Sounion Tour (Poseidon Temple) Sunset Tour
Private Half Day / Full Day/ Evening Sunset Tour in Sounion
Private day / evening tour in Sounion. Half ( max 5 hours) or full day tour (max 8 hours), layover tour to Cape Sounio. Sunset & Poseidon Temple photo tour... Best Sunset photo tour...
SOUNION PRIVATE TOUR
Cape Sounion Half Day (max 5 hours)/ Full Day Tour (max 8 hours)/ Layover Tour
Cape Sounion tour starts from Athens ( Hotel/ Apartment or Piraeus Port) for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. Passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (elegant areas of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) we arrive at Cape Sounio, where you will visit the 5th century B.C. temple of Poseidon with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world (on a clear day you can see at least seven islands). The Doric columns of local marble have 16 fluting's instead of the usual 34. The precipice is a sheer 197- foot drop to the sea.
WE VISIT VOULIAGMENI LAKE
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.
Lord Byron Signature
In a maritime country like Greece, the god of the sea occupied a high position in the divine hierarchy. In power, Poseidon was considered second only to Zeus the supreme god of the Olympian pantheon. His implacable wrath, manifested in the form of storms, was greatly feared by all mariners. In an age without mechanical power, storms very frequently resulted in shipwrecks and drownings.
Sounion tour will continue to Lavrion (6 miles away) the road winds its way along the east coast of Cape Sounion. The landscape is more verdant than on the western side, villas and hotels are dispersed among the pine and olive trees above little beaches nestling in the creeks. At Lavrion in ancient times there was an abundance of silver mines. These mines helped finance the development of Athens. In the mountain at Lavrion many ancient mining installations have been preserved and there are marble quarries in the area of Agrileza, which supplied the material for the temple of Poseidon. The upgraded port of Lavrion enables visitors to get to the islands by boats much faster, as the distance from Lavrion, is considerably shorter than Piraeus Port.
CAPE SOUNION TOUR/ POSEIDON TEMPLE
Swim? Make the most of your trip by indulging in a refreshing swim in the small beach by the foot of the temple of Poseidon. Treat yourselves to some fresh fish and seafood in the local taverns. Have a glass of wine with a lovely sunset view next to your better half – in one of Attica’s best locations – having the ancient temple as a backdrop and facing the deep blue sea!
Today the Greeks still come and pay homage to the divine nature of the Cape. As famous Travelers in past , like Lord Byron visit the Temple and put their signature on the marble columns... The magnificent scenery, words cannot describe it. You have to see it ... and don't miss one of the most breathtaking panoramic sunset views in the world while having a drink or a variety of sea food, somewhere by the sea. Cape Sounion more...
Daily: Approx.( Half day up to 5 hours Perfect for an airport layover tour) or one day tour up to 8 hours. Please read Touring/Info*
Sites Summer: daily, 8.00 to 20.00 pm. Winter: 8.00 to 17.00 Last entry 30 min before closin
Entrance fee 8 Euro.
Closed on Holidays: January 1st. , March 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On Good Friday, the sites are open 12.00 - 17.00.
Highlights of Cape Sounion Private Tour
Splendid view of the Saronic Gulf
Sunset photo time
Swimming / Lunch or Drink by the sea.
Port of Lavrion
Cape Sounion is 75 km from Athens
From 35 € min. 4 persons
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