Enjoy a tour of Athens combining most of the city's modern and classical sites. This 10-hour, full-day tour with a guide starts at 8:30am and includes an overview of the modern city and striking contrasts with the remains of its glorious past. Drive around the city in a climate-controlled bus with internet access. Visit the Panathinaikon Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, and see the Presidential Palace, government buildings and elegant homes. Along Vas.Olgas Avenue, admire the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus and learn about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. Continue down Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, the University, and the National Library.
In contrast, visit the crowning beauty and glory of ancient Athens: the Acropolis. With its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylae, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens, it is rightfully one of the most celebrated sites in the world. There is an option to upgrade your tour with visit to the New Acropolis Museum.
At noon, enjoy lunch at Hotel AMALIA in Athens.
After lunch, depart for Cape Sounion. Take in the dramatic views as you drive along the coastal road of the beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and countless coves, as well as the Saronic Gulf. Cape Sounion is dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon overlooking the Aegean Sea. It has been a sacred site since ancient times.
You will return back to Athens at approximately 7pm.
Athens centrally located hotels or meeting point near Syntagma Square.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.