Cape Sounio Poseidon Temple And Athens Riviera 5hrs

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Return Details :
    HOTEL MEETING INSTRUCTIONS: We will meet you at the main entrance of your hotel. Please inform the porter that you are expecting your tour driver to call for you. If you are staying in a small hotel,.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Highlights of Sounion tour

The coastline of Athens, the riviera of Athens
The Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion
English-speaking driver
Travelers can customize the tour within the itinerary!

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We will pick you up from your accommodation in Athens from where the Sounion, Poseidon's Temple, and Athens Riviera private tour starts! Time travels ever more slowly along the coast of Athens. Athens riviera which stretches along the coastal road of the Saronic gulf to Cape Sounion. Thereafter starting from the historical center, visitors can explore superb local beaches along the sheltered Saronic Gulf stretching from the southern suburbs of Athens to the southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounio.The pine-clad peninsula of Vouliagmeni and the affluent seaside suburbs of Voula, Kavouri, and Glyfada offers bon vivant before heading for a very sophisticated seaside vibe along the southern coast of Athens.
Lake Vouliagmeni, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the hidden treasure of Atticas nature. Situated on an idyllic landscape, this rare geological phenomenon is waiting to be discovered. The lakes brackish waters which are continuously replenished both by the sea and the underground thermal springs offer a natural and unique thermal spa experience.The imposing rock, thermal waters, labyrinthine underwater tunnels, and lush vegetation create a unique geological phenomenon. The lakes present form was created after the roof of the cave fell because of erosion caused by the high temperature of the running water running. The lake is included in Greeces national NATURA 2000 network and as a Site of Outstanding Natural Beauty by the Ministry of Culture.
Palaia Fokaia is a former community and a seaside town in East Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform, it is part of the municipality of Saronikos, of which it is a municipal unit.
The significance of Cape Sounion for the city-state of Athens. Cape Sounion, the southernmost tip of Attica, is a significant strategic point, whence the city-state of Athens controlled the sea passage to the Aegean Sea and Piraeus, the central port, as well as the Lavrion peninsula, comprising the rich silver mines thanks to which Athens emerged as a leading power in the 5th century BC.Habitation at the Sounion area. The fortress and sanctuaries belonged to the deme of Sounion, formed through the state reorganization by Kleisthenes in 510 BC. The deme belonged to the tribe of Leontis and extended in the area between Lavrion, Megala Pefka, Kamariza (Agios Konstantinos) and the cape. Prehistoric habitation is also attested in the area. Graves of the Early Bronze Age period (3rd mil. BC) are reported on the cape.
Sanctuary of Poseidon at Sounion and The buildings of the sanctuary.The temple of PoseidonThe doric temple seen today was built of local marble.The sacred precinct of Poseidon, occupying the highest area in the fortress, is defined by a wall except for its south precipitous side, on a surface of around 5000 m2. It was entered through a monumental gateway at the NE. The most important building is the temple of Poseidon, in the south part, while the NW part is occupied by the big north portico and the smaller west one.The temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the sea, dominates the southernmost tip of Attica, where the horizon meets the Aegean Sea. Perched on the steep cliffs of Cape Sounio, the temple is shrouded in myths and historical events dating from antiquity to the present day.Between myth and history. There are stories of King Menelaus' ship stopping briefly at Sounio on his way back from Troy. or about the unfortunate king Aegeus who drowned in that spot ...
Our tour ends by dropping you off at the same spot we picked you up, in Athens. End of our services.Thank you for choosing us for your tour of Athens.

Itinerary:


We will pick you up from your accommodation in Athens from where the Sounion, Poseidon's Temple, and Athens Riviera private tour starts! Time travels ever more slowly along the coast of Athens. Athens riviera which stretches along the coastal road of the Saronic gulf to Cape Sounion. Thereafter starting from the historical center, visitors can explore superb local beaches along the sheltered Saronic Gulf stretching from the southern suburbs of Athens to the southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounio. The pine-clad peninsula of Vouliagmeni and the affluent seaside suburbs of Voula, Kavouri, and Glyfada offers bon vivant before heading for a very sophisticated seaside vibe along the southern coast of Athens.
Lake Vouliagmeni, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the hidden treasure of Attica’s nature. Situated on an idyllic landscape, this rare geological phenomenon is waiting to be discovered. The lake’s brackish waters which are continuously replenished both by the sea and the underground thermal springs offer a natural and unique thermal spa experience. The imposing rock, thermal waters, labyrinthine underwater tunnels, and lush vegetation create a unique geological phenomenon. The lake’s present form was created after the roof of the cave fell because of erosion caused by the high temperature of the running water running. The lake is included in Greece’s national NATURA 2000 network and as a Site of Outstanding Natural Beauty by the Ministry of Culture.
Palaia Fokaia is a former community and a seaside town in East Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform, it is part of the municipality of Saronikos, of which it is a municipal unit.
The significance of Cape Sounion for the city-state of Athens. Cape Sounion, the southernmost tip of Attica, is a significant strategic point, whence the city-state of Athens controlled the sea passage to the Aegean Sea and Piraeus, the central port, as well as the Lavrion peninsula, comprising the rich silver mines thanks to which Athens emerged as a leading power in the 5th century BC. Habitation at the Sounion area. The fortress and sanctuaries belonged to the deme of Sounion, formed through the state reorganization by Kleisthenes in 510 BC. The deme belonged to the tribe of Leontis and extended in the area between Lavrion, Megala Pefka, Kamariza (Agios Konstantinos) and the cape. Prehistoric habitation is also attested in the area. Graves of the Early Bronze Age period (3rd mil. BC) are reported on the cape.
Sanctuary of Poseidon at Sounion and The buildings of the sanctuary. The temple of Poseidon The doric temple seen today was built of local marble. The sacred precinct of Poseidon, occupying the highest area in the fortress, is defined by a wall except for its south precipitous side, on a surface of around 5000 m2. It was entered through a monumental gateway at the NE. The most important building is the temple of Poseidon, in the south part, while the NW part is occupied by the big north portico and the smaller west one. The temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the sea, dominates the southernmost tip of Attica, where the horizon meets the Aegean Sea. Perched on the steep cliffs of Cape Sounio, the temple is shrouded in myths and historical events dating from antiquity to the present day. Between myth and history. There are stories of King Menelaus' ship stopping briefly at Sounio on his way back from Troy. or about the unfortunate king Aegeus who drowned in that spot ...
Our tour ends by dropping you off at the same spot we picked you up, in Athens. End of our services. Thank you for choosing us for your tour of Athens.

Inclusions

  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group
  • A professional English speaking tour driver
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Athens

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • English-speaking licensed tour guide (We can arrange for a tour guide for you with an extra cost)

Additional Info

Specialized infant seats are available

Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Important note: You will have a professional English-speaking driver with good knowledge of the history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums according to the program. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have one, we can arrange it for you at an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject to availability on bookings day!

Athens International Airport transfers can be arranged on request at an extra cost!

Piraeus cruise port and ferry port transfers can be arranged on request at an extra cost!