Private Cruise To Poseidon Temple At Sounio Cape With Snorkeling And Swimming - Athens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8am or 1pm
  • Departure Details :
    Extreme Divers - Athens Snorkeling, Scuba Diving Center. Certified Instructors, Shop, Accessories., Leof. Kiprion Iroon 24, Ilioupoli 163 41, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Cruise along the stunning coastline of Attica on a round-trip private tour from Athens to the beautiful temple of Poseidon at Sounio. We will be your personal host and on-site concierge ensuring that you are provided with a locals perspective and knowledge for an authentic Greek experience!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

The private round-trip tour starts with a pickup in our air-conditioned mini-van from your Hotel in Athens to Lagonissi, where you will board the rib boat. While your captain sails the boat passing the stunning coast line of Attica, sit back and relax or simply soak up the sun.

Our boat is a 32f/10m RIB with a 300HP engine. It is fast (max speed 41 knots), and the safest boat someone can use. There is always a 2-man crew on-board that are diving and first-aid instructors. A 6 square meter tent will provide enough shade, and there are enough couches to fit comfortably the passengers.

We head to Arsida and Pothitos, Fleves or Patroklos - small uninhabited islands with remote sandy beaches, where you can swim, snorkel, or just relax. At Arsida Island you will have the chance to snorkel and swim in its cave. We will show you the magnificent sea-world of Athens, one of the safest seas in the world without dangerous marine life and strong currents. A dive or a "discover scuba" program can be also arranged if you wish, at an extra cost.Complimentary snacks, beverages, and fresh fruit are offered on-board.

After enjoying the sun and the sea, we board the rib and head to Sounio and the Poseidon temple. There you will explore the ruins and admire the stunning views. Cape Sounio is noted as the site of the ruins of the ancient Temple of poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea. The ruins bear the deeply engraved name of English Romantic poet Lord Byron. After the visit to the temple, we head back to your hotel with the mini-van, with your mind and heart full of unforgettable moments!

Inclusions

Bottled water

Snacks

Tour escort/host

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Use of Snorkelling equipment

WiFi on board

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon

Exclusions

Excess luggage charges (where applicable)

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This cruise is not suitable for children under the age of 5

All children must be accompanied by an adult

A maximum of 8 people per booking

This tour is perfect combination for cultural sightseeing and sea exploration!

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Jan-2022

    I have another review under "Extreme Divers". George, Evan and Amelia were *terrific*. Easy to work with, fast replies to emails, details of the trip are worked out in advance (with great clarity) and fun. George is a terrific guide - full of information and patience. You'll find the organization is honest, reasonably priced and worth your time and money. Please give this event serious consideration - you can't go wrong. NOTE: They adhere to strict COVID safety guidelines. We even got a Rapid Test the morning of the event in accordance with local / state guidelines.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    wunderbare Bootstour und Schnorchelplätze. Ein sehr entspannter Nachmittag. George und George sind beide sehr hilfsbereit - vielen Dank dafür. Später noch zum Tempel des Poseidon. Es hat super Spaß gemacht

  • 29-Jul-2019

    My family of 4 (two teenagers) spent the day snorkeling with George and his crew on our way to the Sounio Cape. George was AMAZING and very knowledgeable. He and his crew are completely trustworthy. We were able to tailor our trip to meet our needs and requests. At the end of the day, George dropped us off at a recommended restaurant with the best views of Athens, and the food did not disappoint. By the end of the day, we had made a new friend, and we will definitely book this trip again with George and his family run business when we return to Athens. I highly recommend this tour! Thank you George for showing us an amazing time!!

  • 08-Jul-2019

    We took the private tour with a group of 8 friends and it was very well organised. We were picked up at our hotel in the center of Athens. There was a lot of swimming and snorkling during the tour and the two guides took all the time for us. I would definitely recommend to do this trip.

  • 27-Jun-2019

    My 2 young adult children and I had an amazing day at sea. We had a windy day and I was a little worried if that would interfere with our day, but George took excellent care of us. He knew all the places to visit on a windy day to ensure our safety and comfort. He picked us up at our hotel, had plenty of water and yummy pastries and fruit for us. We ended up driving to Poseidon’s Temple to explore the ruins due to the wind, so we could maximize our snorkeling time. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Greece. He speaks excellent English. George recommended a great local restaurant basically unknown to tourists, and due to them not offering an English menu he came up with us, made recommendations, showed us the freshest best fish to order and helped us order. We had an amazing meal looking over the city of Athens. We would highly recommend this tour.

  • 11-Jun-2019

    This experience was so worth it. We were a group of 7 and had a great time. George was so friendly and knowledgeable. They truly make the day about what you want. We felt safe the whole time and had a blast. Definitely recommend for people that want a private day on the ocean away from the crowds.

  • 12-Jan-2019

    Georg hat einen ausergewoehnlichen Job geacht. Er war immer hilfsbereit, super flexible und sehr gut vorbereitet. Georg hat sich ganz unseren Wuenschen angepasst. Wir haben auf dem Weg zum Poseidon Temple mehrere Stops zum Schnorcheln gemacht. Das Wasser war angenehm warm (Oktober Zeit) und sehr klar. Der Poseidon Temple war auch sehr interessant. Georg konnte uns viel ueber die Geschichte und die Kultur erzaehlen. Ich kann die Poseidon Tour jedem herzlich weiter empfehlen. Am Ende des Tages hat uns Georg noch zu einem sehr schoenen Restaurant gefahren. Es war ein unglaublicher Tag :) Birthday cake hatte Georg fuer mich auch organisiert gehabt. DANKESCHOEN. Achja, wir waren so angetan mit Georg's Service dass wir eine weitere Tour mit ihm gemacht haben (The full day trip to Nafplio ). Amazing. Jennifer & Maciek

  • 13-Aug-2018

    We booked this tour on our first full day in Greece, and it was the perfect way to settle into our vacation! George met our group, which included five children ages 4-15, at the hotel. He made it very clear from the start that it was our day, and activities could be tailored to our preferences. The group opted for more swimming and snorkeling time, so we spent the day anchored at various locations doing just that. George was the perfect guide. He was warm and informative, and open to answering questions about our surroundings and about his country. He even got in the water with an underwater camera to shoot pictures and video of the kids, which he emailed to us later. It was easy to see that he loves spending his days on the water! It was also obvious during our time together that safety was George's primary concern, and both he and the skipper were always aware of the wind and on a few occasions the distant sound of thunder. After a delicious late afternoon snack of fruit and pastries, we docked the boat and took a scenic drive down the coast to the cape, to visit the temple at sunset. The kids really enjoyed this part of the trip as well. The day was definitely one of our most memorable of the entire trip. It was fun and informative and relaxing, but above all, we really felt that we lived and experienced the best of what Greece has to offer. Would highly recommend!

  • 12-Aug-2018

    We booked this tour on our first full day in Greece, and it was the perfect way to settle into our vacation! George met our group, which included five children ages 4-15, at the hotel. He made it very clear from the start that it was our day, and activities could be tailored to our preferences. The group opted for more swimming and snorkeling time, so we spent the day anchored at various locations doing just that. George was the perfect guide. He was warm and informative, and open to answering questions about our surroundings and about his country. He even got in the water with an underwater camera to shoot pictures and video of the kids, which he emailed to us later. It was easy to see that he loves spending his days on the water! It was also obvious during our time together that safety was George's primary concern, and both he and the skipper were always aware of the wind and (on a few occasions) the distant sound of thunder. After a delicious late afternoon snack of fruit and pastries, we docked the boat and took a scenic drive down the coast to the cape, to visit the temple at sunset. The kids really enjoyed this part of the trip as well. The day was definitely one of our most memorable of the entire trip. It was fun and informative and relaxing, but above all, we really felt that we lived and experienced the best of what Greece has to offer. Would highly recommend!

  • 31-Jul-2018

    This was a GREAT cruise!! George was such a fantastic host. He was warm and friendly, prompt and full of information on our drive to the RIB cruise. George brought his little son with him which was fantastic as I was a mom travelling with her 2 sons 19 and 12. The language barrier didn't matter as the kids all played and jumped hundreds of times from the boat. Beautiful stops to swim, snorkel and to have fun. George made it very clear that the boat was ours and we got to call the shots of where to go and when to go. He also brought along a wonderful melon we all shared. After a couple of hours, we were ready to head back and do the Poseidon Temple which we chose to do by car. Beautiful. George also recommended a restaurant and dropped us there for dinner. They had us a wonderful table with fantastic food even though we looked exactly like we were swimming all day and coming off a boat. All in all, the tour, George and everything about this day trip was super special. We as a family enjoy a little privacy and not having to make memories with hordes of tourists. This is exactly what we wanted and how we wanted to spend the day. Some final thoughts, the skipper was professional and safe George's driving was safe. Eat a heavy lunch before as you will only be snacking during the boat tour or bring snacks. Bring a change of clothes as the tour is like 6-7 hours and if you take George up on his recommendation for dinner you won't be sorry! Book this trip and know you are guaranteed a great day in the Aegean Sea. Thanks George!

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