Morning 9:30 am met at local hotel and walked 5 minutes to the changing of the guard, then went through palace garden, then weaved our way to the Acropolis. The guide was very knowledgeable and the experience was 3+. We were done by 12:45 and...More
Greet your guide near Syntagma Square for your Athens walking tour. You’ll see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Greek Parliament, the National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Center. Stroll atmospheric Plaka, the heart of Athens’ Old Town, and walk up to the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, a magnificent temple complex.
Enjoy a couple of hours leisure—ample time for lunch—before making your way to the meeting point and boarding the coach for Cape Sounio. Travel through rugged seaside landscapes to the fifth-century BC Temple of Poseidon, where your guide will explain the highlights of the site. Learn about the Greek myths that surround the building and see the inscription the English poet Lord Byron carved more than 200 years ago. Finally, your coach will drop you either at your hotel or at the meeting point.
History lovers can save money and time by combining two top Athens historical tours for a discounted price. Start with a walking tour of Athens, culminating at the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, soak up epic views at the fifth-century Temple of Poseidon, perched atop the cliffs of Cape Sounio. On the way back to your hotel, update your social media on the Wi-Fi–equipped, air-conditioned coach.