Along the Athenian coast we go, revelling in stunning views and ancient stories of Greek mythology. At the tip of the coast, the ancient Temple of Poseidon awaits, where the sunset will leave you spellbound.
Sounio Day Trip with Swimming or Niarchos Stop
Are you thinking of escaping the bustle of Athens for a few hours or even a whole day? Let us take you on an unforgettable trip to Cape Sounio! Get ready to feel the unique vibe the Temple of the God Poseidon gives off, while enjoying a magnificent multi-hued sunset and a panoramic view of the sea. This tour will leave you with delightful images engraved in your memory. If you choose so, you can also stop and enjoy the healing properties of a natural spa in Vouliagmeni lake along your way to Sounio.
Our journey kicks off early in the evening so you can catch the magnificent coloring of the sky, while you soak up the scenic views of the Athens Riviera on our way to Cape Sounio. You will also get to gaze over the Doric-column Temple of Poseidon settled on the top of a craggy coast hill, overlooking the blue hues of the Saronic Gulf and the Aegean Sea; follow the clues of Lord Byron and meander around the same place where King Aegeus led the days of his life.
During the summer months, stop en route to the beach just below the Temple of Poseidon and give in to an hour of relaxation in the refreshing waters of the Aegean Sea. Enjoy the sun and the sea, while having some cool refreshments that will energize you enough to ascend to the top of the hill of Poseidon, the southernmost point of Attica.
In winter, since the temperatures do not allow a dip into the waters of Sounio, you will have the chance to pay an hour-long visit to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center(SNFCC), a newly-built complex located at the grounds of Phalero. An example of modern architecture, the SNFCC combines its minimalist aesthetic with the natural landscape and exploits the temperate climate and seasonality of Attica. Wander around the award-winning Mediterranean Garden of the Cultural Center and head to the Pharos, where you can gaze at the expanse of the Aegean Sea. Have a look at the National Library of Greece or the impressive National Opera House, and relax with a cup of a hot beverage along with some snacks by the canal of the SNFCC.
- Hotel pick-up & private transfer to Sounio and Temple of Poseidon
- Entrance fees to archaeological sites
- Your lunch or dinner
- Services of an exceptional licensed tour guide (can be arrranged)
- Information brochure about Sounio & Temple of Poseidon
- Your personal set of sunbeds and beach umbrella to enjoy your small break at Sounio beach.
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My friend and I wanted to do a last minute trip to Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon before we left the next day back to Los Angeles. Greeking.me was able to book us an amazing private tour down the coast to the temple. It was perfect timing to catch the sun setting. Everything was perfect! Thank you!
We booked four tours with Greeking.me [Night tour, Foodies, Acropolis and Cape Sounion]. All four guides were super,professional, knowledgeable, interesting and fun. Nikos, the owner of Greeking.me, is quick to respond and eager to help you have an unforgettable visit to Athens.
We were a group of 10, who booked 2 one day tours to get an introduction to Greece and Athens. We couldn't have been happier. First, Anna and Nikos, spent a considerable amount of time helping me develop an itinerary that would give us a good balance of the "must see" sites with a taste of what life is like for local Athenians. The end result was enjoyable, comprehensive and very reasonably priced.
What a great time we had in Greece! I wanted to take a moment to thank you very much for how easy it was to book our 2 trips with you. Both of them were fantastic! Our driver Andrew, was amazing. He was kind, polite, and very thoughtful. Although he wasn’t a tour guide, he was able to answer some of our general questions about the country, etc. The trip to Sounio was a repeat of Delphi, wonderful weather, wonderful drive through the countryside and a great destination to explore. Andrew once a gain was fantastic. He is a wonderful driver and a great representative of Greeking Me.