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ATHENS & CAPE SOUNIO FULL DAY TOUR (POSEIDON)

1 Day

This tour is a combination of Athens’s most important sites and the most popular half day excursion to the Temple of Poseidon combined with lunch overlooking the Aegean Sea.

We start the tour by visiting the so called “sacred rock”,  The Acropolis. Here you will see the Parthenon that was dedicated to goddess Athena (Parthenos), Propylea, the monumental entrance to the sacred area, the temple of Athena Nike which was dedicated to Athena-Nike (Victory) the Erechtheion with its famous female figures-statues the Caryatides or Maidens dedicated to both goddess Athena and god Poseidon.  The Odeum of Herodus Atticus and the ruins of the first theatre in the whole world the Theatre of  Dionysus and finally the Areopagus (Mars Hill).

We will proceed to the Temple of Olympian Zeus (visit) and then to Panathenaic or Kallimarmaro Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 (short visit).  We will drive by the Prime Minister’s Residence (Maximou Mansion), the former Royal Palace, today the Presidential Palace and the House of Parliament with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (short stop so as to watch the changing of the guards).   We continue our tour by driving up to the highest point of Athens, the Lycabettus Hill (the best 360 degree panoramic view of Athens).

Leaving Lycabettus Hill we’ll drive out of the city along the scenic coastal road, the so called Greek Riviera, to Cape Sounio (Temple of Poseidon).  On our way we will pass through some of Athens’s most expensive and beautiful suburbs and resorts (GlyfadaVouliagmeniLagonisi), areas that offer you a variety of choices either for a coffee brake or for  lunch on the waterfront.

Duration approximately 8 hours

All our private tours are flexible.  It is always up to you to change the itinerary according to your wishes.
Admission fees and lunch are not included in the price of the tour.

Sites’ Opening Hours

SummerWinter
From  April 1st to October 31stFrom November 1st to March 31st 
08:00-19:3008:30-17:00

* Temple of Poseidon:  Open daily from 10 a.m. until sunset except Holidays.

Entrance Fees  to the Sites

Acropolis20 Euros
Temple of Zeus8 Euros
Cape Sounion (Temple of Poseidon)8 Euros

Reduced admission (50%)

Original passport or copy necessary
Between 6-25 years old, from countries outside the E.U.
Senior citizens of the E.U. aged over 65
Everybody from Nov. 1st to March 31st

Free admission for visitors

Original passport or copy necessary
Up to 25 years old from countries of the E.U 
Children up to 5 years old from countries outside the E.U 
Highschool & University students over 25 years old from countries of the E.U. (a certificate from the educational institution certifying tuition and its duration is necessary)

Days of free admission for all to archaeological sites & public Museums

March 6 (In Memory of Melina Mercouri)
April 18 (International Monuments Day)
May 18 (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September (European Heritage Days)
Oct. 28 (National Holiday)
First Sunday of every month, from Nov. 1st to March 31st

Holidays

1 JanuaryClosed
6 January08:30 – 15:00
Shrove Monday08:30 – 15:00
25 MarchClosed
Greek Orhodox Good Friday12:00 – 15:00
Greek Orhodox Good Saturday08:30 – 15:00
Greek Orhodox Easter SundayClosed
Greek Orhodox Easter Monday08:30 – 15:00
May 1Closed
Holy Spirit Day08:30 – 15:00
5 August08:30 – 15:00
28 October08:30 – 15:00
25 DecemberClosed
26 DecemberClosed
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