One Day Athens Tour
Enjoy a full day Athens & Cape Sounion tour with lunch & visit the most famous attractions, including Acropolis Hill & Museum, Olympic Stadium & much more.
If you only have a short time to visit and explore Athens, then look no further than this day tour. From the Acropolis to Cape Sounion, this full day trip will take you to all the famous sites of both ancient and modern Athens. A perfect overview of the historic city, which includes not only the Acropolis, the trademark monument of the capital, but also the Panathenaic Stadium, home to the first Olympic Games of the modern era and the Acropolis Museum, which features nearly 4,000 exhibits. A traditional Greek lunch at a local restaurant is included and after a fulfilling culinary experience you will drive along the Athenian coast to reach Cape Sounion, where the remains of the Temple of Poseidon still stand. How can you say no to an all-encompassing experience like that?
Sightseeing: Constitution Square (Syntagma), Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Acropolis, Theater of Dionysus, Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Olympic Stadium, Greek Parliament, Academy, University, National Library, Acropolis Museum, Temple of Poseidon (Sounion).
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. After a short stop, continue and pass by such significant monuments of Hellenic history as the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, University, National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Find yourselves in the Acropolis, where you will experience architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens, including the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the magnificent Parthenon. Continuing your tour, a visit to the modern Acropolis Museum is in order. Nearly 4,000 objects from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece can be found there.
Your soul may be filled, but now it's time to treat your stomach with a traditional Greek lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the Southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon still stand. On the way, you'll have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion, before returning to your hotel early in the evening.
Departure at approximately 08:45 - Return at approximately 19:00
- This tour include a complimentary pick-up / drop-off service from your hotel or other predefined spots in Athens and surrounding areas. Maximum duration of this service to gather tour participants is approximately 1 hour. Thus, pick-up time may vary for each guest and will be provided during the booking process.
- Due to certain restrictions in the visiting hours of the Acropolis museum the order of the program can be changed.
- The tour is usually bilingual, implemented in English and one additional language (French or Italian). For more information prior to booking, please contact us. Our agents will also inform you on the languages of the tour after booking.