Athenian Riviera and Lake Vouliagmeni
Our Cape Sounion tour will start with a drive down the scenic coastline of the Athenian Riviera which offers a beautiful view of the Saronic Gulf. We will pass through some of the most beautiful suburbs of Athens, like Palaion Faliro, Glyfada, Voula, and the pristine area of Vouliagmeni, where we will make our first stop at the idyllic landscape of Lake Vouliagmeni.
The lake’s brackish waters are continuously replenished by the sea and underground thermal springs, offering a natural thermal spa experience. You can cool off your feet or relax at the shore while having a Greek coffee or refreshment.
Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon
Next, we will make our way to the southernmost point of Athens, to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. The archaeological site of Sounion is one of the most prominent places to visit in Athens. Included in our private tour, the Temple of Poseidon was erected in the middle of the 5th century, made entirely of white marble, and built to honor Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.
Temples dedicated to the Olympian Gods are scattered all over mainland Greece, and we have made sure to include the most important ones in our tours, not only in Cape Sounion but also in ancient Olympia (internal link), Delphi (internal link) and other locations.
According to Greek mythology the king of Athens, Aegeus, killed himself there by jumping off the cliff because of the mistaken belief that his son Theseus had died battling the Minotaur on the island of Crete.
Cape Sounion Sunset
You will have the chance to take a stroll around the Temple, enjoy the stunning views of the Aegean Sea, and witness the beauty of a Temple of Poseidon sunset, as it is bathed in the golden light.
The views here are breathtaking and if you are visiting Athens during the summer, we would suggest taking this tour during the early afternoon to marvel at the temple and the stunning panoramic views of Cape Sounion at sunset. Perhaps one of the most romantic locations in the world to watch the sunset.
Fish Taverna Dinner
Finally, our tour will end with a late lunch or early dinner in one of the fish tavernas on the coastline of the Athenian Riviera serving fresh fish and traditional Greek dishes that you can enjoy over a glass of crisp white wine or a nice chilled ouzo. This day trip experience is second to none and will leave you with the fondest memories of your holidays in Greece.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: All our routes are strictly carried out by professional licensed drivers. It is against the Law for drivers to be tour guides. However, if you wish to hire a professional tour guide we can make the necessary arrangements for a certified tour guide to accompany you and give you the full history of all the sites. H2:PRICE