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clock-o10 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Admire ancient treasures side-by-side with modern marvels on this full-day sightseeing tour of Athens and Cape Sounion. Visit the famous Acropolis and Temple of Olympic Zeus, plus contemporary Athenian highlights like Panathinaikon Stadium and Parliament House. Savor traditional Greek flavors with an included lunch, and travel to Cape Sounion in the afternoon for spectacular views of the Saronic Gulf and the ancient Temple of Poseidon perched dramatically atop sea cliffs.
  • Full-day combo tour of Athens highlights and Cape Sounion
  • See modern and ancient Athenian landmarks on a city sightseeing tour
  • Visit the sacred, UNESCO-listed sites of the Acropolis
  • Optional visit to the New Acropolis Museum
  • Includes a typical Greek lunch at a hotel restaurant
  • Travel along the coast to spectacular Cape Sounion, home to the Temple of Poseidon
  • Coach equipped with air conditioning and onboard Wi-Fi
After morning pickup at your hotel or other designated meeting point, climb aboard an air-conditioned coach equipped with Wi-Fi for a comfortable journey. Begin with a city sightseeing tour that takes you past some of Athens's most important contemporary monuments including the Panathinaikon Stadium (home of the first modern Olympic Games), Presidential Palace, National Library, Catholic Cathedral, and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of Parliament House.

No visit to Athens would be complete without a stop at the mighty Acropolis that rises above the city. Walk among its sacred ancient monuments such as the Parthenon, Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheion, and delve even deeper into the history of the UNESCO World Heritage site with an optional visit to the New Acropolis Museum.

Rest and recharge with an included lunch of typical Greek cuisine at the Amalia Hotel across from the beautiful National Gardens. In the afternoon, leave the bustle of the city behind and travel along scenic coastal roads past sea coves and beaches like Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza on the way to Cape Sounion. Here you'll be greeted by spectacular views of the Saronic Gulf and its many islands, with the ancient Temple of Poseidon towering above the Aegean Sea. Explore the archaeological site and learn about the many legends that surrounded it, including a story from The Odyssey in which Menelaus stops at the sanctuary during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman.

Relax on the return coach ride to Athens, where the full-day tour concludes back at your original departure point in the early evening.

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V
, Sep 2018

This was a great tour. The guide was very informative. The scenery was beautiful and lunch was very good.

S
, Jul 2018

The tour started a little chaotic when the bus was late. then the guide did not explain the process and what was to expect so we sat on a hot bus for some time while they coordinated all the passengers.
Once the tour got started it was really great. the lunch was amazing. and the afternoon tour to Cape Sounion was beautiful. My only issue is that we did not stay for the sunset. I wish that the afternoon tour started later and stayed for the sunset or stopped at a local beach area for people to walk around. otherwise it was good. VERY HOT.

s
, Jul 2018

My first time in Greece and with any new country I visit, I like to dive right in. I was met by a representative at the pick up site and I was then transferred to another hotel which appeared to be the meeting point for several tours with the local operator. It was chaotic, and quite off putting. I booked a full day tour so when my tour bus arrived, I was confused as to whether or not there was a bus for the half day passengers and another for the full day like myself. I asked a woman who was directing us like cattle and she was extremely RUDE. Without the tourists, she doesn’t have a job, let’s be honest. My interaction with her, is mainly why I can not rate this trip higher. The guides for the morning and afternoon tours were excellent and very eager to share their knowledge about Athens with you. The lunch which was included was quite disappointing honestly.

S
, Jul 2018

We were not aware that this tour was two tours combined. The morning part started at 9. The Acropolis part was good. The rest was not that great. The guide was not that good. The lunch was good. The afternoon trip started at 3pm. After lunch we have to sit around until 3 for the second trip. The guide for this trip was not that good at all. Overall it was an ok trip

R
, Jul 2018

This was a nice tour with a bus to the Acropolis with guide narrative of Athens along the way. The guide give some history but after a while I got lost in the names, dates, battles, and details. I just wanted to get to the top. We had over an hour at the top which was fine. Lunch was good and lots of food. The drive to Cape Sounion was about 90 minutes and you get a lot of history on the way. At the Temple of Poseidon there is a nice little restaurant to relax after exploring the temple. If I had to do it again I would do the Acropolis on my own after visiting the museum first but do the tour to Cape Sounion. Overall it was a good booking and the guides were all great.

N
, Mar 2018

This is a very good tour. Personally its best to choose the option with lunch when purchasing this tour. You can request to be picked up at your hotel within the city limits of Athens. Hotel Amalia is the meeting place for the bus if you choose otherwise. Hotel Amalia is a 4 star hotel which has a nice atmosphere. The morning will begin around 0845-0900 and last approximately until 1115. Acropolis Museum is an option as you will be asked if you would like to pay for this. I choose not to because The National Archaeological Museum in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity.

Since I choose not attend the extra charge of the Acropolis Museum, Hotel Amalia prepares a beautiful lunch for you. Afterwards, you will have approximately 3 hours of free time if you are doing Cape Sounion in the afternoon. I walked to the Mitropoleos Square which only takes less than ten minutes to walk. Here you can purchase many different items for negotiable prices. This is one of the better places for shopping in Athens for tourists. Many times at the tour locations, the prices are slightly higher.

Cape Sounion is noted for its Temple of Poseidon, one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. Its remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea. Cape Sounion will depart approximately 1445 from Hotel Amalia. This was the highlight of the trip in my opinion. It takes about one hour to drive. Most of the driving is along the coastline because Cape Sounion is located on the southernmost tip of the Attic peninsula in Greece. Once you arrive ensure you walk the entire grounds. Dont just focus on the Temple of Poseidon. You can take beautiful pictures if you walk the steps/trails.

J
, Dec 2017

We ended up skipping out on the second part of this excursion. The drive around the city in the morning was nice but did not feel like we really got much out of it. We very much enjoyed our guided tour to the top of the Acropolis, but the guided tour of the museum was quite dry and dragged out. We ended up skipping lunch because past reviews were not great and why waste a meal in Greece when there is so much great food around! With the first half of the day being pretty meh we ended up just creating our own little adventure instead.

e
, Nov 2017

Excellent tour. Our guide very knowledgeable. Well timed as we were able to see the changing of the guard at the Parliament. Plenty of time to wander around the Acropolis. The Parthenon is a must see. New Acropolis museum added to the significance of the sights. Cape Sounion with temple of Poseidon completed the trip.

D
, Nov 2017

This is a two part tour. The morning was the Acropolis Museum which did not include the entrance fee. It was amazing and highly encourage the visit. Just not sure what we would have done if we didn't agree to go. The Acropolis was amazing!!. This part of the tour ended and we were brought to the Amalia Hotel where they served us lunch. This was the worst food we had while in Greece. It consisted of a very flat omelette with four oval shaped ground meat patties, which had gristle and bone in them, potatoes and rice. The Greek salad was good. The second part of the tour was a lovely trip to Cape Sounion and the ruins there were lovely. Both tour guides for the morning and afternoon were great.

G
, Nov 2017

Very good info, great views especially the drive down the coast to Cape Sounion.


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