Sunset Tour Cape Sounio

Trip To Cape Sounio

This 4 hour trip has exactly what a visitor need to see from Athens suburbs and the second most important archeological site after Acropolis which is the Temple of Poseidon. The sight is a must see once in lifetime because of his Historic importance and spectacular view. The tour is fully customizable according to the traveler needs. Our drivers are fluent English speakers with the knowledge to guide you through the history paths of Cape Sounio.

Sunset Tour Cape Sounio

165€/4 person
Duration: 4 Hours
June 2024
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This 4 hour trip has exactly what a visitor need to see from Athens  suburbs and the second most important archeological site after Acropolis which is the Temple of Poseidon. The sight is a must see once in lifetime because of his Historic importance and spectacular  view. The tour is fully customizable according to the traveler needs. Our drivers are fluent English speakers with the knowledge to guide you through the history paths of Cape Sounio. The trip includes not only the sights but the the sensation of Athenian way of life with a stop at a superb fish tavern by the sea, with fish food and wine that creates unforgettable memories. The trip is very comfortable with luxurious  cars and is from 1 to 4 persons.

Special considerations

The trip can be extended according to the travellers needs , for every extra hour there is additional charge of 30 euro.

Day Trip From Athens

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Pickup points

You can  select a pick up point in coordination with your driver

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

The Athenian Riviera
The Athenian Riviera, often referred to as the Athens Riviera, is a beautiful coastal area located in the southern suburbs of Athens, the capital of Greece. It stretches along the Saronic Gulf and offers a stunning contrast to the bustling urban environment of Athens. Coastline: The Athenian Riviera features a picturesque coastline that extends for approximately 70 kilometers (43 miles) along the Saronic Gulf. This coastline is characterized by sandy beaches, rocky coves, and crystal-clear waters., often referred to as the Athens Riviera, is a beautiful coastal area located in the southern suburbs of Athens, the capital of Greece. It stretches along the Saronic Gulf and offers a stunning contrast to the bustling urban environment of Athens.
Pass By
Glyfada
Glyfada is known for its beautiful coastline, which features sandy beaches and clear blue waters. It is a popular place for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports during the summer months. Shopping and Entertainment: The suburb is famous for its vibrant shopping and entertainment scene. Glyfada boasts a wide range of shops, boutiques, cafes, bars, and restaurants. It is often considered one of the best places for shopping and dining in the Athens metropolitan area.
Voula

Voula, also spelled Vouliagmeni, is a seaside suburb located in the southern part of Athens, Greece, within the broader area known as the Athenian Riviera. It is a popular residential and tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant atmosphere, and proximity to the city center of Athens. Here are some key features and attractions of Voula:

Beaches: Voula boasts several beautiful sandy beaches along its coastline, making it a popular destination for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports. Some of the well-known beaches in Voula include Voula Beach and Kavouri Beach.

Shopping: Voula offers a range of shopping opportunities, from high-end boutiques and designer stores to local markets. Glyfada, a neighboring suburb, is famous for its shopping districts, and it is easily accessible from Voula.

Dining: Voula and the surrounding area feature a wide array of restaurants, tavernas, cafés, and eateries serving both Greek and international cuisine. Visitors can enjoy fresh seafood and traditional Greek dishes.

Vouliagmeni Lake

Vouliagmeni Lake, also known as Lake Vouliagmeni, is a natural wonder located in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, just 20 kilometers south of the city center of Athens, Greece. It is a unique geological formation that combines the features of a lake, a spa, and a natural attraction. Here are some key facts about Vouliagmeni Lake:

Formation and Characteristics: Vouliagmeni Lake is a brackish water lake, which means it contains a mix of fresh and saltwater. The lake is situated in a natural hollow, formed by the collapse of a cave roof, which created a deep and sheltered pool. Its waters are a mix of sea and underground thermal springs, giving it unique chemical and physical properties.

Mineral-Rich Waters: The lake's waters are renowned for their high mineral content, particularly in sulfur and other minerals, making them known for their therapeutic and healing properties. The water temperature remains relatively constant throughout the year, ranging from 22°C (72°F) in the winter to 29°C (84°F) in the summer.

Thermal Springs: The thermal springs that feed the lake are known to have therapeutic properties, making the lake a popular destination for people seeking natural remedies for various ailments, such as rheumatism, arthritis, and skin conditions.

Underwater Cave: The lake is known for its underwater cave, which is accessible for divers. The cave is home to various unique species of flora and fauna. Diving and snorkeling in the lake are popular activities.

The Temple of Poseidon

The Temple of Poseidon also known as the Temple of Cape Sounion, is an ancient Greek temple located on the southernmost tip of the Attica Peninsula in Greece, at Cape Sounion. It is one of the most iconic and well-preserved ancient temples in Greece and is dedicated to Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. Here are some key details about the Temple of Poseidon:

Location: The Temple of Poseidon is situated atop a rocky promontory at Cape Sounion, overlooking the Aegean Sea. It offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding sea and coastline, making it a popular destination for tourists.

History: The temple was built during the 5th century BC, around 444-440 BC, during the Golden Age of Athens. It was constructed under the direction of the Athenian statesman Pericles, as part of a building program that included the Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens.

Architectural Style: The temple is a classic example of the Doric order, a style of ancient Greek architecture characterized by its simple and robust design. It was designed by the architect Iktinos, who also worked on the Parthenon.

Dedication to Poseidon: The temple was dedicated to Poseidon, the god of the sea and protector of sailors. It was a place of worship and a beacon for sailors navigating the treacherous waters of the Aegean.

Architectural Features: The Temple of Poseidon consists of a rectangular peripteral structure, surrounded by a colonnade of Doric columns. It has 34 columns in total. The temple's design is elegant and harmonious.

Maritime Significance: Cape Sounion served as a significant maritime landmark and a point of reference for sailors. The temple's strategic location and the powerful image of Poseidon created a sense of awe and reverence among those at sea.

Sunset Views: The temple is especially famous for its stunning sunset views. Tourists often visit in the late afternoon to witness the breathtaking sunsets over the Aegean Sea

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Free wifi on board
  • Fuel and tolls
  • Entrance fees for all attractions
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Official Tour Guide

( This is a guided trip and our drivers are knowledgeable about the areas you will visit and they will provide you with basic info about the sights, but In case you want to have a professional tour guide with you, this can be done by arrangement for an additional fee)

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