|FULL DAY IN ATHENS AND CAPE SOUNIO (POSEIDON)|
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 (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Lagonisi), 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
1 January: closed
6 January: 08:30 - 15:00
Shrove Monday: 08:30 - 15:00
25 March: closed
Greek Orhodox Good Friday: 12:00 - 15:00
Greek Orhodox Good Saturday: 08:30 - 15:00
Greek Orhodox Easter Sunday: closed
Greek Orhodox Easter Monday: 08:30 - 15:00
May 1: closed
Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 - 15:00
15 August: 08:30 - 15:00
28 October: 08:30 - 15:00
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
* The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
Entrance Fees to the Sites
Acropolis: 20 Euros
Temple of Zeus: 8 EurosCape Sounion (Temple of Poseidon): 8 Euros
Free admission for:
Reduced admission for: