Full day Athens and Sounion tour starts with a visit to the Acropolis where you see the Parthenon, the temple on the top of the sacred rock devoted to Goddess Athena, the Goddess of wisdom, the Propylea, the entrance to the sacred rock, the Temple of Wingless Victory which was devoted to Goddess Athena-Nike, the Erechtheum, the most sacred and mythical of all the temples of Athens with its famous Caryatides (female featured statues), the 5000-seat Odeon of Herodes Atticus which was carved into the rock and is still used for music festivals, the 13000-seat theatre of Dionysus where the Athenians listened to the immortal works of Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides and Aristophanes.
We continue our tour by visiting the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Panathinaic Stadium (where the Olympic Games were held for the first time in modern Athens in 1896), the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guards.
Then we drive through University Street that connects Constitution (Syntagma) Square with Concord (Omonia) Square-the second most important square in Athens and see the Academy, the University and the National Library followed by a drive up to Lycabettus Hill (highest point of Athens) where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
We leave Athens and after a 44-mile scenic drive along the coastal Poseidon Avenue we arrive to Cape Sounion. Most of the visitors agree that the drive to Cape Sounion is quite similar to the French Riviera area. Before reaching our final destination, we drive through the most beautiful suburbs of Athens: Old Phaleron, Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni, Lagonissi and Old Fokea.
Arriving at our destination, you will visit the Temple of Poseidon built on top of the hill, exactly at the meeting point of the Saronic Sea with the Aegean Sea. The temple was dedicated to God Poseidon, the lord of the Sea and it was there where all the sailors offered a last sacrifice to appease God Poseidon before leaving the safety of the Saronic Golf. We conclude by making a stop at a fish-tavern by the sea to enjoy your lunch or -even better- dinner while watching the sunset. Finally, we drive back to Athens by the same route…
•Summer: From April 1 to October 31 08:00 until 19:30
•January 1st: closed
•January 6th: 08:30 until 15:00
•Shrove Monday: 08:30 until 15:00
•March 25th : closed
•Good Friday : 12:00 until 15:00
•Holy Saturday : 08:30 until 15:00
•Easter Sunday : closed
•Easter Monday : closed
•May 1st : closed
•Holy Spirit day : 08:30 until 15:00
•August 15th : 08:30 until 15:00
•October 28th : closed
•December 25th : closed
•December 26th : closedt