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Full-Day Tour of Athens and Cape Sounion

4.4 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Key Tours

Full-Day Tour of Athens and Cape Sounion

Activity provider: Key Tours

From US$ 131.05 per person

See the best of Athens on this full-day tour. From the Acropolis to the Panathinaikos Stadium you’ll truly experience the history and culture of the city. After lunch, take a scenic drive to Cape Sounion and marvel at the impressive Temple of Poseidon.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from the majority of hotels in Athens and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time. Alternatively, you can meet at the tour operator's office 15 minutes before the tour departure time. Please note that you should contact Key Tours for the exact pickup points and time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Athens with this Full-Day Tour including Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon
  • Discover historical mouments like the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • The blend of modern and ancient architecture will impress you
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Parthenon
  • The views of the Aegean sea from Cape Sounion are stunning
Full description
Start this tour by visiting the Panathinaikos Stadium, home of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Our scenic drive will continue past by the Prime’s Ministers residence and the Royal Palace guarded by the colorful Evzones guards in traditional uniforms. View the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, the National Gardens, the beautiful Arch of Hadrian, and the Old Parliament in birthplace of democracy. Look forward to discovering the Acropolis high atop Athens. Experience the history of the Pantheon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena and built in the 5th century B.C.. Next we will visit the Erechtheion. This beautiful temple can be easily recognized by its the Porch of Maidens, gazing over the Greek Capital. Experience breathtaking views from the Acropolis as the city of Athens opens up below you. After a morning full of beauty and history, relax and enjoy a delicious Greek lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will take a scenic drive along the coastal road which offers fantastic views of the Saronic Gulf. Look forward to reaching the Cape of Sounion. A temple was built here in 44B.C.on a hilltop overlooking the sea. It was dedicated to Poseidon, god of the seas. The tour will conclude with a drive back to Athens, completing a full day of history and beauty.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Pick-up and drop off from centrally located hotels in Athens
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Pick-up is available from the majority of hotels in Athens and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time
  • Alternatively, you can meet at the tour supplier's office 15 minutes before the tour departure time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The guides were great but it felt like a lot of wasted time dealing with the transfers and multiple different tours combined into one group. I’m hindsight I would’ve booked things separately. We rode around for 1.5 hours just on the pickup before the tour even started, and the bus couldn’t get close to our hotel so it defeated the whole point of booking a tour with pickup included. Lunch was also good but a limited menu and we were on our own; would’ve preferred to just choose my own lunch as there were plenty of good restaurants around to choose from. We got picked up at 7:15am and couldn’t eat anything until 2:15pm (can’t eat or drink on the bus or the historic sites): that was too long for those of us who aren’t used to such a late lunch!

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May 13, 2022

Fabulous experience! I recommend it to everyone who goes to Athens. Our guide spoke Spanish and English and spoke non-stop for 10 hours. The tour is super organized and you never get bored. First of all we go to the Acropolis, then highlights of the city, museum of the acropolis, typical lunch in a restaurant, and in the afternoon visit to the temple of Poseidon in Cape sounion. Fabulous day thanks to all of it

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August 24, 2021

Great tour with lot of history. Very knowledgeable guides, everything well organized. Cap Sounion is 1.5 hours by bus so it is questionable if it is worth spending the time.

July 27, 2021

Product ID: 6147