CAPE SOUNION [Duration : appr. 5 hrs] Request Form
(COASTAL DRIVE ALONG THE SARONIC GULF, VOULIAGMENI LAKE, LUNCH OR DINNER AT TRADITIONAL TAVERN, TEMPLE OF POSEIDON AT CAPE SOUNION TO SEE THE SUNSET, DRIVE BACK THE SAME ROUTE IN NIGHT VIEW).
Cape Sounion Tour Details
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 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 It was originally made of 34 Doric style columns but the temple was destroyed in 480 B.C. by Persians and today only 12 are standing.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...