After morning pickup at your hotel or other designated meeting point, climb aboard an air-conditioned coach equipped with Wi-Fi for a comfortable journey. Begin with a city sightseeing tour that takes you past some of Athens's most important contemporary monuments including the Panathinaikon Stadium (home of the first modern Olympic Games), Presidential Palace, National Library, Catholic Cathedral, and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of Parliament House.
No visit to Athens would be complete without a stop at the mighty Acropolis that rises above the city. Walk among its sacred ancient monuments such as the Parthenon, Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheion, and delve even deeper into the history of the UNESCO World Heritage site with an optional visit to the New Acropolis Museum.
Rest and recharge with an included lunch of typical Greek cuisine at the Amalia Hotel across from the beautiful National Gardens. In the afternoon, leave the bustle of the city behind and travel along scenic coastal roads past sea coves and beaches like Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza on the way to Cape Sounion. Here you'll be greeted by spectacular views of the Saronic Gulf and its many islands, with the ancient Temple of Poseidon towering above the Aegean Sea. Explore the archaeological site and learn about the many legends that surrounded it, including a story from The Odyssey in which Menelaus stops at the sanctuary during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman.
Relax on the return coach ride to Athens, where the full-day tour concludes back at your original departure point in the early evening.