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Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Tour: From Athens

1. Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Tour: From Athens

The tour begins with a breathtaking drive along the scenic coastal road. During this relaxing ride you’ll enjoy splendid views of the Saronic Gulf while passing through some of Athen's most beautiful suburbs; Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza. Arrive at Cape Sounion, a historic and beautiful area of Greece. The steep cliffs offer a breathtaking, panoramic view, and on a clear day you can look out to some of Greece's beautiful isles. In addition to the views, look forward to visiting the 5th-century B.C. Temple of Poseidon. God of the Sea, Poseidon was second only to Zeus in Greek mythology. Made of white marble, the columns still stand today as a reminder of the Athenian Empire. The trip will conclude with a relaxing drive back to Athens after having experienced the sights and architecture of ancient Greece.

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Athens: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

2. Athens: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

Following pickup from your hotel, the airport, or the port by private vehicle, travel to the famous heart of Athens, the Acropolis. While there, observe the city’s rich history documented in every piece of marble gracing the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and Propylaea. From the rocky heights, view the new Acropolis Museum, an architectural jewel that hosts a rich variety of treasures. From there, head toward the city center to Syntagma Square, the Greek Parliament, and the impressive Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the heart of the modern Greek Republic. Following that, enter the most cosmopolitan quarter with its elegant shops and countless dining options. You'll then take the road to the Panathenaic Stadium, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games on their revival in 1896. Nearby, enjoy the cool shade of the National Gardens and view Zappeion Megaro Hall, one of the city's most important and impressive neoclassical buildings. Your route will pass by the picturesque Plaka area for you to enjoy the famous view from the Lycabettus Hill. There, savor the sight of Athens laid out before you, illuminated and noble. Your next stop is at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cutural Center before your tour concludes in the suburb of Glyfada. Finally, you'll be returned to your hotel or the port.

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Cape Sounion with Guided Tour in the Temple of Poseidon

3. Cape Sounion with Guided Tour in the Temple of Poseidon

Afternoon Tour Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and countless coves, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour Cape Sounion is, the Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea. Standing atop sheer cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, the marble temple has served as a landmark for sailors from ancient times until today. The "Sanctuary of Sounion" is first mentioned in the Odyssey, as the place where Menelaus stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides. Construction on the grand Temple of Poseidon began around 500 BC but was never completed; the temple and all the votive offerings were destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC. The Temple of Poseidon that now stands at Sounio was built in 444 BC atop the older temple ruins. After the guided tour of the Temple we return to Athens approximately at 7pm.

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Athens: City Highlights Private Tour with Temple of Poseidon

4. Athens: City Highlights Private Tour with Temple of Poseidon

Discover the highlights of Athens on this family-friendly tour as you see sights like the acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, Prime Minister’s residence, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Journey through the Greek Riviera on the way to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Be picked up from you accommodation in Athens or Pireas in an air-conditioned Mercedes and head to the Acropolis. See the Parthenon that was dedicated to the goddess Athena at Parthenos and the entrance to the sacred area at Propylea. View the columns of the 420 BC temple of Athena and Nike. Stroll pass the Erechtheion with its maidens statues, the Roman theater of Odeon of Herodus Atticus, and an ancient Greek Theatre of Dionysus. Step into Greek mythology as you see the Hill of Ares where the god Ares is said to have had a trial. Visit the Temple of Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Drive by the Prime Minister’s residence at Maximou Mansion which was the former royal palace. Continue past the House of Parliament and stop at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to watch the changing of the guard. Head up to the highest point of in Athens at Lycabettus Hill to capture pictures of panoramic city views. Get out of the city on a scenic coastal road through the Greek Riviera. Travel through some of Athens’ suburbs and resort areas like Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Lagonisi on your way to the stunning coastal temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Have the option to stop to purchase lunch or have a coffee break on the waterfront. Return to your accommodation in Athens.

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Athens: Athens Airport to Glyfada Private Transfer

5. Athens: Athens Airport to Glyfada Private Transfer

Meet your private English-speaking driver in the arrivals hall or at an agreed meeting point at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Your driver will track your flight so that no matter whether your flight arrives early, late, or on-time, they will be there to greet you on arrival. After the meet and greet, receive assistance with your luggage and hop into the vehicle.  Then, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you take this convenient private transfer to your desired destination in Glyfada. Make use of the WiFi in the vehicle so you can stay connected with family and friends during your stay. Finally, get dropped off at your accommodation, having avoided any stress and hassle, ready to start your trip.

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From Glyfada: Transfer to Athens International Airport

6. From Glyfada: Transfer to Athens International Airport

Travel with comfort and safety in a licensed and insured vehicle, as per Greek Legislation. All chauffeurs are English-speaking, professional, and licensed by the Greek State. Your chauffeur will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or at another location of your choosing in the Glyfada city center. They will welcome you and escort you to a Mercedes luxury vehicle for your private transfer to the Athens International Airport. When you book your private transfer, remember to include your hotel details or your pickup address. Relax knowing that there is a 24/7 customer service line to support you.

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What people are saying about Glyfada

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 431 reviews

This tour was lovely. While yes it takes an hour drive there, only an hour at the site and then another hour drive back. It was honestly perfect for our little group after spending the day in Athens. I highly recommend this tour. Stress free.

Anastasia was superb - a fantastic tour that is perfect for families and adults alike. George our youngest was thoroughly entertained and I’d recommend to everyone.

Our guide was Awesome. I truly enjoyed the ride as well along the cost.

One of the best tour activities while in Athens! Fully recommended.

We enjoyed this trip. Very informative and interesting.