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From Athens: Fast Transfer to Cape Sounion

1. From Athens: Fast Transfer to Cape Sounion

While in Athens you must visit the ancient temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. If you want to do it on your own and without time limitations, then getting a safe transfer there is recommended. Booking this transfer service, you will enjoy a hassle-free 1-way or 2-way transfer from central meeting points in Athens. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in the Athens city center at the designated time, and will drive you to Cape Sounion using the fastest route, depending on the traffic. After 40-60 minutes, you will arrive at Cape Sounion. Once there, you may spend your time however you like, with the option to explore the archaeological site of the Temple of Poseidon, or walk down to the closest beautiful beach to take a refreshing swim. If you book the 1-way option, be sure to arrange for the return trip on your own. Alternatively, you can book the 2-way option which grants you 90 minutes of free time on the site before the driver takes you back to the city center.

Cape Sounio 4-Hour Private Tour from Athens

2. Cape Sounio 4-Hour Private Tour from Athens

Enjoy a private 4 hour excursion to the southernmost point of Athens and visit the 5th-century Temple of Poseidon. On this tour that’s priced for up to 4 persons you’ll pass beautiful suburbs such as Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza, on the Athenian Riviera. The drive will take you along 70 kilometers of coastline. Stop at Vouliagmeni Lake to enjoy the views. The healing properties of the lake water have been known since ancient times, and the lake is the only natural spa in Athens. After an hour’s drive you’ll arrive at Cape Sounio, home to the Temple of Poseidon, which was part of the Acropolis building program. Take in views of the Saronic Gulf at a local café or restaurant. The Temple was dedicated to the god of sea and is associated with many mythological tales. After enjoying an optional meal or refreshments, you’ll return to your Athens hotel or the cruise port.

Athens: City Highlights Private Tour with Temple of Poseidon

3. Athens: City Highlights Private Tour with Temple of Poseidon

Discover the highlights of Athens on this family-friendly tour as you see sights like the acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, Prime Minister’s residence, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Journey through the Greek Riviera on the way to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Be picked up from you accommodation in Athens or Pireas in an air-conditioned Mercedes and head to the Acropolis. See the Parthenon that was dedicated to the goddess Athena at Parthenos and the entrance to the sacred area at Propylea. View the columns of the 420 BC temple of Athena and Nike. Stroll pass the Erechtheion with its maidens statues, the Roman theater of Odeon of Herodus Atticus, and an ancient Greek Theatre of Dionysus. Step into Greek mythology as you see the Hill of Ares where the god Ares is said to have had a trial. Visit the Temple of Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Drive by the Prime Minister’s residence at Maximou Mansion which was the former royal palace. Continue past the House of Parliament and stop at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to watch the changing of the guard. Head up to the highest point of in Athens at Lycabettus Hill to capture pictures of panoramic city views. Get out of the city on a scenic coastal road through the Greek Riviera. Travel through some of Athens’ suburbs and resort areas like Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Lagonisi on your way to the stunning coastal temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Have the option to stop to purchase lunch or have a coffee break on the waterfront. Return to your accommodation in Athens.

From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Private Trip

4. From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Private Trip

Cape Sounion is one of the most popular destinations in Athens, but it's not easy to visit due to its distance from main roads. This makes it a perfect destination for private tours, especially if you've got some time to spare. With this private excursion, you'll be able to explore Athens without getting lost or waiting at long lines. Your Personal Guide and Driver will take care of all your requests while they deliver you to the top of the mountain as well as the next stop on your itinerary. The temple of Poseidon is a magnificent sight to see. It was built around the 6th century BC, and it is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The temple has been used as a church since 1884, but it still contains some original structural pieces from the temple’s construction. You will walk to the top of Cape Sounion and then to Poseidon’s Temple. Take a stroll up the mountain until you reach the ruins of Poseidon’s Temple. The temple is a beautiful structure with white marble columns and arches, which make it look like an ancient Greek ruin. Once you get up close, you can see the beautiful carvings that were made on the walls. Poseidon’s Temple is one of the most popular tourist places in all of Greece, so it’s always full of people and families. If you want to get a good view into the temple, you can climb up one of its many pillars or ascend by way of an imposing stairway in the back. The Temple of Poseidon was first built in the 6th century BC and was renovated in the 5th century AD, so you can see a mix of Greek, Roman and Byzantine architecture. The temple sits on a rock formation that is approximately 80 meters high and faces westwards towards Cape Sunion. The temple measures about 60 meters by 36 meters and is built from roughly cut limestone blocks. The temple was never actually completed and is rather small compared to other Greek temples. It has a peristyle, colonnade and sanctuary that makes it seem like a more Roman style temple. The columns within the sanctuary are Doric style and made from the local limestone of the island (called "jelab"). The end of your journey, the view of the Aegean Sea and an eternal present awaits you at this majestic place. The wealth of history will make you leave with a deeper understanding of ancient Greece and its religion, philosophy and mythology. Once the tour is over, you'll be driven back to your hotel in Athens.

Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Private Day Trip

5. Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Private Day Trip

Depart from the hotel/appartement or the place you will point in Athens city or Piraeus Port. The stops from the meeting point are optional, first stop is Stavros Niarchos Foundation and second is the Vouliagmeni Lake. The final destination is Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. Explore the Temple of Poseidon, one of the most important temples in Greece. See the signatures on the temple marble left by famous authors who visited, including the Romantic poet Lord Byron. Depending the hour watch the sunset over the clear waters of the Aegean Sea and create a lifetime memory.

From Athens: Greek Islands Private Helicopter Transfer

6. From Athens: Greek Islands Private Helicopter Transfer

Enjoy a comfortable arrival at the Greek island of your choice or other popular Greek destinations with our private Athens helicopter flight. After your hotel pickup meet our pilot at the private helicopter launch pad and soar up and away to see the Greek Islands and the Aegean Sea from the air. Within limited airborne minutes, touch down at a Greek Island or other destination of your choice. Let the logistics to our team of experts and enjoy a complimentary drop-off service to your Hotel, Villa, or destination of your choice. Our private helicopter can seat up to four travelers and is available for one-way helicopter transfers and day trips between all major Greek destinations and islands. This flight can accommodate up to 60kg of combined luggage. If you are traveling with more luggage, please contact us for a custom quote with an upgraded helicopter type. In case your group consists of more than four travelers, please contact us for a customized offer.

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What people are saying about Sounion

An outstanding tour from start to finish. Our guide, Dominic, offered us the flexibility to adjust all aspects of the tour in a way that was most preferable to us, from the length of time we were able to spend at each location, to the amount and depth of information he provided us. All of the important areas were covered at a comfortable pace (Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Changing of the Guard, Temple of Poseidon, among others), and we were allowed to explore on our own and simply contact Dominic when we were ready to be picked up. He took our personal preferences into account in making a restaurant recommendation partway through the day, which was truly one of the best meals of our entire vacation. The personal vehicle in which we rode couldn’t be more comfortable, and the personalized nature of the private trip made each stop much more enjoyable and immersive. Thank you, Dominic!

Fantastic experience. Car was very clean and driver was very friendly. We didn’t need the full 90 minutes there so he took us to a marina for a stop off there to have a look around too. The journey was really enjoyable and comfortable both ways.

Dominic was absolutely amazing. Great with all three generations, especially with the kids. Wonderful sense of humour and great knowledge of Greek history, names, dates, and culture. Thank you so much for an amazing experience.

Great visit and our guide was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to show us more of the sites. We have already recommended him to other people we met in the resort.

It was a successful trip - really recommendable. Seen the most important things in a short time and comfortably - great!