Athens City Tour With Cape Sounion Trip

Athens, Greece
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Morning: Athens Sightseeing Tour: Go on an amazing sightseeing tour in an air-conditioned coach seeing the Acropolis and appreciating the glory of ancient Athens. Watch out for many monuments erected on its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Then move towards Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Visit the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House in Constitution Square. Gaze in wonder at various magnificent government buildings and elegant 19th-century structures. Catch a glimpse of modern Athens along the Panepistimiou Avenue, where you will see other important structures like the Catholic Cathedral of Athens, Academy of Athens, University of Athens and National Library. End your tour at around 1:30pm with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, housing fascinating archaeological exhibitions. Use the spare time to relax and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, at your personal expense, before your afternoon tour. Afternoon: Cape Sounion Trip: The trip starts around 2:45pm. Get on the coach for a drive to Cape Sounion, crossing the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf. Worship in the incredible temple of Poseidon and see a gleaming white beacon perched on a rocky hilltop. Gaze in wonder at spectacular views across the Aegean Sea and the island of Kea. Listen to your guide narration as to how the temple was built in 44 BC and how many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns still bearsa graffiti left by English poet, Lord Byron, in the early 1800s. Once your tour ends, you will be  cdropped back to your Athens hotel safetly.