please visit the Hanna Hospitality desk from 8:00-11:00 a.m. for tour, activity or restaurant suggestions.

Day at Leisure

BLACK TIE GALA DINNER

Dress: Black Tie

Transportation will depart from the

hotel lobby at 7:00 PM

This year’s event is the Howard Hanna Black Tie Gala to celebrate your achievements with the Hanna family! This will be a fun-filled night to conclude the Barcelona trip. The dinner will also host as a kickoff for the 2018 season!

Location: Casa de La Llotja

March 14, 2019

DAY 7

αντίο Ελλάδα!
“Goodbye, Greece!”

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