Most Famous Sites of Athens and visit of Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion
Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Cape Sounion
On this 1 Day Tour to Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Cape Sounion discover Athens City Greatest Treasures such as the UNESCO-Listed Acropolis of Athens and the magnificent Parthenon, the reflection of Athens City prosperity in the 5th century BC. Afterwords we visit the world famous New Acropolis Museum where more than 4,000 ancient objects are exhibited.
Explore the most important sites of Athens City like the Change of the Guards (Evzones) in front of the Greek Parliament and the Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro), stage of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, the National Library, Metropolitan Cathedral and the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus — a gigantic, semi-ruined edifice completed in the 2nd century AD. All the way through Our Professional Guide leads you through the turbulent rich history of Athens City, where the modern world meets the past.
Continue on with the visit at the remarkable area of Cape Sounion located on the Hilltop overlooking the Sea in the southern suburbs of Athens. Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric Columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffito left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. Drive by the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf – Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza areas as well and take a pick at people lives outside of Athens City…
Places We Visit
What to Expect on this Day Tour to the Historical Sites of Athens
Our Professional Guide on this 1 Day Tour Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Cape Sounion will start by presenting most important sites of Athens City. The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon or Temple of Athena Parthenos (Athena the Virgin), the Erechtheum. Also, the Theatre of Dionysus where all famous dramas by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides were first performed, the impressive Herod Atticus’ Odeum were written.
During the guided tour of the Sites of Athens at Acropolis of Athens you will be introduced to the mystery and the history of the Parthenon – where a total of 2,675 tons of architectural members were restored, with 686 stones reassembled from fragments of the originals, 905 patched with new marble, and 186 parts made entirely of new marble. A total of 530 cubic meters of new Pentelic Marble were used.
Furthermore, the guide will narrate you of the Athenian democracy – which developed in the Ancient Greek city-state of Athens City 3000 years ago – in the Pnix Hill where democracy was first born.
Afterwards, your next stop on this 1 Day Tour to the historical Sites of Athens and Cape Sounion is the New Acropolis Museum, which lies on The Archaeological Site of Makrygianni at the foot of the Acropolis hill. There you will have the chance to admire the exhibits illustrating 5000 years of history. The New Acropolis Museum was built in 2003. Its aim was to house every artifact found on the rock of Acropolis of Athens and on its feet, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.
During this 1 Day Tour tour to Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Cape Sounion you will have a full view of historical Sites of Athens and monuments such as:
- Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro)
- National Picture Gallery
- Glass Runner
- Megaron Concert Hall
- National Archaeological Museum
- National Theatre
- Omonia Square
- Open Market
- National Historical Museum
- Syntagma Square
- Plaka Historical Area
- Downtown shopping center
- Flea Market
- St. Nikodimos Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Paul’s Anglican Church
- National Park (ex Royal Gardens)
- Monastiraki Square
- Greek Parliament (ex Royal Palace)
- Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Evzones)
- Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
- Athens Riviera
- Neoclassical Building of Central Bank of Greece
- Academy of Arts & Letters
- University of Athens
- National Library
- Presidential Residents (ex Royal Palace)
- Change of the Guards
- Zappio Congress
- Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Hadrian’s Gate
- Dionysus Theatre
- Asclepieum Medical Center
- Herod Atticus Odeon
- Areopagous (St. Paul Acts XVII on Mars Hill).
Continuing this 1 Day Tour to Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Cape Sounion we will depart for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road, which offers a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. Passing through the most elegant summer resorts (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza). On the way you will see wonderful sandy or pebbled beaches on one side and luxurious hotels, as well as beautiful private villas like the one of Aristotle Onasis.
Finally, we will arrive at The Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. The Temple of Poseidon perched on a rocky promontory getting out into the open sea – 197 foot overlooking the Aegean Sea. This is the most breathtaking panoramic view in the world, extending all the way to Kea Island and the Peloponnese (Argolis area) on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in the 5th century B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing.