The magnificent Parthenon on top of the Acropolis in Athens Greece.

From Metropolis to Shore: The Athens and Sounion Tour

Duration: 9 hours


  • Starting Point

    We will pick you up from the port, airport or your hotel and start our tour.

  • Philopappos Hill

  • Acropolis

  • Parthenon

  • Theater of Dionysus

  • Temple of Olympian Zeus

  • Roman Agora

  • National Archaeological Museum

  • Panathenaic Stadium

  • Academy of Athens

  • Changing of the Guards

  • Mount Lycabettus

  • Plaka

  • Athens Riviera

  • Temple of Poseidon

  • End of Tour

    We will return you to the pick up point or prearranged destination.

Important information about your private tour


  • Tolls
  • Gas
  • Parking Fees
  • Luxury Vehicle
  • Licensed Tour Driver**


  • Entrance Fees
  • Food & Drinks
  • Licensed Tour Guide**
**Please note that all our licensed tour drivers are fully knowledgeable of the history of each monument in your tour's itinerary. However, by law licensed tour drivers are forbidden to enter any archaeological site and conduct tours. Only licensed tour guides are allowed to conduct guided tours on the archaeological site itself. Upon your request, a licensed tour guide can be booked for you at the archaeological site of your choice at an extra cost.


Welcome to personalized exploration in Athens! Our private tours are all about tailoring your experience to your interests. Whether you're keen on archaeology, shopping, or soaking up history, we'll craft a tour that suits your preferences. Athens is your oyster; let's design the perfect pearl.

Let's embark on a journey that takes you from the bustling metropolis to the tranquil shores of Athens and Sounion.

A Panoramic Prelude: Philopappos Hill

Our adventure kicks off at Philopappos Hill, nestled amid ancient olive trees. Here, you'll be treated to a panoramic vista of Athens that includes a breathtaking view of the Acropolis. It's a picture-perfect start to your Athenian escapade.

The Acropolis: Where Legends Live

Our next stop is the entrance to the Acropolis, a realm where legends come to life. Depending on your interests, you can explore the Parthenon, immerse yourself in the Acropolis Museum, visit the Temple of Athena Nike, and wander among other captivating sites on this 'Sacred Rock' overlooking Athens. Your ticket grants access to not just the Acropolis but also five other archaeological wonders: the Theater of Dionysus, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Roman Agora, the Greek Agora, and the Kerameikos.

A World of Antiquities: National Archaeological Museum

For lovers of antiquities, the National Archaeological Museum awaits – it's the largest of its kind globally. Additionally, you can explore the museum of Cycladic art and the Benaki museum. When you reach out to plan your tour, we'll help you fine-tune your preferences.

Marble Marvel: The Panathenaic Stadium

For those with an affinity for marble, the Panathenaic Stadium is a true marvel. This ancient arena, entirely crafted from marble, dates back to 330 B.C. It's a testament to history and an iconic site, serving as the finish line for the 2004 Olympic marathon.

A Stroll through Knowledge: Athens' Landmarks

As we traverse Athens, you'll encounter renowned landmarks such as The Academy, the University, and the National Library. Don't miss the "Marathon Man" statue, an homage to Greek soldier Phidippides, who ran a grueling 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to announce victory over the Persians. His triumphant cry of "NENIKIKAMEN!" ("We Won!") echoes through the ages.

Changing of the Guards: A Time-Honored Tradition

Witness the world-famous Changing of the Guards ceremony at the Presidential Palace. If your tour falls on a Sunday, you'll be treated to the full regal procession. Across from the palace lies the National Garden, a serene escape where Athenians seek solace during scorching summer days. This idyllic enclave, known as Herodou Attikou, ranks among Athens' most exclusive real estate areas.

Kolonaki: Athens' Stylish Soho

We'll pass through Kolonaki, Athens' vibrant Soho, where locals gather in charming cafes for coffee and conversation. This district is a haven for fashionistas, boasting some of the city's best shopping experiences.

Summit Serenity: Mount Lycabettus

Our journey continues to Mount Lycabettus, the tallest hill in Athens, standing tall at 227 meters. At its peak lies the Orthodox Church of St. George, an 1852 gem offering spectacular vistas that beckon photographers.

Plaka: A Shopper's Paradise

Our final stop brings us to the shopper's paradise of Plaka. The district's name traces back to a large stone slab found near the church of St. George of Alexandria, lending a charming historical touch to this vibrant Athens enclave.