TTSchoose for you a package of sights and monuments that you “need to see” as you come to Greece. The Athens highlights & Cape Sounion full day tour is one the best completed choices that you can have.
Enjoy a full day tour with our informative english speaking driver and see Greece through our eyes. Your driver will come and pick you up in a comfortable sedan/van/mini bus from your accommodation early in the morning . Our tour starts with the first and most important site, the Acropolis Parthenon .
The temple of Parthenon is listed as an UNESCO world heritage site and consider as one of the most important archaeological sites of the world. Follow the steps of ancient Greeks and enter the acropolis through the propylaea to see the temple of Athena Nike, the erectheion, the caryatides and enjoy one ofthe most amazing viewof Athens.
Then we will continue to our next stop, Hadrian’s Arch andTemple of Olympian Zeus. The temple construction began in the 6th century but it was not completed until the reign of the roman emperor Hadrian 638 years later. During the Roman period it was renowned as the largest temple in Greece .A few meters away you will see Hadrian’s Arch. A unique monument that was built by the Athenians in 131 A.D to honor the roman emperor Handrian for the completion of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.We continue our exploration with the magical and famous Panatheniac stadium, also named as kalimarmaro, where the first modern Olympic games held in 1896.
After that is time to visit the parliament house. There we will see a view of the constitution square and the beautiful hotels that surrounds it. You will have the opportunity to see the change of the guards and the tomb of the unknown soldier. Next stop is the Athens trilogy(academy of Athens -university-nationallibrary).Take a peek at the neoclassical Athenian architecture. The complex completed in 1870. Walk aroung to see the beautiful wall paints and statues that surrounds the buildings and take some pictures. Last stop, Lycabetous hill and the Athens balcony . Now that you have seen from close all the most important sites lets see Athens from above.
Lycabetous hill is the highestpoint of Athens.A place with the most amazing panoramic viewofAttika. After the tour and from above you will have a great sense of how the Athenians created the city. What’s next? Time to see a different Attika, away from the noises and heat of the city center .We start our road trip through the Athens Riviera with final destination, Cape Sounion . One of the most important landmarks in Greece.
We will pass from famous locations like palaio faliro, Glyfada, Voula, Voyliagmeni, Varkiza, Anavyssos, Lagonisi, Palaia Fokaia with last but most important,the majestic cape sounio. It is a 67 kilometres distance with picturesque coastal towns, sand beaches, sea food taverns and a view of the Aegean sea that will take your breath away. On our way will stop at Vouliagmenis Lake toenjoy the magnificent geological phenomenon and take some pictures. Vouliagmenis Lake created after an earthquake that made the roof collapse and revealed a labyrinthine of underwater tunnels andnatural springs.
Then we will continue our tour Cape sounion. On the way our driver will recommend places that you can take some pictures or to do a stop wherever your prefer to stop. After all you are the master of the trip. When we arrive at cape Sounion you will see one of the most beautiful and breathtaking panoramic views ever. The unique Temple of Poseidon is an important monument of the GOLDEN AGE of Athens and holds significant historical and mythological value for the Athenians. The temple was constructed in 444 -440 BC from the Athenian statesman Pericles. A sacred place that the Athenians worship Poseidon(God of sea). Also it was a beam of hope for travelers after many days at sea .
There you will have time to walk around and explore the temple and also have a coffee/lunch at the local café-restaurant or nearby taverns .After thatyou can relax and enjoy anafternoon drive back to your accommodation.