Most Famous Sites of Athens City Tour to Acropolis and Sounio
Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Cape Sounio
On this One Day Athens City Tour to Acropolis and Sounio, you will discover Athens City Greatest Treasures: Acropolis of Athens and the Parthenon, the New Acropolis Museum with morw than 4,000 ancient objects exhibited, and the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio.
Explore the most important sites of Athens City like the Change of the Guards (Evzones) 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 are other attractions that worth your time. Our Professional Guide leads you through the rich history of Athens, where the modern world meets the past.
Continue with the visit to Cape Sounion, located on a hilltop overlooking the Sea. The 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 Lord Byron in the early 1800s. Drive by the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf like Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza.
Places We Visit with the Athens City Tour to Acropolis and Sounio:
What to Expect from Athens City Tour to Acropolis and Sounio
On this Athens Tour to Acropolis and Sounio, our Guide presents the acropolis of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheum, the Herod Atticus’ Odeum and the Theatre of Dionysus. On this Athens Tour to Acropolis and Sounio, you will learn the history of the Parthenon and Athenian democracy.
Afterwards, the next stop on the Athens City Tour to Acropolis and Sounio is the Acropolis Museum. Admire the 5000 years old exhibits. Built in 2003, the Acropolis Museum’s aim is to house artifacts found at the Acropolis, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Era.
This Athens City Tour to Acropolis and Sounio will give a full view of historical sites and monuments:
- Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro)
- National Gallery
- Glass Runner
- Megaron Concert Hall
- National Archaeological Museum
- National Theatre
- Omonia Square
- Open Market
- National Historical Museum
- Syntagma Square
- Downtown shopping center
- Flea Market
- St. Nikodimos Orthodox Church
- St. Paul’s Anglican Church
- National Park
- Monastiraki Square
- Greek Parliament
- Unknown Soldier Tomb
- Temple of Poseidon
- Athens Riviera
- Central Bank of Greece
- Academy of Arts & Letters
- University of Athens
- National Library
- Presidential Residents
- Change of the Guards
- Zappio Congress
- Olympian Zeus Temple
- Hadrian’s Gate
- Dionysus Theatre
- Asclepieum Medical Center
- Herod Atticus Odeon
- Areopagous Hill
The Athens City Tour to Acropolis and Sounio departs for a wonderful drive along the coast. Enjoy the view to the Saronic Gulf, with sandy and pebbled beaches, luxurious hotels, and beautiful private villas like Aristotle Onasis.
Finally, we will reach the Temple of Poseidon on a rocky promontory, getting out into the open sea – 197 foot – overlooking the Aegean Sea. This is the most breathtaking view in Athens. The Temple of Poseidon was built in the 5th century B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing.