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Planet Holidays taps into BBC2’s Ancient Invisible Cities

Michael Scott’s series ‘Ancient Invisible Cities’ which aired on BBC2, revealed the historical secrets of Athens through 3D-scanning technology telling the story of this remarkable city.

Harry Kyrillou of Planet Holidays said: “This amazing European capital attracts millions of visitors each year, year-round. From those that arrive here en route to a favourite island or mainland resort by the sea, to those that visit the city for short breaks to enjoy the history and cultural sights. What makes Athens particularly exciting is its combination of ancient and modern. A must see in Athens is the Acropolis and an accompanying visit to Acropolis Museum, voted sixth in 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards for the World’s Top Museums. But there is more; from theatre, to music concerts, art galleries, markets, shopping, restaurants and bars.”

With a new 2019 brochure out and a bigger section on Greece, the operator is offering short city breaks to Athens, making the city a part of its island-hopping itineraries for summer escapes in 2019 and offering the option to bolt on a few nights in the city before or after a holiday to any of the mainland and island resorts it offers.

The operator has a wide range of hotel options to choose from. These include the family-owned three-star Philippos Hotel, located next door to the Acropolis Museum, to the newly introduced five-star Electra Palace, four-star Electra Athens and five-star Electra Metropolis, alongside popular options such as St George Lycabettus with its rooftop swimming pool and views to the Acropolis. Prices for a three-night break in November start from £599 per person with flights and accommodation at the five-star St George Lycabettus Boutique Hotel on bed-and-breakfast.

Go to www.planet-holidays.co.uk or call 01438-841270 for more details.




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