DreamBreak: Athens, Greece

DreamBreak: Athens, Greece



19 Oct 14:00 - 21 Oct 12:00 - Athens
St. George Lycabettus Lifestyle Hotel

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About Your Trip

Escape the everyday with a well-deserved weekend in Athens, Greece. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, our new DreamBreak travel option offers you a fresh way to experience your DreamTrips™ Membership, starting with a 2-night stay at a lifestyle hotel and an afternoon tour of local food markets — delicious samples included. With some expert help from a city insider, the rest is up to you! This DreamBreak does not include an In-destination Support team member so you can create your own adventures, your way.

With more than 4,000 years of monumental history under its belt, Athens is a city with a heritage few can match. Millions of visitors are drawn yearly to its ancient architecture, commanding artifacts and fascinating mythology.



You can plan the best use of your free time with the help of a city insider during breakfast on Day 2. Get tips and tricks and learn more about your upcoming “Taste of Athens” tour where you’ll savor traditional flavors and discover new ones!

No trip to the "City of Gods" is complete without a special outing devoted to its culinary culture. Join a guided walking food tour on Day 2 — this half-day outing lets you visit some of the best markets and sample classic fare. Begin at a local hangout with a cup of rich Greek coffee, then transfer to the central market of Varvakios, home of wall-to-wall stalls of the vegetables, fruit and meat that are central to a Mediterranean diet. Sample local olive oil, olives, cheeses and rusks. At an out-of-the-way family-run shop, try nuts, figs, olives and dates. The regional treats of a traditional meze platter as well as an aperitif of ouzo or raki are waiting at your next stop. Round out your excursion with something for your sweet tooth — loukoumades.

Your “Taste of Athens” tour ends at Monastirak square in the city center, leaving you in the perfect spot to explore at your own pace. Don’t miss your chance to shop at the Monastirak flea market, see Hadrian’s Library or get refreshed with a drink at any taverna. Or, you could venture to 5th-century Acropolis, the Parthenon or the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. With plenty of time to explore, the choice is up to you!

While at the hotel, use your 20% discount on paid spa services to treat yourself to a relaxing or rejuvenating treatment. (Please note: You must book your spa services at least 10 days prior to travel. Contact the hotel at 210 7416000 to book directly.)

What we love:

• Purported to have health benefits, the Mediterranean diet comprises mainly vegetables, fruit, whole grains and many splashes of olive oil.
• Mt. Lycabettus, the highest point in Athens, is located directly across the street from your hotel and offers incomparable views of the city.
• Reminiscent of doughnuts, loukoumades are typically dipped in honey or chocolate, or sprinkled with cinnamon.
• Athens was named after the goddess of wisdom and courage, Athena. It’s the birthplace of Plato and, in the past, children were expected to learn to play the lyre and study the works of Homer.
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What's Included
Your DreamBreak includes 3 days and 2 nights in Athens, Greece, at St George Lycabettus Lifestyle Hotel. During your stay, take advantage of some downtime, and relax at the spa that specializes in body treatment and massage services, or plunge in the hammam — you can use your 20% discount on paid services to really indulge! (Contact the hotel at 210 7416000 to book your spa appointment at least 10 days prior to your trip.) A cool rooftop pool with panoramic views is also waiting for you to dive right in.

Before you step off the property, be sure to get some insider tips from an on-site city expert (see Itinerary for available times). You’ll get info on how to use public transportation, ideas on the best sights to see and more before you head out on your own.

Snack and sip on the classic flavors of Greece on a guided tour through lively open-air markets, churches and more — even a traditional deli where you can chat with the owner! Admire the sights as you walk past several popular squares set in the shadow of the mighty Acropolis. Once the tour ends, treat yourself to more fun with a self-guided excursion, using the best ideas from the city expert, or just wander and discover your favorite local spots on your own. Relics from Athens’ world-shaping era as ancient Greece’s greatest city-state include the Acropolis (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and the extensive collections in the National Archaeological Museum. Energetic nightlife is also a major attraction, as are the cuisine and culture.

No matter what activities you choose to do, be sure to fuel up to start your day — American-style buffet breakfasts are also included at the hotel throughout your entire stay!

Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Athens International Airport (ATH), approximately 21 miles (34 kilometers) away, a drive of about 30 minutes. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.

Hotel Details

St George Lycabettus Lifestyle Hotel is a charming property in the booming Kolonaki district of Athens, the heart of the city. Guests can stroll to nearby art galleries, including the Benaki Museum and the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art or stay in for a revitalizing treatment at the hotel’s Aegeos Spa. You’ll marvel at award-winning views of the Acropolis and Saronic Islands as you enjoy fine dining at the rooftop restaurant.

Hotel features:
• 2 restaurants and 1 bar, plus poolside lounge.
• Rooftop outdoor pool and tanning deck.
• Fitness center and hammam.
• Aegeos Spa.
• Ananea Pilates Studio.
• SG Art Gallery.

Courtyard Atrium Room or Exterior Room accommodations with:
• 1 single bed or 2 twin beds. Extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
• COCO-MAT bed linens and towels.
• Air-conditioning.
• Tea- and coffee-making facilities.
• Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

St George Lycabettus Lifestyle Hotel
2 Kleomenous Street
Athens 106 75, Greece

Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults.

Please note: Beginning January 1, 2018, the Greek Ministry of Tourism will enforce an “Overnight Stay Tax,” a new charge that is applicable to tourists and which must be collected by the hotel upon check-in. This tax is dependent upon the star rating of the hotel and may vary between high and low seasons. This is a government implemented charge beyond the control of WorldVentures™ and Rovia™. Payment of this tax is the sole responsibility of the individual tourist; should the policy change, we will inform you and update this information.

Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of WorldVentures and Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia or WorldVentures.



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