John was amazing and very informative! We traveled to Athens with our two small kids and he was very patient and kind to adjust the schedule. The trip was very comfortable both for us and the kids!
You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Athens / Starting point
Your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Athens at a convenient time of your choice.
The Athenian Riviera
Including prestigious seaside suburbs of Alimos, Palaio Faliro, Glyfada and Voula is the coastal area in the southern suburbs of Athens, it's widely known for its beaches and considered the capital's nightlife hub.
Temple of Poseidon
Cape Sounion is noted for its Temple of Poseidon, one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. Its remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea.
Lake Vouliagmeni is a small brackish-water lake fed by underground currents seeping through the mass of Mount Hymettus located to the south of Vouliagmeni, Greece.
Athens / Starting point
The Athenian Riviera
Temple of Poseidon
Authentic Seaside Taverna
About the ride
Escape the city heat of 1Athens / Starting point and explore one of Greece’s most important historical landmarks, the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Located at the southern-most tip of the Attica peninsula, it is a relaxing 45 minutes drive through some of Athens’ most beautiful suburbs and coastal regions.
- Hotel pickup and dropoff from a professional English Speaking driver / local guide
- 100% Customisable & Private
After a quick introduction, you will board your private ride and head towards the southern-most tip of the Attica peninsula, Cape Sounion. 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 2The 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 3Temple 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 driver 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 Welcome Driver will drop you back off at your hotel or apartment.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Extremely friendly Took us to places not many people visit! Very informative !!! Felt like we knew him. Let us stay as long as we wanted at various spots! Absolutely the best choice. Love the tailored treatment we received.
We four women,ages 66-74, spent two perfect days on the best of Athens tour and The Visit Cape Sounion tour. Booking was easily done online. It is hard to find enough positive words to describe our 2 days with Alex. From the moment we met him, we knew we were in for a glorious time. We loved his passion for Greece, driving skills, boundless energy and enthusiasm, and extensive knowledge. He quickly learned how to pace our walks; He found the best places to eat and great views and overlooks. We saw so much, never felt tired or rushed, and loved seeing how his interactions with other drivers, guards,shop owners and restaurant staff got us great & unexpectedly efficient service. For instance, He asked the staff at a local tavern to open the door to the balcony so we could go outside. We always found great parking spaces in spite of crowds; and we learned much and laughed a lot. It was sad to say goodbye...He made our Athens trip magical and most memorable. Thank you, Welcome Pickups for finding Alex for us.
My wife and I had an amazing tour with Yiannis. Nola was very friendly, knowledgeable and catered to our interests when giving us a tour of the Sounion. The temple were quite interesting and the scenery during the sunset was spectacular. We highly recommend using Welcome Pickups tours and asking for Yiannis to be your driver. Thanks for the incredible memories.
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Personal English-Speaking professional Driver
- Free wifi onboard
- Fuel and tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Water and snacks
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Official Tour Guide - Our drivers are English Speaking and very knowledgeable of the places visited
- Beverages and meals
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the Visit Cape Sounion tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding the experience.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in depth information regarding historic facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
Do I need to be in a good physical shape?
The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly.
Comfortable Clothes & Shoes
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes since certain areas, such as the walk to the Temple of Poseidon, may have uneven or rocky ground.
In the summer months, the Greek sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also, be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
We recommend you always keep local currency on you (euro) as many local merchants do not accept cards as payment.
Terms of serviceExpand
- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws
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