- Coastal drive along the Saronic Gulf, Vouliagmeni Lake
- Lunch or dinner at a traditional tavern
- Visit the temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion to see the sunset
- Coastal drive along the Saronic Gulf – night view
This tour includes a beautiful coastal drive along the Saronic Gulf during which we get to see the most popular southern suburbs of Athens like Old Faleron, Glyfada, Voula, Varkiza, Vouliagmeni, Lagonissi and Old Fokea.
We then make a stop at Vouliagmeni Lake (“Sunken Lake”) a rare geophysical formation of brackish water lake fed by underground currents seeping through the mass of Mount Hymettus.
The lake stands at a 40 cm elevation, and its water maintains a constant 24 degrees Celsius temperature year round, functioning as a spa. It continues deep inside the mountain in an underwater cave never fully explored.
Moving in with our excursion we can have lunch or dinner at nice traditional Greek fish tavern on the coast side with beautiful sea view. We will continue until we reach Cape Sounion and visit The Temple of Poseidon where ancient Greeks made sacrifices to the God of the sea Poseidon. It was originally made of 34 Doric style columns but the temple was destroyed in 480 B.C. by Persians and today only 12 are standing.
The view from the edge of the cliff is extraordinary at the southest edge of Attica where the Saronic Gulf meets the Aegean Sea! If the weather is clear you can see the islands coming out of the dazzling waters during the day, or the sun diving in the dark blue waters at night, making this one of the most spectacular spots to capture by camera!
Finally, we drive back the same route in night view this time…
Half Day Sounion Tour Details
Duration : approx. 5 hrs
Temple of Poseidon
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Your professional driver has limited knowledge of Greek history, mythology as well as contemporary life and traditions. He is not allowed by law to accompany you into the sites and museums; therefore he will be waiting for you at the agreed area.
Private Hellas Tours cooperates with professional, licensed private tour guides, that you can hire and will ride the same vehicle with you, accompany you to the sites and museums and give you detailed information on the history of the landmarks and historical sites.