Athens and Cape Sounion Tour

Athens is a place of great cultural interest, as well as a vivid and modern city. The harmonious and perfectly balanced combination between the old and the new age makes this city unique. Both sides of Athens are extremely appealing to tourists. There are many interesting museums  to visit and various cultural activities to attend that cater for all tastes.

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. You'll be taken to see the centre of the city. On our way to the Acropolis you will see the Old City (Plaka) the Agora Hadrian's Library, Thesseon and the Pnyx "The hill of Democracy". You will also climb the Acropolis to see the famous theaters of Dionysus and Herodes Atticus and the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, the Erechteion and finally, "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that puts "order in the mind", the Parthenon and have time to visit its Museum.

Leave Athens for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. Passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (elegant areas of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) we will arrive at Cape Sounio where you will visit the 5th century B.C. temple of Poseidon with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world (on a clear day you can see at least seven islands). Athens

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The Doric columns of local marble have 16 flutings instead of the usual 34. The precipice is a sheer 197- foot drop to the sea .
Ancient Greeks believed that Sounio was the house of Poseidon, the God of the Sea. Time for a swim (if desired) in the crystal blue water of the Aegean Sea or dine by the seaside in a small picturesque harbor under the temple of Poseidon.
From Sounion to Lavrion (6 miles far) the road winds its way along the east coast of Cape Sounion.

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The landscape is more verdant than on the western side, villas and hotels are dispersed among the pine and olive trees above little beaches nestling in the creeks. At Lavrion in ancient times there was an abundance of silver mines.

Today the Greeks still come and pay homage to the divine nature of the Cape. Words cannot describe it. You have to see it ... and don't miss one of the most breathtaking panoramic sunset views in the world while having a drink or a variety of sea food, somewhere by the sea.

Daily: Approx.( 8 hours)
Acropolis site (Museum): Summer, daily, 8a.m. to 7p.m.Winter, 8a.m to 5p.m. Last entry 30 min before closing. Entrance fee 15 Euro.

Closed on Holidays: January 1st. , March 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On Good Friday, the sites are open 12.00 - 17.00. All the information & photos on this website is updated continuously.

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