Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights Plus Cape Sounion And Temple Of Poseidon

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    o For Airport pickup and locations outside of Athens there may be a supplement. We will advise on booking.
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  • Return Details :
    Return to pick up point
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    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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).


  • 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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From one awe inspiring site to the next is how your day starts, unfolds & just keeps going! From your hotel or cruise ship terminal you will travel in style in one of our new model black Mercedes vehicles with full leather & WiFi as your informative driver stops at all the main sites of Athens including the Acropolis, New Acropolis museum, Hadrians Arch, Temple of Zeus, Parliament & changing of the guards. Explore these at your leisure without deadlines & your chauffeur will be ready to take you to the next destination.

Your driver will suggest an ideal spot for lunch and refreshments before continuing out of the city for around an hour along the Aegean coast line and exploring the beautiful area of Sounion and the breathtaking Temple of poseidon perched on the shear cliff edge with its open sea views where you can learn how the Aegean got its name, the importance of the Temple in Greek history and of previous visitors from Theseus to Lord Byron during his own Grand Tour.

For those wanting a greater depth of information & guiding inside the archeological sites, the option of having an expert Private Licensed guide to accompany you inside any site is available on request at 50 euro per hour. Private guiding time for The acropolis would be 2 hours for example. Time for the Acropolis plus New Acropolis Museum would be minimum 3 hours.


Athens Hotel, Residence or Cruise ship pickup & return

First class transport: Mercedes E-Class Sedan; Mercedes Minivan or Sprinter

All vehicles with WiFi, A/C, Chilled Bottled Water

Lunch Option Available

Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day

Flexible Start Time. If you prefer a different or later start time, please contact us


Entrance fees

Additional Expert Licensed guide. Available on request with extra cost.

Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens. Arranged on request with surcharge

Entry/Admission - Acropolis

Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum

Entry/Admission - Panathenaic Stadium

Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus

Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

LUNCH OPTION: a lunch option is available & includes your choice from a 3-course traditional meal at our reserved table in Athens with Acropolis view, or in Cape Sounion by the sea.

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.

FLEXIBLE START TIMES ON REQUEST: If you prefer a different or later start time, please contact us

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

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.

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  • 29-Nov-2022

    Dem is a consummate tour guide for Viator. He was professional and made sure we were comfortable from the onset of our tour. We so appreciated the sties of Athens, the drive on the Aegean coast and the Temple of Poisidon. Particularly helpful was the history shared by Dem which prepared us to explore and experience each site. Kerry Christopher. Tour booked by Dr. Eric Christopher

  • 27-Nov-2022

    This was a perfectly laid out day trip that covered all major attractions in and around Athens. Best part of the trip was Acropolis and Acropolis Museum-we had one of the best professional guides Betty with us. Betty took time to explain every single detail and answered all of our questions (fun fact-my 10 year old had a lot of questions-she almost did a PhD on Greek Mythology!). There was a heavy downpour for a few minutes when we were up at the Acropolis. Betty knew exactly where we could stand to get shelter and still continue with the tour. We are extremely grateful for her company and education! Our driver and guide Dimitri was super friendly and accommodating. We had picked the tour option with lunch. Dimitri made reservation for lunch at Gods Restaurant where we found several yummy vegetarian options (beware- their portions are HUGE). He also showed us the Olympic stadium, Temple of Zeus and drove us to temple of Poseidon in Cape Sunion in the afternoon. Temple of Poseidon is worth a visit-it's a beautiful and serene place. A full view of a double arch rainbow on our way back was cherry on top for a great day! I have taken away 1 star from this review since I feel that our driver/guide Dimitri could be more knowledgeable on Greek history and mythology. In his hurry, he was about to skip the visit to Temple of Zeus and corrected the error after we pointed out that we wanted to visit that place and it was part of the itinerary.

  • 26-Nov-2022

    Tour was terrific. Recommend adding tour guide at site to get most information. Driver was awesome. Lunch was beautiful by the sea

  • 25-Nov-2022

    Our tour was amazing. Mario our driver was extremely knowledgeable, dependable, and professional. He gave us great onsite of the city and history. Betty our tour guide for the Parthenon was awesome. She shared a wealth of information concerning the area.

  • 21-Nov-2022

    Loved this experience and our Driver, Demetris. He was very knowledgeable about the places he was taking us and gave us detailed information about getting tickets/estimated time/what to do at each stop. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and his courteousness throughout the day. We moved up our pickup time by an hour and he was still there on time and ready to go. We had never been to Athens before and this tour is a nice taste of places to see in one day.

  • 19-Nov-2022

    Tolis, ,our tour driver was wonderful. Shared the history and the facts on the way to each site. He was friendly and respectful and very patient. Gave clear instructions about where to go and how to find him again. Fabulous tour! I highly recommend it.

  • 15-Nov-2022

    Unfortunately this tour was not worth it for us and we left feeling a bit swindled. Our tour guides were extremely kind and knowledgeable. Unfortunately, they just did not give us the value we were hoping for. We spent a lot of the day in the car for a very small payoff. Most of the exciting things to see in Athens are close by and don’t require the amount of travel that this tour had. We also had The Acropolis as our first thing on the agenda, which was changed the day we were picked up. This would have worked out much better for less crowds but our tour guide insisted on starting the day with a long car ride. Mid tour we were told we were going for a coffee break and pit stop… we were actually brought to a friends shop who then tried every method possible to sell us on expensive jewelry. We came here for a tour of the city…not to sit in a sales pitch. This biggest issue we had was that one member of our group is very hard of hearing and vision. This is exactly why I spent so much money on this tour… in fact I communicated this right away after booking. The tour guide moved very fast and spoke quietly the whole tour. Even when I reminded her, the tour guide acted clueless and then continued to make things difficult for us. It was very frustrating trying to guide my mother in law while rushing through everything and she couldn’t hear what was going on….there was no way to fix the experience day of. We were left to just kind of deal with it. I can’t recommend this tour and I really thing that the team should evaluate how they spend their clients time. This tour would have been much better with less driving and at a slower pace. The focus should be the acropolis and the city surrounding it.

  • 13-Nov-2022

    Highlight: Drive to Temple of Poseidon. Driver was very nice and informative. Car was clean. Cons: Stop at store in Plaka where is was implied you should buy something. Owner followed me around the whole store. Also, we should’ve had a say in where to have lunch. Everything felt forced! Beautiful view though.

  • 07-Nov-2022

    Mario was an excellent guide with great attention to detail and super attentive, his knowledge was great and his stories made the trip special and kept us awake as we had arrived that same morning at 2am. We decided to add on a licensed tour guide to go into the sites with us. Eva spoke with passion and made the experience unforgettable. We would def recommend getting the licensed tour guide for the sites, worth every penny!

  • 05-Nov-2022

    Basilis and Betty were excellent company, they made the tour fun and unforgettable. Highly recommended.

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