An important part of the tour is the scenic drive along the Attica Riviera. We will enjoy the beautiful seaside leading from Athens all the way to Cape Sounio. About half way to the cape, the scenery changes from an urban to a more sparsely populated and rugged scenery. The small beaches and seaside resorts make for a very nice drive up to the Cape.
Cape Sounio is the most southern point of Attica and looks on to the Aegean Sea. At the tip of the cape the ancient Greeks built a temple to honor the god of the Sea, Poseidon. The temple that stands today was built at the fifth century BC and replaced other buildings that were already built at the area. The site has a very long history not only as a place of worship but also as a strategic vantage point that controlled the shipping lanes to and from Athens.
The site is quite modest, the Doric columns that stand today are a reminder of how important this site must have been. Standing at the foot of the temple and looking out to sea is as if we are standing on the bow of a ship looking out to the Aegean Sea. The waves crashing on the cape and us standing atop commanding the ancient shipping lanes. It is awe inspiring and really well worth the visit.
After spending time at the site we will make our way back to our car where our driver will be waiting for us to make our way back to Athens.
What is included
Private car to Cape Sounio
(all our vehicles are non-smoking and air-conditioned)
What is not included
Entrance to the site
Pick up point / End point
We will arrange for your pickup and drop off from any point/hotel in the Athens area including the Cruise Terminal port and the international airport.
Cruise Ship Passengers
We will arrange to have your driver at the cruise terminal to pick you up from there. The time needed to get from the port to Athens center about half an hour.
On our way back from Sounio we can stop at a traditional Greek tavern to enjoy a Mediterranean cuisine meal.
We will arrange pick up from any point in Athens or Piraeus.
As this is a private tour the time it starts is up to you. For day tours we recommend the tours start at 09:00 in order to make sure the sights are seen with time at hand and not rushed.
Drop off point
The tour ends at the same point as the pickup originated at. We can arrange alternative drop off point is you wish so.
4 hours approx.