Private tour

Private Tour of Classical Athens and Cape Sounion

Activity provider: Ancient Greece Tours
Private tour

Private Tour of Classical Athens and Cape Sounion

Activity provider: Ancient Greece Tours

From US$ 241.99 per person

Experience a private tour of Athens and Cape Sounion, tracing the footsteps of the philosophers, and witness the sunset from the Temple of Poseidon.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
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  • Be inspired by the Acropolis with the majestic Parthenon
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Athens from Mount Lycabettus
  • See the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the Royal Guards at Constitution Syntagma Square
  • Be charmed by the serene Athens Riviera and by the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
Full description
Start with meeting your guide via pickup from your hotel in Athens. First drive by Hadrian's Arch, a monumental gateway resembling a Roman triumphal arch. Stop at the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, a colossal temple at the center of Athens. Visit the nearby Acropolis with its famous Parthenon. Next, discover the Olympic Stadium at Kallimarmaro, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble.  Travel to Mount Lycabettus to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Athens. Visit the breathtaking Athens National Archaeological Museum housing some of the most important artefacts from around Greece. After this stop, drive by the neoclassical buildings of the 'architectural trilogy' consisting of the National Library, Athens University, and the Academy of Athens. Pass by Stadiou Street with the remarkable statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis, the General of the War of Independence of 1821. After discovering some of Athens' main sights, travel along the Athens Riviera, the coastal road that passes the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni ,Voula, and Varkiza towards Cape Sounion. Be captivated by the crowning jewel of the peninsula, the spectacular Temple of Poseidon. Built between 444 and 440 BC, it is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Greece. Enjoy your refreshments at the snack bar overlooking the temple and the sea. Next, make your way to Kavouri where you will treat your taste buds to delicious Greek delicacies by the Saronic sea, before travelling back to the designated drop-off point in Athens.
  • Fully Private Tour
  • Professional Tour Drivers with in-depth knowledge of Greek history
  • English speaking and multi-lingual drivers
  • Hotel/Port pick-up and drop-off service
  • Transportation by private luxury vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water & refreshing wipes
  • Skip-the-line ticket service (on-request)
  • Entrance fees to the sites
  • Food and drinks
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off (additional cost)
  • Licensed tour guide to accompany guests into the site and museum (additional cost, on request)
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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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George was a wonderful guide. He timed it so we got to Cape Sounion when it opened and we were were literally the ONLY people on the mountain so got terrific pictures

September 18, 2022

A recommended tour and worth the spend. Suitable even for first timers in Athens who want to see it all

October 4, 2019

Product ID: 236287