Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Athens, Greece (403)


A full day private tour of Athens highlights includes a visit to the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon, and the Cape Sounion.


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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Private flexible tour combining the Highlights of Athens with a coastal road trip to the Sounion peninsula & amazing clifftop Temple of Poseidon as you relax along the way in one of our new full extra Mercedes models with free WiFi & bottled water in the company of a highly experienced, knowledgeable & considerate Tour driver. Visit the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Olympic Stadium, Parliament & changing of the guards, and after lunch set off along the deep blue colours of the Aegean sea to explore the Temple of Poseidon. Exclusive to your group alone with door to door return transfer to your hotel or cruise ship, this comprehensive and 'go at your own pace' tour aims to provide you with one of the most outstanding experiences of your visit. Choose our hassle-free Lunch option to include a delicious 3-course traditional meal with an Acropolis view in Athens, or by the sea in Sounion; or request an expert licensed guide with pre-purchased Acropolis tickets (extra cost).

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon at no additional cost

  • Skip the line Service [Pre-purchased tickets for Acropolis] cost to be refunded to driver
  • IF CHOOSING LUNCH OPTION: Lunch by the Sea or in Athens. Fish, Meat & Vegetarian (not street food)
  • Professional Experienced Tour Driver with thorough Historical Knowledge (can not enter sites)
  • First class transport: Mercedes E-Class Sedan; Luxury Class Mercedes Minivan or Sprinter
  • All vehicles with WiFi, A/C, Chilled Bottled Water
  • Athens Hotel, Airbnb Residence or Cruise ship pickup

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Entrance fees
  • Additional Expert Licensed guide who can enter sites with you. Available on request with extra cost.
  • Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens. Arranged on request with surcharge
  • FOOD (unless selecting the Lunch Option during booking, or adding lunch by request after booking)

Points Of Interest

  • 90 minutes: Visit the Acropolis & its associated temples including the Parthenon, Temple of Nike and Temple of Erechtheion. Stop at Herodes Atticus Theatre.
  • 60 minutes: Explore the New Acropolis Museum situated adjacent to the Acropolis which houses the many masterpieces from the site.
  • 15 minutes: Main square of Athens housing the Parliament building & focus of much of Athenian life & Politics.
  • 15 minutes: At the tomb you will see the impressive changing of the guard’s ceremony, with the iconic 'Evzone' guards in their traditional uniform.
  • 20 minutes: Stop at Panepistimiou str, for the Athenian Trilogy – the three elegant buildings: The University, The Academy and The Library.
  • 5 minutes: A short stop at the The Neoclassical Maximos Mansion, also called the Greek “White House”. Official residence of the Prime Minister of Greece since 1982
  • 30 minutes: Also called 'Kallimarmaro' stadium is one of the highlights of Athens where the classic Marathon ends & the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble
  • 20 minutes: Colossal temple at the center of Athens dedicated to the God Zeus and once home to one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World
  • 10 minutes: Classic Triumphal Arch built by the Ancient Athenians for the Roman Emperor Hadrian & seen together with the Temple of Zeus in the same location
  • 60 minutes: LUNCH OPTION: (No street food) If choosing our lunch option during booking you will enjoy a Traditional 3-Course Greek Lunch either at our reserved table just a few meters from the sea in Cape Sounion, or in one of the best local family restaurants in Athens at our reserved table with a view to the Acropolis. Fish, Meat or Vegetarian options are normally available together with Greek Salad and Starter or Dessert (daily menu's may vary). If you do not choose the lunch option your driver will still make time for you for a lunch break. During the summer months, our default location for lunch is by the sea in Sounion and at other times in Athens. Please note that alcoholic drinks are not included.
  • minutes: An upmarket Suburb & Start of the Athens Riviera with Wonderful Sea Views from our Coastal Route
  • minutes: Included in Greece’s NATURA 2000 Sites of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Thermal and Mineral rich waters of the lake have been a SPA retreat for centuries.
  • minutes: Simply one of the most beautiful stretches of Coastal scenery in Europe. Elevated views out to sea, the rugged coastline and the deep blue and contrasting greens of the landscape together with the small settlements along the way make this an amazing spectacle.
  • 40 minutes: Located 70 meters on a clifftop at the tip of the Athens Peninsula this amazing temple was dedicated to the God Poseidon. It was the last thing Ancient sailors saw on leaving port & the first site on return with many legends to tell. It is especially beautiful at sunset & a perfect final location for your tour

Additional Information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY. For family groups our tours are specially tuned for the needs of young group members, with more Mythological commentary
  • GUIDING/LICENCED GUIDES: Your knowledgeable tour driver will inform you en-route but can not enter archaeological sites. Our Expert Licenced Guides are available on request at an additional charge and who can accompany you into the sites.
  • ROUTE. In order to provide the best experience for your day we reserve the right to alter the tour route or omit sites in the case of issues such as time constraints or local factors such as site closing times & road closures.
  • CAPE SOUNION HALF DAY OPTION. If selecting this option during booking & you wish to add the Thermal SPA or Beach Swim, Olive Farm Tour, or Lunch By the Sea, please let us know by message after booking (may have an additional cost)
  • LUNCH OPTIONS. Restaurant level dining (no street food) Choose from a 3-Course traditional meal at our reserved table in one of the best local restaruants in Athens with Acropolis view, or at Cape Sounion by the Sea. Normally your choice of Fish, Meat and Vegetarian dishes with a Greek Salad, starter or Dessert. Daily menu's may vary.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Our Health & Safety Measures: All our Tours are private so you will never mix with another group. Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, equipped with face-masks, hand sanitizer, & seats next to your driver remain free.