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MARATHON & SOUNION TOUR

The chosen tour invites you to spend the day at the surrounding of Athens to enjoy both the rich history but also the beautiful nature. A few kilometers outside the city you will see how far the Athenian glory got along the sea and land, with the impressive temple in Sounion and the glorious battlefield in Marathon.

The tour starts by visiting the Marathon Lake which was formed after the construction of the dam. Its primary purpose was Athens’ water supply but it’s not used anymore. Today is the home of many bird and plant species. Our next stop is the Marathon museum with beautiful exhibits from the Neolithic Era till the Roman period. After the museum we will visit the tumulus of the Athenian soldiers who were killed during the marathon battle, which is also the birth place of the world famous marathon race. Then we will visit the temple and sanctuary of goddess Diana, goddess of hunting which is well preserved. Our next stop is cape Sounion where stands the temple of Poseidon, god of the sea, and the amazing view of the Aegean Sea. After the visit to the temple we will have lunch and then we will head back to Athens following the road along the Athenian coasts. 

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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 – MARATHON LAKE – MARATHON MUSEUM – TUMULUS OF MARATHON BATTLE – TEMPLE OF GODDESS DIANA – CAPE SOUNIO – ATHENIAN COASTS – ATHENS

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