Essential Athens and Cape Sounion, Poseidon's Temple, Private Day Tour

Badge of ExcellenceAthens, Greece
Athens Best and Cape Sounion Poseidon Private Tour
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit the Acropolis, Cape Sounion, the Temple of Poseidon, and more, on a full-day, private Athens tour that’s customized to your preferences. Since some of these top sites are beyond city limits they’re frequently left off tour itineraries, but skip-the-line access and the services of a private driver mean you don’t have to miss out.
  • Private tour is designed around your schedule
  • Save time in transit with door-to-door service
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to buy admission tickets
  • Travel in the comfort of a climate-controlled Mercedes

What's Included

  • Flexible pick up time on request
  • Private tour. Personalized service adjusted to your needs and wishes.
  • Athens & Piraeus Hotels / residence or Piraeus cruise port pickup & return
  • Luxurious transportation: sedan Mercedes E-Class car or taxi, Mercedes minivan or Mercedes minibus.
  • All vehicles are fully A/C
  • Child seats available upon request
  • Service animals allowed
  • Skip the line service to purchase the tickets
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY For family groups our tours can be modified to cater to the needs of the children
  • Chiled bottled water
  • Experienced, knowledgeable, professional English speaking driver.
  • Entrance fees: 20 Euros Acropolis, 10 Euros Poseidon, 8 Euros Olympian (optional)
  • Licensed tour guide for guiding inside the sites, upon request/availability (Additional cost 300€)
  • Food and drinks unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

Traveler pickup is offered Pick up time can be scheduled according to your preferences. Please make your request at the special requirement’s section & we will contact you after your booking. Travelers can be picked up from all Athens centre & Piraeus Hotels and Piraeus Cruise Port. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points. For pickup from Airbnb or any other location/apartment, please provide the exact address. Please note that in case the requested pickup location is in a pedestrian zone or it is not accessible by cars/vehicles, we will notify you, upon booking, of the best alternative pick up location. Please be at the meeting point 5-10min before your scheduled pickup time, in case parking or waiting time for your driver is limited.

What To Expect


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Temple of Olympian Zeus

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Panathenaic Stadium

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Arch of Hadrian (Pass By)

Mount Lycabettus

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Plateia Syntagmatos

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Pass By)

The Academy of Athens (Pass By)

National Library of Greece (Pass By)

Glyfada (Pass By)

Vouliagmeni (Pass By)

Varkiza (Pass By)

Lagonisi (Pass By)

Temple of Poseidon

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Our company complies with all the health instructions of the World Health Organization about COVID-19.
  • Please note that your personal professional driver, will provide commentary in fluent English, en-route but cannot enter the archaeological sites. We can arrange for you to have a private licensed guide to escort you in the sites at an extra cost, depending always on the availability. You may contact us on the phone number or by the email provided by Viator and we will confirm accordingly.
  • The proposed itinerary may need to be adjusted in case of emergencies or special circumstances that are out of our control (e.g. extreme weather conditions, police instructions, safety reasons etc).
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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78 reviews
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We saw a week in a day
James_P, Sep 2023
I wish I could remember his name but he was absolutely the best guide and historical source of information
5 out of 5. Definitely recommend.
cd_s, Sep 2023
This tour, and especially our guide George, were the highlight of our trip. If you're looking for a comprehensive tour of Athens and Cape Sounion, do not hesitate to book this tour. We were a group of 7 adults. The vehicle was clean, and cool. The guide was amazing! Even used a microphone in the minibus which was so helpful. We could not have asked for more. Exceeded our really picky expectations.
Sanjay_M, Sep 2023
Our tour guide and personal driver Makis was AWESOME He provided tons of information on each Athens tourist attraction Makis was so impressive by his knowledge and passion for Athens He gave us tour of EVERYTHING in Athens I would highly recommend Makis and this tour company
Amazing Tour Through Athens!
Tia_G, Jul 2023
Truly an amazing day with George! I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Athens, especially if you only have the day. Communication from the tour operator was on point and I would highly recommend taking their suggestion for the combination ticket. Once we began our day with George, our time in Athens was remarkable. From the Acropolis to the changing of the guard, lunch, and Poseidons temple everyone was so kind and gracious. You’ll end this tour not only seeing some amazing sites but also feeling as though you’ve made a friend! Ευχαριστώ πολύ George!!
Touring Athens with George is the perfect combination!
Heather_D, Jun 2023
George was fantastic!! He got all 16 of us safely around Athens and out to Cape Sounion. George is full of great stories that kept us entertained and he didn’t drown us with history we are never going to remember!! Oh and lunch was amazing!! Take the tour it’s worth every penny! We love George! B
Full day of wonderful history
Gail_J, May 2023
Our guide Dominic was outstanding! He shared rich history commentary as we traveled from site to site. If you want to pack in a full day of sightseeing this is an excellent tour.
Great Tour & Guide
Angela_R, May 2023
Tolis provided us with a great experience. We saw so much, learned so much, had many laughs - it was an amazing day!
A Private Tour is the Perfect Way to See Athens
Steve_D, Apr 2023
A private guide took the two of us all around Athens as well as along the coast to Poseidon's Temple stopping for lunch along the coast. Our guide Tolis took us anywhere we wanted to go for particular shopping items but made sure we saw the major sites of the city, including the changing of the guards. It was worth every penny spent.
Don’t miss this tour!
Eliza_A, Mar 2023
Dominic was amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable. And was able to share the history of the region as well as any documentary or history book that I have read. He was funny he gave us great tips for our stay and generally he was just a pleasure. I highly recommend this tour! We saw everything and went at our own pace.
Wonderful time, highly recommended!
Andrew_P, Nov 2022
Dominic was such an excellent guide and wonderful first person to meet stepping off the plane. We had our tour start from the airport because we wanted to see as much as possible and Dominic made that happen with such a great wealth of knowledge combined with a friendly, caring personality. Our tour took us to everyplace we had wanted to see with such convenience and comfort that made the whole experience very enjoyable. Thank you again Dominic for such a wonderful time and being such a great host for the afternoon!
Fantastic tour of Athens!
Leigh_Y, Sep 2022
Jimmy took my fiance and I on a very thorough tour of Athens and beyond. He knew all the good spots and the best time to go to each in order to beat the crowds. He even added a stop to the tour when he saw we were doing well on time. This was truly the best way to see everything we wanted to in Athens...most tours aren’t able to hit the Acropolis and Temple of Poseidon in one day. Jimmy is knowledgeable, professional, and incredibly accommodating! I'd recommend him and this tour any day!
Great guide on a great day tour
Jeffrey_C, Jul 2022
Our guide Dominic was great. He was in some sense the highlight of the tour. We didn’t have an official tour guide, he was the driver, but still gave us lots of good info and communicated well where to meet him, etc. He was able to customize the trip based on our party’s interests and was flexible when we needed to stop for snacks, excellent baklava that he recommended, a drink, etc. We had a great lunch at a seaside cafe after visiting the acropolis and then went to the Panhellenic stadium, presidents mansion, and Greek agora. Dominic was funny and flexible and is highly recommended. You won’t go wrong and we would love to work with him again
Must do private tour
Daniel_M, Jul 2022
Our one day private tour was perfect. We booked it our last day to make sure we hit all the remaining areas we hadn't seen and to help minimize our walking. Our tour guide was fabulous, very personable, and full of information. We enjoyed the day with him and asked all of our questions about history and the locals. It was an excellent way to end our vacation, it's a must.
Great Experience in Athens!
Tansey_A, May 2022
Our Driver was Dominic, he was Amazing! He has a wealth of knowledge about the history of Athens. Even provides an IPad, with Maps, Architecture, Drawings to help explain everything. He also had a great sense of humor and was very helpful with our 6yr old daughter, teaching her Greek words. It was a perfect way to spend the day in Athens! Thank you!

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