Athens and Sounio Private Tour is the best option to combine sightseeing and pleasure as you have the opportunity to see all the attractions of Athens, when exploring the city in a few hours and enjoying the sea and the sun while driving to Cape Sounio. Visit the most important Greek city, the birth of the Democracy and the cradle of the western civilization and the Acropolis, the symbol of the Golden Age of Athens. Enjoy the drive along the Athenian Riviera and watch the beautiful sunset from the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio.
The city tour includes a visit of the Acropolis hill, the symbol of the Golden Age of Athens. You will admire the imposing architecture and the perfection of the construction of the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the temple of wingless Victory, Mars hill, the Theatre of Dionysus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
You will also be visiting the temple of Zeus, one of the largest and most impressive temples of the Greek antiquity, once it was completed.
Afterwards, we will be stopping in front of the Panathenaic or Kallimarmaron Stadium, an open stadium made entirely by white marble which hosted the first modern Olympic Games.
The tour continues with a drive up to Lycabettus hill in order to enjoy the astonishing view from the highest point of Athens. Driving down from Lycabettus hill we will be passing by Panepistimiou Avenue and take some beautiful pictures of the three most elegant and imposing buildings of the 19TH century, known as the Athenian trilogy.
We will also be driving by the Monastiraki district and Stadiou Avenue and then back to the city centre. There, we will be stopping in front of the Parliament House at Syntagma Square, the central square of Athens, where you can watch the change of the presidential guards, guarding the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Once we leave Athens, we will be driving by the coastal Poseidon Avenue for about 70 km all by the sea while crossing the south suburbs of Athens. The journey is one of the best around the prefecture of Attica and fills you with beautiful images of the sea glittering from the sunlight along the small sandy beaches.
A necessary stop is the Vouliagmeni Lake with its healing mineral underground springs and its unique beauty.
After an hour, we finally reach the south edge of Attica, cape Sounio, where the Athenians in 440 BC built the temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea.
Up on the rock, where the temple of Poseidon is located, you will enjoy a great open view of the Aegean Sea and probably the best sunset of your life.
On the way to Sounio you can choose among many restaurants, ideal for tasting fresh fish and seafood.
Customize the tour
Don’t hesitate to ask for changes in the itinerary. We are very flexible and able to adjust the itinerary as you wish. You have the option to skip a site or even extend the tour in order to add other sites or have some time at leisure in Athens or Corinth.
Tour duration : 9 hours
Acropolis: full 20€ / reduced 10€
Temple of Zeus: full 6€ / reduced 3€
Panathenaic Stadium: full 5€ / reduced 2,5€
Museum of Acropolis: 10€
Temple of Poseidon: Full: €8, Reduced: €4
Reduced ticket: European citizens over 65 years old, University students
Free entrance: people under 18 years old, students from European Union
January 1st: closed
March 25th꞉ closed
May 1st: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
December 25th: closed
December 26th: closed
Free admission days
March 6th (in memory of Melina Mercuri)
April 18th (international monuments day)
May 18th (international museums day)
Last weekend of September (European heritage days)
Every 1st Sunday from November to March
Prefer to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Follow our suggestion to visit the Acropolis in the morning in order to avoid the heat and the crowds.
Take a water bottle with you. You will find plenty of them at the vehicle.
Photography is allowed during the tour. Don’t lose a chance to take some nice pictures.
Find a good spot and prepare your camera before the sunset.