School Classics Trips to Athens

Walk in the footsteps of Plato and uncover an ancient world

A fusion of age-old ruins and contemporary flair
From £715pp i

As one of Europe’s oldest cities, with a history spanning 3,400 years, a school classics trip to Athens will open your students’ eyes to a fascinating ancient world. Known as the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of democracy, Athens flourished as the world’s most powerful city in the 5th century BC.

Today, the heritage of the classical era is still widely evident throughout the city in its ancient monuments and artwork. Walk in the footsteps of Plato and discover a city brimming with age-old ruins and contemporary flair.

  • The Acropolis
  • Ancient Corinth

Excursions in Athens

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Popular places to stay in Athens

  • Located at the entrance of Ancient Olympia town
  • 180 metres from the centre
  • Triple, twin and single bed rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balconies offering fabulous views of the area
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Shared lounge and TV area
  • Currency exchange
  • Wi-Fi
  • Enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant
  • Relax with a drink in the bar
  • Chill out and watch TV in the shared lounge
  • Enjoy the spectacular views from the balcony
  • Located right by Tolo beach
  • Triple, twin and single bed rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Restaurant and bar with panoramic views
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant and bar with panoramic views
  • Sun terrace
  • Wellness centre
  • Café
  • Shared lounge and TV area
  • Library
  • Wi-Fi
  • Enjoy spectacular views in the restaurant and bar
  • Soak up the sun on the terrace
  • Make use of the wellness centre
  • Relax with a drink in the cafe
  • Chill out and watch TV in the shared lounge
  • Located in the centre of Athens
  • Quad, triple, twin and single bed rooms
  • Rooftop bar with panoramic views of Athens
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop bar with panoramic views of Athens
  • Sun terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Café/snack bar
  • Library
  • Currency exchange
  • Wi-Fi
  • Go for a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Enjoy a drink on the rooftop bar with spectacular views of Athens
  • Relax on the sun terrace
  • Grab a bite to eat in the restaurant or snack bar
  • Relax with a good book in the library

Additional Information

Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From dedicated Tour Managers to Party Leader Launch Packs, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.

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What our customers say

Fabulous trip, all went smoothly and pupils had a wonderful time

Mr Robert Peal

West London Free School

I was really impressed with the whole package: introduction and care throughout the organisation process. The teams willingness to help meant the trip went absolutely according to plan.

Mrs Mary James

Oundle School

FAQs about this tour

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • What does our insurance cover us for?

    Our insurance providers offer comprehensive cover to our groups for the duration of their tour and is tailored specifically for schools, with specialist insurance policies for individual tour types. As with any insurance cover, it is vital that you read through the terms and conditions and that you declare any relevant information as requested. Please see our Safety and Support page for further information and to see what is covered. For groups opting to take their own insurance, we highly recommend that you read all inclusions and exclusions prior to departure.

  • Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?

    Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.

  • Do you provide risk assessments for the visits you offer?

    You can download our Generic Risk Management Handbook which will help you complete your risk assessment for your school or Local Authority. The aim of the handbook is to provide all tour leaders with supportive suggestions to help raise awareness to risk, suggest control measures to help mitigate the risk and manage risk pro-actively. For further assistance, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.

  • Are all of your coaches audited?

    UK coaches: Yes, all of our UK coach companies are audited by our in-house team. Copies of which can be made available to you.

    Foreign coaches: It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. We request that an audit is completed by the foreign coach company which includes confirmation of the following: they will comply with all national, local and other laws, rules and codes of practice, and that all services contracted shall be performed with all due skill, care and diligence. The vehicle is fully insured for the duration of the tour.

Athens City Tour

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