Athens & Cape Sounion
|Athens and Cape Sounion – Full day private tour
Starting your tour from Piraeus port we will drive for or a 1.5 hour along the Saronic Gulf coast to the southern tip of Athens and Cape Sounion. Once you have arrived at the isolated Temple of Poseidon standing watch over the sea, your guide will unravel its fascinating history. On this ground the ancient Greeks worshiped their god of the sea, Poseidon. The temple was originally made up of 34 Doric style columns and today there are still 15 which are well preserved. You can walk along the ruins at the cliff’s edge high above the sea and take in dramatic views of the surrounding heights and sparkling blue water of Cape Sounion
Next is a driving tour of the city where you see the top sights of the city before stopping for a short lunch (not included in tour price) break. You’ll pass the Parliament Building with its traditionally dressed ‘Evzones’ soldiers guarding the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, Constitution Square, the Olympic Stadium, birthplace of the modern Olympic Games in 1896 that returned in 2004, Hadrian’s Arch and much more.
Cape Sounion After your visit and a short break in the cafe or gift shop you return to your ship in Piraeus.
Total tour time is approximately 8.5 hours.
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