ATHENS - CAPE SOUNIO



Athens

-The Acropolis or Sacred Rock
-The Parthenon
-The Ancient Agora
-The Acropolis Museum
-Constitution Square ( Syntagma ) to view the House of Parliament
-Memorial of the Unknown Soldier.
-Evzones guarding the Presidential Palace
-Monastiraki
-Plaka
-Lunch at an authentic Greek taverna

From the Acropolis you can also look down upon :
The Ancient Agora Tower of Winds * The famous Herodes Atticus

OPTIONAL EXTENDED TOUR: (Extra €30)
-The Temple of Zeus
-The Panathenian Olympic Stadium ( where the first modern day Olympics took place in 1896 )
-St. George Lycabettus Hill ( Highest Point in the City )

Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sounio
-Coastal road past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni ,Voula,Varkiza
-The crowning jewel...Cape Sounio dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon .
-Snack bar overlooking the temple and the sea.




Athens

The city with the most glorious history in the world! A city worshiped by the Gods and people!
Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the sea going development of the port of Piraeus. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, Athens,largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and the 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent is referred to as the Cradle of Western civilization and birthplace of Democracy.
Athens is home to two UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES, the ACROPOLIS of Athens and the medieval DAPHNI Monastery. The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art.The city also retains Roman and Byzantine monuments as well as a smaller number of Ottoman monuments.
Athens is a city of different aspects. A bustlling vivid city which balances harmoniously the old and the new age. A walk around the famous historic triangle (Plaka,Thission,Psyri),the old neighbourhoods reveal the coexistence of different eras. Old mansions, well preserved ones and other worn down by time. Luxurious department stores and small intimate shops, fancy restaurants and traditional tavernas all have their place in this city.

Temple of Poseidon, Cape SounioErected by Pericles during the Golden Age, Poseidon's ancient Greek temple in plain Doric style cleanses mind, spirit, thrilling the soul and heart !
The sunset over the Aegean sea viewed from the ruins is a sought after spectacle!
The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea. With 16 flutings instead of the usual 34, the Doric Columns of the local marble have many signatures on them including Lord Byron's, taking you from ancient Greece to WWII and the modern ages.
The inspiring 5th century BC temple of Poseidon,god of the sea with a stunning panoramic view of the Aegean Sea is a must and cannot be missed!
Activity level: Moderate
Duration: Full day
Type: Ancient History, Sightseeing, Walking, Full Day
For the Archeological sites in Athens:
Special ticket package: Full: €12, Reduced: €6
Valid for this tour: The Acropolis of Athens, The Ancient Agora of Athens & Museum of the Ancient Agora and The Temple of Zeus.
For the Acropolis Museum:
Full: €5, Reduced: €3
For the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Sounio:
Full: €4, Reduced: €2

* Students of non European Union countries holders of an international student card are entitled to 50% discount on the entrance fee. Young people up the age of 18 are entitled to free admission. European Union students are entitled to free entrance while European Union senior citizens over 65 have 50% discount on entry to all Greek museums and archaeological sites.

Free admission days : 6 March, 5 June , 18 April, 18 May, the last weekend of September annually, Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March, first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September and on 27 September International Tourism Day.

The Acropolis is open: In Winter: From Nov 1st to March 31st: 8:30am-3:00pm - In Summer: 8.00am-8.00pm (last entry 7:30pm)
The Temple of Poseidon is open daily from 10am until sunset.Last entry 20 min before closing.

Closed on Holidays: Jan 1st, March 25th, May 1st, Oct 28th.
Christmas and Boxing Day: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
Good Friday: open from 12noon to 3:00pm.
Holy Saturday: open from 8:30am to 3:00pm
Easter Monday: open from 08:30am to 3:00pm.
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