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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.

Athens: City and Cape Sounion Private Tour with Transfer

2. Athens: City and Cape Sounion Private Tour with Transfer

We start our tour by visiting the Acropolis where you will see the great monuments that were built during the classical age of Pericles and stands for 2500 years. Then by request, you can visit as well the Acropolis Museum. Continuing our tour we will see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896 and it's the only Stadium in the World that is built entirely of marble. In the past, at the same location, the Athenians were celebrating the Panathinaia, a religious festival honoring the goddess Athena. After we see the changing of the guards at the Parliament building and the tomb of the unknown soldier. Then we head to the Athens trilogy to see 3 neoclassical buildings such as the Academy-University and National Library, as well as the statues of Apollo, Athena, Socrates, and Plato. Then we will drive up to Lycabettus hill to see the panoramic view of the city, 267 meters high from the level of the sea. Passing by the temple of Zeus we will stop to see it and Hadrian's Arch, builded in 1st century AD. Then, we drive to the south suburbs of Athens, passing by the Athenian Riviera, on our way we will stop for breathtaking pictures. In the beautiful area of Anavissos we will stop at a local restaurant for lunch next to the sea, having seafood. After lunch, we reach the Cape Sounion and we visit the temple of Poseidon. Finally we drive back to Athens, on our way we will have a short stop at Vouliagmeni Lake.

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.

From Athens: Transport and Optional Guided Tour of Sounion

4. From Athens: Transport and Optional Guided Tour of Sounion

Drive along the Athenian coastline to Sounion to see the Temple of Poseidon on a day trip from Athens. Enjoy private transport and add to your experience by selecting escorted or guided tour options. Start your tour with a short drive along the the Saronic Gulf. Reach Sounion and visit the 5th-century BC temple dedicated to the sea god, Poseidon. This ancient temple still has an aura and sunset that has captivated visitors over the years. Built at the same time as the Parthenon, during Athens’ Golden Age, it was used both to worship Poseidon and to let sailors know that they were almost home. Discover the ruins of this ancient temple and relax with transfer back to your hotel.

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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.

All I can say is wow. Great service we were picked up directly from the hotel and dropped off there again. The mini van was new and clean and the driver was super motivated. Cape Sounion was fantastic a dream and afterwards we had dinner right by the sea . The money was worth it. Thank you very much for this trip and great service.

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!

We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful and comfortable drive to and from the magical Cape Sounion. The guide and driver was very well informed and concerned for our satisfaction with the trip and for our general enjoyment during our stay in Greece.

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