Private Athens, Acropolis and Cape Sounion with Lunch
Get ready for an all-out epic excursion with a visit to the iconic Old Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis hill, and more when you embark on this private tour in Athens. Your tour includes an expert, local guide who will show you major monuments and iconic landmarks that depict Ancient Greece's past, including the Temple of Poseidon. Enjoy your private drive in comfort along the scenic and panoramic route through the Sounion cape. Have time to shop around in one of Athens' oldest neighborhoods and get the chance to dine on a delicious local lunch consisting of Greek cuisine and quench your thirst with delicious wine.
Your tour begins as you depart from the historic Piraeus port with your private guide to take a scenic drive to make your way to the Acropolis hill aboard your comfortable transportation. Have your camera ready to take Insta-worthy pictures of popular attractions you will see along the way, such as the National Gardens and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, a former oversized temple built during the Athenian tyrant reign to honor the Greek god Zeus. Once you arrive, follow your guide for a stroll up the hill to enter the Acropolis. During your guided tour see iconic monuments of architectural grandeur, including the Temple of Wingless Victory, the Propylaea Entrance and Parthenon- a former temple dedicated to the Athenian goddess Athena.
Next, continue with a ride to the Old Olympic Stadium for a brief visit where past Olympic athletes once stood. Then follow your guide for a short walk down the cobble-stoned streets of the Plaka, Athens' oldest neighborhood. Have free time to explore the many cafes, souvenir stalls, and boutiques in town where you can opt to relax with a cup of Greek coffee or shop for handcrafted jewelry and other keepsakes.
After breaking for lunch to dine on Greek cuisine, continue your journey as you travel along the picturesque route of Cape Sounion for an hour to see breathtaking views of Attica's west coast. View the iconic Temple of Poseidon along the way and witness architecture excellence of the ancient temple that sits cliff-side overlooking the Aegean Sea as you stop for a guided tour and climb its rocky path. Take in the wonder of its 16 Doric columns made of Pentelic marble. Conclude your tour with a scenic drive back to Piraeus port as you reminisce about your time in Greece.
If a well-guided, private tour of Ancient Athens infused with great shopping and mouth-watering Greek food sounds good to you, then you don't want to miss out on this tour. Book this cultural excursion now for a trip of a lifetime!