Sunset Tour to Cape Sounio and the Athens Riviera

temple of poseidon cape sounio
vouliagmeni lake
athens riviera
athens riviera
vouliagmeni athens beach
temple of poseidon cape sounio
vouliagmeni lake
athens riviera
athens riviera
vouliagmeni athens beach

Sunset Tour to Cape Sounio and the Athens Riviera

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You don't have to travel to the Greek islands to experience the Greek blue sea. Join this unique experience along the Athens Riviera all the way to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio. 

Visiting Places: Faliro Flisvos Marina, Lake Vouliagmeni, local beach, seaside taverna, Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio.
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Why we like it

A tour along our favorite part of Athens, the magnificent Athens' riviera all the way from the city centre to the Temple of Poseidon; a unique mix of city life and beach time in the heart of Greece!

Activity Description

Start this unique tour from the center of the city of Athens and visit the Flisvos Marina in Faliro for a scenic stroll, followed by a drive along the Athens' Riviera from Faliro to Vouliagmeni. 
There, you will visit the must see Vouliagmeni Lake, a year-round warm water natural spa, 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, with fresh fish on your plate and the lapping waves providing a soft background to your delicious seafront meal. 
After dinner, you’ll head to the Temple of Poseidon, a magnificent 5th century archaeological site where ancient Greeks worshipped the god of the sea, perched on the very top of Cape Sounio, the southernmost point of the Greek mainland outside of the peninsula of the Peloponnese. There you will have plenty of free time to explore the temple, the views but also the sea down to the little beach beneath the temple. 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.
After celebrating the end of the day at this graceful monument with one of the most beautiful sunsets in Greece, you will head back to the Athens' city centre down a now-familiar stretch of coastline.

Private tours can include upon request a visit to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, the newest Renzo Piano - designed local attraction and home to both the National Library and the National Opera. This must-see building is set in an enormous park filled with olive trees and flanked by a 400-meter reflecting pool. The tour can also take place in the morning if the sunset itinerary does not fit your schedule. 
 

Special Features

  • Visit top sightseeing at the beautiful Cape Sounio, the magnificent 5th century BC structure of the Temple of Poseidon
  • Get a real taste of beach life along Athens' coastline 
  • Visit the unique Lake Vouliagmeni, a natural spa with year-round warm water
  • Experience Aegean blue waters with a swim at a local beach
  • Enjoy sea-front dinner right on the beach

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time : Shared-group tours run between May and September Mon-Wed-Fri at 3pm. Private tours can be arranged mornings or sunset upon request

Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

Spoken Language: English, French. Other languages available with extra charge. 

Meeting Point: Full instructions to be provided after booking. Hotel pick up may be possible for private tours, upon request. 

Group Size: Shared group tours run for min. 4 - max. 12 guests in total. 

Pace: Easy

Included: English or French speaking professional tour leader, transfers with private a/c van or taxi [Athens to/from Cape Sounio], snack and water

Excluded: Entry fees, lunch and other food and drink not mentioned at the description, guided tour in the Temple of Poseidon which you can easily explore on your own (guided visit can be arranged upon request and additional cost). 

Note: Private tours that can be tailor made to specific requirements and needs upon request here

Young Travelers: Shared-group tour prices for all children 0-17 y.o.: €80 per child | Private tours: All rates refer to adult guests and children older than 11 y.o. Children 12-17 years old: no discount. Children 0-11 years join free of charge with 15% supplement on adult per person price + €100 flat fee if party exceeds 6 passengers with children. Children discounts apply only with a minimum of 2 paying adult guests. Please contact us for a customized offer of children groups and students here

Vendor: Alternative Athens

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation at least 5 days prior to scheduled Program: 70% refund Cancellation 2-4 days prior to booking date: 50% refund Cancellation 48 hours prior to booking/no show: No refund. Please take some time to read the Vendor's full cancellations and refunds policy here

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
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