Book this Athens Super Saver and save up to 10% compared to booking the trips separately.
- Combine two best-selling Athens tours for a discounted price
- See top Athens attractions Syntagma Square, Plaka and Lysicrates Monument
- Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis with your guide, visiting incredible ruins like the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike
- Travel to Cape Sounion by luxury coach on your afternoon tour, passing the Saronic Gulf’s beaches
- Visit the Temple of Poseidon and see graffiti left by esteemed English poet Lord Byron
What You Can Expect
Meet your local guide in central Athens and head to Syntagma metro station to see its numerous archaeological exhibits comprising ancient grave stones, pottery and mosaics from the 5th century AD. Continue to the Old Parliament House (Vouli) on Athens’ busy Stadiou Street and hear how this impressive building once housed the country's Parliament, before it later turned into the Greek National History Museum.
Stroll through Syntagma Square, the heart of the city, to see two of Athens’ stunning Byzantine churches: Sotira of Lycodimos and Kottakis Church. Head inside one of them and marvel at its majestic interior with your guide.
Walk through Athens’ old historical neighborhood – Plaka – and pass a beautiful old Christian church called Lysicrates Monument. From here, it’s a short walk up the Dionyssiou Areopagitou walkway to Athens’ Acropolis, passing Mars Hill and Dionysus Sanctuary – a site dedicated to the Greek god Dionysus.
While walking around the ruins of this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site with your guide, learn all about the history of its monuments. See the Temple of Athena Nike, Propylaea (known as the monumental gateway to the Acropolis) and, of course, the Parthenon – the Acropolis’ crowning glory. Your tour will finish on the Acropolis hill; you will then have just over two hours at leisure before your afternoon tour starts.
Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip (4 hours):
Around 2:45pm, board your coach for the drive to Cape Sounion, the southernmost tip of the Attica Peninsula, passing the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf along the way. When you arrive, walk over to see the astounding Temple of Poseidon, a gleaming white beacon perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The site was an important temple for the ancient Greeks, who once flocked here to worship Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.
Admire incredible views across the Aegean Sea and look out for the island of Kea that you can often see on a clear day. Hear facts from your guide, such as how the temple was built in 44 BC, and see many of its original Doric columns still standing, including one that features graffiti left by English Romantic poet Lord Byron in the early 1800s.
After your tour, you’ll be driven back to your Athens hotel.
These tours were actually two individual tours. The morning tour was the Acropolis Walking Tour and the Cape Sounion Tour was in the afternoon.
The Acropolis walking tour was very interesting visiting a number of old temples, culminating in walking up the Acropolis to see the Parthenon. The guide was very knowledgeable and explained facts very clearly referring to visual aids from time to time. Can recommend very much.
The Cape Sounion Tour was also very interesting seeing the Temple Of Poseidon and also the views from it. The coach journey was about 1 3/4 hours each way. Maybe this tour could be combined with another to form a full day tour, since 75% of the tour time was taken up in travelling.
My tour was upgraded to the tour of the Acropolis and the New Acropolis museum, then I was switched to the afternoon Cape Sounion tour. Both guides were very knowledgeable and thorough. I would recommend these tours.