Full Day Athens and Cape of Sounion Tour

  • Temple of the Olympian Zeus
  • Athens the Evzones the Monument of the Unknown Soldier
  • Plaka, under the Acropolis in Athens Greece
  • Greece, Athens. Arch of Hadrian at night
  • Athens National Library
  • The ruins of the temple of Poseidon
  • Lake Vouliagmeni near south Athens

This full day private tour covers the most significant Athens classical monuments, the marvelous Athenian Riviera and the unique Cape of Sounion with the impressive Poseidon Temple.

  • Visit the unique Acropolis of Athens and admire the imposing Parthenon
  • Visit the magnificent Olympieio with the Zeus Temple and the Hadrian’s Arch
  • See the famous Panathenaic Stadium (also known as Kallimarmaron)
  • Climb to St. George Lycabetus Hill with the best panoramic view of Athens 
  • Visit the Ancient Agora and the famous Plaka
  • Passing by the marvelous Athenian Riviera,
  • Visit the well known Vouliagmeni Lake, a rare geological phainomenon.
  • Visit the imposing Temple of Poseidon in Cape of Sounion

What is Included

  • Private activity (only your group will participate)
  • Hotel or Apartment pick up & drop off
  • Piraeus Port, Cruise terminal pick up & drop off
  • Athens Airport pick up & drop off
  • Luxury air-conditioned vehicle 
  • English speaking driver/guide (Not allowed to enter inside the archaeological areas & museums)
  • Bottled water, wet & dry tissues
  • Free WiFi on board
  • All taxes, fuel surcharge, tolls’ cost, parking fees
  • Baby seat or child booster upon request with no extra charge (compulsory to be requested in advance) 
  • Folding wheelchair upon request with no extra charge (compulsory to be requested in advance)


What is Not Included

  • Licensed tour guide for escorting you into the sights (on request with additional charge)
  • Food & drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance Fees (Cost as bellow)
    • Acropolis: Full 20 €, Reduced 10 € 
    • Olympieio:  Full 8 €, Reduced 4 €
    • Ancient Agora: Full 10 €, Reduced 5 €
    • Sounion (Poseidon Temple): Full 10 €, Reduced 5 € 


Entrance Fees Policy

Reduced Ticket: People over 65 years old from EU members states upon presentation of ID or Passport

Free: Children and young people up to the age of 25 years from EU members states and children and young people up the age of 18 years from Non EU countries, upon presentation of ID or Passport


Entrance Fees Important Note

Athens Sights: You may buy your entrance tickets on spot (at the entrance gate of each sight).  But, it is highly recommended to buy them online and in advance from the official website on https://hhticket.gr (you earn the skip the lines service)

Sounion (Poseidon Temple): You may buy your entrance ticket on spot (at the entrance gate of the sight) 

Duration: 8 hours (approx)

Bring along 

  • Your passport or ID and your booking confirmation
  • Comfortable shoes, sun hat
  • Your smile

Participants: 1 up 17 participants 

Languages: English, Greek 

Opening Hours of the sights 

  • Acropolis & rest Athens sights
    • Winter Season (Nov. 1st up March 31st): 08:00 – 16:30
    • Sumner Season (April 1st up Oct. 31st): 08:00 – 18:00
  • Sounion (Poseidon Temple): 09:30 until sunset 


Please provide us with pick up point details (hotel name or apartment’s address, cruise ship name, arrival flight details or other) and with drop off point details (if different from pick up point). 


Important Information

  • Please wait us for pick up at least 5 minutes before the scheduled tour start time.
  • Our driver will meet you at the hotel lobby or outside of the building of your apartment 5 minutes before the scheduled pick up time. 
  • For Cruise travelers, our driver will wait you at the Exit Gate of Cruise Terminal holding a sign with your name. 
  • In Athens Airport, our driver will wait you at the Exit Gate of the Arrivals Terminal holding a sign with your name.

Further Information / Detailed Tour Description 

Our private tour starts with the visit of the naturally fortified hill of the Acropolis, the cornerstone of Athens existence. You will travel back in ancient times walking among the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the unique Parthenon & the Erechtheion. From the top, you will have a panoramic view of the ancient theater of Dionisos & of the Herodion (Odeion of Herodes Atticus). Our private tour continues with the visits to Olympieio (with the Temple of Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch) and to the famous Panathenaic Stadium (also known as Kallimarmaron) where the first modern Olympic Games were revived on 1896. Next stop is the Presidential Mansion (ex-Royal Palace) where you will monitor the traditional Change of the Guard.

Our car will then climb you to St. George Lycabetus Hill with the best panoramic view of Athens (ideal place for taking photos). While on route of our private tour, you will see important buildings & places such as the National Library, the Academy, the Univercity, the Old Greek Parliament & the Syntagma Square (Parliament building & Tomb of Unknown Soldier). Our next visits is to the Ancient Agora and to the famous Plaka. You will be lost in the narrow streets where the spirit of old Athens exists. 

Time for having a quick traditional greek lunch and our private tour continues with the crossing of the Athens golden coastal road, named Poseidonos Av. We shall pass via marvelous coastal places/villages such as Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni, where we shall have a short visit at the unique Lake of Vouliagmeni. Our next stop/visit is the luxurious place of Laimos of Vouliagmeni where you shall have the opportunity to admire a marvelous beach & to take photos with the background of the Saronic Gulf.

After passing interesting little coves, our driving continues via Varkiza (passing through an old rocky tunnel), Saronida, Fokaia (traditional fishing village) until the southern end of Attika named Cape of Sounion. You will visit the ruins in the archaeological area where the Temple of Poseidon (God of the Sea) dominates. The place allows you to admire the deep blue of the Aegean sea & to take unique photos. Our private tour concludes with the return in our starting place.