Chasing the Sunset at Cape Sounion: Romance, History, and Unparalleled Beauty
We will pick you up from the port, airport or your hotel and start our tour.
Floating Naval Museum
Temple of Poseidon
End of Tour
We will return you to the pick up point or prearranged destination.
Important information about your private tour
**Please note that all our licensed tour drivers are fully knowledgeable of the history of each monument in your tour's itinerary. However, by law licensed tour drivers are forbidden to enter any archaeological site and conduct tours. Only licensed tour guides are allowed to conduct guided tours on the archaeological site itself. Upon your request, a licensed tour guide can be booked for you at the archaeological site of your choice at an extra cost.
Get ready to experience Athens like you've never seen it before—a vibrant coastal odyssey capped off with a sunset that'll melt your heart. It's more than just a half-day tour; it's your personal ticket to the lesser-known wonders of the Athenian Riviera.
The Journey Begins: Athenian Coastline & Trireme Tales
We kick off this incredible escapade in downtown Athens, but not before we shift gears and take you down the scenic coastline. Our first pit stop? A captivating ship museum where you'll encounter a detailed replica of an ancient trireme. Imagine yourself as an Athenian warrior on these very boats, toppling the Persians at the battle of Salamis in 479 BC. Ah, the sweet taste of victory!
Villages, Islands, and A Constantly Warm Lake
As we hug the shoreline, behold charming villages that dot the coast, each one a story waiting to be explored. And if you glance to your right, the Saronic Islands extend their invitation. Aegina, the island closest to Athens, virtually winks at you. But wait, we're not done yet! We make a quick, yet unforgettable detour to Lake Vouliagmeni. Picture this: a lake with a constant, soothing 25°C temperature year-round. It's as dreamy as it sounds.
The Final Destination: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon
We continue our ride, punctuating our journey with stops for photos that'll be the envy of your social circle. Finally, we ascend to the crown jewel of our tour—the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Erected in 444 BC and dedicated to Poseidon, the god of the sea, this temple is not just an architectural masterpiece; it's the stage for the day’s grand finale. Behold the sun dip below the horizon, painting the sky with hues of romance.
Optional Seaside Dinner or Return to Athens
The choice is yours: relish a seaside dinner to the backdrop of post-sunset glow, or begin our return journey to Athens, hearts and cameras full. Either way, you'll be talking about this tour for years to come.