Poseidon's Cape Sounion and Athens Riviera 4 H Private Tour

Poseidon’s Adventure-Cape Sounion and Athens Riviera 4½ H Private Tour

Poseidon’s Adventure-Cape Sounion and Athens Riviera 4½ H Private Tour; Experience the best of the coastal part of Athens and enjoy a private sightseeing tour to Cape Sounion with the half-day tour to Sounion and the coast of Athens (Athens Riviera).

Explore the beautiful Athens Riviera, visiting iconic suburbs such as Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza. Experience the enchanting Vouliagmeni lake and take in breathtaking views of the city and the Saronic Gulf. The journey ends with a visit to Cape Sounion, where you can witness a mesmerizing sunset over the Aegean Sea, creating a truly unforgettable and romantic moment.

Itinerary of Poseidon’s Adventure-Cape Sounion and Athens Riviera 4½ H Private Tour

Athens, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and Sounion

Highlights of Poseidon’s Adventure-Cape Sounion and Athens Riviera 4½ H Private Tour

  • 4½ – hours tour to south Athens and Sounion
  • Visit the modern coastal suburbs of Athens, such as Glyfada and Varkiza
  • Visit Sounion, the Temple of Poseidon, and the classical sites of coastal Athens, Greece
  • The tour combines the archaeological sites with the modern parts of the city
  • Experienced English speaking driver
  • Pick up and drop off from Athens hotel or cruise ship pier

  • Winter time: Departure at 15:30, return at 19:30
  • Summer time: Departure at 17:30, return at 22:00

Scenic Athens Riviera Route

athens riviera beach of kalamaki

Our 4½-hour tour to Sounion begins in the morning (see timetable) with a pick-up from your accommodation in Athens or cruise ship pier at Piraeus Port.

Embark on a scenic drive along the impressive Athens Riviera, passing by the famous southern suburbs of GlyfadaVoula, and Vouliagmeni, where Athenians enjoy sunbathing and spending their summer days.

Magical Lake Vouliagmeni

lake vouliagmeni

During our tour, we will visit the captivating Lake Vouliagmeni, a stunning natural attraction located in the center of the city. Here, you can see people relaxing in the healing waters of the lake, which stay at a comfortable 22°C all year round, perfect for swimming and great for your health.

As we drive along the scenic coastal route, we will go through Varkiza and Lagonissi, where you can take in the breathtaking sights of the city and the sparkling Saronic Gulf.

Discover Poseidon’s Temple!

poseidon temple sounion

Poseidon’s Secrets Unveiled

Your journey will end at the impressive Cape Sounion, where you will witness the tour’s highlight: a stunning view of the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea. The main attraction at Cape Sounion is the grand Temple of Poseidon, situated on a large rock overlooking the shoreline as a tribute to the God of the Sea. Inside the temple’s ancient walls, you will be greeted by a wide view of the Athenian coastline and the beautiful Aegean Sea, where the setting sun’s colors create a mesmerizing scene.

If you are visiting with a loved one, this moment will be incredibly romantic and unforgettable. The views at Sounion has captured the hearts of poets and romantics worldwide, creating a truly special experience.

Stand in Awe at the Temple of Poseidon

Get ready for the most exciting part of your trip – a visit to Cape Sounion. Here, you’ll find the stunning Temple of Poseidon perched on the cliff edge with a perfect view of the Aegean Sea. The beauty of the surroundings will take your breath away as you approach this historic site. The sight of the temple’s Doric columns glowing in the sunlight is truly mesmerizing and will leave you in awe.

Legend has it that King Aegeas was eagerly anticipating his son Theseus‘ return from a perilous expedition in Crete. He stood on these cliffs, scanning the horizon for any sign of the white sails that would announce his son’s safe homecoming. Unfortunately, Theseus had neglected to switch the black sails for white, causing King Aegeas to think that his son had met a tragic end. Consumed by sorrow, the king flung himself into the sea, leading to the naming of the Aegean Sea in his memory.

If you find yourself at Cape Sounion during the afternoon you will also get to see a breathtaking view of the romantic sunset at Sounion.

Athens Tours Greece can take you to Cape Sounion just before the sun dips into the deep waters of the Aegean Sea. As most visitors of Cape Sounion will tell you, this is definitely one of the most thrilling moments in your life: check our Sunset tour to Sounio

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

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.
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