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  2. Attica
  3. Athens
  4. Temple of Poseidon

Athens Riviera Activities & Cape Sounion Private Tour

Product ID: 124178
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Savor sensational views of Cape Sounion and explore the sacred Temple of Poseidon on this private half-day tour from Athens. Set out on a thrilling coastal drive along the picturesque Attica Riviera and enjoy complementary water sports.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Your Hotel in Athens.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the scenery along Athens riviera
  • Visit the dazzling Temple of Poseidon
  • Enjoy water sport activities such as snorkeling, SUP and tubes
Full description
Start your private tour with a pick-up from your Athens hotel and travel southward in your air-conditioned minivan toward the Attica Riviera. Relish the scenery as you follow the coastal road through this picturesque Riviera. The road hugs the shoreline so you get wonderful views over the Saronic Gulf and the rugged cliffs, beaches and villages along the way.

After about 90 minutes, arrive in Cape Sounion, the southernmost tip of Attica, overlooking the Aegean Sea. Perched high on a promontory is the dazzling Temple of Poseidon, built by the ancient Greeks in 44 BC in honor of the god of the sea. Climb the hill to the temple, whose shining white pillars are framed by spectacular views of the Aegean and coast. Inspect the elegant Doric columns as your guide explains the temple’s long history and its huge importance as a place of worship and vantage point for the Greeks keen to control the shipping lanes to Athens. As you explore, imagine the devotees who once prayed and made sacrifices here and listen spellbound to the legends that surround the temple. Your guide will also point out the graffiti carved by the poet Lord Byron in the early 1800s. Then, stand back and wallow in the stupendous views that stretch across the Aegean - you can even see the Peloponnese on clear days!

 

The complementary service of water sport activities at a water sports such as snorkeling, stand up paddling and tubing center is included. You may choose the complementary water sport activity at the beginning or end of the experience.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned mini-van
  • Water sports (snorkeling, stand up paddle SUP, tubes)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women