🏨 Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Activity - Travel Guide

Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

» Athens » Athens » Athens

From $297.95

349 reviews   (4.83)

Price varies by group size

Lowest Price Guarantee

Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Athens, Athens

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Learn more


Private flexible tour combining the Highlights of Athens with a coastal road trip to the Sounion peninsula & amazing clifftop Temple of Poseidon as you relax along the way in one of our new full extra Mercedes models with free WiFi & bottled water in the company of a highly experienced, knowledgeable & considerate Tour driver.

Visit the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Olympic Stadium, Parliament & changing of the guards, and after lunch set off along the deep blue colours of the Aegean sea to explore the Temple of Poseidon.

Exclusive to your group alone with door to door return transfer to your hotel or cruise ship, this comprehensive and 'go at your own pace' tour aims to provide you with one of the most outstanding experiences of your visit.

Choose our hassle-free Lunch option to include a delicious 3-course traditional meal with an Acropolis view in Athens, or by the sea in Sounion; or request an expert licensed guide with pre-purchased Acropolis tickets (extra cost).

What's Included

All vehicles with WiFi, A/C, Chilled Bottled Water

Athens Hotel, Residence or Cruise ship pickup & return

First class transport: Mercedes E-Class Sedan; Mercedes Minivan or Sprinter

Flexible Start Time. If you prefer a different or later start time, please contact us

Lunch Option Available

Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day

What's Not Included

Additional Expert Licensed guide. Available on request with extra cost.

Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens. Arranged on request with surcharge

Entrance fees

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY. For family groups our tours are specially tuned for the needs of young group members, with more Mythological commentary & a book presentation to keep
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • GUIDING/LICENCED GUIDES: Your knowledgeable tour driver will inform you en-route but can not enter archaeological sites. Our Expert Licenced Guides are available on request at an additional charge.
  • LUNCH OPTION: a lunch option is available & includes your choice from a 3-course traditional meal at our reserved table in Athens with Acropolis view, or in Cape Sounion by the sea.
  • Our Health & Safety Measures: All our Tours are private so you will never mix with another group. Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, equipped with face-masks, hand sanitizer, & seats next to your driver remain free.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • FLEXIBLE START TIMES ON REQUEST: If you prefer a different or later start time, please contact us
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • LUNCH OPTION: If choosing this option, please inform us of any allergies or related conditions
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Visit the Acropolis & its associated temples including the Parthenon, Temple of Nike and Temple of Erechtheion. Stop at Herodes Atticus Theatre.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Acropolis Museum
Explore the New Acropolis Museum situated adjacent to the Acropolis which houses the many masterpieces from the site.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Plateia Syntagmatos
Main square of Athens housing the Parliament building & focus of much of Athenian life & Politics.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
At the tomb you will see the impressive changing of the guard’s ceremony, with the iconic 'Evzone' guards in their traditional uniform.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Academy of Athens
Stop at Panepistimiou str, for the Athenian Trilogy – the three elegant buildings: The University, The Academy and The Library.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Maximos Mansion
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

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Panathenaic Stadium
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

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Temple of Olympian Zeus
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

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Arch of Hadrian
Classic Triumphal Arch built by the Ancient Athenians for the Roman Emperor Hadrian & seen together with the Temple of Zeus in the same location

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

LUNCH OPTION: If choosing our lunch option during booking you will enjoy a Traditional 3-Course Greek Lunch either at our reserved table just a few meters from the sea in Cape Sounion, or in one of the best local family restaurants in Athens at our reserved table with a view to the Acropolis. If you do not choose the lunch option your driver will still make time for you for a lunch break.

During the summer months, our default location for lunch is by the sea in Sounion and at other times in Athens.

Please note that alcoholic drinks are not included.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Temple of Poseidon
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

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Very informative
DaddysGurl59, 28-12-2022
Fantastic private. Our driver knew so much about the city. Unfortunately it started raining very heavily so there were a couple of places we could not stop and get out. He was friendly and a very careful driver despite all the rain.
Will never forget our private full day tour of Athens !
Carol_S, 27-12-2022
The Acropolis became alive with our passionate guide ! The knowledge shared and the private museum tour were incredibly educational! The traditional Greek Lunch and sea drive to the Temple Poseidon were huge highlights!
Driver was amazing, he...
Robert_S, 15-12-2022
Driver was amazing, he really knew Greek history and mythology. Great conversations with him during the drive, would recommend him again. Glad to see Poseidon Temple, was worth the drive.
Thank you Dem and Viator
Eric_C, 29-11-2022
Dem is a consummate tour guide for Viator. He was professional and made sure we were comfortable from the onset of our tour. We so appreciated the sties of Athens, the drive on the Aegean coast and the Temple of Poisidon. Particularly helpful was the history shared by Dem which prepared us to explore and experience each site. Kerry Christopher. Tour booked by Dr. Eric Christopher
Soaked in History and Overwhelmed by Beauty of Athens!
VinayM1975, 27-11-2022
This was a perfectly laid out day trip that covered all major attractions in and around Athens. Best part of the trip was Acropolis and Acropolis Museum-we had one of the best professional guides Betty with us. Betty took time to explain every single detail and answered all of our questions (fun fact-my 10 year old had a lot of questions-she almost did a PhD on Greek Mythology!). There was a heavy downpour for a few minutes when we were up at the Acropolis. Betty knew exactly where we could stand to get shelter and still continue with the tour. We are extremely grateful for her company and education!

Our driver and guide Dimitri was super friendly and accommodating. We had picked the tour option with lunch. Dimitri made reservation for lunch at Gods Restaurant where we found several yummy vegetarian options (beware- their portions are HUGE). He also showed us the Olympic stadium, Temple of Zeus and drove us to temple of Poseidon in Cape Sunion in the afternoon. Temple of Poseidon is worth a visit-it's a beautiful and serene place. A full view of a double arch rainbow on our way back was cherry on top for a great day!

I have taken away 1 star from this review since I feel that our driver/guide Dimitri could be more knowledgeable on Greek history and mythology. In his hurry, he was about to skip the visit to Temple of Zeus and corrected the error after we pointed out that we wanted to visit that place and it was part of the itinerary.