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All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Comprehensive tour of the city
Excellent value for money
Fully narrated tour
Acropolis Walking Tour (3 hours): Meet your guide in Syntagma Square, and kick off your tour outside the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where you’ll watch the statuesque evzones (the presidential guard) perform the Changing of the Guard ceremony in their eye-catching uniforms.
Next, cross through the National Gardens and catch sight of Zappeion Congress Hall. Pass by iconic sights like the Temple of Olympian Zeus (Olympieion) and Hadrian’s Arch on your way to Plaka, the city’s Old Town. Have your camera ready as you wander the labyrinthine streets flanked with neoclassical architecture, Byzantine churches and bustling boutiques.
From Plaka, make the short stroll along the Dionyssiou Areopagitou walkway to the Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed citadel perched high above the city on a rocky outcrop. Pay the entrance fee (own expense) and then head inside with your guide for a glimpse into the world of Ancient Greece.
See highlights such as the Temple of Athena Nike, Propylaea gateway and the Parthenon, the Acropolis’ crowning jewel. Pause for photos and listen to your guide’s commentary about the historical significance behind each ruin. Your tour concludes at the Acropolis’ summit, leaving you free to continue sightseeing at your leisure.
Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip (4 hours): Around 2:45pm, board your coach for the drive to Cape Sounion, the southernmost tip of the Attica Peninsula, passing the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf along the way. When you arrive, walk over to see the astounding Temple of Poseidon, a gleaming white beacon perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The site was an important temple for the ancient Greeks, who once flocked here to worship Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.
Admire incredible views across the Aegean Sea and look out for the island of Kea that you can often see on a clear day. Hear facts from your guide, such as how the temple was built in 44 BC, and see many of its original Doric columns still standing, including one that features graffiti left by English Romantic poet Lord Byron in the early 1800s.
After your tour, you’ll be driven back to your Athens hotel or the closest point to your accommodation.
Entrance fees in Cape Sounion tour
Transport by air-conditioned coach in Cape Sounion tour
Free Wifi on the coach
Free map of Athens
Hotel drop-off after the second tour (selected hotels)
Entrance fees for Acropolis (it costs €20 from April to October and €10 from November till March and it is valid only for the Acropolis site and for one entrance)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Central Athens, near Syntagma Square
Acropolis Walking Tour: 9:30am Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip: 2:45pm
Returns to your centrally located hotel or closest point to your accommodation