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  • Athens: Blue Hop-on-Hop-off Bus and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

    1. Athens: Blue Hop-on-Hop-off Bus and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

    Temple of Poseidon and Cape of Sounio sunset tour: You will drive along the south coast to the Athenian Riviera, which will allow you to easily reach the otherwise hard-to-get-to Sounion. Once there, you will be dazzled by the famous landscapes that surround Sounion. In the times of the ancient Greeks, this site was revered as sacred ground dedicated to the gods Poseidon and Athena. You can marvel at the Temple of Poseidon, which perched upon the cliff’s edge 70 meters above the sea. Later, walk the blessed earth of Sounion, one of the places sung about it in Homer’s Odyssey. You can then stand upon the same cliff where it is said King Aegeus threw himself off. The tale is told in Greek mythology that Aegeus told his son Theseus that if he defeated the Minotaur, he should return to Athens with ships bearing white sails. Theseus forgot this request, and when Aegeus saw ...

    It was a nice tour. The bus is very comfortable and you learn alot from the audio tour. Be aware it is a sunset tour so you'll arrive with only an hour and a half to do things. This is fine if you only want to have a drink and explore the temple. If you want to explore the beaches and towns you will need more time.

  • Cape Sounion: Sunset Tour from Athens

    2. Cape Sounion: Sunset Tour from Athens

    This 5-hour excursion begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Athens. Enjoy a comfortable 50-minute drive along coastal roads in an air-conditioned minivan. Take in views of idyllic beaches and small villages along the way. At the ancient Greek temple to Poseidon, the god of the sea, the guide will tell you about its history. Enjoy some time here to relax and take in the views over the Aegean Sea. Cape Sounio is best known for its spectacular sunsets and blue flag beaches. During a stop here, enjoy the opportunity to swim nearby. The tour ends with a drop off at your hotel in Athens.

    I was looking for an afternoon sunset tour to Cepe Sunion that would combine seeing some of the Athens Riviera and some swimming. This one fit the bill. On top of everything we had a wonderful guide, Sotiris, a comfortable Mercedes van, and there were only 5 of us - allowing for safe travel and social distancing. The program was well-chosen, the swimming spot was perfect, so was the timing - we made it to the temple of Zeus in time to see it and then watch the sunset. Everyone was very pleased and said it was the highlight of their experience. Sotiris was a wonderful guide and driver - polite, friendly and attentive. Communication with the host was great - he told me where to be for pickup and explained how to get there. I recommend the tour. Take it, you'll enjoy it.

  • Athens: Catamaran Sailing Cruise with Meal and Drinks

    3. Athens: Catamaran Sailing Cruise with Meal and Drinks

    Enjoy a sailing trip of maximum 10 guests on a luxurious catamaran, along the coastline of Athens. Share an all-inclusive cruise, offering the opportunity to discover the enchanting Athens Riviera. Start from the Marina of Agios Kosmas at 10:00am, and again at 3:00pm, with a duration of approximately 5 hours, sailing almost 25 nautical miles in the sea. While on–board you receive a welcome drink and get information about the vessel orientation and safety briefing. Head out in the blue waters for the chance to sunbathe, swim and snorkel. During the trip, hear historical narrations across the Athenian coastline. The captain will make 2 to 3 stops for swimming, and you will be served complimentary Greek wines, beer and refreshments, while enjoying a special Greek barbecue meal, prepared on–board and served at a picturesque location.

    This was one of the highlights of our trip. The driver that picked us up was prompt and fun, playing great music in the van. The boat was impeccable, the food was amazing and the stops were gorgeous. We got to jump in the water and swim/snorkle twice and it was stunning! Mike the captain was so fun and everything was great! A fun way to spend our anniversary!

  • Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

    4. Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

    Depart Athens by bus from Halandri Metro station and reach Cape Sounion in time for the mesmerising sunset. Famously mentioned by Homer in his epic poem, The Odyssey, learn about Sounion’s past and present from your archaeologist guide. Walk around the magnificent Temple of Poseidon, one of the most important temples in Greece. Discover the signatures on the temple marble left by famous authors who visited the Cape of Sounion, including the Romantic poet Lord Byron. Watch the sunset over the clear waters of the Aegean Sea. After this unique experience, discover the Athens Riviera. Stroll along the promenade past waterfront cafes and see where Athenians come to escape the city.

    Wonderful experience! Our guide, Viki, was very nice and gave us lots of explanations and informations about myths! I really remember this activity :)

  • Athens: 2-Hour Highlights Tour by E-Bike After Sunset

    5. Athens: 2-Hour Highlights Tour by E-Bike After Sunset

    Experience Athens after dark on an e-bike ride through the city center. Listen to street musicians and enjoy the cooler air of the evening as you admire the historic monuments illuminated for the night. Climb the Hill of Nymphs for views of the Acropolis and Mount Lycabettus. Stop at Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the Greek Parliament building to admire the traditional tunics of the Evzones guards. Discover the site of the first modern Olympic Games at the Panathenaic Stadium. Cycle the picturesque streets of Plaka, lined with cafés and restaurants, and see the Ancient Agora, Temple of Hephaestus and porticoes of the Stoa of Attalos.

    This tour was so much fun! We loved seeing Athens at night. Scooting around the city on ebikes was exhilarating. Very safe but definitely on the more adventurous side. Our guide, Youssef, was fantastic. He provided us with plenty of facts about the city and the sights while also keeping it light and fun. I highly recommend this tour.

  • Athens Riviera: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Free Wine

    6. Athens Riviera: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Free Wine

    Sit on the deck of a comfortable sailing yacht and enjoy an evening sunset cruise around the Attica Coast, listening to chilled music while sipping wine. Hop on board a modern sailboat, meet the local skipper and be taken away on a memorable experience, sailing the Saronic Gulf during the most beautiful time of day. The captain sets sail every day at 4:00 PM. Cruise the coast of the Athenian Riviera, while you take-in stunning views. Experience sailing the sea just by the power of the wind. Let your crew look after you and enjoy a glass of wine (or another refreshment) at no cost. Learn the basics of sailing alongside your skipper or just sit and relax watching a gorgeous sunset. Ride the waves and explore the view of Athens from the sea. In the meantime, indulge in some authentic Greek meze (tapas) and high-quality Greek wine before making your return. 

    We had a great time on the boat. Excellent crew, delicious lunch, and the other guests were fun. Highly recommend. Would be a good solo activity as well if traveling alone.

  • Meteora: 2-Day and 1-Night Tour by Train from Athens

    7. Meteora: 2-Day and 1-Night Tour by Train from Athens

    You will independently take the train from Athens train station at 7:20 AM to Kalabaka and admire the beautiful Greek landscapes during your trip to Meteora. Arriving in Kalabaka at 11:30 AM, be picked up from the train station and transferred to check into your reserved hotel. After lunch, prepare yourself for the Meteora majestic sunset tour. You will be picked up from your hotel in the afternoon and after the tour be brought back to your hotel or to Kalabaka town for a short walk. The next morning at 09:00 AM, be picked up from your hotel and join a comprehensive Meteora morning tour or a Meteora hiking tour. For the next 4-hours, you have the chance to experience all the beauty of the unique phenomenon of Meteora and the holy monasteries on top of the rock giants. After the tour ends, transfer back to your hotel where you can get ready for your departure back to Athens. Your train ...

    Fantastic tour of this spectacular corner of the world. I was surprised to find myself the only person on this 2 day 1 night tour. After the four hour train ride from Athens I was picked up at the train station and delivered to my hotel.Rex Hotel was perfect except I was the only guest. (A large tour bus showed up later.) I had four hours on my own for lunch and shopping in the charming town of Kalambaka. A small van with 7 other tourists picked me up at 4:00 pm for an excellent 4 hour tour - entrance into one monastery and a tour of the Byzantine Church. Guide Dimitri was incredibly knowledgeable. We drove around all the monasteries with plenty of photo stops and Sunset Rock. Amazing! However do not confuse this with a Hiking Tour - it is not. The second day was a four hour tour with 3 other people- entrance into 3 monasteries. Great to get amazing photos in morning and afternoon sun. Then a couple hours free time for lunch before catching the train back to Athens. Meteora is amazing!

  • Athens: Dinner in the Sky Experience

    8. Athens: Dinner in the Sky Experience

    Join this activity and enjoy a truly unique culinary experience you will not forget. When you arrive you'll be greeted with a welcome drink. Select either the sunset option or the night time, starlight option. Pull up your chair at a table that seats 22 people before ascending 50 meters into the air to enjoy a 5-course meal while surrounded by beautiful panoramic views. This dinner in the sky experience gives you cityscape views just as the city below begins to light itself up for the evening. Enjoy the city panorama as the table rotates slowly. The illuminated Acropolis is an enchanting spectacle which you will not want to miss. Enjoy delicious Greek wines, recline in your seat and enjoy the beautiful city views from above. After the dinner ends you can take the last photos of the night before heading out for drinks at one of the many bars in the Gazi area.

    It's was dinner for my b day and not only it was amazing view and delicious meal but I even got happy b day sang to me , if you didn't do it yet please do it's one of a kind experience, we absolutely loved it

  • Athens: Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

    9. Athens: Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

    After traveling for a few kilometers through the South Coast and the Athenian Riviera, you will be bedazzled by the famous landscapes which surround Sounion. Sounion (or Sunium) was an important ancient Greek religious sanctuary dedicated to the gods Poseidon and Athena. Spectacularly located on a promontory in southern Attica, the site is dominated by the temple of Poseidon perched 70 meters above the sea on the cliff edge. Sounion is the setting for several episodes in Greek mythology, and is specifically mentioned as a place of religious significance in Homer’s Odyssey. In some myths, this is also the spot where the Athenian king Aegeus threw himself into the sea in despair upon having sighted the black sail of his son Theseus’ ship returning from Crete after his battle with the Minotaur. If you are keen on visiting the outskirts of Athens, such as Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon...

    Our tour guide, Giorgos was really nice and hospitable. He was very informative and full of enthusiasm.

  • From Athens: 5-Day Trip in Mykonos & Santorini

    10. From Athens: 5-Day Trip in Mykonos & Santorini

    Discover Mykonos, the island of the winds, and Santorini's picturesque sunsets on this 5-day private tour. Visit cosmopolitan shops, sandy beaches and places where celebrities from all over the world come on their holidays. In Santorini, walk around the picturesque narrow streets by the sea, explore the unique beaches, and have a wonderful meal by the sea. Your chauffeured service will also include a trip to visit the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos.

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I was looking for an afternoon sunset tour to Cepe Sunion that would combine seeing some of the Athens Riviera and some swimming. This one fit the bill. On top of everything we had a wonderful guide, Sotiris, a comfortable Mercedes van, and there were only 5 of us - allowing for safe travel and social distancing. The program was well-chosen, the swimming spot was perfect, so was the timing - we made it to the temple of Zeus in time to see it and then watch the sunset. Everyone was very pleased and said it was the highlight of their experience. Sotiris was a wonderful guide and driver - polite, friendly and attentive. Communication with the host was great - he told me where to be for pickup and explained how to get there. I recommend the tour. Take it, you'll enjoy it.

It was such a pleasure to cycle through the city with Kostas. Kostas was one of the best and kindest tour guides I’ve had so far in my life. I highly recommend this tour for your first day in Athens, especially when you only have 1-3 days. We saw a lot of the beautiful and vibrant city. Thank you to Kostas! Mees and I loved the tour and all the spots you showed us!

Perfect! The minivan was neat,our driver excellent and Ted, our guide, friendly and super professional. He explained some interesting things about locals (must see places, nightlife, where to go and what to avoid) and gave us some good information about Sounion and the Temple. He knew a lot about mythology too! Simply perfect.

The great guide Anastasia was missing, telling the mythology, she opened it finished, but it is very intense to be in the enigmatic temple the fall and the sun, something unique, the great driver

Great fun Guide very knowledgable and amusing. Well worth doing