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From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Half Day Tour

1. From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Half Day Tour

Visit the scenic coastal views of Cape Sounion on a private or semi-private tour from Athens with hotel transfers. Travel along south Attica’s shoreline roads to reach the ancient Temple of Poseidon. Get panoramic vistas of the Aegean and explore the ruins of this temple before catching a beautiful sunset. Start your day with pickup at your accommodation in Athens. Enjoy a comfortable 50-minute drive along the coastal roads of Attica in an air-conditioned minivan and admire the idyllic beaches and small villages that pass by. Arrive at Cape Sounion and make your way to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the Greek god of the sea, and embark on a guided tour of this historic landmark. Learn about the mythology linked to the temple before having time to relax and take in the panoramic views over the Aegean. Continue to one of Cape Sounion's blue flag beaches to admire the sunset or swim in the paradisical Aegean Sea. After the tour, travel in comfort back to your accommodation in Athens.

From Athens: Cape Sounion Kayaking Tour

2. From Athens: Cape Sounion Kayaking Tour

A unique and dynamic activity, that brings people closer to their natural environment by giving them the chance to explore it, using their body’s strength and senses. Admire stunning views from the seaside along the Athenian Riviera all the way to Cape Sounio and to the famous Temple of Poseidon. En route you will have the chance of having a  light snack on one of the islets. Upon arrival to Cape Sounio, you will visit the famous temple and end the day with a marvelous meal, enjoying unique views and the sunset of the Saronic Gulf. After collection at the hotel, it's time to get ready for some adventure. You'll try on your equipment and after the guide's briefing on paddling and safety, the journey is ready to begin. You will take a stop at the island of Archi, or on one of the beaches of Legrena for a swim and refreshing snack. Having refueled you will continue to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. The tour includes the entrance fee to the Temple of Poseidon and you'll end your day at a Greek tavern for a delicious Greek meal.

Private Rib Cruise to Poseidon Temple at Sounio Cape

3. 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

4. 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.

From Athens: Fast Transfer to Cape Sounion

5. From Athens: Fast Transfer to Cape Sounion

While in Athens you must visit the ancient temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. If you want to do it on your own and without time limitations, then getting a safe transfer there is recommended. Booking this transfer service, you will enjoy a hassle-free 1-way or 2-way transfer from central meeting points in Athens. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in the Athens city center at the designated time, and will drive you to Cape Sounion using the fastest route, depending on the traffic. After 40-60 minutes, you will arrive at Cape Sounion. Once there, you may spend your time however you like, with the option to explore the archaeological site of the Temple of Poseidon, or walk down to the closest beautiful beach to take a refreshing swim. If you book the 1-way option, be sure to arrange for the return trip on your own. Alternatively, you can book the 2-way option which grants you 90 minutes of free time on the site before the driver takes you back to the city center.

Private Tour in Cape Sounio

6. Private Tour in Cape Sounio

Your private 4-hour tour will start from your hotel or your cruise ship in the morning. You will drive along the coastal line of Athens, passing by Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Anavyssos, Voula, Palaia Fokaia and Sounion. A driving experience with views of exceptional beauty,giving you a great opportunity for gorgeous pictures. On your way to Sounion, you will stop at the Lake of Vouliagmeni which maintains a constant temperature of 24 Celsius the whole year round. This fantastic lake stands hidden from the bypassers, but gathers visitors from all over the world and bathers every summer. Finally, you will visit the temple of Poseidon, God of the Sea, a temple that even Lord Byron admired at the famous Cape Sounion. This is a perfect combination of the history and the amazing view of the southern coast of Athens. Get ready to experience the best sunset in Athens and have one of the most romantic moment in your life if you find yourself there in the afternoon. A lunch or dinner will be a perfect way to end your 4-hour tour.

Athens and Cape Sounion Private Full-Day Tour

7. Athens and Cape Sounion Private Full-Day Tour

See the highlights of Athens on a full-day private tour and marvel at monuments from Ancient Greece, such as the Parthenon, Erectheion and Temple of Athena Nike. Discover other highlights of the Acropolis complex, such as the gate of Propylaia and the Areios Pagos, where St. Paul preached. Continue to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Panathenaic Stadium before watching the Changing of the Guards ceremony in front of the Greek Parliament. Get stunning views from Lycabettus Hill, and then journey along the coast to the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea, and then travel back to Athens via Lake Vouliagmeni.

Athens transfer by Limo Minibus up to 11 passengers

8. Athens transfer by Limo Minibus up to 11 passengers

Great service and professionalism is one thing, but sometimes it just comes down to the vehicle. Enjoy our comfortable, clean, and relaxing Limousine service. SzS Mykonos Transfer it brings the experience of Mykonos Island to Athens! Pick up - drop off anywhere in Athens City. You can send your location using WhatsApp or Viber and we will be in touch to inform you for the exact time of arrival and the registration number of the vehicle.

Cape Sounion, Relaxing and Historical day tour from Athens

9. Cape Sounion, Relaxing and Historical day tour from Athens

Our destination is Cape Sounion, following a wonderful route for 90 minutes on the coastal road of the Southwestern suburbs of Athens, the so-called Athenian Riviera along the Saronic Gulf. We will visit the ancient Doric temple of Poseidon, perched on the steep cliffs at the highest point of Cape Sounion, dominating the entire area, where legend has it king Aegeus committed suicide when he thought his son and heir Theseus was killed by the Minotaur! The Temple of Poseidon is one of the most important archaeological monuments in the wider area of Athens. Experience the majesty of Poseidon's Temple followed by VIP relaxation at Aegeon Beach Hotel, where our travel package includes exclusive access to luxurious sunbeds and umbrellas for your seaside comfort. Located under the ancient Temple of Poseidon, the beach provides a sense of serene tranquility. This picturesque beachfront paradise offers premium facilities to enhance your seaside experience. You will stay in this excellent place for 4-5 hours. Explore the vibrant coastal life or enjoy snorkeling in the crystal water. After visiting the ancient Temple of Poseidon, savor the flavors of Greece at the Aegeon Beach Hotel's authentic on-site restaurant, where every dish is a culinary journey. Unwind further at the beach bar with a refreshing cocktail in your hand. This excursion is the epitome of a Greek beach holiday, effortlessly blending relaxation, gastronomy, and stunning views. Our return to Athens (approximately 90 minutes) will leave you with lasting memories of a fantastic, relaxing getaway!

Athens: Cape Sounio & Athens Private Day Trip with Transfers

10. Athens: Cape Sounio & Athens Private Day Trip with Transfers

Visiting Athens and Cape Sounio is a unique experience. By taking this tour you will have the chance to discover the history, civilization, and beauty of this wonderful city. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. You can see the most important monuments of Athens. You have the chance to admire the magnificent panorama of the city from Lycabetus hill at 745 ft. (277 m), then you will visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Thermopylae, the Erechtheum and the Temple of Athena Nike. During this tour you will also see the changing of the guards (evzones) in front of the Greek parliament and the memorial of Unknown soldier. One other stop is at the Monastiraki square, then you will visit the trilogy of our culture (the academy of Athens, the university and the-national library). Then first comes the Temple of Olympian Zeus, second Hadrian’s Arch, third the Panathenaic Stadium. The Stadium that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Then you will head to Sounio by taking the extensive Athenian coastline at the Saronic Gulf, which starts from Faliro and ends at the promontory of Sounio. It impresses with its idyllic natural beauty. After a short drive from Athens is the 5th-century BC temple dedicated to the sea god himself, with an aura (and sunset) that continues to captivate visitors. The Temple of Poseidon in Sounion has always had a special place in the hearts of visitors. Built at the same time as the Parthenon, during Athens’ Golden Age, it wasn’t just a site of worship of the sea god Poseidon, but it was an indication for sailors returning to Piraeus that they were almost home as it is positioned high above the sea on the southeastern tip of Attica.

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Alex picked us up from our hotel on time and was very friendly. Gari was our guide and was very nice. She explained everything in detail, played fun games during the ride and also gave information about the whole of Greece and it's culture. The views from the Cape were breathtaking. You can easily take 100 photos of the temple, surrounding area and sunset. Towards the end of the tour I was a bit under the weather so they kindly dropped me off first even though I was the last to be picked up. Alex and Gari made this tour seem a lot more interesting and fun.

This was our favorite thing we did on our trip to Greece. The ruins are well preserved with no scaffolding at the moment unlike the ruins in Athens. And the ropes allow you to get pretty close for great pictures. It's placed on a hill top overlooking the ocean, making it a gorgeous setting at sunset. There was a restaurant, store, and bathrooms at the stop also. Teddy was an energetic guide and a wealth of information. Nothing negative to say about it. This is a must while in Athens.

Had lots of fun going to this small site with Theodore and our driver. Both were engaging and entertaining. Highly recommend!

The two guides were both knowledgeable and funny I would highly recommend this excursion

Great value for money with a friendly and personable team.