Sunset tour to Sounion and Athens riviera

Overview

The 4 hours sunset tour to Cape Sounion and the southern coast of Athens, will give you an overview of Athens’ alluring and romantic side, and will offer you the chance to experience an emotional moment during your tour.

Itinerary of the Sunset tour to Sounion

Athens – Glyfada – Vouliagmeni – Varkiza and Sounion

Highlights of the Sunset tour to Cape Sounion

  • An afternoon tour to coastal  Athens and Sounion
  • See Glyfada and Varkiza along the coast of Athens
  • Admire the famous sunset from the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion
  • Experienced English speaking driver
  • Pickup and drop off from Athens hotel or cruise ship pier

Description

Description of the Sunset tour to Sounion

Our 4 hours tour to Sounion starts in the afternoon ** (see time schedule below) from your hotel or cruise ship, and you will be driving along the long and impressive coastal road of Athens that passes by the well-known southern suburbs, including Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni, where the Athenians sunbathe and spend their summer days in the city.

Temple of Poseidon Cape Sounion

Temple of Poseidon Cape Sounion

The Lake of Vouliagmeni will be one of your stops; get ready to see a lake standing almost amidst the city, and bathers all over it. The unique characteristic of the lake is the stable temperature of 22C, which allows swimming all year long and is suitable for people with health issues.

The tour will continue towards Varkiza and Lagonissi, via the coastal road that offers splendid views to the City and the Saronic Gulf. Soon you will be arriving to Cape Sounion for the highlight of this four hour tour; the breathtaking view of the Sounion sunset in the blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

The impressive feature of Cape Sounion is the Temple of Poseidon which is built on a huge rock, crowning the seashore, in the most suitable location for the God of the Sea.

Standing on the Temple will give you panoramic views to the entire coast of Athens, and the wonderful Aegean, where you will see the colors of the dipping sun mirroring on the waters.

If you are there with your significant other, you will enjoy one of the most romantic moments of your life, as the sunset in Sounion is an once in a lifetime experience, inspiring poets and romantics from every corner of the world.

**  Time schedule of our tour Sunset tour to Sounion

  • Winter time: departure at 15:30, return at 19:30
  • Summer time: departure at 17:30, return at 21:30

Details

Important notes

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Professional driver with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
  • Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
  • Road tolls and local taxes
  • Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.

Excluded from the tour

Additional info

  • Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
  • Terms & Conditions & F.A.Q
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
  • This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Opening hours & Admission fees

  • Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
  • Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.

Free admission days

  • March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
  • June 5: Environment international day
  • April 18 : International monuments day
  • May 18: International museums day
  • September 27: International tourism day
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • National Holidays
  • Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
  • The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
  • NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day

Holidays in Greece

  • January 1: closed
  • January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
  • March 25: closed
  • Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • May 1: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
  • December 25 & 26: closed

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