Athens Greece Transfer and Tours

Athens and Cape Sounio Private Tour 

Duration

8 hrs approx

Languages

English

Depart From

Piraeus Port / Athens hotel or Airport  

Tour Dates

Daily Service

Total € 315

Per group ( up to 4-7 )

Total € 258

Per group ( up to 1-3 )

Athens Highlights & Temple of Poseidon -Cape Sounio 

DESCRIPTION

Daily Service

Private Tour

8 Hours

Skip the ticket line

You will be greeted at your hotel, airport, port or outside your cruise terminal and will make your way to the most authentic and famous places in Athens and begin your tour with a visit at the Acropolis Hill, you will have the opportunity to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea and of course the Parthenon. With this Acropolis day tour, you will enjoy one of the top UNESCO'S world heritage monuments.

From the Acropolis, you can also look down on the Ancient Agora, the Tower of the Winds, Monastiraki and Plaka, a combination of the old and new Athens, where the old and modern co-exist in harmony, in a commercial nostalgic area, reminiscent of the East and West.​

You will then continue on to visit the Temple of Zeus, the largest in Ancient Greece taking over 700 years to build. A few streets away, we can find the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium also known as Kallimarmaro, the only major stadium entirely built of white marble which is one of the oldest in the world.​The “sports jewel” of the city that hosted the revival of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and is full of images of yesterday. 

We continue from the “historical centre” to the centre of today, the Syntagma Square and the Parliament Building with the impressive changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, while around one can find many shops and their impressive windows.​From here, you will continue to Panepistimiou Street to see numerous neoclassical buildings still standing and dating back to the late 19th century (The Academy - The University - The National Library).

After that we will drive to Lycabettus Hill (the highest hill of Athens) where you'll have the best panoramic view of the city for great photo opportunities (this stop is not available for large groups).​Next stop is going to be a traditional Greek tavern with authentic Greek dishes or fresh fish - seafood by the sea.​

After lunch we will continue to the next destination, the famous Sounion, known for its sunset, that can be seen from the temple of Poseidon. Sit comfortably back in the vehicle and allow your gaze to explore the beauty of the area with the blue background.
From Glyfada, known as the Athenian Riviera, Vouliagmeni, Saronida, Lagonisi to Sounion, the beach unfolds lacy, with rocks and leeward beaches or smoother sandy areas and the sea changes colors, always bright under the sun. 

From far away, the temple of Poseidon stands, proud remnant of the glory of the 5th century BC. Reported since Homer’s -Odysseia- the end of Sounion peninsula became a place of worship of Poseidon and Athena with temples from the 6th century BC. During the early 5th century BC, the Athenians raised the imposing temple in honor of Poseidon, in the fortress that protected the coast of Attica; its ruins have survived until nowadays.

At the end of the day, your private transfer will escort you to the port, airport or your hotel.

HIGHLIGHTS

Pick up time 8am

Private Vehicle

  • Acropolis Hill - Parthenon - Erechtheion - Herodion Odeon

  • Temple of Zeus - Arch Hadrian

  • Panathenaic Olympic Stadium

  • Parliament - Changing of the Guards 

  • Lunch at a local traditional restaurant

  • Academy of science - Athens University - National Library

  • New Acropolis Museum or the National Archaeological Museum

  • Lycabettus Hill 

  • The Old City Plaka

  • Athenian Riviera

  • Cape Sounion

  • Poseidon's  Temple

USEFULL INFO

A special offer is on for our guests to have a certified tour guide.

They are ready to meet your expectations, to answer your questions and to guide you thoroughly through Greece.

What's Included

  • Transfer in a fully A/C private Mercedes Vehicle  

  • Meet & Greet ( your driver will be holding a sign with your name )

  • Hotel pickup and drop off

  • Professional Drivers (Not licensed to accompany you into the sites)

  • English speaking driver

  • Skip the line 

  • Bottled water

  • All taxes

 

  What's not Included

  • Gratuities 10% (optional)

  • Entrance Fees (Total Cost: 40 Euros per adult)

  • Licensed tour guide upon request, depending on availability (Additional Cost:270 Euros)

  • Airport pickup and drop off (Additional cost)

  • Personal expenses (food and drinks)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Do not accept ‘gifts’ from street vendors
approaching tourists. 

  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour, excluding some museums

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes

  • Hats, sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended

  • The Acropolis may only be accessed by walking uphill. It is a strenuous walk and you must be in good physical condition

  • This tour is designed to be accessible for wheelchair users

  • There is a pathway, but there are also steps near the top. Keep in mind that the weather may be very hot during the summer.

  • Disabled access at the Acropolis is provided by a wheelchair stair climber lift elevato. Please do keep in mind that this is an elevator strictly available to disabled visitors only

  • The area around the Acropolis Hill and Syntagma Square (changing of the guards) can become quite crowded, especially during the peak travelmonths, so be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you.

  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you on your climb to the top of the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum

  • The tour guides we cooperate with are authorized and have experience in the museums, archaeological, historical and religious sites of Greece. They are ready to meet your expectations, to answer your questions and to guide you thoroughly through Greece.

Interested in any of the above-mentioned tour services?

Contact us by phone (+30 6976 854 354), email (info@athensgreecetransfer.com) or Contact form.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

 
 
 

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