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Athens And Cape Sounion (8 Hours)

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Athens, Greece

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Athens And Cape Sounion (8 Hours )

Athens, Greece

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Your tour begins at Syntagma Square (where most of the famous ancient monuments are located), plus the Parliament Building, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library.

Next, we'll see the evzones in their picturesque uniforms and the Presidential Mansion on Herod Atticus Street.

Of course, you can't miss the Acropolis--the trademark of Athens. The ancient "high city" is topped with marble temples dedicated to the city's goddess Athena and dates back to the Late Bronze Age. Following your climb to the top, you will visit these architectural masterpieces: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and, finally, the magnificent Parthenon.

Now it's time to make your way to the southern-most point of Attica--Cape Sounion. Enjoy a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore before coming to the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon.

Visit the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, constructed in the 5th century BC over the ruins of a temple from the Archaic Period, perched above the sea at a height of nearly 200 feet. The 20-foot columns of the temple were intended to resist the weathering action of the sea air, and you can still see them there today.

Please note that your driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb to the top of the Acropolis or inside the Temple of Poseidon. If you want this service, please book our CITY OF ATHENS AND CAPE SOUNION TOUR.

Departures:
09:00 AM,



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



Special instructions:
- Please note that your English-speaking driver cannot enter sites with you.
- The price of this tour does not include any food, beverages, entrance fees, or gratuities.
- Entrance fees to the Athenian archaeological sites total approximately 15€ per person. The entrance to the Temple of Poseidon is 8€ per person. The entrance to the Acropolis is 20€ per person.

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