Are you ready to experience one of Europe’s fiercest Derbies?
The Derby of the eternal rivals is a football local derby in the Athens, capital and the most important city in Greece. It is a match between the most successful clubs of Greece, Olympiacos and Panathinaikos. The rivalry between them and their fans is intense, thus this derby has always been a classic for the Greek capital, as well as the whole of Greece, the most prestigious in the country!
The derby is traditionally included among the world’s top 10 greatest football derbies by the international media, American network CNN has ranked the Olympiacos – Panathinaikos derby among the ten greatest football rivalries of all-time. In October 2014, BBC named the Olympiacos – Panathinaikos derby as “Europe’s maddest derby“ and in September 2019, Daily Mirror ranked the derby of the eternal enemies as the fifth most important derby in the world.
Both clubs compete with each other for the title of the most successful football club in the country, as well as the greatest Greek sports club overall. Their football departments have always been the most attractive among their fans and they have a long-standing antagonism since they first met in the fields, but the rivalry also extends into other team sports such as basketball!
Domestically, Olympiacos is the most successful football club in Greece, having won a record 79 major official titles compared to Panathinaikos’ 44 titles and also being the most successful in their head-to-head fixtures. On the other hand, Panathinaikos boast of their better performance in European competitions (no Greek team has ever won a European title).
Together with our local host Nikos, born and raised in Athens, we will go learn the Greek way of watching football and the culture around it.
In this trip, we will have the most amazing, local and authentic experience in Athens. A combination of perfectly located accommodation, city tour thought the main sites, stadium tour and of course, the intense Derby! Get ready to immense yourself into Greece’s football culture!
Welcome to Athens!
One of the most important cities in the world, the birthplace of philosophy, democracy and western civilization, the capital of Greece is just amazing. Home of the two giants: Panathinaikos and Olympiakos, you will experience like a local the "Mothers of all Battles".
After arriving and getting picked up in the airport, we will go directly to one of the stadium tours, to get to know better the club's history and start warming up for the upcoming match.
At night, we will book a table in a traditional restaurant, with amazing Greek food and beers! Our local host will be able to tell you the best stories of the Derby and football in the country!
Today is definitely what everybody is waiting for!
We will begin with a city tour through the main sites of Athens, where the local host will combine with stories related to football and the most important clubs of the country. There is a lot to know about it!
Then, we are going to eat in a local restaurant and start our pre-match experience. After that, we will walk towards the stadium, meeting fans in the way and drinking traditional beer! Get to know the real and local supporters!
At the match, get ready for 90 minutes of intense football and party in the stands! A lot. of pyros, flares and flags are expected to come from the fans!
Unfortunately, it is time to go back home!
We will pack our stuff in the hotel, check-out and go to the airport to get our flights back home. The ones who are staying longer, a nice end of the trip!