Athens Sightseeing Drive, the Acropolis, Cape Sounio, and Lunch

8 Hours
Private Activity

From (USD) $663

Athens Sightseeing Drive, the Acropolis, Cape Sounio, and Lunch

8 Hours
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      Athens Sightseeing Drive, the Acropolis, Cape Sounio, and Lunch

      Athens, Greece
      From (USD) $663
      • The Acropolis: High above the city, these sacred sites honoring Athena are priceless treasures from the city's Golden Age; the Parthenon is the crowning gem.
      • Temple of Poseidon: Temperamental gods, grieving kings, and man-eating minotaurs roam these clifftop ruins as the sun sinks into the sea.
      • Lunch: Generally includes Greek favorites like taramosalata fish roe salad, tzatziki yogurt, garlic dip, smoked salmon, cheese pie, and marinated grilled chicken. 
      About This Athens Tour

      In an era when people call anything from long naps to lengthy beards "epic," this nine-hour journey is the real thing. With real high points: the lofty Acropolis (literally, "high city") and the towering cliffs of Cape Sounio, where the Doric columns of the Temple of Poseidon stand stoic sentinel over the Aegean.

      You'll see the landmarks of the city that gave birth to Western civilization, and trace the footsteps of ancient worshippers at the temples of the Acropolis – including the magnificent Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, so flawlessly designed that it still amazes architects. 

      At the foot of the Acropolis lies the historic Plaka shopping district, where you'll have about 15 minutes to shop before lunch: an epic buffet (sorry, couldn't resist) of Greek specialties at the elegant Metropolitan Hotel.

      Then sit back and relax on the drive to Cape Sounio, first mentioned almost 3,000 years ago in the Odyssey, Homer's epic poem. Here, according to myth, King Aegeus hurled himself into the sea that now bears his name. (Your guide will explain why; there's a minotaur involved.) And here, at the Temple of Poseidon (usually depicted with a lengthy beard), the sun gives ancient marble a fiery luster as – to the applause of awed onlookers – it sinks below the horizon.

      It's an epic moment.

      Golden boy

      The Golden Age of Athens (the mid-5th Century B.C.) is also called the Age of Pericles, a brilliant leader and orator. He financed his exorbitant plans for the Acropolis with taxes collected (translation: money extorted) from weaker cities, ostensibly for the protection of the Athens Navy. When they objected, Pericles basically told them to shut up or be crushed. Although he probably said it more eloquently.

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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