Explore some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this full day tour. This guided experience will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens.
At a Glance
The Athens one day tour depart for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then drive past 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, and finally visit the breathtaking Acropolis.
Continue with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater in order to visit the world famous Acropolis museum. Avoid and skip the long lines of the new museum. Main attractions such as votives, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you.
After a morning tour full of images continue in a local restaurant under the slopes of Acropolis for a delicious lunch. After lunch depart for Cape Sounion. Enjoy the wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and pass through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza). Cape Sounion is located only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon tour destination. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.
- Small group tour of maximum 26 people
- Skip the long lines and save time
- Full day trip of Athens highlights including visit to Cape Sounion
- Travel back in time during visit at the impressive Panathinaiko Stadium
- Guided tour of UNESCO-listed Acropolis & the New Acropolis museum
- Typical Greek lunch at traditional restaurant in Plaka with vegeterian options
- Marvel at the Temple of Poseidon and discover the stirring legends that surround it
- Transport by luxury air conditioned bus
- Professional and lisensed guide
- Hotel pick up/drop off service
- All taxes
Entrance fees: Please note that Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and Temple of Poseidon entrance fees are not included in the price. Entrance fees are being paid to the guide at the start of the tour offering skip-the-line access. Please note that passport or ID card is required.