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ATHENS & CAPE SOUNION TOUR

Let Athens, one of the most exciting European capitals surprise you with this tour that combines natural beauty and history. The chosen tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy the most important sites of Athens and get a taste of the Greek country as you will leave city to visit Cape Sounion. As Cape Sounion is only an hour away is a great opportunity for those who don't have much time to see both Athens and the countryside.

The tour will start by visiting the Holly Rock of the Acropolis. There you will see the Parthenon and other temples including the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike and you will stand at the heart of the city of Athens. We will continue with the Modern museum of the Acropolis where you can see where the treasures from the Holly Rock are preserved. Our next stop is the Temple of Zeus, an architectural masterpiece dedicated to the father of all gods and all men. Driving to the temple you will see Hadrian’s Arch and the National Gardens, a breeze of green in the heart of the city. After the temple we will visit Kalimarmaro Stadium, the symbol of the Marathon race but also the symbol of the Greek belief of wellbeing, followed by Lyccabetus Hill from where you will gaze upon Athens and let your eyes wonder till the open sea. Our next stop will be the House of Parliament and the monument of the Unknown Soldier, where you will see the soldiers performing the changing of the guards. Next we will drive through Plaka area, the most picturesque neighborhood of Athens, built around the slopes of the Acropolis giving a nostalgic touch with its neoclassical architecture.  

Then we will drive along the coasts of Attica, which offer a wonderful scenery, starting with the suburbs of Athens that are next to the sea all the way to Cape Sounion. Once we will be out of the city you will enjoy the open sea along with the beaches, the small bays and the mountains around them. At our destination the Temple of Poseidon stands gazing upon the open sea. The foundation of the temple, that was mostly made of marble were set in the fifth century but it took longer to complete as the temple suffered a lot. Even though there are only the remains of the temple, the visitors are still impressed by its beauty and glory that the nature around it contributes to make it more impressive. On our way back to the city we will stop so that you will enjoy your meal at a restaurant with view at the sea. Cape Sounion is a treasure of history and natural beauty, all only an hour away from the city!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The charge for the tours and transfers is based on the vehicle used, therefore is per vehicle and not per person.

The price includes the driver and the vehicle. Our drivers are very knowledgeable and can give you all the information about the archaeological sites, ancient history but also modern life and culture, although are forbidden by law to enter the sites with you. If you wish someone to enter the sites with you, we can arrange for you to have a licensed tour guide with an extra cost.

Our prices include the driver with the vehicle, fuel and in case of a trip outside of Athens it also includes the toll fair and the driver’s accommodation. The prices don’t include the fees to the sites, meals and in case of a trip outside of Athens your accommodation.

Tips are not mandatory, it is up to your discretion if you want to give and how much!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ROGER BRANCOFORTE

We came to Athens and had the opportunity to have two tours with viptoursathens, they were polite, professional, and knowledgeable and funny. They put meaning to an already incredible experience. Most importantly, we made friends forever.

GEORGE ROUSALIS

Just to say a huge thank you for the experience that you gave me. The team had the best time and energy that a kanoe-kayak adventure needs! Thank you for being so accommodating. You have a very professional and excellent team. It’s been a pleasure to meet you. I hope we can travel you again soon.

MARTA KOCH

You guys are AMAZING! Our group had a fantastic time on our three day tour in Sparta – Monemvasia and Olympia! From the first phone call through the execution of the tour, you were professional, and your team was wonderful – they care about their work and their clients. Thank you VIP Athens Tours!

EMMA HOOLBROOK

The combination of the archaeology, the food and wine experiences, the swimming and the generally relaxed atmosphere made for a very enjoyable tour. There was a high attention to detail. Our main tour guide was very enthusiastic and highly qualified. Excellent.

PETER RICHARD

The trip was fabulous. Stella and John provided us with a wealth of information. Each place we saw left a lasting impression. Everything had been organized soooo perfect!!! I have already recommended this trip to others. Thank you once again!

RICKY TUCKER

Many Thanks for organising my celebration trip in Greece for 40th Wedding Anniversary by lear jet. Excellent choice of Hotels, comfortable Day Trips not too strenuous, accompanied by an excellent, careful and knowledgeable Driver, Manos. Our Sincere Thanks to you and your team. 

ITINERARY & PLANNING

DAYS

PLACES

DAY 1

ATHENS – ACROPOLIS – ACROPOLIS MUSEUM – TEMPLE OF ZEUS – KALIMARAMARO STADIUM – LYCCABETUS HILL – COASTS OF ATTICA – CAPE SOUNIO – TEMPLE OF POSEIDON – ATHENS

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