Etihad is celebrating an awesome anniversary by giving travel agents the chance to win a journey to the Greek capital and discover precisely why Athens never goes out of fashion.

Etihad has turned 15, but instead of putting its hand up for presents, the Abu Dhabi-based airline is giving out the gifts, and guess what… Greece is on the list!

To mark the milestone Etihad is promising travel agents the chance to win one of  15 amazing Etihad Airways return ticket prizes to your choice of a destination around Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The grand prize is 2 Business tickets to Abu Dhabi and two nights luxury accommodation! The lucky winner can explore the airline’s home turf and experience the Arabian hospitality that sits at the heart of everything staff do on the ground and in the sky.

If you are unsure of how best to celebrate in these cities, we have uncovered some unique ways to party it up in destinations around the world. Check out our favourite ways to make the most of ATHENS!

 

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GET READY TO BE AMAZED IN ATHENS

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The capital of Greece is considered to be the cradle of western civilisation – there’s been a settlement on the spot for something like 3000 years – but this ancient address isn’t all about ruins and relics, holidaymakers are offered equal measures of history and hedonism.

In between doing big-ticket items like the Acropolis, Agora and National Archaeology Museum, travellers can recharge on  Attica Peninsula’s beautiful beaches or see in the wee-small hours at a busy bar.

And if Athens becomes ho-hum, jump on a flight or ferry to the Greek Islands with Mykonos and Santorini forever favourites and Corfu, Cephalonia and Crete newly fashionable.

 

TEMPTED? YOU BET!

If eclectic Athens sounds like your cup of tea then Etihad is the airline for you with the carrier, which moved 18.6 million passengers to 91 destinations on six continents in 2017, scheduling direct daily services between Abu Dhabi and the Greek capital.

And there’s never been a better time to book a seat on an Etihad aircraft with the company evolving to offer customers more choice than ever on the way they move between the spots they’re set on seeing.

The airline is empowering its passengers by asking those flying in every cabin category to select options that suit their individual preferences because, after 15 years in the business, it understands the desire to personalise the travel experience.

So how would you choose to celebrate Etihad’s mega milestone should you find yourself in animated Athens?

 

ASCEND TO THE ACROPOLIS

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It would be a crime to miss the Acropolis so dig out the walking shoes and hike up to the iconic landmark sitting high above the concrete jungle that’s home to ruins built when the spot was experiencing its BC boom.

When it’s time to shelter from the summer sun – the temperature hovers around 35C during the warmest months – tour the Acropolis Museum before enjoying some fancy nosh in the second-floor restaurant while gazing at the Parthenon Temple crowning the complex.

 

PROMENADE AROUND THE PLAKA

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The Plaka is Athens oldest and most famous neighbourhood with laneways sitting in the shadows of the Parthenon promising everything from Byzantine chapels to carpet bazaars.

Take in ruins dotted around the Roman Agora, stroll Tripodon Street which hasn’t changed much in centuries, detour to Syntagma Square and watch the hourly guard-changing ceremony, then find an alfresco table at a quiet café to linger over local delicacies like dolmades and taramasalata.

 

SURVEY THE STREET ART

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A vibrant street-art scene has emerged since Athens endured tough financial times a few years back with Metarxourgeio, Psyri, Gazi – the new nightlife district – and Exarcheia suburbs to spy supersized murals.

Sign up to do a street-art tour and learn about the world-famous artists descending on the capital to paint or amble unaccompanied and settle in a cafe to sip Greek coffee when cobbled laneways start fatiguing feet.

 

ARE YOU READY TO ADVENTURE AROUND ATHENS?

Or perhaps you’d like to jet off to Cairo, Munich or London? Etihad wants YOU to join the global party for their 15-year celebrations.

You could win one of 15 amazing Etihad Airways return ticket prizes to your choice of 15 different destinations including a grand prize of 2 Business tickets to Abu Dhabi and two nights luxury accommodation.

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You don’t need to blow out any birthday candles to have your travel wishes come true. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning a return flight to your choice of destination is…

1) MAKE AND TICKET A NEW ETIHAD BOOKING BETWEEN 7 – 28 NOVEMBER 2018

2) FILL OUT THE INCENTIVE ENTRY FORM HERE INCLUDING YOUR TICKET NUMBER

Plus you can enter multiple times – so the more you sell, the more chances to win!

 

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HURRY! Competition ends 28 November 2018.

 

How would you celebrate in Greece?