Athens – Sounio Tour

The Athens aquatic

Are you a fan of Poseidon because he is a bearded Greek god with a six pack and a trident? Do you want to get to know first hand the story of who the Aegean Sea was named after, the sea where the infamous party island of Mykonos can be found? If you consider yourself a cultured traveler who wants to live life to the fullest, you owe it to yourself to pay a visit to the Athens Riviera. Take a day trip east to admire the beautiful sandy and rocky beaches of Attica on the Athens-Sounio tour.

Highlights
1

Acropolis

Apprx. 2hrs

Acropolis

Apprx. 2hrs

The Acropolis is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Property. The Acropolis of Athens and the monuments placed there are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by the ancient Greeks to the world. Athens’s citadel was a place where great artists created masterpieces under the guidance of the sculptor Pheidias, who transformed the rocky hill into a unique monument of thought and the arts. The Parthenon, built by Ictinus; the Erechtheon; the Propylaea or the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, designed by Mnesicles; and the small temple to Athena Nike are just a few of the breathtaking sights to explore.

Temple of Olympian Zeus 2

Temple of Olympian Zeus

20min

Temple of Olympian Zeus

20min

The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, also known as the Olympieion, was built over several centuries starting in the 6th century BC and only finally completed by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in AD 131. Its unusually tall pillars and ambitious layout made the temple one of the largest ever built in the ancient world. The temple’s glory was short-lived, as it fell into disuse after being pillaged during a barbarian invasion in the 3rd century AD, just about a century after its completion. The Temple has stood through the ages and remains a glorious sight to see.

Panathinaic Stadium 3

Panathenaic Stadium

5-10min

Panathenaic Stadium

5-10min

Built on the ruins of an ancient stadium of the 4th century BC, the Panathenaic stadium is still the biggest marble stadium in the world with an approx. capacity of 70,000. It’s the one that hosted the first modern Olympic games of 1896, a place where you can breath history. All current, classic marathon races finish in the Panathenaic stadium. Jogging round will blow your mind as you uniquely experience both cardio and history.

4

Lycabettus Hill

10min

Lycabettus Hill

10min

Lycabettus Hill, right in the center of Athens, is considered one of the most romantic places in the capital. With its beautiful views of the city, it’s ideal for a magical stroll. At 277 meters above the sea, with the telescope from the top you can see from the Acropolis to Pireaus and, when weather conditions permit, as far afield as the island of Aegina.

5

Cape Sounio-Temple of Poseidon

30 min.

Cape Sounio-Temple of Poseidon

30 min.

At Cape Sounio the great temple of the sea god, Poseidon, has stood since the dawn of Greek civilization. The only Doric temple to have been preserved until this very day is located at a height of 73 meters above sea level. In the surrounding spaces of the sanctuary, temples dedicated to several gods, statues and altars create a unique scene. One of the most iconic statues among them is the “Sounion Kouros” (Kouros – young man), which is exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum.

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Tour Preparation

No need to spend time planning anything or stressing about your trip. You should only get prepared physically and mentally. So before any other preparation, it is extremely important to pack and put on your biggest smile, and then start to choose the perfect outfits to slay with your fabulous, vacation looks. Take the most comfortable clothes and shoes. Sun is super bright and always shining in Greece, so do not forget your sunscreen, your hat and your shades under any circumstances. When gazing from the top of Lycabettus Hill or from the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounio, an accessory that could come in handy is a pair of binoculars, in case you wish to enjoy the spectacular view from the highest hill of Athens or the endless blue of the Aegean Sea.

  • Choose comfortable shoes
  • Remember your shades
  • Grab your binoculars
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