National Archaeological Museum of Athens & Cape Sounion

Afternoon tour, Wednesday, July 10th

Combine a private guided tour of the most important archaeological museum of Greece, with a beautiful seacoast excursion in Attica, ending up with a magnificent sunset experience from the temple of Poseidon at the archaeological site of Cape Sounion.

 

Map

 

National Archaelogical Museum of Athens
The National Archaelogical Museum of Athens
Temple of Poseidon
The Temple of Poseidon at Sunset

 

This is a tour organized only for ISIT 2024 participants. Depart with a private guide and bus to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens which was founded in 1893 and it is housed in a neoclassical building erected between 1866 and 1889. It is the largest museum in Greece, with its collections, numbering more than 11,000 exhibits, offering the visitor insight into the life and culture of the ancient Greek civilization from Early Prehistory to Late Antiquity. Among the highlights are the Mask of Agamemnon, the impressive mechanism of Antikythera, the bronze statue from Artemision, as well as the statues of Aphrodite of Syracuse, the Lady of Mycenae and the Dipylon Amphora.

After the Archaeological Museum you will head to Cape Sounion, by driving along the coastal road of the Athenian Riviera with spectacular views of the Saronic Gulf. Upon arrival, you will visit the Temple of Poseidon, founded in the fifth century B.C. and built on a 60-meter-high promontory surrounded by the sea. You will enjoy impressive views of the Aegean Sea from the ruins, having time to relax and take photos before the sun settles at around 20.45.

 

Mask of Agamemnon
The mask of Agamemnon
Cape Sounion
Cape Sounion panoramic photo

 

Cost summary

The cost per person will depend on the number of participants taking the excursion. At least 20 participants must join the tour:

  • In case 20 persons are joining the tour: € 103/person
  • In case 30 persons are joining the tour: € 80/person
  • In case 40 persons are joining the tour: € 68/person

These prices are not yet fully fixed. Accurate final prices will be posted closer to the conference dates. The rates include:

  • Luxury A/C coach
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and Cape Sounion (€ 22 till further notice)
  • Whispers during the visit
  • All taxes
  • Local agent's office assistance

To join the excursion, you must fill in and send us a form, that we will upload as soon as the conference registration opens. More information will be posted soon.

 

Cancellation policy

The cancellation policy for the customized excursions is strict due to organization constraints. For the ISIT 2024 customized excursions, we need to secure a specific number of attendees for the excursion to materialize.

  • Date of cancellation up to thirty days prior to the excursion: full refund (minus € 20 adminstration fees)
  • Date of cancellation less than thirty days prior to the excursion: no refund