Cape Sounio, Temple of Poseidon and Athenian riviera private tour from Athens

The lacy coastal road that begins in the Athenian suburb of Glyfada and winds its way through Vouliagmeni and Lagonisi to reach Cape Sounio is one of Attica’s most sublime routes. Small beaches with their sandy shores or rocky stretches, crystal-clear sparkling water and a perfectly blue sky accompany you along the way and delight the senses, mind and soul of anyone taking this gorgeous route to get to one of Greece’s most idyllic spots, Cape Sounio.

From a distance, your gaze is captivated by the ruins of the temple of Poseidon, commanding, stunning, a characteristic example of classical architecture of the 5th century BC. This is the spot that the ancient Athenians chose to honor their god Poseidon, within a fortress constructed to protect their coastline.

Millions of visitors from around the globe also come here to gaze upon the sun setting into the arms of the Saronic Gulf. A memory that stays with them for a lifetime...

per adult from

$119

AUD

Duration

4 to 5 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • WiFi on board
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Native English speaking professional drivers with deep knowledge of history
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Official tour guide (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Sounion
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Athens, Athens, Attica

    Pick up from your hotel, apartment, Airbnb, Athens airport, or Piraeus port

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Glyfada, Glyfada, Attica

    Glyfada is a suburb in South Athens located in the Athens Riviera. It is situated in the southern parts of Athens' urban area. The area stretches from the foot of the Hymettus mountain to the Saronic Gulf. It is the largest of Athens' southern suburbs.

    Pass By: Voula, Voula, East Attica Region, Attica

    Voula is a southern suburb of Athens.

    Pass By: Vouliagmeni, Vouliagmeni, East Attica Region, Attica

    Vouliagmeni is a seaside suburb and former municipality 20 km south of Athens city center.

    Pass By: Varkiza, Varkiza, East Attica Region, Attica

    Varkiza, also Alianthos, is a suburb of greater Athens forming part of the municipality of Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni in southern Attica

    Pass By: Anavyssos, Anavyssos, East Attica Region, Attica

    Anavyssos is a town and a former municipality in East Attica.

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Sounion, EO91, Lavreotiki 195 00, Greece

    Cape Sounion is the promontory at the southernmost tip of the Attic peninsula, 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) south of the town of Lavrio (ancient Thoricus), and 70 kilometers (43 mi) southeast of Athens. It is part of Lavreotiki municipality, East Attica. It is 59.6 km away from Athens.

    Cape Sounion 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 sea.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounio, Sounio 195 00 Greece

    The ancient Greek temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, built during 444–440 BC, is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. A Doric temple, overlooks the sea at the end of Cape Sounion, at a height of almost 60 meters (200 ft).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lake Vouliagmeni, Ethniki Odos Athinon Souniou, Vouliagmeni 166 71 Greece

    During our return to the city of Athens, we will stop at one of the most idyllic places. Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the hidden treasure of Attica's nature. Lake Vouliagmeni ("Sunken Lake") is a small brackish-water lake fed by underground currents seeping through the mass of Mount Hymettus located to the south of Vouliagmeni.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    This is a private tour. Only your group will participate. The pick-up time is adjustable upon your request.Your personal driver will pick you up and return you to the same place or at the point you prefer.In case of a hotel, he will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby.In case of an apartment, he will be waiting for you at the entrance of the building.For airport pick up, he will be waiting for you at the arrival hall holding a sign with your name on it to spot him upon arrival. We will track your flight and our driver will be there on time.For port pick up, he will be waiting for you at the gate, just as you disembark, holding a sign with your name on it to spot him upon arrival.Airports
    • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece
    Ports
    • Piraeus port, Pireas 185 38, Greece
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • We offer you the flexibility to schedule your tour at a date and time when it's most convenient for you!
    • Should you wish an alternative pick up time, please specify upon reconfirmation or through the Special Requirements field.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Our drivers are not official tour guides, but they are knowledgeable and can provide fascinating commentary in fluent English. Although they will not enter the archaeological sites with you, they can answer all of your questions about the places you visit with this tour.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Our company complies with all the health instructions of the World Health Organization about COVID-19
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Our company complies with all the health instructions of the World Health Organization about COVID-19
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by My Athens Transfers

Activity ID: V-67222P26

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