Highlights of Athens and Cape Sounion private tour

Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: No. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 4



Greek (fluent), English (fluent)

An overview of the historical monuments of Athens and an enjoyable seaside drive through the scenic coastal villages

Discover the historical monuments of Athens such as The Acropolis and the theaters at Its foot. The hill of Mars where Apostle Paul preached Christianity . The gigantic pillars of the Temple of Zeus . The stadium where the first modern Olympics took place and the Zappeion . Enjoy a breathtaking view of our City from the hill of St . George . Drive past neoclassic mansions and see the awesome Athenian Trilogy of the first Academy , University and National Library .
Stop at the Palace and enjoy the changing of the Guards dressed in their traditional costumes .
Start your, one hour long , seaside excursion past posh seaside suburbs with yacht clubs, beaches and taverns . Stop at any beach you like and feel the water , taste the local cuisine in a tavern next to the sea. Arrive to the end of mainland Greece Cape Sounio and its Temple of Poseidon on top of the 200 foot hill. Return to Athens and see a sinkhole and a lovely lake at its bottom


We drive north from Pireas Port along the coastal road that gives us a panoramic view of Athens plus the Olympic facilities and marinas. We arrive to the Athens Acropolis. One hour visit. Our next stop is the Temple of Olympian Zeus known for Its giant pillars. We continue to the First Modern Olympics stadium. short stop! We drive past the statue of the Marathon Man and drive up Mt. Lycabetos where we enjoy a panoramic view of the whole city. Driving back to the center we see the changing of the Royal Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We drive past the Academy , The University, The National Library .
We start our one hour long seaside drive to Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon God of the Seas . We pass by posh coastal villages with numerous beaches and taverns . We can stop at a seafront tavern and taste a seafood snack .
We visit the Temple of Poseidon for half an hour and return to Athens stopping by a crater with a picturesque lake

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your Athens center hotel, Piraeus cruiseship Terminal

End location: Your Athens center hotel, Piraeus cruise ship Terminal or a location at the center of the city

Duration: 8 hours


Mercedes-Benz e-class taxi sedan ,air conditioned, free wifi,water bottles ,large luggage compartment

What’s Included

Other: My services as your private tour driver ,a luxury sedan with Ac ,wifi and complimentary water bottles

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 Euro - Admission fee for The Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion

What’s Extra

Other: A Lisenced English speaking guide, items of personal nature, meals or snacks ,souvenirs


Please note that I am not a licensed guide and cannot give explanations or accompany you inside the museums and historical monuments we visit.

I offer a historical and mythological overview of the places we visit using media systems

Private tour guide Emmanuel

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