This week's deal comes from Intrepid Vacations (tel. 800/505-5497; is air-inclusive, and puts you in Athens for five nights at the Acropolis Select Hotel.

You'll stay for five nights at the tourist-class, three-star Acropolis Select Hotel, a modern, recently renovated property that's close to attractions that include the ancient site of the Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum and the Plaka District -- known for its leather goods, among other things. You're also close to the metro for anything else you want to see while you are in Greece's capital. The rooms are all nonsmoking with individual climate control, and the hotel itself has a bar and a restaurant.

Why is this a deal? If you booked a late November flight from Boston to Athens it would cost you $1,017 per person. The standard double room at the Acropolis Select would cost you about 240Â? altogether ($311), or $155.50 per person. If reserved separately, the hotel and airfare would come to $1.172.50. The hotel and airfare would The value of the welcome dinner is $55 per person, the city tour would cost you $97 per person and round trip transfers would cost $84 round trip per person -- altogether this would cost $236 per person. If you were to reserve all of these components independently, it would cost you $1,408.50 per person. Booking the package with Intrepid Travel saves you $170.50 per person.

If you're worried about traveling to Athens in January and February, the average temperatures are in the low 50s -- pretty mild in comparison to much of Europe and North America.

Trip Type: Air-inclusive, independent

What the Quoted Price Gets You: Round trip airfare between New York City-JFK or Boston to Athens, Greece, via Swiss Airlines; five nights of accommodations at Acropolis Select Hotel; welcome dinner in Athens; city tour including the Acropolis Museum; airline fuel surcharges; government taxes and fees; hotel taxes and fees; round-trip transfers.

What Else You Will Have to Pay: Breakfast is not included

Book By: Intrepid Vacations does not have a deadline per se for these packages but requires you to book 30 days in advance.

When: November 13, 20; December 11, 2012; February 19, March 19, March 26, 2013.

Single Supplement: $350

Other Departures: Departures from other gates are available upon request; inquire upon booking.

Other Information: You may add on a full Day Delphi tour for $ 64 per person; Argolis for $73 per person, or a one-day-cruise with lunch and transportation for $106 per person.