65€ per person
Cape Sounio, Sounio 195 00, Greece
65€ per person
Half Day Cape Sounio & Athens Riviera Sharing Tour
Just 10 km from the center of Athens, one of the most beautiful urban shorelines in the Mediterranean begins. An island on the mainland, the Athens Riviera stretches across the city’s southern suburbs all the way to Cape Sounio, the southernmost point of the Attica peninsula and site of the remains of the ancient Poseidon Temple. There on a rock rising 60 meters above sea level, surrounded on three sides by water, the ancient Athenians chose to build a temple to Poseidon, the mighty God of the Sea.
This 60km route runs along the seashore and passes through the suburbs of Faliro, Alimos, Elliniko, Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza. Here you will find elegant and luxurious hotels, blue flag beaches, plenty of restaurants and bars and of course breathtaking views of the Saronic Gulf.
After passing by the unique Vouliagmeni Lake a spectacular natural attraction where it’s brackish waters are continuously replenished both by the sea and the underground thermal springs,the winding coastal road will lure you to keep going, and with good reason. As you continue, with the beautiful seascape unfolding before your eyes, you will pass more beautiful resorts, such as Lagonissi, where larger-than-life mansions and luxuriant 5-star hotels embrace the seashore, or Saronida, where the azure waters beg you to stop for a quick swim. But just as cunning Odysseus never succumbed to the signing of the Sirens and finally reached Ithaca, you too are destined to arrive at your final destination Cape Sounio.
According to legend, this is the spot where Aegeus, King of Athens, plunged to his death in the sea, because of a misunderstanding that led him to believe that his son, Theseus, was dead. The sea was named the Aegean in honour of the dead King. This magnificent site, which is considered to be the second-most photographed monument of the antiquity after the Acropolis, will definitely reward you if you be there when the sun drops into the sea and everything is painted a magnificent mauve.
When you’ll find Lord Byron’s name carved into the base of one of the columns of the Temple, remember his words: “Place me on Sunium’s marbled steep, Where nothing, save the waves and I, May hear our mutual murmurs sweep…”.
Transport by a luxury A/C vehicle
Hotel pick up/drop off service
Entrance fees Temple of Poseidon
Duration: 5 hours approximately
Entrance Fees: Temple of Poseidon 10 Euros
Reduced entrance (50%) for visitors
Between 6-25 years old, from countries outside the E.U.
Senior citizens of the E.U. aged over 65
Everybody from Nov. 1st to March 31st
Free entrance for visitors
Up to 25 years old from countries of the E.U
Children up to 5 years old from countries outside the E.U
Highschool & University students over 25 years old from countries of the E.U. (a certificate from the educational institution certifying tuition and its duration is necessary)
Please note that for the reduced entrance fees, passport or ID card is required
In order to book your tour, a 30% payment in advance is required.
The traveller will be fully (100%) refunded in case of cancellation until 48 hours before the tour start.
The traveller will not be refunded (0%) in case of cancellation less than 48 hours before the tour start.
The cancellation or change must be sent to PasGreeceTours in written form.
Some tours require a minimum number of travellers to operate. In case of tour cancellation for serious reason, PasGreeceTours provides you a 100% refund.