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From Athens: Cape Sounion Private Day Trip at Sunset

1. From Athens: Cape Sounion Private Day Trip at Sunset

Spend the day driving along the coastline of Greece. Drive from Athens to Cape Sounida, making stops for photos, before arriving at the Temple of Poseidon to watch the sunset. Eat dinner with a breath-taking view and relax with a private car back to your hotel. Begin the tour by driving along the Athenian Riviera, stopping along the way to capture photos on the scenic route. Pass the suburbs of Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza.   Stop at the picturesque peninsula of Vouliagmeni. This is the most expensive piece of land in the whole of Greece. Its mild climate and water temperature make it an all-year-round popular spot. Continue along the dreamy coast, taking in the Aegean, the Saronic Gulf, and its small islands. Be delivered to Cape Sounion in time for the sunset. A perfect place to share precious moments with family, friends, or a significant other.  Visit the Temple of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. It is surrounded by the remains of its fortifications, gateway, and houses. Admire the ruins that remain after over 2000 years. Finish the evening by enjoying dinner by the sea. Below the site are several taverns, ideal for a romantic dinner for honeymooners. After dinner, your driver will return you to your hotel in Athens.

Private Rib Cruise to Poseidon Temple at Sounio Cape

2. Private Rib Cruise to Poseidon Temple at Sounio Cape

The private round-trip tour starts with a pick-up in an air-conditioned minivan from your hotel in Athens to Lagonissi, where you'll board the rib boat. While your captain sails the boat, passing fast the stunning coast line of Attica, sit back and relax or simply soak up the sun. You will head to Arsida and Pothitos, Fleves or Patroklos - small uninhabited islands with remote sandy beaches, where you can swim, snorkel or just relax. At Arsida island you will have the chance to snorkel and swim at its cave. You will see the magnificent sea world of Athens, one of the safest seas in the world without dangerous marine life and strong currents. The crew holds a professional underwater camera and, if you wish you can have your memories recorded and given to you at the end of the tour, free of charge. A scuba dive or a "discover scuba" program can be also arranged if you wish, at an extra cost. Complimentary snacks and fresh fruit are offered on-board. After enjoying the sun and the sea, you'll board the rib and head to Sounio and the Poseidon temple. There you will explore the ruins and admire the stunning views. Sounio is located on the southernmost tip of Attica, the end point of the Athenian Riviera, at a 69km distance from Athens. It is noted as the site of ruins of the ancient temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea. The ruins bear the deeply engraved name of English romantic poet Lord Byron. After the visit to the temple, you will head back to your hotel in the mini van.

Athens: Private Cape Sounio and Vouliagmeni Lake Sunset Tour

3. Athens: Private Cape Sounio and Vouliagmeni Lake Sunset Tour

Following collection from your Athens accommodation, pass through some of the city's most scenic suburbs whilst following a coastal road. Your first stop is to Lake Vouliagmeni, a hidden treasure of the Athenian Riviera. Lake Vouliagmeni has a steady temperature all year round, ranging between 18-24 degrees Celsius. Its water is brackish, containing underground sea water mixed with the water of a spring. This makes it an ideal location for swimmers who visit the lake to profit from its mineral-rich water. Following the lake, continue along the coastal road whilst admiring the green and rocky coastline of Attica on your way to Cape Sounion. As you approach the promontory, the columns of the Temple of Poseidon are visible from the road, standing proudly on top of a hill and dominating the surroundings. The temple was erected to honor the ancient Greek God of the Sea, Poseidon. On a lower hill, opposite Cape Sounion, you can discover the ruins of a second ancient temple that was built to honor Goddess Athena. Take your time in admiring the infinite blue of the Aegean Sea, as no land catches your eye except for scattered islands in the open sea. Admire the beautiful sunset colors in the sky from the highest point of the hill, following which you return to Athens following the same route.

Athens: Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Private Tour

4. Athens: Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Private Tour

What if there was a way to visit Cape Sounio & the Temple of Poseidon away from the big tourist busses and audio guides? Well, you are in luck because this is the private day trip to Cape Sounio & the Temple of Poseidon you are looking for! Meet your local guide in Athens and embark on a journey to Cape Sounio & the Temple of Poseidon where you'll get to discover this unique attraction off the beaten path. Yes, get ready to experience Cape Sounio & the Temple of Poseidon from an authentic perspective with its highlights, the ins and outs, stories, and cultural facts - just for you! And don't forget to check out the beach of South Attica, a must-see while exploring Cape Sounio & the Temple of Poseidon with your local guide. Withlocals The Ultimate Cape Sounio & the Temple of Poseidon Private Day Trip™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local products and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

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What people are saying about Sounion

Our guide George was punctual in picking us up from our hotel. Gave us alot of information and enough time to explore the temple and its surroundings. We enjoyed the cool breeze and sunset views thoroughly. The restaurant he recommended by the sea has great grilled fish. Most important thing is he did not rush us despite we overrun the schedule.

Excellent time spent in the company of George who made us enjoy a superb panorama all along the road that leads to Cap Sounion! The site is superb, calm and benefits from a dream view for a very original sunset in such a setting. Very pleasant excursion with a stop for dinner on the return trip… perfect! A great end to the day!

This was by far our favorite activity we did while visiting Athens, Greece! We snorkeled, swam, ate some delicious food, paddled and relaxed! Our tour guides were the absolute best! Everyone was so accommodating and fun. Beyond thankful for the experience and would highly recommend!

Our guides George and Amaleah were awesome! They made the experience worth it. I highly recommend taking the private tour with them!

The guide was amazing and had a great time. Couldn’t of asked for a better trip. The Guide really made it all that much better