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clock-o6 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Marvel at the evocative ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, then dine on delicious Greek cuisine on this private half-day tour of Cape Sounion from Athens — a Viator Exclusive that you can’t book anywhere else! Admire views along the Attica Riviera as you travel out to Cape Sounion, then stand in awe before the cliff-top ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, which dates back to 444 BC. Finish your tour with an indulgent 3-course lunch or dinner (depending on option chosen) at the romantic Ithaki restaurant, with stunning views over Vouliagmeni Bay.
  • Viator Exclusive private 6-hour trip to Cape Sounion, including a 3-course restaurant meal at Vouliagmeni
  • Marvel at the cliff-top Greek Temple of Poseidon and enjoy views along the Aegean coast
  • Discover why the temple was built and the Greek legends that surround it from your knowledgeable guide
  • Feast on a delicious 3-course meal at the seafront Ithaki restaurant in Vouliagmeni Bay
  • Choose a morning tour with lunch or an afternoon tour with dinner
  • Experience the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour
  • This Viator Exclusive tour-and-lunch combination cannot be booked anywhere else!
Meet your guide at your central Athens hotel and set off on a scenic drive along the Attica Riviera. Soak up the scenery of the Saronic Gulf as you wind your way along the coast, past seaside villages, soaring sea cliffs and sandy beaches.

After a 90-minute drive, arrive at Cape Sounion at the southernmost tip of the peninsula and catch a first glimpse of the cliff-top Temple of Poseidon, silhouetted against the sky. Spend time admiring the grand ruins and striking Doric columns of the Greek temple, which dates back to 44 BC and was dedicated to the god of the sea. Learn more about the mighty monument from your guide and spot the graffiti carved onto one of the columns by Lord Byron back in the early 19th century. Don’t forget to bring your camera – the views from the cape stretch far across the Aegean sea and extend all the way to the Peloponnese on a clear day.

Next, hop back into your private vehicle for the 45-minute journey to Vouliagmeni, a romantic seaside town framed by lapping waves and golden beaches. Settle into your seats at Ithaki, one of Attica’s most beautifully situated restaurants, where you’ll enjoy either lunch or dinner depending on the tour option selected. Look out over the dreamy landscapes of Vouliagmeni Bay as you tuck into a 3-course spread of delicious Greek cuisine, made with fresh, seasonal ingredients (sample menu below). With your appetite sated, journey back to Athens, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
  • Bruschetta with tomato, olive oil and parmesan
  • Fresh Buffalo mozzarella with cherry tomatoes, rocket and basil light sauce 
  • Mixed green salad with lettuce, roasted pine nuts, carrots, green and red salad, radicchio, nuts, balsamic vinaigrette, oil-lemon sauce, basil and sundried tomatoes
  • Fresh pappardelle with rooster bites, varieties of herbs, olive oil, cherry tomatoes and fresh rocket
  • Chocolate pie with ice cream
  • Homemade lemonade
  • 1 beer or 1 glass of wine, 1 soft drink, bottled water, coffee
Vegetarian or Vegan meals provided upon request at no additional cost

Reviews

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L
, Jul 2017

Great tour on a hot day in Greece. Our tour guide and driver was so nice and informative. The visit to Poseidon's temple was amazing and the lunch we had at Vouliagmeni was delicous. Thank you for making us have a memorable day!

S
, Oct 2015

Great tour guide . Very knowledgable and gave us as much time as we wanted for pictures. Beautiful sunset over the sea during our dinner.

H
, Jun 2015

My mother and I took this private tour on a cloudy, cool and windy day in late May, but it made for dramatic pictures of the Temple of Apollo and Cape Sounion. The temple was remarkably intact and the many partridges on the site were very cute! The drive to Sounion and back was beautifully smooth thank you, Stavros! and Gina, our guide, was very engaging and knowledgeable about ancient and modern Greece. After our time at the Cape, we were taken to a lovely restaurant in Vouliagmeni with a view of the Aegean and had a nice four-course set lunch. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Thank you both for a wonderful day!

M
, May 2015

We took a 4 days cruise and visited Athens and did the tourist stuff but all all our experience the private tour to sounion was what I will remember for ever as the best experience of my life. My 2 children were with me all they also agree that it was the best thing of our trip.

R
, Apr 2015

This was a highlight of our trip the tour guide and driver were excellent we got to see many different sights alone the way and Cape Sounion was just spectacular and the walk around we had a wonderful meal in Vouliagmeni which was just perfect great local and very very good food and wine.

W
, Apr 2015

I can not explain just how amazing this trip was. Worth every penny and more. Our tour guide was the BEST! She treated us like royalty and provided so much history and knowledge is was incredible. I could have spent my whole time in Athens with her just talking about the history. The sites are breathtaking - the lunch was very nice as well. it was the best day we had in Athens by far.


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