Athens Shore Excursion: Full Day Tour Athens & Sounion
Starting from Piraeus cruise port with your luxury airconditioned mini bus, you will have the opportunity to explore Athens on your own pace with a professional guide. Visit the world renowned Acropolis of Athens and see the fabled Cape Sounion, where you can still see the majestic remains of the Temple of Poseidon, the highlight of the Cape Sounion portion of the tour. The Athens & Cape Sounion Tour remains one of the most popular Athens Day Tours.
Begin your shore excursion with a short stop to Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place. Continue with a panoramic drive passing by ex Royal palace, Zappion Hall, Hadrian's Arch, Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Academy, University and National Library. Next stop is the world famous Acropolis. Stroll around the ancient citadel while your professional expert Athens tour guide relates to you the fascinating history of such monuments as the Temple of Athena Nike, the Theatre of Dionysus and, of course, the majestic Parthenon.
Cape Sounion has long played an important part in Greek mythology and history, and the first recorded mention of it occurs in the Odyssey, as the last safe landing before Poseidon scattered the returning Greek navy. As god of the sea, Poseidon was hugely important to the Greeks, and the scale of the Temple at Cape Sounion reflects that. Cape Sounion tours have attracted celebrities in the past – the Romantic poet Byron’s name is inscribed in a pillar. After time to explore the Temple and its surroundings, you will drive back to your ship.
- Professional and licensed guide
- Transportation by a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle
- Accurate pick up/drop off service
- Entrance fees
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
Recommeded clothing: comfortable walking shoes, sun glasses, hat and loose fitted clothing are strongly recommended.
Transportation: by Deluxe Mercedes Taxi for 1 to 3 pax, and Deluxe Mini Van / Bus for 4 to 14 pax.
Guide: English or Italian or French. For other languages extra fees may apply.
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