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The main settlements are the port of Korissia and the attractive capital, Ioulida, about 5km inland. Local people call the island Tzia.

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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Glyfada Beach, Glyfada, AtticaAthinean RivieraPass By: Lake Vouliagmeni, Vouliagmeni, East Attica Region, AtticaAthinean RivieraStop At: Temple of Poseidon, Sounio, East Attica Region, AtticaCape Sounio , Aegean seaDuration: 1 hour

$85.90 Day Trips & Excursions

Acropolis with Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon from Athens

Acropolis Walking Tour (3 hours): Meet your guide in Syntagma Square, and kick off your tour outside the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where you’ll watch the statuesque evzones (the presidential guard) perform the Changing of the Guard ceremony in their eye-catching uniforms.Next, cross through the National Gardens and catch sight of Zappeion Congress Hall. Pass by iconic sights like the Temple of Olympian Zeus (Olympieion) and Hadrian’s Arch on your way to Plaka, the city’s Old Town. Have your camera ready as you wander the labyrinthine streets flanked with neoclassical architecture, Byzantine churches and bustling boutiques.From Plaka, make the short stroll along the Dionyssiou Areopagitou walkway to the Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed citadel perched high above the city on a rocky outcrop. Pay the entrance fee (own expense) and then head inside with your guide for a glimpse into the world of Ancient Greece.See highlights such as the Temple of Athena Nike, Propylaea gateway and the Parthenon, the Acropolis’ crowning jewel. Pause for photos and listen to your guide’s commentary about the historical significance behind each ruin. Your tour concludes at the Acropolis’ summit, leaving you free to continue sightseeing at your leisure.Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip (4 hours):Around 2:45pm, board your coach for the drive to Cape Sounion, the southernmost tip of the Attica Peninsula, passing the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf along the way. When you arrive, walk over to see the astounding Temple of Poseidon, a gleaming white beacon perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The site was an important temple for the ancient Greeks, who once flocked here to worship Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.Admire incredible views across the Aegean Sea and look out for the island of Kea that you can often see on a clear day. Hear facts from your guide, such as how the temple was built in 44 BC, and see many of its original Doric columns still standing, including one that features graffiti left by English Romantic poet Lord Byron in the early 1800s.After your tour, you’ll be driven back to your Athens hotel or the closest point to your accommodation.

$116.95 Tours & Sightseeing

Athens City Tour with Acropolis, Parthenon, Plus Cape Sounion

Morning: Athens Sightseeing TourAfter pickup from your Athens hotel in the morning by comfortable, air-conditioned coach, visit the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens. See several monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Next, drive to Panathenaic Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House in Constitution Square and see views of government buildings and elegant 19th-century structures. Get a taste of modern Athens with a drive along Panepistimiou Avenue, where you'll see the Catholic Cathedral of Athens, Academy of Athens, University of Athens and National Library. Finish with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, featuring fascinating archaeological exhibitions. Your tour will end around 1:30pm, and you’ll have about an hour of free time to relax and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) before your afternoon tour.Afternoon: Cape Sounion TripAround 2:45pm, board the coach for a drive to Cape Sounion, passing the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf along the way. When you arrive, see the astounding Temple of Poseidon, a gleaming white beacon perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea.Admire an incredible view across the Aegean Sea and even the island of Kea on a clear day. Learn from your guide how the temple was built in 44 BC, and how many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns features a graffito left by English poet Lord Byron in the early 1800s.After your tour, you’ll be driven comfortably back to your Athens hotel.

$100.04 Tours & Sightseeing

Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

The Athens full-day tour depart for  a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first  Olympic Games took place in 1896. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus.  You will then drive past the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral,  Old Parliament, Constitution Square ,Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS (including also Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Areopagus) Continue the expert guided Athens sightseeing and  Acropolis museum one day tour with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the  ACROPOLIS museum. Avoid and skip the lines of the new museum. Main attractions such as votives,  statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you. After a morning tour full of images continue in a local restaurant under the slopes of Acropolis for lunch. After lunch depart 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 (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) to CAPE SOUNION. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon tour destination. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.

$402.47 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half-Day Private Tour: Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Accompanied by your considerate & knowledgeable English speaking tour driver, depart from your hotel or cruise ship & begin your journey. Exclusive to your group alone, leave the city behind for an hour of beautiful coastal scenery past some of Athens most prestigious districts. Finally we leave the last settlements behind as our road skirts the beautiful cliff line high above the sea until we see on the farthest point of the Attica peninsula the sight of one of the ancient world’s most important and impressive sites, the Temple of Poseidon. Perched on the shear cliff edge with vast open views, the temple forms a historical, cultural and awe-inspiring experience. Take the time you need inside the site to enjoy the magnificent sea views extending to the islands of Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day and a stop at a nearby picture postcard beach for lunch (in season) making this a wonderful half day trip from Athens for all.

$210.68 Outdoor Activities

Remarkables Alpine Trek

The Remarkables area is well known for it’s mirror flat glacial tarns, golden tussock hills, schist outcrops and bluffs, streams and waterfalls, unique flora and fauna, and spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu. Single and Double Cone the highest mountains in the Remarkables range dominate the landscape towering above the glacial valley. The birds found in the alpine environment of the Remarkable's and the Doolan's include New Zealand falcon and the Kea, the worlds only alpine parrot, which can be seen year round. The prominent vegetation is snow tussock but the area also includes a wide variety of other special plant species including small alpine flowers that cover the Remarkables area in the spring and summer seasons. Cairns mark the path of our journey through the alpine wetlands as we climb up to a glacial cirque and Lake Alta. From Lake Alta we climb to Wye pass and then on to the summit of Wye Peak to gain views of the Remarkables and the surrounding peaks of New Zealand's Southern Alps. You will need to bring: Hiking/walking boots Small water bottle Sunglasses Appropriate clothing for the day - fleece, wool, polypropylene, wet weather jacket & pants Small hiking pack Snacks & food for the day