Private Shore Excursion: Athens & Cape Sounion

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Duration: 6h 30m
Location: Athens, Greece | Athens, Greece

Category: Day Trips & Excursions

Scenic drive through Glyfada along the Athenian Riviera
Discovering the treasures of Athens like the Temple of Zeus
Imposing Temple of Poseidon reigning over the Aegean waters
Strolling through colorful Plaka & Syntagma Square
Personalized attention & insight from your private guide

Private guided tour of Athens and Cape Sounio
Roundtrip transportation to and from Piraeus cruise port
Live tour commentary provided in English


Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Greek capital and explore some of the best Athens has to offer, from the Temple of Olympian Zeus to the Panatheniac Stadium and the fabulous Syntagma Square. Venture south and explore the majestic Temple of Poseidon and the azure waters of the Aegean Sea.

Get started by heading to the city center and learn about Greek history as you see the pillars of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Continue to Plaka and Syntagma Square and see how locals go about their day-to-day lives. Pass by the Greek Parliament and admire the Monument of the Unknown Soldier.

Next, pause for a photo at the Panatheniac Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Drive through Syngrou Avenue, the prestigious and scenic district of Glyfada, until you reach the promontory of Sounion.

On the edge of the cape, beside the remains of fortifications built in 409 BC during the Peloponnesian War, stand the ruins of the imposing Temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the seas. Built nearly 2,500 years ago, the temple still has 16 tall columns standing upright. Marvel at the sculpted frieze depicting the exploits of Theseus, the Gigantomachy, and the battle of the Centaurs and Lapiths.

Take in the panoramic views over the azure waters of the Aegean Sea and choose what you want to see next, or perhaps have some free time to explore at your own pace before returning to Piraeus.

Cancellation Policy: 8 days
Know before you book: You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain., This activity is not wheelchair accessible., You can arrange your exact departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

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