Day Tour

Athens, Acropolis & Cape Sounion (8 Hours 30 Minutes)


Athens, Greece

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Athens, Acropolis & Cape Sounion (8 Hours 30 Minutes)

Athens, Greece

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Your tour begins at the natural fortress of the Acropolis, one of the most photographed and recognizable hills in the entire world. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you'll walk up the uneven footpath leading to the summit. Sights include the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Niki, the Erectheum, and the architectural triumph of the Parthenon.

Following your visit to the Acropolis you'll re-board your vehicle, passing by numerous points of interest such as Constitution Square, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Royal Palace, Hadrian's Gate, and the Olympic Stadium, before arriving at your lunch venue. Enjoy a delicious three-course lunch, including half a bottle of wine or one beer or soft drink per person at a local area restaurant.

After lunch, you'll depart for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords splendid views of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens' most beautiful suburbs: Glyfada, Kavori, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, Lagonissi.

Upon arrival at Cape Sounion, you'll visit the 5th century BC temple of Poseidon, standing some 200 feet above the sea at the edge of a cliff. One of the most breathtaking and deeply moving sights in all of Greece, this is where the ancient Greeks worshipped their mighty god of the seas, Poseidon. The 15 (of the original 34) columns of the Doric order that are still standing belong to the temple built here during the Golden Age of Perikles' Athens, over the relics of an older one. The architect is unknown, but it's believed to be the same person who built the Theseion in Athens.

08:30 AM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
- The price of this tour includes a 17-seater deluxe minibus or 50-seater deluxe coach, a professional English-speaking guide, entrance fees to Acropolis and Sounion archaeological sites, and a 3-course lunch including half a bottle of wine or 1 beer or soft drink per person at a local area restaurant.

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