Cape Sounion Half/ Full Day Tour
Day Tour to Sounion from Athens, Piraeus Port, Airport (up to 8 hours)
Departure & Return / for Sounion Private Tour: Traveler pickup/ drop off is offered to your hotel/ apartment in Athens center, Piraeus Port or Airport, at the arranged time of your tour departure or your tour return. Please do not hesitate to request another pick up / drop off location.
Starting Time: Time is flexible. For Evening/ Sunset tours, we suggest that the tour starts at 5 hours before sunset time. If for any reason this is not convenient, you can adjust the time according to your needs. The tour starts with a convenient pickup from your location and takes you 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 (elegant areas of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) and other sites.
Group type: Private. This is private tour/ activity. Only your group will participate. Your tour/ driver provides informative commentary & historical details as you travel. (Archaeologist Guide up request)
Customizable: Yes. Day or Evening / Sunset. Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Class of service: Attica Travel A 'class service offers non - smoking driver and vehicle, with a high level of cleanliness. The vehicle is exclusive to your team.
Tips: If you have limited time, we can reschedule to Half day tour (up to 5 hours)
What makes this tour unique?:
We visit Cape Sounion & Poseidon Temple as travelers, not as tourists. We get as excited as you to travel, to enjoy history, culture, scenery & photography. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly our drivers are seasoned travelers and are dedicated to helping you live the tour of your life, that is suited to your needs and lifestyle, allowing all passengers to enjoy the scenic drive, stopping wherever you desire, visit places as Vouliagmeni lake, take photos or swim, have a break.
You will visit Poseidon Temple and have the time to take photos from all different angles (Morning, afternoon, sunset time, a sunny day or even a cloudy day, your photos will be unique under these famous ancient Doric columns combined with a majestic sea view - see our gallery ). Have time for a swim in crystal blue water of Aegean sea, continue to picturesque Lavtio Port. For taverns and restaurants apart from the taste, tradition and value also played a part in our selection.
CAPE SOUNIO / POSEIDON TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
In the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the hidden treasure of Attica’s nature. Situated on an idyllic landscape, this rare geological phenomenon is waiting to be discovered. The lake’s brackish waters which are continuously replenished both by the sea and the underground thermal springs offer a natural and unique thermal spa experience.
If you wish to swim there is a ticket 9€ p.p
Cape Sounion is dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon overlooking the Aegean sea. On the rocky peninsula that projects into the sea at the south-east tip of Attica, the Athenians built sanctuaries to their two most important deities: Poseidon and Athena. Ancient Greeks believed that Sounion was the house of Poseidon, the God of the Sea.
Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, King of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea
Poseidon temple, which was built of marble between 444 and 440 BC. on the orders of Pericles probably the work of the same architect who built the Theseum in Athens. It was a Doric building with a peristyle replacing an earlier 6c BC. which had been destroyed in the second Persian War by the Persians in 480 B.C. Abandoned for many years to the ravages of the weather and treasure seekers, it was restored in the 19th C, several columns have been re-erected.
Duration: 90' minutes
Swim - Lavrion Port
Swim? Make the most of your trip by indulging in a refreshing swim in the small beach by the foot of the temple of Poseidon.
Lavrio was famous in Classical antiquity for its silver mines, which was one of the chief sources of revenue of the Athenian state. The metallic silver was mainly used for coinage.
Visit Picturesque Lavrion port and treat yourselves to some fresh fish and seafood in the local taverns.
Air-conditioned vehicles, with high level of cleanliness (Sedan/ Minivan/ Minibus)
Wi-Fi on board
Private Transportation & includes: (Fuels, Toll Roads, Parking Fees)
Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver (with history knowledge) throughout the day