THE ATHENIAN RIVIERA

Athens: Day Trip in Sounio

INCLUDES 6 STOPS
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starting from

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225
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price for 1-3 pax

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Escape the city and head to the Athenian Riviera to visit the ancient ruins of the Temple of Poseidon.

overview

Athens: Day Trip in Sounio

We start our day with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation in Athens. Our journey then heads towards the stunning Lemos Peninsula, offering breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and a serene atmosphere perfect for photos.

Continuing our voyage, we’ll visit the enchanting Vouliagmeni Lake, a natural wonder famed for its thermal springs and therapeutic waters and Faskomilia Hill, where the view of the lake can be best enjoyed or photographed. 

Next, we’ll venture to the iconic Temple of Poseidon, perched majestically atop Cape Sounion. The drive there is one of the most scenic in the area.  Marvel at the Doric columns of this ancient sanctuary dedicated to the god of the sea, Poseidon, while soaking in panoramic vistas of the sparkling sea below.  The spot where the temple is built was once linked to the tragic story of Athenian king Aegeus, who then gave his name to the Aegean Sea. There is also a small cafe on the premises, for refreshments while you are taking in the sights. 

A well-deserved pause awaits us next for a waterfront lunch or dinner, depending on whether we start the tour early or later. 

After a full day of exploring, we will head back to Athens. 

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1. Lemos Peninsula

A perfect spot to sit and take in the scenery and take photos.

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2. Faskomilia Hill

The name of the hill translates to hill. Apart from fragrant it offers a beautiful view of the lake and Saronic Gulf.

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3. Vouliagmeni Lake

The serene beauty and therapeutic waters offer a unique opportunity for relaxation that can't be missed.

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4. Temple of Poseidon

One of the most important monuments from the Golden Age of Athens.

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5. Lunch or Dinner Stop

A stop for waterfront dining and fresh seafood in Varkiza or Lake Vouliagmeni.

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6. Return to Athens

The tour ends in Athens at your hotel, unless otherwise agreed.

About the tour

About the tour

Pick your group size

Prices for this group, vary by group size. 

  • 1-3 people per group – 225€
  • 4-7 people per group – 275€
  • 8-15 people per group – 350€

If you have a larger group or require a custom service, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange something for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The food spots we will visit during the tour are able to accommodate different dietary restrictions. Please inform us in advance, so we can ensure suitable options. 

No, our tour packages are transparent, and all costs and fees are clearly outlined. There are no hidden costs. The price you see includes all specified transfers services. 

Yes! We can accommodate specific preferences and tailor the itinerary to better suit your interests. 

Know Before You Go

  • Greeks dress modestly when visiting religious sites. Avoid beachwear or revealing clothing in such places. 
  • If the itinerary includes a church or monastery visit, it is recommended guests bring a long scarf or shawl to cover the shoulders, arms and below the knees. Men should also have their arms covered and avoid shorts. 
  • Comfortable shoes are advisable, especially if you plan on exploring historical sites with uneven terrain.
  • While casual wear is accepted in many places, dressing slightly more formally in the evenings is appreciated in some restaurants and venues.
  • The official currency is the Euro (€). Ensure you have some cash on hand for small purchases, as not all places may accept credit cards. A mix of smaller bills is also a practical approach. 
  • ATMs are widely available in urban areas, but it’s advisable to inform your bank about your travel dates to avoid any issues with card usage.
  • Currency exchange services are available at airports, banks, and currency exchange offices, offering competitive rates.
  • In some places, we might stop by local vendors and small shops. Having small cash with you is recommended for such places.
  • Many tourist sites and accommodations have made efforts to be accessible, but it’s advisable to check in advance and communicate any specific needs.
  • Please inform us of any special needs in advance to ensure a smoother experience.
  • Pack comfortable clothing suitable for the weather during your visit, including swimwear for beach destinations.
  • If you take medication, don’t forget to bring that with you on your day pack or bag. 
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are essential, especially during the hot summer months.
  • Consider bringing a portable charger for Full Day Tours, to ensure enough battery for your electronics (camera, phone). 
  • We also suggest bringing a reusable water bottle to minimize plastic waste during the tour, aligning with our responsible tourism values.
  • The basic Greek greetings are: “Kalimera” (Good morning), “Kalispera” (Good evening), “Efharisto” (Thank you).
  • English is widely understood, but learning a few phrases in Greek can enhance your experience and interaction with locals.
  • Greek cuisine includes staples like olives, feta cheese, moussaka, and souvlaki. Don’t miss trying local specialties.
  • The Greek diet is also well suited to vegan, and vegetarian diets, especially if you are visiting during the Easter period (Lent). 
  • For travelers with gluten-free or celiac dietary requirements, it’s worth noting that while accommodating these needs can be more challenging in some parts of Greece, busy touristy areas often have a growing awareness and offer a more accessible range of options to cater to these specific dietary preferences.”
  • In restaurants, it’s common to linger over meals. Don’t rush; enjoy the leisurely pace of dining.
  • Greeks tend to order and eat “from the middle”, which is similar to tapas style. The food is placed in the middle, including salads, appetizers, and mains and everyone helps themselves to everything. 
  • Tipping is customary, and rounding up the bill is a common practice.
  • Tap water is generally safe to drink, with the exception of most islands.
  • Bottled water is best to avoid any sensitive stomach issues, and is very affordable to purchase. 
  • In certain crowded tourist areas, pickpocketing is a potential threat. This is especially the case for the area around Syntagma Square in Athens.
  • At We Know Transfers we support and promote environmentally sustainable pratices and responsible tourism guidelines. We are also Climate Neutral Certified. 
  • As a tour company that relies on cars and busses, we are actively moving away from petrol and diesel vehicles to more electric and hybrid vehicles.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations made more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time will receive a full refund. 
  • In the case of a no-show, no refunds are eligible. 
  • We Know Transfers reserves the right to modify or cancel tours due to unforeseen circumstances, such as extreme weather conditions. In such cases, customers will be offered an alternative tour or a full refund.

Learn more about our Cancellation Policy. 

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