Central Excursion & Other Excursions

Main Conference Tour to CAPE SOUNION, 22 March, 13:30-18:30

Half-day tour

This is a great half-day tour option if you're looking to explore Attika beyond Athens, complete with stunning views and world-class Greek ruins.

Depart for 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) to CAPE SOUNION. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon destination. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world.,
extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.

DURATION: 4 hours

Departure 13.30

including entrance fees & English speaking guide

 

Other Excursions

If you are interested in any of the following excursions please fill the Excursion – cruise Booking form (you can download from here) and email it to info@marathontravel.gr

DELPHI - One Day Tour

Explore one of the most famous sites of classical Greece on a day tour from Athens to magical Delphi. Depart from our terminal; via the national highway passing by Thebes, Levadia (short stop), you'll arrive in Delphi at around noon. Famous for its theater, Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins, Delphi was considered the center of the earth and the universe, and played a central role in the classical Greek world. Pass by CASTALIA SPRING, visit at the archaeological site the TEMPLE of APOLLO famous for its oracle and the MUSEUM of Delphi, with it’s spectacular finds, including the unique bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx and the Statue of Antinoos. After lunch return to Athens via the picturesque mountain village of ARACHOVA, built on the south slopes of Parnassus,
well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese (short stop). Delphi is one of the national treasures of Greece and Unesco’s world heritage monument. The tour returns to Athens in the late afternoon.

DURATION: 10 hours

Rate per person € 95
including lunch & entrance fees & English speaking guide

 

EPIDAURUS – MYCENAE - One Day Tour

Explore the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae a major centre of Greek civilization from 1600BC to 1100BC. Depart from our termial via the coastal National highway for the CORINTH CANAL (short stop). Drive to MYCENAE and visit the archaeological site, home to the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon. Visit the Palace, the Lionesses Gate and the tomb of Agamemnon. Before lunch an
optional stop in a pottery factory. After lunch through ARGOS proceed to Nauplia the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress of PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURTZI (short stop). Continue to EPIDAURUS and visit the ancient theatre. The UNESCO’S world heritage listed monument is reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asklepios, the healer and was the most celebrated healing center of the classical world. Epidaurus is probably most famous for its theatre, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings and still used today due to its amazing acoustics. The tour returns to Athens in the late afternoon

DURATION: 10 hours

Rate per person € 95
including lunch & entrance fees & English speaking guide

 

CRUISE - POROS-HYDRA-AEGINA - One Day Tour

From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, you'll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour. Offering a perfect overview of the modern city, this guided tour will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens.

Depart for PANATHINAIKOS STADIUM cradle of the first Olympic Games took place in 1896 (short stop). Pass by the Prime’s Ministers residence, Ex Royal Palace, (guarded by colourful Evzones) Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall). Proceed passing by Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schlieman’s House (Nomismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old
Parliament, Constitution Square ,Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS (visit Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens).
Continue with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the new ACROPOLIS museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of every day life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you.

DURATION: 5 hours

Rate per person € 65
Includes entrance fees and English speaking guide

 

ATHENS SIGHTSEEING & ACROPOLIS MUSEUM - Half-day Tour

From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, you'll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour. Offering a perfect overview of the modern city, this guided tour will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens.

Depart for PANATHINAIKOS STADIUM cradle of the first Olympic Games took place in 1896 (short stop). Pass by the Prime’s Ministers residence, Ex Royal Palace, (guarded by colourful Evzones) Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall). Proceed passing by Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schlieman’s House (Nomismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square ,Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS (visit Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens).

Continue with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the new ACROPOLIS museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of every day life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you.

DURATION: 5 hours

Rate per person € 65
includes entrance fees and English speaking guide