Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip information and booking

from
$226
Duration
2 days
Departs from
Selected Athens hotels or Hotel Amalia near Syntagma Square
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
8:30am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Combine three best-selling tours for a two-day immersion in Athens, Cape Sounion, Mycenae and Epidaurus. Perfect for those who already have overnight accommodation, this guided tour takes you to Greece’s best-preserved ruins and scenic locations. On one day, see Athens’ Acropolis and Parthenon and then venture to Cape Sounion's Temple of Poseidon, a gleaming cliff-top beacon overlooking the Aegean Sea. The other day, explore ancient remains in the city of Mycenae and visit the small village of Epidaurus, home to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios and Ancient Amphitheatre of Epidaurus.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Acropolis entrance fees
  • Lunch at mycenae

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Overnight accommodation (you return to your own hotel after day 1 and continue with the second half of your tour on day 2; you must have your own accommodation)

Itinerary

Day 1: Athens Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip
After pickup from your Athens hotel in the morning, head on a sightseeing tour by comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Your guide will show you the city’s historic and modern sites, including central Omonia Square and Constitution Square. Pass Panathenaic Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, and visit the Acropolis, Athens’ crowning beauty. Head to the famed Parthenon, Athena Nike Temple and beautiful Porch of the Maidens, and see fascinating exhibits at the Acropolis Museum. Then, relax and have lunch (own expense) before embarking on a journey to Cape Sounion in the afternoon, passing the beautiful beaches of the Saronic Gulf along the way. Arrive at the astounding Temple of Poseidon and admire the gleaming white beacon situated on a rocky cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea. Learn about the wonders and history of this incredible site, which was built in 44 BC. Afterward, you’ll be dropped off at your pre-booked Athens hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip
Take a scenic drive on a coastal road along the Saronic Gulf and arrive in the ancient city of Mycenae, home to the kingdom of Agamemnon, an important figure in Greek mythology. Visit his tomb, the Palace and the Lionesses Gate. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue your journey and stop in the picturesque town of Nauplia before arriving in Epidaurus, reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asklepios. One of the most celebrated healing centers of the classical world, Epidaurus is home to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios and Ancient Amphitheatre of Epidaurus, one of the best-preserved classical Greek buildings and still used today due to its amazing acoustics. You’ll get a chance to visit these sites and more on your tour. After your incredible Greece experience, you’ll be taken comfortably back to your Athens hotel. Note: You may choose the order of the days of this tour. See the Tour Options section below.