Hellas (Greece); etymology: relating to ήλιος, hḗlios=
"sun, bright, shiny","land of light"

Thursday 20 January 2022 | Athens Time :

Half Day Sounion Tour

CAPE SOUNION [Duration : appr. 5 hrs] Request Form

Sounion

(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 It was originally made of 34 Doric style columns but the temple was destroyed in 480 B.C. by Persians and today only 12 are standing.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...

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Acropolis Hill - Ancient Agora

  • Opening Hours - Winter : From November 1 to March 31 08:30am until 15:00pm
  • Opening Hours - Summer : From April 1 to October 31 08:00am until 19:30pm
  • Tickets : Full: 12€, Reduced: 6€
  • Valid for : Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis

Archaeological Sites Season Periods & General Opening Hours

  • Winter Season : From November 1 to March 31- Opening Hours : 08:30 until 15:00
  • Summer Season : From April 1 to October 31- Opening Hours : 08:00 until 19:30

Temple of Poseidon

  • Opening Hours : Monday - Sunday: 10:00am until sunset (Last admission: 19:30pm)
  • Tickets : Full: 4€

Free Admission Days

  • 6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
  • 18 April (International Monuments Day)
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • 5 June (International Enviroment Day)
  • 27 September (International Tourism Day)
  • 28 October
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • Sundays from November 1st to March 31st
  • The first Sunday of every month except July, August & September

Holidays

  • 1 January : closed
  • 6 January : 08.00 - 15.00
  • Shrove Monday : 08.00 - 15.00
  • 25 March : closed
  • Good Friday : closed until 12:00
  • Holy Saturday : 08.00 - 15.00
  • Easter Sunday : closed
  • Easter Monday : 08.00 - 15.00
  • 1 May : closed
  • Holy Spirit Day : 08.00 - 20.00
  • 15 August : 08:30 - 15:00
  • 28 October : 08.00 - 15.00
  • 25 December : closed
  • 26 December : closed

Reduced Admission For :

  • Citizens of the E.U. over 65 yrs
  • Students from countries outside E.U.

Ancient Corinth

  • Tickets : Full: 6€, Reduced: 3€
  • Valid for : Both the Museum & the Archaeological Site.

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  • Journalists
  • Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS
  • Persons accompanying blind & disabled
  • Persons possessing a free admission card
  • Tourist guides
  • University students & students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools of E.U. & students at Schools of Tourist Guides
  • Young people under 18 yrs old
  • Soldiers carrying out military service

Eleusis Museum

  • Opening Hours : Tuesday - Sunday: 08.00 - 15.00 Closed on Monday.
  • Tickets : Full: 3€, Reduced: 2€
    The ticket is valid also for the Sanctuary of Aphrodite at Skaramagas.
  • Valid for : Archaeological Museum of Eleusis, Archaeological site of Eleusis.

Marathon Museum & Battle Site

  • Opening Hours : Tuesday - Sunday: 08.00am - 15.00pm
  • Tickets : Full: 3€, Reduced: 2€
  • Valid for : Archaeological Museum of Marathon, Tomb at Marathon

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