Athens down town sightseeing, Athens Riviera and Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece, and its downtown area is home to many notable sights and landmarks. The Athens Riviera is home to several notable sights and landmarks, including Vouliagmeni Lake, Sounio Archological Area and Temple of Poseidon.

Downtown sightseeing

The Propylaea

The Propylaea is a monumental gateway that served as the entrance to the Acropolis in ancient Athens. It was built in the 5th century BC under the direction of the Athenian leader Pericles. The Propylaea was the first monumental building on the Acropolis and served as the main entrance to the sacred precinct.

The Acropolis

The Acropolis is one of the most famous landmarks in Athens, and is a must-see for any visitor. The Acropolis is an ancient citadel that sits atop a hill in the center of the city. It features several ancient structures, including the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion.

The Agora

The Agora was the center of ancient Athens, and was used as a marketplace and a gathering place for political and social events. Today, visitors can explore the ruins of the Agora, including the Stoa of Attalos, the Temple of Hephaestus, and the Roman Agora.

The Ancient Theatre of Dionysus

The Ancient Theatre of Dionysus is located on the south slope of the Acropolis and is considered the birthplace of Greek tragedy. It is one of the oldest and most important theatres in the world. The theatre was built in the 6th century BC and could seat up to 17,000 spectators.

The new Acropolis Museum

The new Acropolis Museum was constructed on the south side of the Acropolis at a distance of 300 metres from its monuments. The Museum’s foundations were completed on January 2004 and its opening took place on the June 2009. At the foot of the Acropolis Hill in the shadow of the imposing Parthenon lays a modern jewel that houses some of the most important ancient Greek statues and works of art.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone Roman theater structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens. The building was completed in 161 AD and then renovated in 1950.

Plaka neighborhood

The Plaka is the oldest neighborhood in Athens and is located at the foot of the Acropolis. The area is known for its narrow streets, traditional shops and taverns, and beautiful neoclassical buildings. Visitors can stroll around the streets, enjoy a traditional Greek meal or a coffee, and have a glimpse of the daily life of Athenians.

Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square (Constitution Square) is the central square of Athens. It is located in front of the Greek Parliament building and is the focal point of the city's political and cultural life. The square is named after the Constitution of 1843 that was established after a popular uprising against the monarchy.

Panathenaic Stadium

The Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimarmaro Stadium, is an ancient stadium located in Athens, Greece. It was originally built in 330 BC, and is the only one in the world built entirely of marble. The Stadium was originally used for the Panathenaic Games, which were held every four years in honor of the goddess Athena. Today, the stadium is open to visitors, and it is considered a symbol of Athens.

The Hellenic Parliament

The Hellenic Parliament also known as the Vouli, is the unicameral legislative body of Greece and is located in Athens, on Syntagma Square.The current building of the Parliament was built in 1843, and was originally the palace of the first King of Greece, Otto.The Parliament is an important symbol of democracy in Greece and is closely linked to the country's political and historical heritage. It is also an architectural landmark and a popular destination for visitors who are interested in government and politics.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of Unknown Soldier is a war memorial located in Athens, Greece, dedicated to the Greek soldiers who fought and died in wars and conflicts, and are buried in unmarked graves. It is located in front of the Hellenic Parliament building and is guarded by the Evzones, the Presidential Guard, in a ceremonial changing of the guard ceremony that takes place every hour.

Archaeological Area of Sounion

The archaeological site of Sounion is located on the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula. It is part of Lavreotiki municipality, East Attica. It is 59.6 km away from Athens.

The Temple of Poseidon

The Temple of Poseidon is located at Cape Sounion, the southernmost point of the Athens Riviera. It was built in 444 BC to honor the ancient Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. The temple features six standing columns and offers breathtaking views of the Saronic Gulf. Visitors can also take a hike to the nearby lighthouse for an even more panoramic view. The temple is open to the public, but the best time to visit is in the late afternoon to catch the sunset over the sea.

Vouliagmeni Lake

Vouliagmeni Lake is a saltwater lake located in the suburb of Vouliagmeni in Athens, Greece. The lake is known for its therapeutic properties and is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The water temperature is maintained at a constant 22-24 degrees Celsius year-round. It is also famous for its unique ecosystem and the presence of several endemic species of fish. There are also facilities for swimming, sunbathing and enjoy a drink or a meal by the lake.

What we offer
  • Private transportation with a luxury van / sedan vehicle
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Native English speaking professional drivers with deep knowledge of history pertinent to the monument that you will choose to visit
  • Bottle of water – refreshments
Additional / Optional Services
  • Licensed tour guide (optional with extra cost)
  • Entry or admission fees for archaeological sites
  • Lunch (In Greek traditional tavern (optional with extra cost)
Please note
  • Infants must be seated in provided special seating arrangements.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.
  • Pets are not allowed on this tour.
  • Our drivers, while not official tour guides, are knowledgeable and can provide engaging commentary in fluent English. They will not accompany you inside archaeological sites, but they can answer any questions you may have about the places visited during the tour.
  • Our company adheres to all World Health Organization's guidelines regarding COVID-19 to ensure the safety of our customers.
  • Engaging in third-party activities or extreme sports during the tour is not permitted and may result in the cancellation of the tour.
  • This is a private tour for your group only, and the pick-up time will be as per your request.
  • A personal driver will be assigned for the pick-up and return journey, who will take you to your preferred location. For hotel pick-up, the driver will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby, for apartment pick-up, at the entrance of the building.
  • For airport pick-up, the driver will be waiting for you in the arrival hall with a sign bearing your name, and he will track your flight to ensure on-time pickup.
  • For port pick-up, the driver will be waiting for you at the gate with a sign bearing your name as soon as you disembark.
What you will need
  • Sneakers / athletic shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen lotion
Cancellation Policy
  • A cancellation fee of 100% will be applied for bookings that are canceled within 36 hours or less of the scheduled day trip.
  • Canceling between 36 to 72 hours prior to the scheduled day trip will result in a fee of 50%.
  • Cancellations made three days or more before the scheduled day trip will not incur any cancellation fee.

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