Athens and Cape Sounion private tour
We will tour all around the important places in Athens city so you can appreciate the blend of different eras through the timeline of the city. Classic, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Neo-classical and modern times all blend together shaping what is Athens city today. Extra bonus of this tour is the visit to Cape Sounion.
We start either at your hotel or at the terminal your Cruise-ship has docked.
Acropolis Hill is a must visit for any new visitor of Athens to experience firsthand the monuments of Propylea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion and Temple of Parthenon. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Athens around the hill and sightsee the near by monuments such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Ancient Theatre of Dionysus at the south slope of the Acropolis hill. Oversee the Plaka area with the picturesque little houses and the Roman and Ancient Agora with the Temple of Hephaestus standing proudly at the north.
We will visit the Temple of Zeus passing by Emperor’s Hadrian’s Arched Gate and next we will admire the Panathenaic Stadium, built on ancient stadium traces and used for the first modern Olympic games in 1896.
You will be chauffeured around modern city and take a short stop to watch the change of guards, photo-shooting the Parliament (Old Royal Palace), the Presidential Residence and the Neo-Classical trilogy of National Academy, Athens University and National Library. We will pass by the monastiraki square where the influence of Byzantine and Ottoman period is more than obvious.
Next we will drive along the Attika sea coast towards Cape Sounio. The visit to the unique scenery formed by the Temple of Poseidon surrounded by the open sea will grant you unforgettable pictures to take with you forever.
A tour to know Athens
A tour to know Athens would not be complete without taking your time to enjoy a lunch with tastes of the renown Greek cuisine. Let your driver suggest you several alternatives, mainly off the beaten track restaurants and taverns or let us drive you at that tavern your trusted friends have recommended to you.
We will end the tour at your hotel or at your Cruise-ship at Piraeus port knowing for sure that you will wish this tour would have lasted longer!
In any case this private tour is fully customisable to your personal tastes and needs so please do not hesitate to request us your personal detailed route plan for a full day tour in Athens.