Discover Athens Sarah Ward
The IMTJ Medical Travel Summit takes place on May 21st – 24th, 2018 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Athens, Greece.
Athens City Tour
Included in the price of your 3 day IMTJ Privilege Pass is an optional Tour of Athens. Organised by our travel partner, Argo Travel, the tour of Athens, including the Acropolis, will take place on Thursday 24th May from 2pm – 5pm. You will be collected from the reception of the Wyndham Grand and taken to see the sights.
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see:
The Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).
Continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon.
When booking your Privilege Pass, on check out, simply check the box to indicate that you would like to participate in the Athens City Tour.
The capital of Greece and one of the oldest cities in the world, Athens is a fascinating destination where ancient landmarks jostle with bustling neighbourhoods.
Located in the Prefecture of Attica, Athens is the oldest city in Europe. The ancient sites are conveniently located within walking distance of Syntagma Square – the heart of the city and business and political district. Athens is home to many private hospitals and clinics with state of the art equipment offering procedures at competitive prices. Some clinics offer packages with prices depending on the time of year and definite savings can be made.
Many doctors in Greece have been trained in the UK or US and are board certified by EU official bodies so medical tourists can take advantage of the surgery from internationally accredited healthcare professionals then enjoy a recuperative break in beautiful surroundings. The port of Piraeus, next to Athens, is the busiest port in Greece and from here visitors can connect with daily services to islands such as Rhodes, Corfu and Crete.
Before or after treatment medical tourists can visit the famous Acropolis, probably the single most important monument in the Western world, and the Parthenon; the monument which epitomises the glory of Greece, which is built almost entirely from marble. During your visit you can also sample some typical Greek cuisine such as Tzatziki, Souvlaki or Moussaka washed down with a glass of Ouzo in one of the atmospheric restaurants with fabulous views of the Parthenon, or take a wander around the winding streets of Plaka and shop in trendy boutiques in Kolonaki Square.
THIS IS ATHENS
A unique combination of the old and the new, set up against a spectacular Mediterranean landscape; a world famous past; an exciting present: Ancient and brand new at the same time, Athens inspires and seduces its visitors, leaving its mark in their hearts and minds.
A city where hospitality, setting and character are guaranteed to take your breath away.
Stroll along the cobblestone, pedestrian-only path that encircles Europe’s largest Archaeological Park for a close up view of some of the world’s most significant ancient treasures including the Acropolis, Theatre of Dionysus and Herodeus Atticus.
Delight your palate by indulging in the bouquet of dining options that make up the Athenian restaurant scene renaissance.
Innovation and achievement have ushered in a new era for the city, its citizens and its visitors. Mega-infrastructure improvements have made Athens a city that is easy to navigate.
Take the fast, clean and safe metro to discover the myriad of Athenian neighborhoods.
Sea farers, catch the new tram for a walk or a swim along the boardwalks and beaches of Palio Faliro, Alimo and Glyfada.
An award winning airport (Athens International Airport) that since its opening in 2001 has seen an annual growth of 7%, currently serving 80 international destinations.