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Join this interesting two-day tour and get closer to Greece’s beautiful history and mythology, while exploring the beautiful city of Athens. Visit the imposing Acropolis and the charming Temple of Poseidon, admire stunning landscapes, and indulge in the mouthwatering Greek food. Enjoy this short, but memorable cultural tour and see the best of Athens. You also have the option to customize the tour according to your preference and add addition pre or post night in Athens.
Athens Airport – Athens – Cape Sounio
On your arrival at Athens airport (or Piraeus port) a representative will greet you and transfer you to the selected hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Athens has an array of amazing hotels, and this package has the cream of the crop. In the afternoon, depart approx time 2PM for the Cape Sounio tour (exact time announced upon arrival); drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounio, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. On the way, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounio, before returning to your hotel. And if you want to explore the city by night, you have the chance to enjoy an optional night out in Athens.
Parthenon – Acropolis Museum
After breakfast and check out, (you can leave your luggage at the reception) your tour begins, and you can explore the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Continue strolling and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence-the ex Royal Palace, guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform, see the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis, visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts an order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Afterwards, admire the wonders of the classical era at The New Acropolis Museum. In the afternoon transfer to Athens airport (or Piraeus port) to continue with your travelling arrangements. Approx. arrival time at the airport approx 5 PM. Book your travel arrangements accordingly, or book an additional night in Athens (not included).
Your tour escort shall hold Destination Services Greece signage at the pick up point.
The distance between Athens & Cape Sounio is 60km and lasts approximately 1 hour.
Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and comfortable clothes during summer months & warm clothes and waterproof jacket during winter months. Have your ticket (electronic or printed) with you & your ID/PASSPORT (or copy).
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