The ruins of the Erechtheum Temple in Athens, Greece

Wonders of Athens Tour: Parthenon, Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

The mystery and intrigue of Athens will immerse you in millennia of history and heritage during your 11-day custom-tailored Greece tour. You will explore grand temples with specialized guides, relax on the shores of the exclusive Athenian Riviera, and delight in the luxuries of marvelous coastal resorts. Your Athenian escape will offer you a new and exciting perspective in and around Athens, from unique neighborhoods to memorable coastal sunsets.

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit the classic ruins of the Acropolis from which the city of Athens is based
  • Indulge in the sensational architecture of the Parthenon
  • Stand along the serene shores of Cape Sounion with a visit to the grand Temple of Poseidon
  • Stroll along a quintessential Cyclades neighborhood along the foothill of the Acropolis
  • Experience Athens like a local and blend into the classics of the metropolis
  • (Extension) Indulge along the soft shores and five-star luxuries of the Athenian Riviera

Detailed Description

Escape to the grandeur of Athens on the 7 to 10-day journey through the ancient and modern history of the Cradle of Western Civilization. The city and its surroundings linger in the hearts and minds of the world as a Golden Age of human philosophy, where the pillars of temples represent the pillars of modern day thought. Revel in an Athenian getaway, where the past comes to life, turquoise beaches glisten beneath the sunlight, and even Poseidon welcomes you with open arms.

Arrive in Athens and ready yourself for the majesty of the city that often goes overlooked. Stroll along the Plaka, one of the oldest continuously used streets in Athens and Europe, where the gentle light of the Acropolis glitters in the afternoon sky. Your tour through modern and early Athens takes you through the variety of history, from the Palace of Otto I to literal layers of the ancient city on display within the metro station at Syntagma Square, from the foyer of the new Acropolis Museum to along the coveted steps of the Parthenon. Walk along the city center and the brilliance of history is inescapable.

Your holiday in Athens continues at your leisure with each day bringing a new site to see, experience, and delight in. Discover the greatness of the neighborhoods of Anfiotika and Psiri, one encompassing the splendid architecture of the islands, the other bringing the modern art of food and culture to the heart of the city. Visit the wonderful Temple of Poseidon, set against the backdrop of the sea along the shores of Cape Sounion. With so much beauty to behold you won’t want the escape to end. Extend your time in Athens with three nights along the Athenian Riviera, reveling in the five-star Luxury Beach Resort of Astir Palace, spreading out beneath the sun on the soft shores of the bay.

Starting Price

$3,570 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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