Sounion UNESCO sites

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Full Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis & Cape Sounion with Lunch

1. Full Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis & Cape Sounion with Lunch

Follow your expert guide to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held. Continue past the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, Athens Academy, the university, the National Library and Constitution Square. At the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens such as the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion and the Parthenon. Continue and visit the New Acropolis Museum before enjoying lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, drive along the coastal road past the beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounion, to see the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon. On the way, enjoy a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, have time to leisurely walk on the rocky promontory of Sounion.

Athens: City Highlights Private Tour with Temple of Poseidon

2. Athens: City Highlights Private Tour with Temple of Poseidon

Discover the highlights of Athens on this family-friendly tour as you see sights like the acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, Prime Minister’s residence, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Journey through the Greek Riviera on the way to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Be picked up from you accommodation in Athens or Pireas in an air-conditioned Mercedes and head to the Acropolis. See the Parthenon that was dedicated to the goddess Athena at Parthenos and the entrance to the sacred area at Propylea. View the columns of the 420 BC temple of Athena and Nike. Stroll pass the Erechtheion with its maidens statues, the Roman theater of Odeon of Herodus Atticus, and an ancient Greek Theatre of Dionysus. Step into Greek mythology as you see the Hill of Ares where the god Ares is said to have had a trial. Visit the Temple of Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Drive by the Prime Minister’s residence at Maximou Mansion which was the former royal palace. Continue past the House of Parliament and stop at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to watch the changing of the guard. Head up to the highest point of in Athens at Lycabettus Hill to capture pictures of panoramic city views. Get out of the city on a scenic coastal road through the Greek Riviera. Travel through some of Athens’ suburbs and resort areas like Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Lagonisi on your way to the stunning coastal temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Have the option to stop to purchase lunch or have a coffee break on the waterfront. Return to your accommodation in Athens.

From Athens: Private Cape Sounion Sunset Tour with Transfer

3. From Athens: Private Cape Sounion Sunset Tour with Transfer

Wander around the land of Attica on a guided tour that will bring you all the way to Cape Sounion from Athens. Visit global heritage monuments and natural landmarks. Walk up the hill to the majestic Temple of Poseidon ruins and take in panoramic views of the ocean below as you watch the sunset. Begin your private journey with a convenient pickup from your Athens accommodation and make your way down the vibrant Athenian Riviera. Take in the striking rocky coastline with plenty of shops, cafes, and clubs, which are popular among locals. Enjoy a leisure stroll through its upscale suburbs. Be transported back to the glory days of ancient Greece as you come across a variety of local landmarks and ruins. Finally, arrive at the hill of Cape Sounion for an up-close look at the imposing Temple of Poseidon. Admire an impressive sunset from this unique location overlooking the ocean.

Athens: Private Sightseeing Tour with Visit to Cape Sounio

4. Athens: Private Sightseeing Tour with Visit to Cape Sounio

Panoramic city tour Athens: You will visit Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceeding our wonderful panramic city tour, we will visit Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then admire the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square ,Russian Orthodox Church, Acropolis: Finally, our driver drops you of at Acropolis, built during the Golden Age of Pericles to admire the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens). Cape Sounio: Then, we will follow the Mediterranean coastline known as "Athenian Riviera" with short stop for panoramic photos, we will reach at the second most popular site of the Greek capital "Cape Sounio" (especially during the afternoon hours when you can take the chance of the breathtaking sunset over the Aegean Sea!) and Temple of God Poseidon! Sounio is noted as the site of ruins of an ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea.

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What people are saying about Sounion

An outstanding tour from start to finish. Our guide, Dominic, offered us the flexibility to adjust all aspects of the tour in a way that was most preferable to us, from the length of time we were able to spend at each location, to the amount and depth of information he provided us. All of the important areas were covered at a comfortable pace (Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Changing of the Guard, Temple of Poseidon, among others), and we were allowed to explore on our own and simply contact Dominic when we were ready to be picked up. He took our personal preferences into account in making a restaurant recommendation partway through the day, which was truly one of the best meals of our entire vacation. The personal vehicle in which we rode couldn’t be more comfortable, and the personalized nature of the private trip made each stop much more enjoyable and immersive. Thank you, Dominic!

Dominic was absolutely amazing. Great with all three generations, especially with the kids. Wonderful sense of humour and great knowledge of Greek history, names, dates, and culture. Thank you so much for an amazing experience.

Great visit and our guide was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to show us more of the sites. We have already recommended him to other people we met in the resort.

It was a successful trip - really recommendable. Seen the most important things in a short time and comfortably - great!