Start early in the morning or the afternoon (if you like to see the sunset) from your base in Athens for a relaxing coastline drive along the Athens Riviera. Enjoy splendid views of the Saronic Gulf while passing through some of Athens’ most beautiful suburbs, including all the nearby marinas.
The ruins of the Temple of Poseidon are situated on the sea cliffs at the tip of the Cape Sounion. Enjoy the sensational views of Cape Sounion and the sacred Temple of Poseidon on this private half-day tour from Athens. The temple was built back in 444 BC, to honor the god of the sea, Poseidon. Explore the remarkably preserved ruins while you enjoy the beautiful panoramic views across the Aegean Sea.
Cape Sounion is an important part of Greek mythology and history, and Poseidon was hugely important to the Greeks, as he was the god of the sea. The Temple at Cape Sounion reflects the importance of Poseidon with its size and placement. Should you visit at the right time, you can also enjoy one of the most amazing sunsets.
On the way back to Athens or on the way to Cape Sounion, we also stop at the scenic lake of Vouliagmeni. Vouliagmeni Lake, situated in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the hidden treasure of Attica’s nature. Situated on an idyllic landscape, this rare geological phenomenon with waters that are continuously replenished both by the sea and the underground thermal springs, offers a natural and unique thermal spa experience.
There are several coastline spots we can choose to enjoy a typical Greek picnic lunch that includes local snacks, drinks, and homemade desserts.