2-Day Combo Private Tour: Essential Athens & Temple Of Poseidon Plus Delphi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    o Pick up time flexible on request
    o Airport pickup and/or return is free if the arrival/departure dates coincide with your tour
    o For Airbnb's please provide the e.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Return to pickup point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Exclusive to your group alone, this private tour combines 3 of the most popular tours; a tour of all main Athens highlights & old town; an after lunch coastal road trip to Sounion & the landmark clifftop Temple of poseidon; and on Day 2, an unforgettable visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site at Delphi and its museum. All are brought to life along the way by your knowledgeable & considerate English-speaking guide.
Sit back in full leather comfort in one of our new Black Mercedes E-Class, AudiA6 or Mercedes Minibus models with WiFi. A great option for families, small groups, and experienced travelers with flexibility to go at your own pace.

Highlights

  • Free Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Family friendly
  • Editor's Pick

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Day 1: Athens and Cape Sounion
From one awe inspiring site to the next is how your day starts, unfolds & just keeps going! After meeting at your Hotel, start with the Acropolis learning of the turbulent history of the site, its construction, and aspects such as the mythological struggles of the gods over the name of the city. Passing picturesque Neoclassic houses, you arrive at the Temple of Zeus and Hadrians arch for an insight into the important Roman period of the city and continuing to the Plaka area, Roman agora, Hadrians library, Keramikos & Ancient agora, the market place of the ancient Athenians with the near complete Temple of hephaestus.

Pausing for lunch with wonderful views to the ancient site, discuss how the ancient Greeks would have gathered to trade, exchange news, worship & carry out the street politics of the day before driving out of the city for around 50 minutes enjoying the Aegean coast line to explore the beautiful area of Sounion and the breathtaking Temple of poseidon perched on the shear cliff edge. Learn of its importance in Greek history, its story & mythology and of previous visitors from Theseus to Lord Byron during his own Grand Tour before returning you to your hotel in the evening.

Day 2: Delphi
Dead north passing through some of the most beautiful countryside of Greece towards the slopes of Mt Parnassus to arrive at Delphi. Centre of the ancient world as designated by Zeus, home to the sacred Oracle and Pythian Games. This unique site dating back as far as 1500BC provides a tangible connection in history between the pre-classical and classical periods up to Roman times. Take all the time you need to enjoy the magnificent scenery & visit the impressive on-site museum with highlights such as the Naxian Sphinx and bronze sculpture of a charioteer. On your return, take time to stop at the pretty mountain village of Arachova perched at 3,116 feet (950 meters) to enjoy the village atmosphere, views and local craft shops before heading back to Athens.

A private tour exclusive to your group allowing flexibility and consideration for the needs of small philosophers & experienced travelers alike, your English speaking driver will take full and special care of you during you trip and provide all the historical, mythological, ancient & modern context along the way to help you make the most of the sites you will visit. Your driver/guide is not allowed to accompany you into ticketed sites but for those wanting professional guiding inside any of these, there may be on site guides provided upon request.

Inclusions

Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day

Athens Hotel, Residence or Cruise ship pickup & return

Groups of 1 to 3: Mercedes EClass or AudiA6; 4 to 7 with Mercedes Minivan; 8 to 14 Mercedes Sprinter

WIFI, A/C, & bottled water available in vehicles during travel

Two Full Day Private Tours

Exclusions

Hotel accommodation

Entrance fees.

Lunch & Drinks unless specified

Gratuities

Licensed guide for guiding in archaeological sites. Available on request

Pickup from Airport or locations outside Athens. On request with a supplement payable on the day

Entry/Admission - Acropolis

Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum

Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus

Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon

Entry/Admission - Monastery of Hosios Loukas

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

FAMILY FRIENDLY. For family groups our tours arre specially tuned for the needs of young group members, with more Mythological commentary & a book presentation to keep

LUNCH OPTION: a lunch option is available & includes your choice from a traditional menu each day.

GUIDING/LICENCED GUIDES: Please note your knowledgeable tour driver can inform you en-route but can not enter Archaeological sites. We provide Expert Licenced Guides at extra cost on request. Please email the address listed in this case and we will confirm accordingly

LUNCH OPTION: If choosing this option, please inform us of any allergies or related conditions

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers 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.

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-May-2022

    I noticed that the a actual tour I went on was not an option.for review in the comments. The tour guide was very informative. However, one could easily take a bus for a quarter if the price. I'd say unless you are in a hurry look at bus tours, not private ones.

  • 24-Dec-2019

    Our driver and tour guide was Dimitris. He was very professional, punctual, helpful and kind. Our experience was outstanding.

  • 01-Aug-2019

    The 2 day private tour of Athens for the four of us was very relaxing and informative. The driver/guide was very pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. The places covered during this 2 day tour was exactly what we wanted and expected in the limited time available to us.

  • 11-Oct-2018

    Four of us booked the two day tour around Athens, Cape Sounion, and to Delphi. Our driver, Alex Vradis, arrived on time both days, was very courteous, knowledgeable, a good conversationalist, and made several great recommendations based on our preferences. He was particularly helpful and attentive to one of our group who is a bit frail. Alex asked what we were interested in seeing, made lunch reservations for us, and suggested stops along the way. Overall, an excellent tour.

  • 08-Sep-2017

    I must say that when we booked this 2 day tour, I was very concerned. The thought of my husband and I, alone no other tourists, being picked up by a stranger in a foreign country was slightly unsettling. To my absolute delight, all my fears were unfounded. We were picked up at the Port of Piraeus by the most personable guide, Konstantinos Vegas. Konstantinos not only escorted us, he allowed us the flexibility to spend more or less time at the various sites, as well as providing us with the history, mythology and current political climate in Greece. His passion and expertise made this an exceptional tour. My husband and I were able to experience Athens, Cape Sounion, Delphi and Arachova, as if we were visiting a relative or friend, unlike any of the other cookie-cutter tours weve taken in the past. Konstantinos took great care to be attentive to our desires and did not force a predetermined agenda. It was a thoroughly refreshing, informative and enjoyable experience. He directed us to restaurants with delicious and reasonable food and at our insistence ate with us, affording us additional time to learn more about Greece. We had such a wonderful experience, we are eager to visit Greece again and I have already recommended Viator and Konstantinos to friends.

  • 08-Sep-2017

    I must say that when we booked this 2 day tour, I was very concerned. The thought of my husband and I, alone no other tourists, being picked up by a stranger in a foreign country was slightly unsettling. To my absolute delight, all my fears were unfounded. We were picked up at the Port of Piraeus by the most personable guide, Konstantinos Vegas. Konstantinos not only escorted us, he allowed us the flexibility to spend more or less time at the various sites, as well as providing us with the history, mythology and current political climate in Greece. His passion and expertise made this an exceptional tour. My husband and I were able to experience Athens, Cape Sounion, Delphi and Arachova, as if we were visiting a relative or friend, unlike any of the other cookie-cutter tours weve taken in the past. Konstantinos took great care to be attentive to our desires and did not force a predetermined agenda. It was a thoroughly refreshing, informative and enjoyable experience. He directed us to restaurants with delicious and reasonable food and at our insistence ate with us, affording us additional time to learn more about Greece. We had such a wonderful experience, we are eager to visit Greece again and I have already recommended Viator and Konstantinos to friends.