Cape Sounio and Athens Riviera Full Day Private Tour

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vouliagmeni lake
stavros niarchos foundation SNFCC
athens riviera
temple of poseidon cape sounio
vouliagmeni lake
stavros niarchos foundation SNFCC
athens riviera

Cape Sounio and Athens Riviera Full Day Private Tour

from 77.00

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: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), Vouliagmeni lake, seaside taverna, Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio.
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Activity Description

Start this unique tour from the center of the city of Athens and visit 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.
Next stop: 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. 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. Lunch will follow at a traditional taverna on the beach.
After lunch, 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. After that, you’ll have time to dry off before heading back to the Athens' city centre down a now-familiar stretch of coastline.
You have the option to start this tour in the morning or later in the day where you will have the chance to enjoy the breathtaking sunset fro the site of the temple. 

Special Features

  • Visit to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, the newest landmark in Athens
  • Explore Lake Vouliagmeni, one of the most unique things to do in Athens
  • Taste authentic Greek food for lunch on the beach at a seaside taverna
  • Tour the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio
  • Swim at the beach just below the temple (with a unique view of the temple from inside the water!)

Why we like it

This tour of Athens Riviera has it all; from our favourite SNFCC all the way down the magnificent Temple of Poseidon, with all the must see stops on the way. This unique experience will make a memorable day in the city of Athens. 

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start time : Private groups only upon request and arrangement. Morning or mid-day departures.

Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

Spoken Language: English, French

Meeting Point: Central Athens upon arrangement. 

Group size: Private groups of min. 2 - max 12 persons. Larger groups upon request.

Pace: Easy

Included: Professional tour leader, transfers by private a/c van

Excluded: Entry fees, food or drink, 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: This is a private tour that can be tailor made to specific requirements and needs. 

Discounts for Young Travellers: Please advise if young travellers are joining. 

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)  
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