Sunset Tour to Cape Sounio and the Athens Riviera

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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: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC), Lake Vouliagmeni, local beach, Cape Sounio and Temple of Poseidon.
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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WHY WE LOVE IT

A sunset 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 and one of the best things to do on your visit to Athens

Activity Description

Start this unique tour from the center of the city of Athens and visit the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC) which is the newest great edifice in the city and home to both the National Library and the National Opera. The SNFCC, an engineering achievement designed by the renowned architect Renzo Piano, is set in an enormous park filled with olive trees and flanked by a 400-meter reflecting pool. Together, the building and the park achieve an aesthetic balance that’s both soothing and invigorating.

From there you will head to 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 for a walk along one of the most scenic seaside settings where you will probably forget you are still in Athens... and you will discover an ancient Temple whose location is a big surprise.

You are then ready to head to Cape Sounion, stopping on the way at a seaside tavern for a drink and some tapas with a marvelous view of the Temple of Poseidon, a 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.

Special Features

  • Stroll through the newest star on the city’s architectural and cultural scene, the impressive Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

  • Visit the unique Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, a stunning 5th century BC structure in a picture-perfect cliff-top setting

  • See the wonder that is Lake Vouliagmeni, a natural spa with year-round warm water

  • Get a real taste of beach life along the city’s favorite coastline

  • Get a real taste of beach life along the city’s favorite coastline and discover an ancient Temple in a surprising location

  • Enjoy a selection of meze (Greek tapas) and a drink at a seaside tavern

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time : Mon-Wed-Fri (April-October) | 3 PM * Private tours can be arranged all year round upon request

Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

Spoken Language: English. 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. 5 - max. 14 guests in total.  Private group size flexible.

Pace: Easy. The Greek terrain is often hilly, in the countryside and in urban areas alike. If you have mobility issues or special requirements, please let us know in advance. Your guides will provide you with additional accessibility information (where possible) and do their best to find a suitable solution.

Included: English speaking professional tour leader, transfers with private a/c vehicle, all tolls - taxes and petrol, snack and drinks, hotel pickup-drop off (for private tours only)

Excluded: Entry fees, guided tour to Sounio archaeological site, food and drink you order on your own

Young Travelers: Shared-group tour prices for all children 0-17 y.o.: €80 per child | Contact us for a customized offer of children groups and students here

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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