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Athens & Sounio

Best of Athens & Sunset at the Temple of Poseidon Full Day Tour

Tour Details

A journey that combines the ancient splendors of Athens with the breathtaking beauty of Cape Sounion, offering a full-day tour designed to captivate the senses and enrich the mind. This meticulously curated experience caters to those with a penchant for history, architecture, and natural landscapes, ensuring a memorable adventure in one of Greece’s most revered locales.

Morning Marvels: Athens City Highlights

The day commences in the historic heart of Athens, a city where every corner tells a story of ancient glory and modern vibrancy. The first stop is the Panathenaic Stadium, an architectural marvel entirely crafted from white marble. This stadium, also known as Kallimarmaro, is steeped in history, having hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Its grandeur provides a fitting prologue to the day’s exploration.

As the morning unfolds, guests are led to the Hellenic Parliament, where they witness the evocative Changing of the Guard ceremony. This ritual, performed by the Evzones in traditional attire, is a poignant reminder of Greece’s rich cultural heritage and the sacrifices made for its democracy.

The journey then proceeds to the Athens Trilogy, comprising the National Library of Greece, the University of Athens, and the Academy of Athens. These neoclassical masterpieces are not only architectural gems but also symbols of Greece’s intellectual and cultural legacy. The guide’s insights illuminate the historical and contemporary significance of these institutions, adding depth to the visual splendor.

Next, the tour delves into the enchanting neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki. Here, the intertwining lanes reveal a kaleidoscope of traditional tavernas, vibrant markets, and artisan shops. This segment offers a glimpse into the everyday life of Athenians amidst the backdrop of historical landmarks.

The culmination of the morning session is the visit to the Acropolis, an enduring symbol of ancient Greek civilization. As participants bypass the queues, they are transported back in time to explore the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the majestic Parthenon. The guide’s narrative weaves together history, mythology, and archaeology, bringing to life the cultural zenith of ancient Athens.

Afternoon Adventure: Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon

After a brief interlude, the tour resumes with a scenic drive towards the Athenian Riviera, en route to Cape Sounion. The first pause is at the idyllic Vouliagmeni Lake, a natural thermal spa renowned for its healing properties and stunning setting.

The journey continues along the coastal road, offering panoramic views of the Saronic Gulf. A beach stop (available from May to October) allows guests to relish the Mediterranean sun, sea, and sand, encapsulating the essence of Greek summer.

The day’s zenith is the visit to Cape Sounion, crowned by the Temple of Poseidon. This ancient sanctuary, perched dramatically on the headland overlooking the Aegean, is a masterpiece of Doric architecture. The guide’s narration enriches the experience, highlighting the temple’s historical, cultural, and mythological context.

As the sun begins its descent, casting golden hues over the sea, participants are treated to one of the most spectacular sunsets in Greece. This moment, with the temple’s silhouette against the fiery sky, is emblematic of the country’s timeless beauty.


The return journey to Athens offers a period of reflection on the day’s experiences. This full-day tour not only showcases the best of Athens and Cape Sounion but also instills a deeper appreciation for Greece’s historical magnitude and natural splendor. Participants depart with lasting memories and a profound connection to the spirit of this ancient land.

Departure Information

Departure & Return Location:
Travelers should wait for our Minibus at the corner between Fillelinon 16 str. and Navarchou Nikodimou str. at New Hotel, on the sidewalk and NOT inside the Hotel’s lobby.
Departure Time:
09:00 AM

What to expect

  • An immersive full-day experience combining Athens’ historical richness with the natural beauty of the Athenian Riviera.
  • Morning exploration of Athens’ most iconic landmarks, including the Acropolis, with expert insights from your guide.
  • An afternoon journey to Cape Sounion, highlighted by a sunset view at the Temple of Poseidon.
  • Comfortable transportation throughout the day in an air-conditioned minivan.
  • A small group setting ensures a personalized experience.


• Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Acropolis
• Professional Licensed Tour Guide for the Acropolis
• Air-conditioned Minivan
• Bottled water
• Small Group Tour - Maximum 15 participants


• Food and Drinks
• Entrance Fee to the Temple of Poseidon (5 euros-per person Nov-Mar / 10 euros-per person Apr-Oct)
• Gratuities


  1. Morning Exploration of Athens:
    • The day begins early with your guide meeting you at the designated pickup point. The first leg of the journey takes you through the bustling streets of Athens towards the Panathenaic Stadium, a historical marvel made entirely of marble and host to the first modern Olympic Games.
    • Next, you’ll visit the heart of Greek democracy and modern history at the Hellenic Parliament. Here, witness the precision and dedication of the Evzones during the Changing of the Guard ceremony, a must-see event that symbolizes the country’s rich history.
    • The tour proceeds to the Athens Trilogy, where you’ll marvel at the grandeur of the National Library, the University of Athens, and the Academy of Athens. These neoclassical buildings not only represent architectural beauty but also the intellectual and cultural evolution of modern Greece.
    • Wander through the Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods, where the essence of old Athens is palpable. Enjoy the labyrinthine streets, vibrant markets, and quaint tavernas, offering ample opportunities for memorable photos and perhaps a quick snack or coffee.
    • Concluding the morning’s itinerary is the visit to the Acropolis. Prepare to be transported back in time as you explore the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon. Your guide will provide fascinating insights into the myths, history, and significance of these ancient structures.
  2. Lunch Break:
    • Following the morning’s explorations, enjoy a well-deserved break. You’ll have free time to relax and dine at one of Athens’ many restaurants or cafes. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, Athens’ culinary scene has something to offer everyone. (Note: Lunch is at your own expense.)
  3. Afternoon Journey to Cape Sounion:
    • Post-lunch, the tour resumes with a scenic drive towards the Athenian Riviera. The route offers breathtaking views of the Saronic Gulf, leading up to a brief stop at Vouliagmeni Lake. This natural thermal spa is known for its therapeutic waters and stunning setting.
    • A beach stop is next on the agenda, where you can dip your toes in the Mediterranean, sunbathe, or enjoy a refreshing swim. (This stop is available from May to October and is subject to weather conditions.)
    • The day’s highlight is the visit to Cape Sounion, where the Temple of Poseidon stands as a testament to ancient Greek architecture and spirituality. As the sun begins to set, watch the sky and sea turn into a palette of vibrant colors, creating a perfect setting for unforgettable photos and moments of reflection.
  4. Evening Return to Athens:
    • As dusk falls, you’ll begin the journey back to Athens, filled with memories of a day well spent. The comfortable ride gives you a chance to rest and reflect on the beauty and history you’ve experienced.
    • Upon arrival in Athens, you’ll be dropped off at the original meeting point, concluding a day of exploration, learning, and awe-inspiring sights.


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