The sights of Athens combined with beautiful Cape Sounion
Duration: Full Day (with lunch)
This tour gives you the opportunity to find out what makes Athens such a fascinating city. There will be a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896, 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 the most famed of them all: the Parthenon. There will be a visit to the new Acropolis Museum to admire the wonders of the classical era.
After lunch, which will be taken in a local restaurant, drive along the coast 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.
Dates of Operation:
May to October: Daily