About Athens & Cape Sounion
The sights of Athens combined with beautiful Cape Sounion
Duration: Full Day
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Your guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 - there will be a short stop here. Continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and Constitution Square (Syntagma).
On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon. You will then visit the new Acropolis Museum to admire the wonders of the classical era.
Lunch will be taken in a local restaurant.
After lunch drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the most southerly point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. On the way, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands off shore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion.
Due to certain restrictions in the visiting hours of the new Acropolis museum the order of the programme may have to be altered.
Days of operation: Daily (April to October)