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ATHENS AND CAPE SOUNION

Private tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $555 USD
Private tour for up to 3 (Not a per person rate) $603 USD
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ATHENS AND CAPE SOUNION

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If you are arriving on a cruise ship, your tour will depart from Piraeus, the ancient port of Athens. If you are staying in a hotel in Athens, your tour will begin at your hotel.

Your tour begins at Syntagma Square (where most of the famous ancient monuments are located), plus the Parliament Building, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library.

Next, we'll see the evzones in their picturesque uniforms and the Presidential Mansion on Herod Atticus Street.

Of course, you can't miss the Acropolis--the trademark of Athens. The ancient "high city" is topped with marble temples dedicated to the city's goddess Athena and dates back to the Late Bronze Age. Following your climb to the top, you will visit these architectural masterpieces: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and, finally, the magnificent Parthenon.

Now it's time to make your way to the southern-most point of Attica--Cape Sounion. Enjoy a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore before coming to the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon.

Visit the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, constructed in the 5th century BC over the ruins of a temple from the Archaic Period, perched above the sea at a height of nearly 200 feet. The 20-foot columns of the temple were intended to resist the weathering action of the sea air, and you can still see them there today.

Please note that your driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb to the top of the Acropolis or inside the Temple of Poseidon. If you want this service, please book our CITY OF ATHENS AND CAPE SOUNION TOUR.

Keep in mind that your driver is at your disposal. Simply let him know if you would like to adjust this itinerary!

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • English-speaking driver
  • Visit to:
  • Syntagma Square and monuments
  • Parliament Building
  • Memorial to the Unknown Soldier
  • National Library
  • Presidential Mansion
  • Acropolis
  • Cape Sounion
  • Temple of Poseidon
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

Please note that your English-speaking driver cannot enter sites with you.
• The price of this tour does not include any food, beverages, entrance fees, or gratuities.
• Entrance fees to the Athenian archaeological sites total approximately 15€ per person. The entrance to the Temple of Poseidon is 8€ per person. The entrance to the Acropolis is 20€ per person.

Restrictions

• Please note that your driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb to the top of the Acropolis or inside the Temple of Poseidon. If you want this service, please book our CITY OF ATHENS AND CAPE SOUNION TOUR.