Sounion Romance & special occasions

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Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

1. Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

With a guide, experience the Athens Riviera and uncover the history behind each turn. Witness the sun melt over the Aegean Sea on Cape Sounion and see the Temple of Poseidon. Depart Athens by bus from Halandri Metro station and reach Cape Sounion in time for the mesmerizing sunset. Learn about Sounion’s past and present from your archaeologist guide. Explore the Temple of Poseidon, one of the most important temples in Greece. See the signatures on the temple marble left by famous authors who visited, including the Romantic poet Lord Byron. Watch the sunset over the clear waters of the Aegean Sea. After, a short stop at the magical Lake Vouliagmeni, a unique natural treasure on the Athenian Riviera.

From Athens: Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

2. From Athens: Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Athens for the evening on this bus tour to the marvel at the sunset from the Temple of Poseidon which is perched above the sea at at Cape Sounion. Pass by sights like the Hellinikon Olympic complex and Glyfada beach on the drive.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your centrally-located accommodation in Athens. Board a comfortable and airconditioned bus and relax on the scenic drive along the Athens Riviera. Take in splendid views of the Saronic Gulf along the way.  Head through some of the most salubrious neighborhoods of the city, and marvel at the Hellinikon Olympic complex, along with settlements such as Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza. Reach Cape Sounion and visit the 5th century BC Temple of Poseidon. Gaze out over the Aegean Sea from this privileged position and, on a clear day you can see at least 7 Greek islands.  Learn about Cape Sounion's important role in Greek mythology and history. The first recorded mention of it occurs in the Odyssey, and it was the last landing port for ships returning from Poseidon. Hear about Greek God of the Sea at the Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounion as the sun disappears beneath the horizon. Return to your accommodation in Athens at the end of your tour. 

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

3. 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 Private Day Trip at Sunset

4. 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.

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.

Cape Sounio, Temple of Poseidon private tour from Athens

6. Cape Sounio, Temple of Poseidon private tour from Athens

This private tour drives along the lacy coastal road that begins in the Athenian suburb of Glyfada and winds its way through Vouliagmeni, Saronida and Lagonisi to reach Cape Sounio. It is one of the region of Attica’s most sublime routes. Small beaches tucked away with their sandy shores or rocky stretches, crystal-clear sparkling water and a perfectly blue sky will accompany you along the way and delight the senses, mind and soul of anyone taking this gorgeous route to get to one of Greece’s most idyllic spots, Cape Sounio. From a distance, your gaze will be captivated by the ruins of the temple of Poseidon, a commanding, stunning structure characteristic of classical architecture from the 5th century B.C. This is the spot that the ancient Athenians chose to honor their god Poseidon within a fortress constructed to protect their coastline. It was here that the Sanctuary of Athena was also built for the worship of their city-state's patron goddess. Centuries after its decline, which occurred during the Peloponnesian Wars, a foreigner who loved Greece, a philhellene inspired by the splendor of the land and its history, the English poet Lord Byron was enchanted by this place and praised its virtues. Later, systematic excavations of the ruins would reveal Sounio in all its glory and grant it a second chance to shine.

Private Tour in Cape Sounio

7. 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: Private Cape Sounio and Vouliagmeni Lake Sunset Tour

8. 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: Private Cape Sounion Sunset Tour with Transfer

9. From Athens: Private Cape Sounion Sunset Tour with Transfer

Wander around the land of Attica on a guided tour that will bring you all the way to Cape Sounion from Athens. Visit global heritage monuments and natural landmarks. Walk up the hill to the majestic Temple of Poseidon ruins and take in panoramic views of the ocean below as you watch the sunset. Begin your private journey with a convenient pickup from your Athens accommodation and make your way down the vibrant Athenian Riviera. Take in the striking rocky coastline with plenty of shops, cafes, and clubs, which are popular among locals. Enjoy a leisure stroll through its upscale suburbs. Be transported back to the glory days of ancient Greece as you come across a variety of local landmarks and ruins. Finally, arrive at the hill of Cape Sounion for an up-close look at the imposing Temple of Poseidon. Admire an impressive sunset from this unique location overlooking the ocean.

Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Private Day Trip

10. Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Private Day Trip

Depart from the hotel/appartement or the place you will point in Athens city or Piraeus Port. The stops from the meeting point are optional, first stop is Stavros Niarchos Foundation and second is the Vouliagmeni Lake. The final destination is Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. Explore the Temple of Poseidon, one of the most important temples in Greece. See the signatures on the temple marble left by famous authors who visited, including the Romantic poet Lord Byron. Depending the hour watch the sunset over the clear waters of the Aegean Sea and create a lifetime memory.

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What people are saying about Sounion

We had an excellent time at this place. Our guide ‘rula’ was really nice and informative. The whole journey was relaxing and if you are visiting during this time and specially at the end of october month… I will suggest you to wear a good jacket as it was super windy and chilly during the sunset time. Overall it was a beautiful and a relaxing trip. Worth seeing the place !

Great temple/sunset experience. Can be a long wait if you arrive too early for sunset.

Fantastic guide (Gari) and driver (can't remember the name, sorry!).

The guide is so kind and leave us enough time to see the sunset!

Excellent knowledgeable guide. Great value for money.