Half Day Cape Sounio Private Tour All Inclusive

Duration

5 or 8 hrs approx

Languages

English, French, Italian

Depart From

Piraeus Port / Athens hotel or Airport  

Tour Dates

Daily Service

Temple Of Poseidon 

DESCRIPTION

Daily Service

Private Tour

5-8 Hours

Skip the ticket line

Let us take you to the next destination, the famous Sounion, known for its sunset, that can be seen from the temple of Poseidon. Sit comfortably back in the vehicle and allow your gaze to explore the beauty of the area with the blue background.
From Glyfada, known as the Athenian Riviera, Vouliagmeni, Saronida, Lagonisi to Sounion, the beach unfolds lacy, with rocks and leeward beaches or smoother sandy areas and the sea changes colors, always bright under the sun.


The temple of Poseidon.

From far away, the temple of Poseidon stands, proud remnant of the glory of the 5th century BC. Reported since Homer’s -Odysseia- the end of Sounion peninsula became a place of worship of Poseidon and Athena with temples from the 6th century BC. During the early 5th century BC, the Athenians raised the imposing temple in honor of Poseidon, in the fortress that protected the coast of Attica; its ruins have survived until nowadays.

Lower, northern of the temple of Poseidon the sanctuary of Athena was also built. The decline during the Peloponnesian war, which was intensified during the first century B.C. led to the fall of the sanctuary during the later years, when travelers, including the philhellene English poet Lord Byron visited the place, enchanted by its location, just before the start of the excavations and the discovery of its ruins.

It looks gleaming white when viewed from the sea, which gave great comfort to sailors in ancient times: they knew they were nearly home when they saw the first glimpse of white, far off in the distance.

The views from the temple are equally impressive: on a clear day you can see Kea, Kythnos and Serifos to the southeast, and Aegina and the Peloponnese to the west.

After your visit to Sounio, you will return to Athens along the same coastal road.

Note: This tour can be extended as a full day to include swimming either in Lake Vouliagmeni or at any organized beach along the way to Cape Sounio.

HIGHLIGHTS

Pick up time 8am

Live tour guide

Private Vehicle

  • Athens Riviera

  • Glyfada

  • Voula 

  • Vouliagmeni lake

  • Varkiza

  • Cape Sounion

  • Temple of Poseidon's 

USEFULL INFO

A special offer is on for our guests to have a certified tour guide.

They are ready to meet your expectations, to answer your questions and to guide you thoroughly through Greece.

​ What's Included

  • Transfer in a fully A/C private Mercedes Mini-van 

  • Airport and Port Meet & Greet ( your guide will be holding a sign with your name )

  • Hotel pickup and drop off

  • A licenced English tour guide

  • English speaking driver

  • Skip the line

  • Entrance fees 

  • Airport and Port fees ( parking and tolls )

  • Bottled water

  • All taxes

 

  What's not Included

  • Gratuities 10% (optional)

  • Personal expenses (food and drinks)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Do not accept ‘gifts’ from street vendors
approaching tourists. 

  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour, excluding some museums

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes

  • Hats, sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended

  • The Acropolis may only be accessed by walking uphill. It is a strenuous walk and you must be in good physical condition

  • There is a pathway, but there are also steps near the top. Keep in mind that the weather may be very hot during the summer.

  • Disabled access at the Acropolis is provided by a wheelchair stair climber lift elevato. Please do keep in mind that this is an elevator strictly available to disabled visitors only

  • The area around the Acropolis Hill and Syntagma Square (changing of the guards) can become quite crowded, especially during the peak travelmonths, so be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you.

  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you on your climb to the top of the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum

  • The tour guides we cooperate with are authorized and have experience in the museums, archaeological, historical and religious sites of Greece. They are ready to meet your expectations, to answer your questions and to guide you thoroughly through Greece.

Book now and Pay later

Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance

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