Half Day Sunset or Morning Tour to Cape Sounio, Temple of Poseidon, Lake Vouliagmenis
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship, and passing by the coast line of Athens and Athenian Riviera, we will have our first stop at the famous Lake of Vouliagmeni, www.limnivouliagmenis.gr a wonderful and so unusual natural beauty that offers the visitor true moments of relaxation, for a coffee break before visiting Cape Sounio.
Following the Mediterranean coastline known as "Athenian Riviera" (if you wish we will have a stop for panoramic photos) we will reach at the second most popular site of the Greek capital, "Cape Sounio"(especially during the afternoon hours when you can take the chance of the breathtaking sunset over the Aegean Sea!) in order to visit Cape Sounio and the Temple of God Poseidon! Cape Sounio is located 70 kilometers south-southeast of Athens, at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula in Greece. Sounion is noted as the site of ruins of an ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea. According to the legend, Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, was lead to his death, falling off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea.
The myth says that King's Aegeus son, Theseus was sent to Crete to kill the Minotaur, a monster that was half man and half bull. If he succeeded, Aegeus asked to put on the boat white sails during his return. Although he did kill Minotaur, he forgot to change the black sails. Aegeus was anxiously looking out from Cape Sounion. Despaired when he saw a black sail on his son Theseus's ship, returning from Crete, which led him to believe that his son had been killed, he decided to kill himself.
The tour can start any time you wish. Either for sunset tour or morning tour. The duration of the tours is about 5 hours.