Athens and Cape Sounion Full Day Tour

After meeting your English-speaking chauffeur at the designated place and time and we will start first of all visiting the most important "hill" of Greece, the ACROPOLIS. After walking through PROPYLAEA the unique entrance of the ACROPOLIS you will see the Temple of ATHENA NIKE(NIKE means victory and ATHENA was worshipped in this form) and then you will see the PARTHENON,the temple dedicated to the goddess ATHENA the patron of Athens.PARTHENON is considered until now as a masterpiece of architecture built in the 5th century B.C during the GOLDEN CENTURY of PERICLES, finally you will see ERECHTEION which is being decorated with the beautiful CARYATIDES.

At the feet of the"sacred rock"you will have the chance to see the ODEON of HERODUS ATTICUS used until now and also the remaining ruins of the THEATRE of DIONYSUS.Before or after the visit of the ACROPOLIS you can visit the AEROPAGUS know us the MARS HILL,is the place that Apostle Paul delivered his famous speech about the 'UNKOWN GOD'.

Leaving behind this marvelous heritage we will continue to our next stop at the remains of the TEMPLE of OLYMPIAN ZEUS, the biggest temple ever built in ancient Greece, then we will proceed to the PANATHENAIC STADIUM. It was used in Ancient Athens to host the PANATHENAUM GAMES every four years and also it was used for hosting the first modern OLYMPIC GAMES in 1896. Next stop the HOUSE of PARLIAMENT where the TOMB of the UNKNOWN SOLDIER is located and we will see the famous change of the PRESIDENTIAL GUARDS, then we will start driving in the city of Athens passing by from the three most beautiful buildings and perfect examples of the neoclassical architecture, the ACADEMY, the UNIVERSITY and the NATIONAL LIBRARY.

Time has come to leave the city of Athens and we will start heading south for the next 44 miles,on our way following the scenic coastal ride of the "Greek Riviera" we will meet some authentic greek tavernas or restaurants where you can enjoy a real Greek lunch on the waterfront or in a small village, your guide can recommend some excellent places for you or you can have your own arrangements. We will drive through some of the most expensive suburbs of Athens and you will get an idea of the everyday life of the Athenians, Before arriving CAPE SOUNION we will have a comfort stop and time for pictures. Finally CAPE SOUNION which is noted as the site of the TEMPLE of POSEIDON, the god of sea according to the Greek Mythology. The Temple is surrounded on the three sides by the sea and offers you breathtaking view of the endless blue of the Aegean sea. After the visit of the Temple we will start heading back to Athens again from the same beautiful and romantic route. If you desire a licensed guide is up on request.