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

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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours (approx.)
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Product code: 10172P5
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Stop At: Acropolis, Via Dionysiou Areopagitou Str., Athens 105 58 Greece

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

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42 Greece

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

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Plateia Syntagmatos, Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63 Greece

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

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias Syntagma Square, Athens 100 28 Greece

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

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Academy of Athens, 28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 106 79 Greece

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Maximos Mansion, Irodou Attikou 19, Athens 10674 Greece

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

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue opposite the statue of Myron Discobolus, Athens 116 35 Greece

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

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57 Greece

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Arch of Hadrian, Leoforos Amalias, Athens Greece

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Athens, Athens, Attica

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounio, Sounio 195 00 Greece

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

Duration: 40 minutes


  • Athens Hotel, Residence or Cruise ship pickup & return
  • First class transport: Mercedes E-Class Sedan; Mercedes Minivan or Sprinter
  • All vehicles with WiFi, A/C, Chilled Bottled Water
  • Lunch Option Available
  • Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day
  • Flexible Start Time. If you prefer a different or later start time, please contact us


  • Entrance fees
  • Additional Expert Licensed guide. Available on request with extra cost.
  • Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens. Arranged on request with surcharge

Schedule Details

Departure Dates:

See Availability.

Departure Point:

Traveler pickup is offered
o For Airport pickup and locations outside of Athens there may be a supplement. We will advise on booking.

o For Airbnb's please provide the exact address. Please be outside your residence for pickup in case of limited parking or waiting time for your driver.

o If you have luggage please provide details of quantity so we may provide the appropriate vehicle


  • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece


  • Athens Cruise Ship Port
  • Piraeus, Athens


8 to 9 hours(approx.)

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Additional Information

FAMILY FRIENDLY. For family groups our tours are specially tuned for the needs of young group members, with more Mythological commentary

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

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.

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.

FLEXIBLE START TIMES ON REQUEST: If you prefer a different or later start time, please contact us

TOUR ROUTE. In order to provide the best experience for your day we reserve the right to alter the tour route or omit sites in the case of either time constraints due to your onward travel or local factors such as site closing times & road closures.

Most travelers can participate

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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.

This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Posted By : Randall_S
This was an excellent tour. Driver was great, and licensed guide we added was fantastic. Highly recommend!
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Posted On : 2023-03-23

Posted By : N7393XTrandys
Excellent tour. Our driver was great, and we added a licensed guide who was fantastic. I highly recommend this tour.
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Posted On : 2023-03-22

Posted By : Poornima S
Dem was exceptional. We started our day early at 8 am so we could cover most of the attractions before it started to rain (nature's decision, it never rained :)) Dem provided us with enough history behind each attraction, gave us sufficient time (although we overshot at the Acroplis Museum) to see every attraction ag our own pace. As we are vegetarians he made sure to take us to the best Greek restaurant in the city where there were vegetarian options. The owner of the restaurant was so kind he even took us to the kitchen to show and explain what veggie dishes they had prepared. Food was excellent and the complimentary dessert that came as surprise was out of the world. We were so full with starters and main course we felt bad thar we couldn't finish the dessert but ofcourse we thoroughly enjoyed. Our final stop at Temple of Poseidon was breathtaking. Dem also took us to a hidden lake. The drive was awesome. I wish we had time to stay until sunset but ofcourse it was our decision to start the tour early and it had to end. The WarmPenguin tour operators were excellent! Can't thank them enough for re-scheduling our tour to a day early and for introducing us to the most wonderful guide Dem.
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Posted On : 2023-03-20

Posted By : Wade_W
From the moment we were picked up to the moment we were dropped off our entire tour was perfection. We never felt rushed and were given plenty of history and tips for being in Athens. Best part was lunch at Akrogiali. Incredible suggestions on good food and wine. Wouldn't have changed a thing
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Posted On : 2023-03-15

Posted By : Llew_G
I needed a tour compatible with my cruise ship's docking time. This company worked with me to find a perfect time. We could see a few of the highlights of Athens in about 9 hours. The price seemed high until we realized it was a group price--the more, the merrier! They met us at the cruise terminal in a good-sized Mercedes Benz van, with lots of room for us and our luggage-- a delightful lunch by the sea with fish caught that day--and advice about pre-purchasing tickets online to avoid waiting in line at the site. Our driver spoke excellent English and provided a running commentary throughout the day. At the end of the tour, he dropped us off at our hotel. I preferred this tour to ANY of the tours I took while on the cruise. You may note that I described the experience with the tour company because I do not have the words to describe the splendors of Athens and Attica. They seemed very willing to work with individuals who have unique time limits--for example a long layover in Athens.
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Posted On : 2023-03-14

Posted By : JANIECE_M
The guide was knowledgeable, positive and kind. He was patient answering our questions. It was a great introduction to Athens.
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Posted On : 2023-03-06

Posted By : Vanessa_Q
Dimitri was our personal tour guide who was excellent. Very knowledgeable and courteous. He took us to the best place for a fantastic lunch! We will certainly book again. Ask for Dimitri you cannot go wrong!
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Posted On : 2023-02-27

Posted By : Magalys_R
Vasilius was wonderful guide he explained everything so good , he has so much knowledge of the Greek history we enjoy our trip very much
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Posted On : 2023-02-14

Posted By : ATUL_M
Everything was on time. The driver was very professional and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend him . His name was Dem. He was very thorough with all our questions. Thumbs up 👍
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Posted On : 2023-01-18

Posted By : Mason_K
For this tour, my family had Vasilios and he was such a warm, kind, and fun tour guide. He knew the backstory on everything we went to see and so many other small, interesting facts about random things we would pass in the van. I’m not going to lie, I was a little skeptical about this tour but it really made my family’s trip to Greece so much better than it would have been than if we had tried to plan this all by ourself. We had the perfect amount of time at each place and had a great meal by the sea on the way to Sounion. Please do this tour - you will not regret it. And ask for Vasilios (If anyone from Warmpenguin is reading this, give that man a raise!).
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Posted On : 2023-01-10