cape sounion & the athens riviera sunset tour

A gorgeous shore and a stunning Greek temple!

Duration

6 hours

When

Private: Year-round upon request, Shared: Apr-Oct: Mon - Wed - Fri, 3PM

Languages

english

Price

€100per person

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Don’t let the sea escape you, because Athens is all about the sea! Tour the celebrated Athens Riviera shoreline all the way to the stunning Temple of Poseidon overlooking the Aegean sea, and end your day with a bang admiring the dramatic sunset over Cape Sounion!

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Highlights

  • No one should miss the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, a stunning 5th century BC structure in a picture-perfect cliff-top setting
  • Get a real taste of beach life along the city’s favorite coastline
  • See the wonder that is Lake Vouliagmeni, a natural spa with year-round warm water
  • Experience Aegean bliss with a swim at a wonderful beach
  • Enjoy dinner right on the beach, next to the sea

What you can expect

Athenians love the sea. And in this tour you’ll understand every bit of why. First there’s a stop to be made at the Flisvos Marina, where you’ll get a chance to see some of the Aegean’s most impressive yachts. Then it’s on to the seaside suburbs heading east, where you’ll see what life is like on the Athens Riviera.

You’ll also make a stop at Lake Vouliagmeni, where fresh spring water and saltwater mix to create a mineral-rich environment that is home to those funny little doctor fish (Garra rufa) that nibble your toes clean for you! The lake is, in fact, a collapsed cave, and there are underwater tunnels leading so far back under the mountain that they’ve never been fully mapped.

Then it's time to experience Aegean bliss with a swim at a wonderful beach nearby. This is also where you'll have an early dinner at a traditional taverna right on the beach, where the fish on your plate is only a few meters from where it used to live and the lapping waves provide a soft soundtrack to your meal.

After dinner, you’ll head to the Temple of Poseidon, a marvelous 5th-century archaeological site perched on the very top of Cape Sounion. The view here is tremendous, and it’s obvious why this spot of land was chosen as a site where people could worship the god of the sea. Don’t forget to look for Lord Byron’s bit of 19th-century vandalism – the British poet’s name is chiseled into a column here.

By now you will have reached a unique viewing point for one of the world’s most graceful monuments. And while you’re taking that look, spare a thought for old King Aegeus, the man who, in death, gave his name to the whole of the Aegean Sea. It is here that you 'll enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in Greece from the site of the temple itself – this lets you catch the last rays of the sun over the water from the ideal spot where geography and history work together to give you a timeless memory.

 

Itinerary

  • Transfer by private a/c vehicle from Athens to Sounio
  • Guided visit of Flisvos Marina
  • Guided visit of Lake Vouliagmeni
  • Swim at a beach
  • Visit of Cape Sounio & Temple of Poseidon
  • Transfer by private a/c vehicle from Cape Sounio to Athens

Practical info

Duration
6 hours
Languages
english
When
Private: Year-round upon request, Shared: Apr-Oct: Mon - Wed - Fri, 3PM

Good to know

Please make sure to bring your own towels for the beach, as towels are not provided in Greek beaches

Prices

  • Adults: 100 €
  • Children (0-17): 80 €

What's included

  • Professional English speaking tour leader
  • Transfer by a/c vehicle
  • Snack & drinks
  • Hotel pick up & drop off (for private tours only)
  • Petrol, tolls and taxes

Not included

  • Entry fees
  • Food or drinks
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Awards & Accolades

Testimonials

"Highly recommended - it will make your visit to Athens! We had a fabulous half day with Ilias trying lots of delicious Greek food. We were stuffed at the end of it! Ilias was really knowledgeable about both the food and the history of Athens and was also really lovely. All the food stops were great and we went back to some of them after the tour. We also got lots of good tips on places to visit after the tour from Ilias."

187069Amy - UK, TripAdvisor

"I had done the ruins, statues and historical sights. I wanted something modern and eclectic and I found it on a Street Art Tour offered by Alternative Athens. Our guide Nikos is an artist and offered so much insight into the artists and street art!"

Adventureglo61, Vancouver, Canada - TripAdvisor

"This tour was outstanding! Our guide, Andreas, showed us a variety of bars that we would never have found on our own. He was very open to any kinds of questions and made the tour interesting and informative at the same time. I would definitely recommend taking this tour and discovering the nightlife of Athens. The city and people have an incredible and positive energy that is very unique and worth seeing."

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