Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece
Visit the Acropolis & its associated temples including the Parthenon, Temple of Nike and Temple of Erechtheion. Stop at Herodes Atticus Theatre.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42 Greece
Explore the New Acropolis Museum situated adjacent to the Acropolis which houses the many masterpieces from the site.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Plateia Syntagmatos, Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63 Greece
Main square of Athens housing the Parliament building & focus of much of Athenian life & Politics.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias Syntagma Square, Athens 100 28 Greece
At the tomb you will see the impressive changing of the guard’s ceremony, with the iconic 'Evzone' guards in their traditional uniform.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: The Academy of Athens, 28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 106 79 Greece
Stop at Panepistimiou str, for the Athenian Trilogy – the three elegant buildings: The University, The Academy and The Library.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Maximos Mansion, Irodou Attikou 19, Athens 10674 Greece
A short stop at the The Neoclassical Maximos Mansion, also called the Greek “White House”. Official residence of the Prime Minister of Greece since 1982
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20 Greece
Also called 'Kallimarmaro' stadium is one of the highlights of Athens where the classic Marathon ends & the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57 Greece
Colossal temple at the center of Athens dedicated to the God Zeus and once home to one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou), Leoforos Amalias, Athens Greece
Classic Triumphal Arch built by the Ancient Athenians for the Roman Emperor Hadrian & seen together with the Temple of Zeus in the same location
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Temple of Poseidon, Leoforos Athinon - Souniou Cape Sounio, Sounio 195 00 Greece
Located 70 meters on a clifftop at the tip of the Athens Peninsula this amazing temple was dedicated to the God Poseidon. It was the last thing Ancient sailors saw on leaving port & the first site on return with many legends to tell. It is especially beautiful at sunset & a perfect final location for your tour
Duration: 40 minutes
- Flexible pick up time on request
- Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day
- Athens Hotel or Residence pickup & return
- Free Cruise ship pickup & return
- First class transport: Groups of 1 to 3: Mercedes E-Class or Audi A6 Black sedan; Group of 4 to 7 with Mercedes minivan and for groups up to 14 with Mercedes Luxury Sprinter. All new models with full leather, A/C, fridge, bottled water, Free WiFi
- Family Option: Please note this is carried out with luxury Sedan Car, not Minibus
- Discount Option: Please note this is carried out with standard Sedan Car,
- With lunch Option: includes 3 course lunch. Drinks not included
- Groups of 8+ normally includes an assistant providing general assistance & commentary en route
- Chilled Bottled water. All vehicles with Air Condition
- Tour 100% exclusive to your group
- Free Wi-Fi available with sedan & minibus
- Entrance fees Acropolis: 20 Euro
- Entrance to the Temple of Poseidon 8 Euro
- Licensed guide for guiding in archeological sites. Available on request
- Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens: arranged on request with surcharge
- Food and drinks unless specified
- Entry/Admission - Acropolis
- Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
- Entry/Admission - Panathenaic Stadium
- Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Comfortable shoes are recommended
- Families and children are welcome.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- Expert Private Licenced guide for guiding through Archaeological sites on request
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Our guide Mario was simply amazing. He was courteous and accommodating throughout the entire day. He has an incredible amount of knowledge, told funny stories and overall made us feel like we were being shown around town by a friend. The itinerary was super flexible and it packed so much information and sights into the experience. Worth every euro and more!
Tour was great, we hit the places we wanted to go. The guide was courteous, knowledgeable, and flexible. I'd highly recommend this tour if you have a day in Athens and want to get the most out of it.
What a fantastic tour we had with WarmPenguin tour company. You have to ask for Melina, a super knowledgeable tour guide and so much fun. Took us everywhere we wanted to go and knew how to time everything so we wouldn’t miss the boat. Had so many interesting facts, Alison with some fun stories. Our bus driver Vasislis was fantastic. I would highly recommend both of them and WarmPenguin touring company
Dimitri, our guide, was just amazing!! Not only he knew how to explain and what to touch upon to make it and keep it interesting, but most importantly he was just a genuine personable good guy! We sincerely enjoy to get to know him, his great Greek culture and the little bit of Athens we saw that day. Overall, the tour is a good way to see a lot in a short period of time. Good tour if you have little time in Athens or as your first day to give a good taste of the city.
Our guide (Nicholas) picked us up at our hotel for a full day tour. From the time he picked us up in a Mercedes until the time he dropped us back off at the hotel was amazing. Nicholas was the perfect guide and adapted the agenda to meet our interests. He got us to each stop before the big tour busses arrived so we did not have to fight those crowds. Everything was so comfortable and truly amazing. I would not change one thing about this tour. It was perfect and that was mostly due to Nicholas and his hospitality. The only down side was that this was our first tour before our 2 week cruise. Every tour after this one we kept saying "I wish we had Nicholas!" It really spoiled us for every other tour.
Rather disappointed. We chose this tour so we could see some of the Athens countryside and that did not happen because the traffic in Athens was RIDICULOUS and our driver WAY too timid. He also should have been more directive of what we could or could not realistically do given the nightmare traffic situation. However, he was wonderful in getting us as close to the sights we did see to make it easier on my mid 80's parents. Also, we paid for the Acropolis museum skip the line tickets and the museum was free the day we went which I think Viator should have known!
The guide was very knowledgable and super informative. The sights we saw were beyond incredible and it was the highlight of our trip.
Tour guide met us at cruise port upon arrival in Athens, full day tour to all the major highlights plus additional visits to local sites. Guide well dressed; great English: and knowledge of Grecian history. Dropped us at airport hotel at end of day. Great tour and guide!!
This was a great tour. We had an excellent driver - I am probably butchering his name, but I think it was Vasilius or something similar. He was fantastic - spoke great English, gave us lots of history, drove very well in a nice comfortable car and did everything he said he would. He was very friendly and great to talk to and was very well prepared. He had a map to show us where we were, a book with pictures to prepare us for what we were going to see and other info and pictures on an iPad that he showed us. Overall, this is a tour that I highly recommend. Athens is not a very nice city in the center, but we got to see other parts of Athens which were great. We also hired a guide for Acropolis and the museum through this same company and paid another Euro 140 for her. I cannot recall her name, but about 15 minutes after meeting her, I regretted the decision to also hire a guide. She was very boring and monotonous. She ran ahead of us everywhere and we then had to try and catch up. She would stop, talk to us and then run off. It seemed that she was trying to finish in time for another appointment. If I stopped to take a picture, by the time we were done, she was 100 years ahead of us. I would have preferred to leisurely walk around at my own pace than follow a guide who was rushing to finish up with us. What she told us was interesting, but way too long at times and not told in a way that made is easy to follow or remember.
We saw all of the top sights in Athens and the Temple of Poseidon which has amazing views. The temple is about 1.5 hours out of Athens but it is a nice drive along the coast and there are some great places to stop for lunch. Our tour guide was very informative and friendly. I definitely recommend this tour if you have limited time in Athens.