Hosted Buyers Free City Tour
FOOD EXPO Hosted Buyer Program is offering you the chance to explore the beauty, historic sights and culinary treasures of Greece. Be part of the program and enjoy a day tour to Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio, three of the most picturesque destinations.
Athens City Tour
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. The licensed guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). At the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and, finally, “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Continue your visit to the place where, at last, the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.
You will enjoy a morning tour from Athens which is full of images. Begin your Sounio tour with a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza). As you approach Cape Sounion, it rises like a sheer cliff out of the sea. At Cape Sounio where you will visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world(on a clear day you can see at least seven islands).The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.
Land masses to the west stand out in sharp profile: the island of Aegina backed by the mountains of the Peloponnese. The beauty of the surviving Doric columns has inspired many poets, including Lord Byron who carved his name on one of the columns.