Day Tour

Athens & Cape Sounion Discovery Tour (8 Hours)

Travel2Greece by Travelive

Athens, Greece

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Athens & Cape Sounion Discovery Tour (8 Hours )

Athens, Greece

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

Start your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis Museum where nearly 4,000 artifacts are on display providing a remarkable insight into the everyday life of the ancient Greeks.


From here, you will proceed to the Acropolis and visit the ancient temples of Parthenon, Erechtheion and Athena Nike, before climbing Philopappos Hill, where there are spectacular views of the Acropolis, the city and the port of Piraeus. On your descent, you will stop off at the Pnyx, once the meeting place for the democratic assembly.


The itinerary includes a visit to Plaka where you will enter the area close to the Thission Temple and pass the Ancient Agora, best-known for its notable monuments - the Stoa of Attalus, Hadrian's Library, and the Tower of the Winds. The route back takes you over the marble hill of Areopagus, renowned for the speech delivered there by the apostle Paul regarding the identity of the unknown god.


The tour moves on and passes the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, before continuing to the Parliament Building in Syntagma Square, to watch the ceremonial changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.


Finally, enjoy a beautiful coastal drive, stopping off at Lake Vouliagmeni before continuing along the Limanakia to Cape Sounion and the ancient ruins of the Temple of Poseidon. There will also be a break for a traditional meal during the tour.


Please note:

  • It is highly recommended to wear shoes with rubber soles when visiting the Acropolis. Expect uneven surfaces and some steep inclines.

  • Check with your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for holidays or week days where museums and archaeological sites may be closed.


About Us

Travel2Greece is a luxury On-Site specializing in handcrafted vacations to mainland Greece and its breathtaking islands. Greece is a remarkable destination with countless options for every type of traveler. Guests can experience historical and modern Athens, Mykonos' famous beaches and nightlife, romantic Santorini including a private sunset yacht cruise, and the sheer diversity offered in Crete. Customizing a stay on a private yacht is an exhilarating way to explore the lesser known islands with complete flexibility and unparalleled relaxation. Greece's diverse mainland and 6000 islands are available to discover–let’s start planning today!

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Overwhelmingly....YES!

By: KAW


Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2018

We realize our trip was only as enjoyable as the many layers of details set up prior to our departure. We had many many transfers on our recent family trip to Greece and every driver was on time, friendly, professional in dress and demeanor, and proficient in English. Our local guides were knowledgeable and informative....and willing to tailor our excursions to our personal interests and time line. We could not have been happier with our hotel selections. Our Villa in Naxos was a dream come-true in every-way. Beautiful secure, well maintained Villa and surrounding grounds. The location provided privacy and proximity to activities, and restaurants with a staff (that became like family) on site-24/7. A overwhelmingly positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker