Athens & Sounion tour

EUR 137,00
  • Full day tour
  • Apr.2024-Oct.2024: Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.

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(Constitution square)

Tour program

Departure from Athens: 8:00 am

Return in Athens: 6:30 pm

Highlights: This tour combines the Athens City Tour & Acropolis Museum tour with the Cape Sounion tour and includes lunch.
From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, you'll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive tour. The ParthenonOffering a perfect overview of the modern city, this guided tour will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens. Depart for Panathinaikon Stadium, cradle of the first Olympic Games that took place in 1896. Pass by the Prime’s Ministers residence, Ex Royal Palace, (guarded by colorful Evzones) and Zappeion. Proceed passing by the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schlieman's House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, and finally Acropolis (visit Propylae, the Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens).
Continue with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the Acropolis MuseumThe Archaic Gallery. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of every day life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you.
After a morning full of images continue in a local restaurant under the slopes of Acropolis for lunch.
After lunch depart for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) to cape SounionThe temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon destination. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.

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Comments & ratings about the Athens & Sounion tour:

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Travelled in September, 2021

(Rating: 5/5)

rating of 5 out of 5 Tsitsos

- H. Davies - Washington, USA

Travelled in June, 2019
On time, tour was very educational. Lunch was wonderful!

- C. Maciolek - Colorado, USA

Travelled in May, 2019

(Rating: 5/5)

rating of 5 out of 5 Tsitsos

- P. Lam - Singapore

Travelled in April, 2019

(Rating: 5/5)

rating of 5 out of 5 Tsitsos
We especially enjoyed the Cape Sounion portion of the tour. (It so happened that Cape Sounion was sunny while Athens was being hit with a bad thunderstorm with hail.) Our tour guide was very helpful in negotiating our expedited entry into the Acropolis Museum; the entrance was packed. I think we had arrived about the same time as several schools who were there. We had spent the previous day on and around the Acropolis. That time spent helped us appreciate the museum exhibits.

- J. Hogle - Texas, USA

Travelled in September, 2018

(Rating: 4/5)

rating of 4 out of 5 Tsitsos
We enjoyed it very much. The crowds were bad but that was to be expected and in no way your fault. The guide was very good and so kind.

- L. Palmer - Maine, USA

Travelled in October, 2016
Another enjoyable tour. Cape Sounion was beautiful but also very cold due to the strong wind. Please ensure you bring some warm clothings.
The full day tour also includes the Acropolis Museum. We didn't mind this arrangement because to do so on your own would take time. The tour leader takes the stress out of the guesswork and used our limited time effectively.

- P. Tan - Malaysia

Travelled in October, 2016

(Rating: 5/5)

rating of 5 out of 5 Tsitsos
I was met in the morning by the tour operator. The staff were friendly and gave lots of information on the tour. I really enjoyed the different places we visited. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who has never been to Athens before. I liked that we all had lunch together too so it meant I stayed with the tour party all day and even made some new friends!

- A. Farbrother - UK

Travelled in June, 2016

(Rating: 5/5)

rating of 5 out of 5 Tsitsos
Excellent tour and the guides was extremely helpful. The lunch that was included in the tour was the best lunch we had in Greece. We are still talking about it after we return from the trip.

- P. Soh - Singapore

Travelled in May, 2016
It was another class. The crown of Athens the acropolis and cape sounion. Again, the guide was very informative and good, thumps up to the whole team. We knew the driver Dimitrios already from the 7 day tour. I loved the Acropolis, the included lunch in the Plaka restaurant and obviously, the cape sounion.

- A. Roy - Netherlands

Travelled in August, 2015

(Rating: 5/5)

rating of 5 out of 5 Tsitsos

- P. Goldberg - Texas, USA

With a total of 10 customer reviews,
the "Athens & Sounion tour"
is rated 4.86 out of 5,
based on 7 customer ratings.