Essential Athens Highlights Plus Cape Sounion Skip-The-Line Tour

Essential Athens Highlights Plus Cape Sounion Skip-The-Line Tour

Private flexible tour combining the Highlights of Athens with a coastal road trip to the Sounion peninsula & amazing clifftop Temple of Poseidon as you relax along the way in one of our new full extra Mercedes models with free WiFi & bottled water in the company of a highly experienced, knowledgeable & considerate Tour driver.

Visit the highlights including the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Olympic Stadium, Parliament & changing of the guards, and set off along the deep blue colours of the Aegean sea to explore the Temple of Poseidon.

A Skip-the-line Ticket service is included as well as an option to have lunch by the sea in Sounion as well as an expert Archaeological guide for all groups of 8 or more (groups of 1 to 7 by request).

With door to door return transfer to your hotel or cruise ship, this comprehensive and 'go at your own pace' tour aims to provide you with one of the most outstanding experiences of your visit.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Acropolis, Via Dionysiou Areopagitou Str., Athens 105 58 Greece

Our day in Athens starts with the Acropolis, focus of life in Ancient Athens & surrounded by its amazing cyclopedian wall built by the Myceneans thousands of years ago. The Acropolis houses all of the Temples such as the Temple of Athena Nike, the huge gateway (Propylaea), the Erechtheum and of course the famous Parthenon, the main temple dedicated to the goddess Athena.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Theater of Dionysus, Mitseon 25, Athens 105 58 Greece

Considered to be the world’s oldest theatre and constructed in the 6th Century BC, this theater would have seen the very fist performances of ancient plays by Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylus, and Aristophanes among others & was home to. an annual spring drama festival.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou Acropolis, Athens 10558 Greece

Located on the top of the Acropolis, the Temple of Athena Nike (or 'Viktory') is a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena and constructed around 420 BC, the temple is the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis.

Stop At: Herod Atticus Odeon, Dionissiou Areopagitou, Athens Greece

An impressive & fully renovated Roman theater. Completed in AD 161 and dedicated to the wife of a rich benefactor, the Theater hosts a vibrant public program each Summer.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Propylaea, Acropolis, Athens 105 58 Greece

The Propylaia is the classical Greek Doric building complex that served as the ceremonial entrance to the Acropolis and through which you will enter

Pass By: Eretteo, Acropolis, Athens 10558 Greece

An ancient Greek Ionic temple on the north side of the Acropolis, the Erechtheion is unique in its construction and was dedicated to the goddess Athena.

Stop At: Parthenon, Acropolis Top of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens 105 58 Greece

Considered widely as a masterpiece of science, engineering and culture, the Parthenon was dedicated to the goddess Athena and would have originally housed her impressive statue. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of classical Greek art, some of which can be seen in the nearby Museum.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42 Greece

Explore the New Acropolis Museum situated adjacent to the Acropolis which houses the many masterpieces from the site.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue opposite the statue of Myron Discobolus, Athens 116 35 Greece

Also called 'Kallimarmaro' stadium is one of the highlights of Athens where the classic Marathon ends & the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Academy of Athens, 28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 106 79 Greece

Stop at Panepistimiou str, for the Athenian Trilogy – the three elegant buildings: The University, The Academy and The Library.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: National Library of Greece, 32 Panepistimiou Street, Athens 106 79 Greece

The National Library of Greece

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hellenic Parliament, Parliament Mansion, Athens GR-10021 Greece

The Parliament and center of current political life in Athens

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou Street, Athens 157 72 Greece

University of Athens

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57 Greece

Colossal temple at the center of Athens dedicated to the God Zeus, head of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC and the temple was home to a richly adorned statue, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Arch of Hadrian, Leoforos Amalias, Athens Greece

Classic Triumphal Arch built by the Ancient Athenians for the Roman Emperor Hadrian & seen together with the Temple of Zeus in the same location

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Presidential Mansion, Herodou Attikou Street, Athens 106 74 Greece

A short stop at the The Neoclassical Maximos Mansion, also called the Greek “White House”. Official residence of the Prime Minister of Greece since 1982

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: National Garden, Leoforos Amalias 1, Athens 10557 Greece

Formally built as a Royal Gardens for queen Amalia, the National Gardens are a beautiful oasis in the city running alongside some of Athens most prominent landmarks

Stop At: Plateia Syntagmatos, Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63 Greece

Main square of Athens housing the Parliament building & focus of much of Athenian life & Politics.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Monastiraki, Athina, Greece

Monastiraki Square at the heart of the Old-Town is a vibrant center of life in the city

Pass By: Plaka, Athens 10556 Greece

Leading from Monastiraki Square, the Plaka neighborhood bustles with markets, bars, Cafes & Restaurants.

Stop At: Athens, Athens, Attica

LUNCH OPTION: (No street food) If choosing our lunch option during booking you will enjoy a Traditional 3-Course Greek Lunch.

During the summer months, our default location for lunch is by the sea in Sounion and at other times in Athens.

Please note that alcoholic drinks are not included.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Lake Vouliagmeni, Vouliagmeni 166 71 Greece

Included in Greece’s NATURA 2000 Sites of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Thermal and Mineral rich waters of the lake have been a SPA retreat for centuries.

Stop At: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias Syntagma Square, Athens 100 28 Greece

At the tomb you will see the impressive changing of the guard’s ceremony, with the iconic 'Evzone' guards in their traditional uniform.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Glyfada Beach, 18 Diadochou Pavlou Paralia Glyfadas tram station, Glyfada 166 75 Greece

An upmarket Suburb & Start of the Athens Riviera with Wonderful Sea Views from our Coastal Route

Pass By: Lagonisi, Lagonisi, Sithonia, Halkidiki Region, Central Macedonia

Simply one of the most beautiful stretches of Coastal scenery in Europe. Elevated views out to sea, the rugged coastline and the deep blue and contrasting greens of the landscape together with the small settlements along the way make this an amazing spectacle.

Stop At: Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounio, Sounio 195 00 Greece

Located 70 meters on a clifftop at the tip of the Athens Peninsula this amazing temple was dedicated to the God Poseidon. It was the last thing Ancient sailors saw on leaving port & the first site on return with many legends to tell. It is especially beautiful at sunset & a perfect final location for your tour

Duration: 40 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Groups of 1 to 7. ADDING AN EXPERT LICENSED GUIDE: Your knowledgeable tour driver will inform you en-route but can not enter archaeological sites. On request we can add a Licensed Archaeological Expert Guide to accompany you through the Acropolis and other Athens sites. Contact us by meessage after booking if you would like this addition"
"Groups of 8+. AN EXPERT LICENSED GUIDE: is included at the Acropolis only. Extended guiding to the other Athens sites on request."
"TAILOR YOUR TOUR: If you would like to add a further site, such as the National Archaeological Museum, Omit one of the existing sites, or need an airport transfer for example then please let us know directly."
"ROUTE. In order to provide the best experience for your day we reserve the right to alter the tour route or omit sites in the case of issues such as time constraints or local factors such as site closing times & road closures. For persons returning to Cruise ships, we recommend start times of 07:30 or 08:30 to avoid time pressure."
"TOUR UPDATES BETWEEN MARCH 11th to 19th: Tour inclusions and exclusions were updated. For bookings made before this date your previous conditions apply at the time of your original booking."
"SKIP THE LINE SERVICE. We purchase tickets in advance so you do not need to queue. Tickets are non refundable and for designated entrance times according to the policy of the Archaeological sites. Tickets are not included in the tour price, and the additonal cost per person of 35 Euro plus the administration fee of 20 Euro per group is payable to your driver in cash on the day of your tour. If you already have tickets, please inform us at least two days prior to your tour."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Duration: 8 To 9 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from all Central Athens Locations and the Cruise port at your convenience. If your location in not listed we will be in touch with you after booking to confirm it with you.

AIRBNB'S: For Airbnb's please provide the exact address. Please be outside your residence for pickup in case of limited parking or waiting time for your driver.

LUGGAGE: If you have luggage please provide details of quantity so we may provide the appropriate vehicle

AIRPORT PICKUP: For the Airport and locations outside of Athens there may be a supplement. We will advise on booking.

Airports

  • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece


Ports

  • Athens Cruise Ship Port
  • Piraeus, Athens


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Professional Experienced Tour Driver with thorough Historical Knowledge (can not enter sites)
  • First class transport: Mercedes EClass Sedan; Luxury Class Mercedes. Free WiFi Chilled Bottled Water
  • Athens Hotel, Airbnb Residence or Cruise ship pickup & return
  • Pre-purchased Skip-the-line Tickets for Acropolis & Temple of Zeus [Cost refundabe to your driver]
  • Expert Licensed Guide at the Acropolis for Groups of 8+

Not Included

  • Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens. Arranged on request [Additional cost]
  • Expert Guide for Groups of 1 - 7; Extended Guiding time. Available on request [Additional cost]
  • Admission for Acropolis & Temple of Zeus (35 Euro per person + 20 Euro per group). Payable to driver
  • Admission for the Acropolis Museum & Temple of Poseidon (20 & 10 Euro respectively). Payable at site
  • Food (unless selecting the Lunch Option)

Facilities


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