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9 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the best of Athens and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion on this full-day Super Saver — a combination of two popular tours for a great discounted price. Start with a guided morning stroll around top Athens attractions such as Syntagma Square, the charming old Plaka district, and more. Then, take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis to see its classical showpieces, including the Parthenon. Finish with a scenic afternoon trip to see the Temple of Poseidon, a 5th-century BC temple perched on sea cliffs at Cape Sounion.
  • 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
Acropolis Walking Tour (3 hours): 
Meet your guide near Syntagma Square, and see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Greek Parliament, where the Changing of the Guard ceremony tales place.

Next, stretch your legs around the National Gardens, and admire sights like Zappeion Congress Hall, Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

Continue through the paved streets of Plaka — the heart of Athens’ Old Town — and then follow the pedestrianized Dionyssiou Areopagitou walkway up to the UNESCO-listed Acropolis.

At the top, enter (own expense) this magnificent complex of sun-baked temples and take a guided tour of its star attractions. Stroll around the Temple of Athena Nike and the Propylaea, the Acropolis’ gateway, as you learn about their history; and marvel at the centerpiece: the Parthenon.

Having explored the main monuments, your tour finishes at the Acropolis. Say goodbye to your guide and enjoy around two hours at leisure before the start of your afternoon trip.


Afternoon Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Trip (4 hours):In the afternoon, reconvene with your coach and leave Athens behind as you venture south to Cape Sounion. Along the way, admire the picturesque beaches of the Saronic Gulf and hear stories of the Cape, the rocky promontory at the tip of the Attica peninsula, and its famous, ancient Temple of Poseidon.

On arrival, walk up to the temple, built high on cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea. Take in the phenomenal sea views and if the weather is clear, cast your eyes over the island of Kea in the distance.

Admire the Doric columns of the 5th century BC temple, and discover the Greek myths that surround the building. Be sure, too, to check out the inscription carved by the English poet Lord Byron on one of the columns in the early 1800s.



Afterward, return to Athens where your tour concludes at your hotel or the closest point to your accommodation.

Reviews

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A
, Dec 2018

Both the walking tour and the half day to Poseidon are a must do while you are in Athens. Informative, just long enough, great views and knowledgeable guides. A perfect day.

t
, Dec 2018

1st part: Our walking tour was replaced with the bus tour due to the weather... We were offered to prepay €10 per person for the tickets to the Acropolis and €15 per person for the museum... We did. Well, the Acropolis entrance did cost €10 per person, however museum was only €4... And we did not spend much time there - we just kind of ran through and was not given the opportunity to explore on our own. Tour guide was nice and knowledgeable. When we got back to the tour provider I asked why we were charged almost 4 times more for the tickets and the reply was to cover tour guide time (?!)... Also we completely missed the guard change ceremony and were told to go and see it ourself... No water were provided on the tour (just an FYI)... And after this part of the tour we were told to go and find something to eat and be back in 50 minute for the second part of the tour...2nd part: Trip to the Cape Sunion:When we got back to the tour operator we boarded the bus and a different tour guide joined us. It took us around 1.5 hours to get there. And maybe 30 (?!) minutes there... as there are not much to see in that location: small historical side with the ruins of one building and 10 minutes of comments from the tour guide and a few pictures and nice view on the sea and... nothing else. We definitely expected MUCH MORE! Spending 3 hours in the bus in order to see almost nothing for 30 minutes in my opinion is complete waist. I should have done a better research... Oh, well. They should call this a "Half Day Napping Tour" because we spent more time napping on the bus than learning or seeing anything. We were definitely disappointed.

T
, Nov 2018

This was a fun filled day of learning Greek history and seeing important sights both in Athens and south of Athens. The guides were very informative and I learned a lot about what happened here thousands of years ago. I am not sure which part I enjoyed best as both were great!

h
, Oct 2018

This was the perfect way to visit the Acropolis and understand what you’re looking at. Our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. We went in October and the sun was hot and it’s a lot of walking and climbing so being in good shape, wearing a hat and taking water are important.

a
, Sep 2018

It was a great way to see all of the main sites which gave us time to explore on our own the next few days!

b
, Sep 2018

Worth the day to see two of the three major sites - the Temple of Poseidon and the Parthenon.

N
, Aug 2018

The walking tour was great. Our guide was informative and open to any questions us tourists had. The National Garden was okay. Not much to see there. It doesn't look well kept, but it was nice to walk in the shade for a bit. The highlight of the walking tour for me was the Acropolis. Our guide provided information on all the structures before leaving us to wander on our own.

For the Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon half-day trip, the ride to Cape Sounion was absolutely beautiful. The drive takes you along the coast and the views are unbelievable. Cape Sounion is breathtaking. It was very windy, but gorgeous. My only negative with this trip was the tour guide, unfortunately. I regrettably can't remember her name, but it must be said that it was extremely difficult to understand her. Her heavy accent and the manner in which she spoke made any chance of absorbing any historical facts a wash. However, the views made up for it.

Z
, Jun 2018

Great tour! The staff was very helpful and the tour guide was very knowledgeable of all things Athens, Greece, and Mythology.

T
, Jun 2018

Our guide for the Acropolis walking tour was inexperienced and started losing people half way, near the end nearly everyone left the tour early. Acropolis was crowded and I found the video at the Acropolis Musuem next door did even better job explaining the the site.

The Cap Sounion tour was a driving tour really with only stop at the Temple of Poseidon.

Overall not worth the money for either part.

N
, Jun 2018

Amazing tour! highly recommended!


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