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Tour Name : Athens City & Cape Sounion Tour
Tour Code : CPS-17256
Itinerary : Olympieion, Syntagma Square, The Royal Palace, Cape Sounion, The Temple of Poseidon
Tour Duration : Approximately 6 ½ Hours
Pick up & Drop off : Piraeus (Athens) Port
Departing from Piraeus you will pass by the Stadium of Irinis & Filias. You will start off with a tour of the city, where you will view the Olympieion (The Temple of Olympian Zeus) from the 6th century BC, one of the largest Corinthian style temples in Greek history and Hadrian’s Arch (2nd Century AD) which divided the Greek city from Hadrian’s new Roman city. Arriving at Syntagma Square, see the Royal Palace, built for Otto I of Bavaria and the present day Parliament. In front of the Palace stands the Monument of the Unknown Soldier where two soldiers (Evzoni) stand guard continuously. Drive further along and pass the neoclassical buildings of the University, Academy and Library before arriving at the Stadium, which stands on the site of the Ancient Stadium laid out under Lycurgus in the 4th Century BC and rebuilt in 1896 on its original plan for the modern Olympic Games. Drive again via Syngrou Avenue, following the road you will enter Poseidon avenue and cross the aristocratic district of Glyfada. Following the road next to the sea, you will have a view for about one hour until arriving to Sounion. There will be enough time for a guided tour and beautiful pictures to be taken. Along the enchanting Attic coastline with its jagged inlets, we reach Cape Sounion, at the tip of which the most famous monument in Greece after the Parthenon: the Temple of Poseidon. Besides the remains of the walls fortified in 409 BC for the Peloponnesian War and of the small propylaia leading into the sanctuary, there still stand the 16 tall, graceful columns of the temple. Built in 444-440 BC by the same architect responsible for The Temple of Hephaistos of the Athenian Agora and the temple of Nemesis at Ramnous, it had 6 columns on the ends and 13 on the sides, each with 16 grooves instead of the usual 20 to provide better resistance to erosion by the sea elements, and a frieze sculptured on the architrave showing exploits of Thesus, the Gigantomachy, and Centaurs and Lapiths in battle. On the facing hill, the remains of the Sanctuary of Athena Sounio. You will take the same road back to the port of Piraeus.
Round-trip transfers from Piraeus port, Transportation by private van with A/C, Professional licenced guide (English)
|for parties of 2 people||250 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 3 people||185 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 4 to 5 people||155 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 6 to 7 people||122 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 8 to 9 people||105 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 10 to 14 people||85 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 2 people||478 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 3 people||346 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 4 to 5 people||283 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 6 to 7 people||210 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 8 to 9 people||175 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 10 to 14 people||120 US$ P.P.|
Prices are per person and the entrance fee cost is excluded. We will inform you about the cost of entrance fees while response your booking request.
A minimum of 2 pax per booking is required. If you are solo traveller, We could charge 2 people price.
There is 50% children discount for ages between 04-12. We do not charge for ages between 00-04.
The tour language is English. You may ask to have another languages speaking guides which will depend on availibility. It is charged extra 90,00 US$ per day for the other languages guided.
Please fill the booking request form at the right of that page and post us online.
We will response your request within 12 hours and send you an official booking & credit card authorization form for your payment.
Your tour will be confirmed by Celsus Travel after you paid your tour amount and we will send your confirmation document / vouchers.
We request full amount payment for certain reservation and this payment should be while booking of tour plan.
We accept MasterCard, Visa for your payments by credit card.
If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is full refund of your payment.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is no refund.
If cruise ship cancel the stop in Piraeus (Athens) port, there is full refund of your payment.
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The vehicle can accommodate up to 9 participants.
For optimal savings, you can create a group of 9 persons.
For more comfort and space inside the vehicle, we suggest up to 8 passengers.
You can book your Shore Excursion early, and add others to your tour as they join. To prevent disappointments, we do not recommend last minute additions made less than 5 day prior to the tour date to ensure proper size vehicle will still be available on your tour date. If your tour group reaches 9 persons, please inquire to ensure there are suitable vehicles on your tour date.
You can secure a large vehicle by booking the maximum group size you intend to create and then just add the new members as they join.
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