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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)

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Book this Athens Super Saver and save up to 10% compared to booking the trips separately.

See the best of Athens and its surrounding highlights on this sightseeing super saver that combines two best-selling tours at a saving of 10%! Begin with a leisurely paced walking tour to see top Athens attractions, like Syntagma Square and the historic neighborhood of Plaka, on your way to the Acropolis. Tour this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site and its ruins with your guide, and then travel to picturesque Cape Sounion in the afternoon to see the Temple of Poseidon.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

Temple of Poseidon

Acropolis Walking Tour (3 hours):
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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an excellent tour! We really enjoyed it. It was a long ride but after a day of running around, it was exactly what we needed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

These were both excellent experiences. The guides were superb. We learned and saw a lot in a short period of time. Since we were only in Athens for 2 days, we wanted to make the most of it. We also chose tours because we didn't know what the situation would be like in Greece right before the referendum. We felt very safe and relaxed on the tours. We LOVED these tours and Athens as well, and want to come back. Our prayers are with the people of Greece in this troubled time. Judith

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Both tours were informative. The tour down the western side of the pensuliar to Cape Sounion provided a good insight to the local seascape.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour guide. She was able to answer all questions. Beautiful views from the Acropolis. Amazing time at cape sounion to see temple of Poseidon! Athens has a lot to offer!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing! You shall do this one it's worth it. Love Greece

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The morning was a 4 hour walking tour that covered the President's Palace, Olympic Stadium, Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Zeus and the Olympic Stadium. We ended by climbing the hill to the Acropolis. The Acropolis was a bit of a let down as it is extremely crowded and practically covered with scaffolding and cranes. still amazing to experience a 2500 year old monument. The afternoon was a bus ride to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon which was amazing. No crowds, amazing ocean views and a relatively pristine temple. Awesome day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great day - the Acropolis was great and the tour guide was excellent with information and knowledge
Cape Sounion was the highlight - unexpected and was uncrowded - a nice coach drie, then this amazing location - we had a really good day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Awesome tour. Loved every second of it. The goes were very well informed and answer every question.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

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