Take a break from the city center and it’s time to spend a few hours exploring the beautiful Athenian coastline, Cape Sounion and the majestic Temple of Poseidon.
Your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel in a spacious and comfortable vehicle of your choice. Throughout the day your driver will share with you his local knowledge as well as personal recommendations in each area. Your driver will also suggest photo stops at all important landmarks to be seen along the way, however, you may choose yourself where and for how long you wish to stop at each place.
After a quick introduction, you will board your private ride and head towards the southern-most tip of the Attica peninsula, Cape Sounio. Located approximately 65 kilometers outside of the center of Athens, it is a relaxing seaside drive along the western coastline with a view to the Aegean sea. On the way, you will pass through the scenic Athenian Riviera, made up of several of Athens’ wealthier municipalities and best beaches. The cosmopolitan town centers of Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni are all buzzing with bars, cafes and seaside restaurants that attract people from all over Athens. It is also home to Vouliagmeni Lake, a must-see geological phenomenon made up of thermal springs and underwater caves leading out to the sea.
The majestic Temple of Poseidon is an important landmark and holds significant historical and cultural value for Athenians with some of the earliest archaeological remains dating back to 700 BC. The temple was dedicated to the God of the sea, Poseidon, and was considered a sacred place of worship. Perched on the highest point of the rocky promontory and surrounded by 3 seas, it was an important maritime navigational point as well as a sign of hope for sailors returning to Athens after many days at sea. Not only can you explore the historical monuments on site, but the Cape also offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Aegean sea and nearby islands such as Kea, Kythnos, Serifos and Aigina.
After exploring the Temple of Poseidon, your chauffeur will take you to a traditional Greek tavern by the sea to have lunch while enjoying the view and cool Mediterranean breeze. Your driver will ensure you receive an authentic experience and offer personal recommendations for local dishes and delicacies.
After your meal you will return to Athens along the same relaxing coastal route, and your friendly chauffeur will drop you back off at your hotel.
The tour is completely customisable, so you can choose how long you wish to spend in each location as well as make extra stops if you like.