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From Athens: Half day tour to Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounio (Athens Riviera)

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Experience the beauty and history of Greece beyond Athens with this captivating half-day tour to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio. As you leave Athens, pass by idyllic beaches and enjoy the stunning views of the Saronic Gulf. Along the way, stop at the picturesque Lake of Vouliagmeni in the heart of the Athenian Riviera. Arrive at Cape Sounio and be amazed by the steep cliffs offering panoramic views of Greece's beautiful isles. Explore the 5th-century B.C. Temple of Poseidon and marvel at the fascinating ruins. Don't forget to take some time for breathtaking photos and enjoy the personalized service of a private tour. And the highlight of it all? The possibility of witnessing the most beautiful sunset of your life. This is Greece at its finest, waiting to be discovered.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 5 hours - 6 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Breathtaking drive along the scenic coastal road
  • Splendid views of the Saronic Gulf
  • Visiting the 5th-century B.C. Temple of Poseidon
  • Free time for photos
  • Personalized service on a private tour
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel/Airbnb/Port Piraeus Pick up & Drop off (Without extra charge)
  • Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with A/C, Child Seats
  • English speaking driver with knowledge of the history. Not licensed to accompany you in any site.
  • Mobile Chargers
  • Rafina Port/Laurio Port Pick up & Drop Off (Additional charge)
  • Skip the line tickets - Guaranteed to skip the lines - Upon your request
  • Private transportation - Tour
  • Dinner
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability
  • The guide driver is not a licensed tour guide to accompany you at any site/museum.
  • The tickets for all archeological places and museums.
  • Museum Ticket: Temple of Poseidon (10€)

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Introduction

Experience the beauty and history of Greece beyond Athens with this captivating half-day tour to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio, located in the stunning Athens Riviera. This tour promises to be a memorable journey where you will have the opportunity to witness one of the most breathtaking sunsets of your life.

What to Expect?

During this tour, you can expect to embark on a scenic coastal drive along the Athens Riviera, passing idyllic beaches and enjoying captivating views of the Saronic Gulf. En route to Cape Sounio, you will make a stop at the picturesque Lake of Vouliagmeni, nestled in the heart of the Athenian Riviera. Upon arrival at Cape Sounio, you will be treated to panoramic views of the Aegean Sea from the steep cliffs, and if the weather permits, you may even catch a glimpse of Greece's beautiful islands. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the 5th-century B.C. Temple of Poseidon, where you can explore the ancient ruins and soak in the rich history of Greece.

Who is This For?

This tour is perfect for travelers who are seeking to go beyond the boundaries of Athens and delve into the rich history and natural beauty of Greece. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a unique and memorable experience, this tour is sure to captivate you. It is suitable for all age groups and can be enjoyed by solo travelers, couples, families, and groups of friends.

Why Book This?

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Greece's coastline and ancient history with this exclusive half-day tour. Unlike crowded group tours, this private tour ensures personalized service, allowing you to fully enjoy the experience at your own pace. With a knowledgeable English-speaking driver, you will gain insights into the history and significance of the sites you visit. Enjoy the convenience of hotel/airbnb/port pick-up and drop-off, skip-the-line tickets, and comfortable transportation in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle equipped with amenities such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and mobile chargers. This tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the stunning sunset at Cape Sounio, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to Know

Please note that a licensed tour guide is not included in this tour, but your driver will provide you with historical information along the way. The cost of museum tickets and any additional fees for archeological places are not included and must be arranged separately. The itinerary includes a stop for you to enjoy a meal and the natural beauty of the landscape. Cape Sounio is known for its Temple of Poseidon, one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. Although the temple now lies in ruins, the captivating landscape and awe-inspiring sunset make it a must-visit destination.

Reviews

Visitors who have embarked on this half-day tour to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio have been enthralled by the beauty of the Athenian Riviera and the historical significance of the ancient temple. Many have praised the personalized service provided by the private tour, highlighting the knowledge and friendliness of the English-speaking driver. The opportunity to witness the sunset at Cape Sounio has been described as a truly magical experience, with visitors expressing their awe at the stunning views and the sense of tranquility that envelops the area. Overall, feedback from individuals who have taken this tour indicates high levels of satisfaction and a deep appreciation for the beauty and history of Greece.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

(Pass by)

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is a complex in the bay of Faliro in Athens which includes new facilities for the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO), as well as the Stavros Niarchos Park. The $861 million project was completed in 2016, and was donated to the Greek state in 2017.

Flisvos Marina

(Pass by)

Pass idyllic beaches as you leave Athens with a breathtaking drive along the scenic coastal road(one of the nicest coastlines in Greece).The Flisvos marina is a large marina located in the homonymous district of Palaio Faliros . Plenty of private luxury yachts are docked in the marina, while at the same time it has a park with a children's playground as well as various restaurants, cafes and bars, thus being a pole of attraction for the recreation of the residents of Athens and its visitors. In the marina are also the facilities of the Nautical Club of Palaio Faliro .

Alimos

(Pass by)

Alimos Marina is the largest marina in the Balkans and one of the most popular marinas in the Eastern Mediterranean. A welcoming attraction for lovers of the sea and yachting. The facilities and services provided ensure a pleasant experience for visitors and a safe environment for boats. It has an excellent strategic position, as it is located near the city center, the port of Piraeus and 40' from the International Airport El. Venizelos.

Lake Vouliagmeni

1. Lake Vouliagmeni is a natural brackish lake with healing properties located in Vouliagmeni, Athens.Its waters are from 50 to 100 meters deep and have a temperature of 22 ° C to 29 ° C, indicating that at some depth it communicates with the Aegean volcanic arc.

Temple of Poseidon

2. Reaching our destination, we will see Poseidon’s temple stand by looking at the Aegean. Although there are only ruins left, visitors there get impressed by the natural beauty of the landscape. You will possibly view the most beautiful sunset of your life. We could also have a stop so that you can enjoy your meal.

Admission Not Included

Varkiza

(Pass by)

Varkiza is a town and a suburb of greater Athens. The locality is linked with Poseidonos Avenue just east of Vouliagmeni.

Anavyssos

(Pass by)

Anavyssos is the name of a region and settlement of southeastern Attica on the Athenian Riviera , located a short distance from the sea . A characteristic of Anavyssos is the area where there were salt flats .

Temple of Poseidon

Cape Sounion is promontory in the Athens Riviera. Is noted for its Temple of Poseidon, one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. Its remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the Aegean sea. Although there are only ruins left, visitors there get impressed by the natural beauty of the landscape. You will possibly view the most beautiful sunset of your life. We could also have a stop so that you can enjoy your meal.

Admission Not Included

Reviews

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GoPlaces20846023000

It was a perfect tour with a highly professional guide who explained me clearly and in very good English the socio-cultural and historical context of all the sights we visited. There was always time for spontaneous stops.

konstantinkG9053YO

It was an excellent experience, I was given detailed information about our final destination and also a the sights along the beautiful seaside street: historical, cultural, modern development, culinary insights, etc. The tour was very pleasant, absolutely not exhausting, we had time to stop at some additional places along the road, the car was very comfortable, spacious, perfectly clean! The driver was very professional, easy-going, we had very pleasant conversations and mutual exchange of information.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-18 10:49