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.
☼ Full and detailed itinerary of the trip.
☼ Each traveler is allowed a maximum of one carry-on bag.
☼ Pickup and drop-off.
☼ Brand new (2018-2020) non-smoking vehicle & non-smoking driver.
☼ Driver dress code depends on the season of the year, always informal but at the same time professional. Remember that he/she tours & guides you at all times except when you self-explore the sites (unless specifically requested to accompany you there too).
☼ Private four-door vehicle for 1-3 people and luxurious minivan for 4-8 people.
☼ Snacks & drinks in a convenient scenic location.
☼ In-car bottled water & information booklet.
☼ Flexible itinerary.
☼ Entrance fees to the temple of Poseidon (€8 high season & €4 during off-season).
☼ Oversized or excessive luggage is strictly not allowed for this half-day trip.
☼ Pickup and drop-off in areas outside of Athens (subject to additional costs).
☼ Professional guide.
☼ Swimming at Vouliagmeni lake (optional – please check the “Options” tab for more add-ons to this tour).
☼ Gratuities (optional).
Total pricing for 2 persons is €280 (not per person). If you are a solo traveler, we will provide a small discount.
For larger groups of up to 11 (or even more) related only people (couples, groups of friends, or large families), please get in touch with us to get the best rate depending on the exact number of people and their age group. All our vehicles are brand new. For example, if 1-3 people, a typical large four-door 2022 vehicle will be used, whereas, for 3-8 people, a large 2021 minivan will be used for the trip.
PS. Payments made by Paypal are subject to an additional cost of 5%-6% (the approximate fee that Paypal charges on all transactions), and prices by Amex are subject to an additional 2.80%-3%, which the client must include in the payment or pay to Eudaimonia on the day of the booked tour. There is no extra charge if you pay by any other credit card.
Your Athens hotel, cruise ship (Piraeus port) or a pre-arranged meeting point very close to your location.
Depending on the schedule and time of year, you can arrange to include add-on experiences in your itinerary, including:
 Swim in Vouliagmeni lake (warm water all seasons of the year). The visit to the lake is included but without the swimming.
 Visit the Boat museum with the famous “Trieres or Trireme” by the coastline
 Visit the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNCC)
 Visit Lycabettus hill
Please contact us for details and pricing. Photos of these add-ons are also shown in the photo album of this trip. Not all add-ons can be included in all tours because of time limitations (daylight time, closing times of sites, etc).
 Athens tour with great lunch
You can add the Athens tour before heading for Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon.
 Flying out or catching a boat to an island
This is a tour you can also be combined with your flight out of Athens if you need to check out of your hotel and the flight is late in the afternoon or evening. Simply, plan with us four or more hours with your luggage on board the car before been dropped off at the airport.
Similarly, if you have a boat to catch to an island.
☼ Children must be accompanied by an adult.
☼ Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for people with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
☼ We are flexible and the duration of the tour is flexible, so there is no rushing during the tour except when there are specific restrictions (like not to miss the closing time of the sites during off-season).
☼ If our agency cancels due to bad weather or any other extreme last-minute situation, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund.
‘Eudaimonia’ is the trading name of Eudaimonia Private Tours of Greece, a tour provider officially registered under the Greek National Tourism Organization with business license number: 1245E70000044101. The ‘client’ or ‘customer’ is the person or persons who have made a confirmed booking with Eudaimonia.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR TOURS AND SERVICES
(A) Cancellation Policy for the day or half-day tours or transfers:
☼ Cancellations made greater than 40 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be fully refunded minus expenses and/or services fees.
☼ Cancellations made between 30 to 40 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be refunded 80% of the agreed total tour fee.
☼ Cancellations made between 20 to 5 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be refunded 50% of the agreed total tour fee.
☼ Cancellations made 5 days prior to the scheduled tour date will incur a 100% charge.
Additionally to the above but after the 40-day full refund period, all of Eudaimonia’s expenses agreed upon through the email exchange of communication concerning the day or half-day tours or transfers, such as site tickets or train tickets or bookings for the client (train/ boat tickets, wine tasting, restaurants, etc) will be deducted from the amount to be refunded.
Finally, a service fee of 8% (of the total amount agreed) will also be deducted from any refundable amount including the 40-day full refund case. This corresponds to the time spent on the client’s booking.
(B) Cancellation Policy for multi-day tours:
☼ Cancellations made greater than 60 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be fully refunded minus expenses and/or services fees as mentioned below.
☼ Cancellations made between 60 to 30 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be refunded 80% of the agreed total tour fee minus expenses and/or services fees.
☼ Cancellations made between 30 to 20 days prior to the scheduled tour date will be refunded 50% of the agreed total tour fee minus expenses and/or services fees.
☼ Cancellations made 20 days prior to the scheduled tour date will incur a 100% charge.
Additionally to the above but after the 60-day full refund period, all of Eudaimonia’s expenses agreed upon through the email exchange of communication concerning any multiday tour, such as site tickets, train tickets, hotels booked for the client, and other bookings (like wine tasting, restaurants, etc), will be deducted from any amount to be refunded after the initial 60-day full refund period. This will be an amount of 25%-30% of the total tour cost.
Finally, a service fee of 15% of the total amount agreed will also be deducted from any refundable amount including the 60-day full refund case. This corresponds to the time spent on the client’s booking.
(C) Special client-specific arrangements/agreements:
It is possible that there will be client-specific payments & bookings (full or partial) agreed upon through e-mail communication mentioned -for example- as “non-refundable”. Then, these client-specific agreements will precede any other interpretations made from this cancellation policy, and it is only at Eudaimonia’s discretion to refund fully, partly, or not at all, even under certain conditions including “Force Majeure”. Therefore, it is the specific written (email) agreement between each client and Eudaimonia that can only precede this main cancellation policy -if it is different- and determines the agreed cancellation policy for each client.
D) Other issues:
Eudaimonia reserves the right to make subtle changes to tour itineraries. Eudaimonia reserves the right to substitute vehicles and/or drivers should they arise. Eudaimonia reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. Should change and/or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, & where available, offer you a comparable alternative. If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund or monies paid by you to us or you can transfer to another Eudaimonia tour without payment of any transfer fee.
Eudaimonia encourages all clients to communicate as early as possible concerning cancellation issues which can allow the agency to offer a better refund – partial or full- to a client despite the standard policy described in this document. This is a decision to be made entirely by Eudaimonia in an effort to better serve the client.
Eudaimonia itineraries are flexible, and if possible, the requirements of clients will be facilitated. Eudaimonia reserves the right to vary, modify or cancel any itinerary, either partly or wholly. Itineraries published are sample itineraries only and may be amended without notice. Eudaimonia also reserves the right to use alternative vehicles to those advertised.
Eudaimonia is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure.
Dietary requirements must be requested from clients and forwarded at the time of booking or at least one week before the tour.
Bookings can only be used by the client/s to whom the booking was initially arranged; no other person can use the booking in any circumstances.
The client may also be asked to produce a valid photo or/and passport number identification.
Eudaimonia strongly recommends that the client purchases travel insurance.
VALIDITY & DISPUTES
Any disputes will be resolved by the Greek legal system and its laws without the need for any arbitration.
The Client agrees to all the above when booking any of Eudaimonia’s tours and services.