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Athens: City Highlights & Cape Sounio Private Combo Tour

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Enjoy a full-day private combo tour of Athens city and Cape Sounion with a guide. Marvel at the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, and more before admiring the striking ruins of the Temple of Poseidon.

Highlights

  • Visit the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus and all the highlights of Athens
  • Driving on the Athens Riviera to reach Cape Sounio, the temple of God Poseidon
  • It is private, your party only and you are not rushed

Description

This tour of Athens takes us to the most famous sites of the city, both ancient and modern. Undoubtedly the most famous landmark of Athens is the Parthenon. It is the ancient temple which was dedicated to Athena, the goddess that Athens got its name from. It is on top of the Acropolis Hill, which is visible from many parts of Athens, and around it there is the historical centre. Moving away a little bit from the area just around the Acropolis, we will see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament. These guards, known as Evzones, are the elite force of the Greek Army and until the Second World War they were known for their bravery and honor. The costume they wear was introduced by King Otto of Greece, inspired by the traditional clothes of the mountain warriors and bandits who formed the resistance to the Ottoman Empire. We will also see the stadium where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896. We will visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, with only a few of its original 104 columns standing, and the monument known as the arch of Hadrian, a Roman structure dedicated to Theseus and Hadrian as the founders of Athens. Then travel along the coast, to the southernmost tip of the peninsula of Attica, Cape Sounion. A getaway that is very close to Athens and it is famous for its beaches, fish restaurants and the striking ruins of the Temple of Poseidon. Set high on the promontory, the temple forms part of a triangle of ancient sites, including the Acropolis and the Temple of Aphaea on Aegina. They are all equal distances from each other as the crow flies, and on a clear day maybe you will be able to see the other two monuments. Sounio is also where Aegeus tragically fell from the cliffs when he saw the black sails that his son Theseus had forgotten to change and thought that he was dead. The Aegean sea was thus named after him. It is a beautiful place to watch the sunset, the white marble columns framed by the sky and the lovely blue sea!

Includes

Transportation from and to your central hotel in Athens or Piraeus Transportation from and to the cruise terminal of Piraeus port Everything that involves the vehicle Professional English-speaking driver. Gives information & tips but does not come in the sites

Important Information

  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • All prices are for one vehicle for 1­~8 passengers
  • Professional guide in the site (if wanted)
  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain, other wise the driver will do the best so you can see most of the sites
  • departure time is up to you between 07:00am ­-10:00am
  • time needed 7~9 hours
  • Our drivers are polite, friendly and professional. Their first priority is your satisfaction and safety. All drivers on on tours know English, will help you and give you tips. The cars are well maintained and clean, all of them have free wi­fi. If needed we can also provide baby-chairs, wheelchairs and most phone chargers.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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