Perfect Christmas Gift

What’s Included

Direct flights to Athens from Edinburgh

Choice of departure dates

Romantic destination

No credit card fees

Only pay deposit now – pay rest later

The birthplace of Western civilisation and democracy, Athens is an ancient city that will enthral history buffs.

It also has enough delicious food, treasure filled markets and buzzing bars to keep everyone else happy.

Whether your preference is clambering through the temples of the ancient Agora or gazing at the Acropolis view from a rooftop bar, Greece’s capital has enough treats to entice all tastes.

This Big Deal takes you there for three nights with direct flights from Edinburgh.

Athens break

This Big Deal is for an Athens holiday with three nights accommodation in a central hotel and return flights from Edinburgh.

The flights leave Edinburgh International Airport on the following dates:

4th, 11th December 2019

15th, 22nd, 29th January 2020

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February

4th, 11th March

Flights leave Edinburgh at 07:20 and arrive at 13:25. Return flights leave Athens at 20:55 and arrive in Edinburgh at 23:20.

Flight times may change and will be confirmed at time of booking.

Four star accommodation

The deal includes three night’s accommodation in the four star ibis Styles Athens Routes Hotel in central Athens.

Bedrooms at the hotel have a seating area, flat screen TV, ensuite bathrooms with a hairdryer and shower, air conditioner and a desk. The hotel itself has free WiFi throughout and a 24 hour front desk.

The hotel is within a 30 minute walk of the city’s most famous sights like the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora of Athens and Filopappou Hill.

Explore Athens

Not only is Athens the birthplace of Western civilisation, it’s also a great place to shop for souvenirs and sip ouzo while watching the sunset, so you’ll never be bored. With this Big Deal you’ll have a chance to explore the city’s historic squares, cobblestoned streets and lively markets.

Athens is packed with fascinating ancient landmarks, with the highlight being the Acropolis, a 2500 year old citadel and site of the Parthenon, the Erechtheion and the Theatre of Dionysus. Syntagma Square, at the centre of the city, is home to the Old Royal Palace and a great place to people watch.

For shopping, your first port of call should be the rustic Plaka neighbourhood for ceramics, rugs, crafts, antiques and jewellery. Next, check out the upmarket designer district of Kolonaki and the bustling 19th century Central Market.

For a swanky start to an evening out, head for a cocktail at the top floor of A Is For Athens which has excellent terrace views of the Acropolis lit up at night.

Brand new hotel

Opened in July 2019, ibis Styles Athens Routes Hotel is brand new and ultra modern. It has already received a number of rave reviews on TripAdvisor, with an average rating of five stars from 16 reviews. Here’s what some recent guests had to say (reviews edited for length):

‘Spent a week at this place and it was sensational. Location wise it was a five minute walk to the train station, with numerous eateries and supermarkets nearby. The hotel itself was sensational. The rooms were spacious and had all the amenities with a room safe and mini fridge stocked with two waters daily. The staff made the hotel rating from 5/5 to 6/5. They were extremely attentive, polite and nothing was too much trouble. I fortunately encountered the GM and made an effort to congratulate him for the hotel and the fine staff he had. Definitely worth coming back to Athens to stay at this hotel.’

‘This hotel opened in August 2019 and everything is brand new. The design is modern, welcoming and makes you feel comfortable. Check-in and stay were very good. Breakfast choice is perfect for a hotel of this category. Very friendly staff and nice rooms. Location is good. A 10 minutes walk to the centre. I definitely recommend this hotel.’

Gift idea

This Big Deal for a three night trip to Athens is the perfect pre or post Christmas treat.

With flights and accommodation (in a brand new hotel) taken care of, all you’d need to concern yourself with is how best to explore the fascinating city.

This deal would also make a fantastic gift.

Important Information

The Big Deal is for return flights to Athens from Edinburgh, cabin baggage allowance and 3 nights room only accommodation in a standard double or twin room in 4* Ibis Style Athens Route.

Valid for travel on the following dates: 
4th, 11th Dec 19;
15th, 22nd, 29th Jan 20;
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Feb;
4th, 11th Mar.

Price is per person, based on 2 sharing.

Flights are direct. Outbound flights will depart Edinburgh at 07:20, arriving into Athens International at 13:25. Inbound flights depart 20:55, arriving 23:20.

Flight timings are subject to change as per airlines policy.

Departures from other airports may also be available. Please enquire directly.

Availability and prices may change until booking is confirmed. We encourage you to make your booking immediately in order to secure dates and prices.

Upgrades available at additional cost, prices as at time of booking.

Due to availability, alternative flight carriers may be booked. Other airports and dates may be available subject to extra surcharge. Please enquire by calling directly.

Purchase is for deposit only. The outstanding balance must be paid to myholidaysnow.co.uk upon booking. All booking details are displayed on your email, received upon purchase.

No credit card charges will be applied.

Single supplement applies – please discuss prior to booking.

No children. Minimum age is 18.

A city tax of 3€ per person per night is payable directly to the hotel.

Hotel check-in from 2pm-midnight; check-out by noon.

Guests should note that the room(s) is not refundable and any amendments such as names, dates and length of stay will not be accepted.

Included baggage:
1x cabin bag, weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, plus 1 small bag up to 35 × 20 × 20 cm may be carried per passenger.

Transfers – travellers to arrange own transfers to city centre & hotel. Travel information can be found here.

Alternatively, shuttle transfers (coach) to city (£15 per person each way) or private car transfers (£48 one way for 1-3 passengers) can be arranged directly.

Europeans/British citizens can travel with a valid national identity/Passport. Non-EU citizens require valid passport & visa to travel.

It is essential that you read the Air Travellers Terms & Conditions prior to purchasing your deal.

Your travel booking is with myholidaysnow.co.uk and financially protected under ATOL licence T7564. 5pm cannot facilitate any refunds once the booking is made with myholidaysnow.co.uk, or after the initial 14 day cooling off period, from date of purchase of deal.

Images used for illustrative purposes only.

Subject to availability and allocation. The beginning and end of the validity period is often busiest. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please refer to our Ts&Cs for full information.

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