A perfect fit for first-time visitors, this five-day city tour highlights both Athens' ancient history and modern culture. Visit the sleek Acropolis Museum, tour Athens' tasty food markets, and bask in the Riviera sun at the Temple of Poseidon.
Enjoy your drive in a comfortable car, whizzing you along the Athenian Riviera, a beautiful coastline with hidden bays and beaches. You'll pass marinas like Flisvos Marina, where you'll find luxury yachts and sailing boats. Enjoy an ever-changing landscape that goes from bustling urban to the relaxed seaside.
Make a stop at Lake Vouliagmeni, a collapsed cave with underwater tunnels. This natural mineral spring mixes freshwater and saltwater and maintains a warm temperature year-round. The tour ends at the tip of Cape Sounion, home to the famous Temple of Poseidon that overlooks the Saronic Gulf and its islands. This 5th-century archaeological site is where Greeks worshiped Poseidon, the God of the Sea.
Before heading back to the city, you can opt for an early dinner at a traditional taverna right on the beach. Enjoy fresh seafood caught just a few feet from where you're sitting, plus good company and the sound of the waves lapping the shore as you watch the sunset.
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Itineraries with Athenian Riviera & Cape Sounio Sunset Tour near Athens
Athens was made for strolling, as you'll find out in this itinerary. The neighborhoods of Monastiraki, Syntagma, Plaka, and Makrygianni hide petite pedestrian streets and neoclassical homes overflowing with floral balconies. You'll see street art with an artist, be schooled by a chef, and take a sunset visit to the Temple of Poseidon. Step back into history with day trips to Delphi and Mycenae before departing.
Explore the expanse of the city of Athens and its surroundings with this nine-day itinerary. Get the lay of the land with a morning bike ride, see the site of the Oracle at Delphi, and learn to cook like an Athenian under the view of the Acropolis among many other activities.