From Athens: Full-Day Bus Trip to Cape Sounio, Temple of Poseidon plus Swimming

Cultural & Theme Tours in Greece
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Enjoy Cape-Sounio and the astonishing Temple of Poseidon. Beat the heat of Athens and “stay cool”: swim in the crystal-clear sea. Taste the greek cuisine by the seaside. Be like a Greek with us!Visit the Temple of Poseidon arising from the edge of SounioWatch the impressive panoramic view from the south-eastern peak of Sounio across the Saronic GulfEnjoy relaxing swimming in the crystal-blue waters in a beach around Cape SounioTaste traditional greek sea food right on the coastal side of AthensFeel the rhythm of Athens on the way back from the Athens Riviera

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Temple of Poseidon, Sounio, East Attica Region, AtticaDepart Athens with a friendly escort (archaeologist) by bus from the Halandri Metro station and reach Cape Sounio during the pleasant morning hours. Even Homer talks about Sounio in his epic poem Odyssey and great leaders as Menelaus of Sparta stopped at Sounio to provide honors to his fellow companions. “Holy Sounio, Cape of Athens”Walk around the magnificent Temple of Poseidon, one of the most important temples in central Greece and second most important after the Temple of Acropolis. The ancient Greeks used to build their sacred areas in certain points measured in a way so that there was a form of triangulation among them. The Temple of Poseidon is the peak of an isosceles triangle with the Temple of Aphaeas in Aegina and the Temple of Hephaestus in Thissio.Discover the signature on the marbles of various famous authors who passed by the Cape of Sounio as the romance author Lord Byron (1810A.C) who couldn’t resist and left his marking on it.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Sounio Beach, Sounio, East Attica Region, AtticaConnect your travel to history with a visit to a beautiful beach as Sounio is also well-known for the unique beaches that surround it; beaches with “different personalities” that they don’t have anything to be jealous of the ones at Cyclades or the Ionian Sea. Swim in crystal waters facing the great Temple of Poseidon up on the hill and later on, enjoy a traditional lunch break right on the coastal part of Athens against the Aegean Sea.After this unique experience, discover the Athens Riviera strolling along the waterfront cafes and the seafront promenades where all locals turn to in order to escape from city life. Duration: 3 hours

What's included

  • Round-trip transportation from Athens
  • Transfer in new, luxury air-conditioned buses
  • English-speaking escort (archaeologist)
  • Free WiFi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance

What's not included

  • Cost of lunch at the restaurant
  • Personal expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon