Athens Highlights & Sounio Temple Of Poseidon Full Day Private Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up time adjustable upon your request.

    Ports
    Piraeus Port
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit Athens and its southern suburbs, the Athenean Riviera, and head to Sounio where the Temple of Poseidon dominates above the sea.Get a taste of the most famous landmarks of Athens and then relax looking at the famous beaches.

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This more relaxing tour consists of sightseeing in Athens, a scenic seaside drive, and the magical Cape Sounio. Your day will begin with Acropolis Hill, the highlight of the tour. On the historical hill, you will have the experience of seeing the Odeon of herodes atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental gateway (Propylaea), the Erechtheum and of course the Parthenon the main temple for the virgin goddess Athena. Leaving The acropolis we will steer towards the Temple Of Zeus passing by Hadrians Arch and following we will visit Panathenaic stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Trailing on and driving aside from the national garden we will see thechanging of the guard (Euzones) in front of the old palace, which is today Parliament House, high above the central square of Athens. Then traveling into the historical center of the city we will drive up to the highest hill of Athens, the hill of Lycabettus. On Lycabettus hill, youll have the best panoramic view of the city, the hill of Acropolis and the Aegean Sea. Moving on and feeling hungry by now, a traditional Greek tavern with authentic Greek cooked dishes or fresh fish seafood by the sea.

After a satisfying lunch, we will have a pleasant drive along the coastline known as the Athenian Riviera and the southern suburbs. Passing through the uptown suburbs of Athens (Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) and making a first stop at the famous Vouliagmeni Lake, mineral therapeutic natural lake. Continuing our drive we will come across more isolated but charismatic areas with a breathtaking view of the Saronic Gulf which will take us to the archaeological site of Cape Sounio, the southeastern edge of the Attica Peninsula. On entering the site you will see the dominating Temple of poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the sea, surrounded by the remains of fornications, the gateway (portigos) and houses. Close by are also see the remains of the temple Athena Souniada. Besides its unique location and its archeological interest, Cape Sounio is also famous for its breathtaking sunset and view of the Greek Islands. It is rightly considered one of the most romantic places in Greece. And finally a relaxing drive back to Athens.

Inclusions

Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]

Hotel/ AirBnb/ Port pick up & drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Skip the line to purchase site tickets. [38 for over 6 yo Non EU & 24 yo EU Citizens]

Bottled water

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Entrance Fees [36 for over 6 yo Non EU & 24 yo EU Citizens]

Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)

Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 300 ]

Lunch

Entry/Admission - Acropolis

Entry/Admission - Parthenon

Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus

Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

The drivers are not licensed to accompany you on the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator.

The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Our company complies with all the health instructions of the World Health Organization about COVID-19.

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

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

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

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

  • 07-Aug-2022

    Bill was awesome had a great time! I would have recommend this company to friends and family! Again thanks I had a wonderful time.

  • 09-Jul-2022

    Alexander was a great driver very punctual and helpful. The company got me a licensed tour guide immediately on the first day when I needed one at the Acropolis. Everything went well.

  • 29-May-2022

    All of it was great! Jimmy is a great driver and tour guide. All of the stops were informative and pleasing!

  • 26-May-2022

    This tour from Olive Sea Travel was wonderful. Alexander lived up to his name and was great! He went out of his way to help us. His English was perfect and he was a true wealth of knowledge. When we asked for changes he came up the other alternatives. We highly recommend this tour. If you do ask for Alexander the Great!

  • 13-Dec-2021

    Wir haben eine interessanten Tour ganz nach unseren Wünschen um Athen, Cape Sounion und griechischer Riviera genossen mit der sehr charmanten, flexiblen und gut deutsch sprechenden Dimitra und einem gut und sicher fahrenden Pedros, sogar inkl. CD-Shopping ! Jederzeit wieder, werden sie sicher weiterempfehlen !!

  • 12-Jul-2021

    This was a wonderful tour. I have seen much of what was on the tour before about 10 years ago, but I missed out on so much the first time. This time I did the private tour and was just four of us and also hired a licensed tour guide to join us for the tour. Panos was the tour leader and picked us up at our hotel at the exact time he said he would be there. Then he spent the day taking us all over Athens and Sounio. We started at the acropolis thanks to our licensed guide Giannis who accompanied us into the acropolis we learned so much about the history, geography, myths and legends of Greece. Giannis you could tell was passionate about all things Greek and it showed. He could explain in detail so much about the history behind what we were seeing. Every question we had was answered in detail almost before we could finish asking. After the acropolis we went to Sounio to see the temple of Poseidon which is a bit of a drive but it’s along the coast with beautiful scenery. Pianos stopped at a couple of great places along the way to take a few snapshots of the magnificent views. The temple of Poseidon was a great site to see on top of a mountain surrounded by beautiful sea views in every direction. Panos then brought us to a great restaurant for a wonderful Greek lunch. Then it was back to Athens for the remainder of the tour including Parliament building where we watched the changing of the guards and the original modern olympic stadium. We all agreed was a great tour that taught us a lot and we saw some amazing things. Even though we did hire a licensed guide which I believe brings a lot more to the tour I also have no doubt that even without them the tour would be amazing and very informative. Panos seemed to know a lot about all the things that we saw and brought a lot to the tour.

  • 11-Sep-2018

    Great Tour, Picked us up at the airport, kept the bags safe all day, great observations and history as we drove everywhere. Olive Sea Tours and Dem Were Great!

  • 11-Sep-2018

    Great Tour, Picked us up at the airport, kept the bags safe all day, great observations and history as we drove everywhere. Olive Sea Tours & Dem Were Great!