• Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 98.46 View price calendar

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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.

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

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 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.

Customer Reviews

chris.borczon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Both of these tours were wonderful because of the guides. Both Mariana and Theodora were knowledgeable, funny and most of all passionate about the Greek culture. You will have a fun and educational time.

ERE

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I SPECIALLY LOVED THAT LILA, OUR GUIDE DURING THE MORNING, WAS EXTREMELY PREPARED FOR THE SUBJECT, AND HAS PERFECT KNOWLEDGE OF GREEK ANCIENT AND TODAYS CULTURE.
IT COULD BE A LITTLE TIRING TO WALK FOR ABOUT 4 HOURS, BUT IT IS VERY VALUABLE IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ATHENS FROM ITS MOST REAL HISTORIC VIEW.

marty

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Another good tour that I suggest you take on the first day or 2 of your trip to get familiar with Athens it is a great experience for the price.

Subhra B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent tour. Both guides were very knowledgeable

captdinnah

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour. The guides spoke English well and gave us great information and insight. This is a lot of walking.

Ziyad United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The tour as well as the guide was amazing.

Shilpee S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was a great tour- started with visiting the Greek Parliament, watching the change of guards, walk around Syntagma Square, then the Temple of Olympus and Hadrian's Arch. After that came the Acropolis, where our guide gave a very detailed tour of the Acropolis ending at the Parthenon. After a lunch break we went to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion - this was perhaps the best part of the tour. Driving through the beautiful blue Aegean Sea to arrive at Sounion for the sunset is a bucket-list kind of thing :-

Diane E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Not big on any buses but this was a great trip.

NITIN V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very Knowledgeable guides which made the trip worthy

anita

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Hot and humid, but with a breeze at the Acropolis. Pickpockets are plentiful. The stone walks are polished by foot traffic and are slippery. Good footwear is essential. Being in reasonably good physical shape is necessary as there are many steps to climb at the Acropolis and Temple of Poseidon. The view is spectacular. Our guides were knowledgeable and a joy to listen to.

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