Cape Sounio and the Athens Riviera Sunset Tour

A gorgeous shore and a stunning Greek temple!

Duration

6 hours

When

Daily, at 3PM

Languages

english, french

Price

€100per person

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Don’t let the sea escape you, because Athens is all about the sea! You’ll know why once your guides have shown you around the coolest cafés and hottest beaches of the city’s Riviera and given you all the lowdown on the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, a beautiful ancient site perched high over the Aegean.

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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, french
When
Daily, at 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
  • Hotel pick up & drop off (for private tours only)
  • Petrol, tolls and taxes

Not included

  • Entry fees
  • Food or drinks
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A day at the seaside and the amazing cliff-top temple

Cape Sounio and the Athens Riviera Sunset Tour
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"This tour was excellent! A three hour walk through the most interesting districts of Athens looking at the latest street art. Our guide Nikos was superb - well informed, engaged, and super friendly."

Costi S

"This tour is an excellent opportunity to see and learn about a different Greece than the one in most tourist books. Highly recommend."

Vincenzp

"We had Alexandra as our tour guide and she was fantastic! She made the myths and legends so interesting and was very informative. She kept it entertaining, historical and relevant to all the places we visited"

Emily F