Athens & Sounion Full Day Tour
Day Tour from Athens, Piraeus Port or Airport (up to 10 hours)
Departure & Return / for Athens & Sounion Private Tour: Traveler pickup/ drop off is offered to your hotel/ apartment in Athens center or Piraeus Port, at the arranged time of your tour departure or your tour return.
Starting Time: We suggest that the tour starts at 8:00 am or earlier in summer time. If for any reason this is not convenient, you can adjust the time according to your needs. The tour starts with a convenient pickup from your location and takes you to the Acropolis Hill, Zeus Temple , Cape Sounion - Poseidon Temple.
Group type: Private. This is private tour/ activity. Only your group will participate. Your tour/ driver provides informative commentary & historical details as you travel. (Archaeologist Guide up request)
Customizable: Yes. Guaranteed to skip the long lines (as Acropolis Hill & Cape Sounion)
Class of service: Attica Travel A 'class service offers non - smoking driver and vehicle, with a high level of cleanliness. The vehicle is exclusive to your team.
Tips: Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level and hiking shoes to climb up Acropolis hill or Cape Sounion
What makes this tour unique?: We visit Athens & Cape Sounion as travelers, not as tourists. We get as excited as you to travel, to enjoy history/culture, scenery, photography. If you want to see everything that Athens & Sounion has to offer, then we suggest both sites in a full day tour. The day starts with convenient pickup and then takes you to the Acropolis Hill, Zeus Temple, Olympic stadium, Cape Sounion and Poseidon Temple and many more. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly we can drive on small roads and you will see Athens & Sounion from different angles.
We are dedicated to show you the Athens & Sounion highlights we know and love, as travelers and not as tourists and for this reason we will avoid the tourist traps. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed archaeologist guide (extra cost).
ATHENS & SOUNION TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Acropolis hill visit includes:
Dionysus & Herodion theaters, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental entrance (Propylaea), the Erechtheion and the famous Parthenon Temple, which was dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena.
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Acropolis Museum Ultramodern glass & steel museum housing ancient artifacts from the Acropolis archaeological site.
Duration: 90 minutes
Hellenic Parliament , with ceremonial guards & a memorial for unidentified soldiers.
Panathinaiko Stadium which held the first modern Olympic games in 1896, now hosting ceremonial events & live music concerts.
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Visit the ancient temple on the site of an ancient outdoor sanctuary dedicated to Olympic Zeus. Largest temple in Greece.
Duration: approx. 90' minutes
Cape Sounion is dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon overlooking the Aegean sea. On the rocky peninsula that projects into the sea at the south-east tip of Attica, the Athenians built sanctuaries to their two most important deities: Poseidon and Athena. Ancient Greeks believed that Sounion was the house of Poseidon, the God of the Sea.
Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, King of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea
Poseidon temple, which was built of marble between 444 and 440 BC. on the orders of Pericles probably the work of the same architect who built the Theseum in Athens. It was a Doric building with a peristyle replacing an earlier 6c BC. which had been destroyed in the second Persian War by the Persians in 480 B.C. Abandoned for many years to the ravages of the weather and treasure seekers, it was restored in the 19th C, several columns have been re-erected.
Duration: 90' minutes
Air-conditioned vehicles, with high level of cleanliness (Sedan/ Minivan/ Minibus)
Wi-Fi on board
Private Transportation & includes: (Fuels, Toll Roads, Parking Fees) Guaranteed to skip the long lines (as Acropolis Hill & Sounion)
Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver (with history knowledge) throughout the day
Entrance Fees to sites & museums (Acropolis ticket: Winter 10€ - Summer 20€ /under 19 is free) For those wishing to visit the Acropolis and some of the other sites there is a multi-site ticket that costs 30€. The ticket is valid for five consecutive days.
Licensed Archaeologist guide up prior request (Additional cost - 200€ for the day)