Cape Sounio, Temple of Poseidon and Athenian Riviera Private Tour

Cape Sounio, Temple of Poseidon and Athenian Riviera Private Tour

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Location: Cape Sounio & the Athenian Riviera

Duration: 5h (Half-Day tour) - 9h (Full-Day tour)

No. of participants: 2-7 persons (for more than 7 please contact us)

Suitable for: 6+ years old

Language: English

Suggested time to start: 7:45 - 8:00 am

Cost for the Half-Day tour: 220€ (1 to 3 persons), 310€ (4 to 7 persons)

Cost for the Full-Day tour: 250€ (1 to 3 persons), 350€ (4 to 7 persons)

Description

A road trip to Cape Sounio is an amazing scenic drive along the coastline, the famous Athenian Riviera. Standing at the very top of Cape Sounio, the photogenic temple of Poseidon is considered a masterpiece of the golden age of Athens and one of the most spectacular temples all over Greece. If you choose to do the tour in the afternoon (instead of the suggested morning time), you will see one of the most beautiful sunsets, with the sun washing the sky in reds, pinks and oranges as it sets into the sea.

During our drive towards Cape Sounio you will have the opportunity to experience the seashore firsthand while you admire the amazing views. Athens is actually one the few cities in Europe with such a long coastline within the greater metropolitan area. In the extended version of this tour (9h) visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful clear waters of the sea as a stop for swimming and relaxing at one of the picturesque beaches found along the way is included in the schedule. The participants of both HD and FD tour will also visit the Vouliagmeni lake with its massive cave systems, a hidden treasure of Attica's nature. This hot-springs-fed lake, situated just a few meters away from the sea, is set dramatically against a huge jutting offering a landscape of unique beauty to all visitors.

There are several myths and legends about the Cape Sounio and the temple of Poseidon. Whether the stories related to this place are real or just myths, there is no doubt that once you visit the area you will feel the gloriousness of the site and enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the Aegean Sea.

This tour is ideal for visitors who want to combine sun, sea and culture during their stay in Athens. 

Highlights

  • Drive along Athens coastline and enjoy the view along the ride.

  • See Vouliagmeni Lake, a natural spa next to the sea.

  • Visit Cape Sounio, a magnificent picture-perfect spot overlooking the Aegean sea.

  • Admire the Temple of Poseidon, an architectural jewel of Ancient Greece.

  • Swim at the beautiful waters of the Athenian Riviera (Full-Day tour only)

  • Take a break for lunch (Full-Day tour only).

What's included

  1. Hotel pick-up & private transfer with taxi or van (upon availability) to Sounio and Temple of Poseidon.

  2. Professional English-speaking driver. Please note that the driver is not a licensed tour guide*.

  3. Fuel costs, tolls, vehicle insurance and parking fees.

  4. Swimming at the beach (only in the full-day version).

What’s not included

  1. Entrance fees of Archaeological Sites (Temple of Poseidon, full: €8, reduced: €4), gratuities, lunch costs, other client personal expenses.

  2. Licensed Tour Guide.

  3. Anything not mentioned in the “What’s included” section.

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Deposit

In order to confirm the booking, we ask for a 70€/110€ deposit (depending on the number of participants) and the balance will be paid in cash during the day of the tour. Within 24 hours from your booking request, you are going to receive a PayPal link where you can pay the deposit and proceed to the confirmation.

Good to know

*The Driver is not permitted by law to enter the Archaeological Sites/Museums with the clients. Only Licensed Tour Guides are allowed to do so. If you wish such an additional service, we can book a Licensed Tour Guide (upon availability) for you in advance with an extra cost of €160 for a Half-Day Tour or €200 for a Full-Day Tour. The amount should be paid to the driver in cash.

Note that if you choose to hire a licensed tour guide, this person will be added to the total number of passengers and this might affect the type of vehicle used and subsequently the price of the service.

The sequence of the sites mentioned in the itineraries may be subject to change, due to reasons beyond our control.

No smoking, eating, or drinking from open containers is permitted inside the vehicles.

Cancellation policy

  • less than 72 hours before the tour: no refund

  • between 7 days and 72 hours before the tour: 50% refund

  • >7 days before the tour: full refund

For any further inquiries, please contact info@truevoyagers.com