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  1. Greece
  2. Attica
  3. Athens
  4. Cape Sounion

Private Tour of Classical Athens and Cape Sounion

Product ID: 236287
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Experience a private tour of Athens and Cape Sounion, tracing the footsteps of the philosophers, and witness the sunset from the Temple of Poseidon.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Be inspired by the Acropolis with the majestic Parthenon
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Athens from Mount Lycabettus
  • See the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the Royal Guards at Constitution Syntagma Square
  • Be charmed by the serene Athens Riviera and by the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
Full description
Start with meeting your guide via pickup from your hotel in Athens. First drive by Hadrian's Arch, a monumental gateway resembling a Roman triumphal arch. Stop at the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, a colossal temple at the center of Athens. Visit the nearby Acropolis with its famous Parthenon. Next, discover the Olympic Stadium at Kallimarmaro, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. 

Travel to Mount Lycabettus to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Athens. Visit the breathtaking Athens National Archaeological Museum housing some of the most important artefacts from around Greece. After this stop, drive by the neoclassical buildings of the 'architectural trilogy' consisting of the National Library, Athens University, and the Academy of Athens. Pass by Stadiou Street with the remarkable statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis, the General of the War of Independence of 1821.

After discovering some of Athens' main sights, travel along the Athens Riviera, the coastal road that passes the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni ,Voula, and Varkiza towards Cape Sounion. Be captivated by the crowning jewel of the peninsula, the spectacular Temple of Poseidon. Built between 444 and 440 BC, it is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Greece. Enjoy your refreshments at the snack bar overlooking the temple and the sea.

Next, make your way to Kavouri where you will treat your taste buds to delicious Greek delicacies by the Saronic sea, before travelling back to the designated drop-off point in Athens.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private walking tour
  • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan
  • On-board WiFi
  • Handmade candies
  • Refreshment wipes
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (appreciated but not expected)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
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Ancient Greece Tours

Product ID: 236287