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1. Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
Explore Athens, the Port of Piraeus, and the coastline of the Athenian Riviera at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Benefit from easy transportation to key attractions, such as the Panathenaic Stadium and Parthenon at the Acropolis. Travel on 4 lines for 1 day, including Athens (Orange Line), Piraeus (Blue Line), Glyfada (Yellow Line), and Vouliagmeni (Green Line). Get acquainted with the Greek capital's most beautiful sites and enrich your cruise or vacation experience. Recorded commentaries in 16 languages will provide historical, cultural and social information about one of the most ancient capitals of the world. Blue Line - Piraeus Ideal if you have just arrived on a cruise, you can hop on the Blue Line at either of the cruise terminals in the Port of Piraeus, just a stone's throw from your cruise ship. See attractions such as the yacht marina at Pas...
Was great. Took us around town. The maps were extremely confusing however and not all stops had the corresponding numbers on the signs. Otherwise, it was great.
2. Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Tour: From Athens
The tour begins with a breathtaking drive along the scenic coastal road. During this relaxing ride you’ll enjoy splendid views of the Saronic Gulf while passing through some of Athen's most beautiful suburbs; Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza. Arrive at Cape Sounion, a historic and beautiful area of Greece. The steep cliffs offer a breathtaking, panoramic view, and on a clear day you can look out to some of Greece's beautiful isles. In addition to the views, look forward to visiting the 5th-century B.C. Temple of Poseidon. God of the Sea, Poseidon was second only to Zeus in Greek mythology. Made of white marble, the columns still stand today as a reminder of the Athenian Empire. The trip will conclude with a relaxing drive back to Athens after having experienced the sights and architecture of ancient Greece.
Great tour, very interesting stories about the history were told by our guide. Very convenient, no need to search how to get there, just buy the tour and all will be taken care off
3. From Athens: Scuba Diving at the Blue Hole
Benefit from pickup at your hotel or the port in Athens, and then avail of the perfect diving conditions of a site 25 to 45 minutes drive from the city center. Get a short safety briefing from an experienced instructor on arrival, and then explore the beautiful reefs and rock walls of the famous Blue Hole. Enjoy great visibility of up to 30 meters in the warm water, fed by the hot springs of Vouliagmeni. The Blue Hole resembles a man-made well near Vouliagmeni Lake, and is said to be connected to the lake via an underwater cave system that has yet to be explored. Benefit from easy access to reconnect with the natural world as the crew use an underwater camera to record memories, available to you free of charge if your desire.
4. Cape Sounion with Guided Tour in the Temple of Poseidon
Afternoon Tour Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and countless coves, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour Cape Sounion is, the Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea. Standing atop sheer cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, the marble temple has served as a landmark for sailors from ancient times until today. The "Sanctuary of Sounion" is first mentioned in the Odyssey, as the place where Menelaus stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides. Construction on the grand Temple of Poseidon began around 500 BC but was never completed; the temple and all the votive offerings were destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC. The Temple of Poseidon that now stands at Sounio was built in 444 BC atop the...
Our guide Xenia was delightful. She has an extensive educational background in Greek history and archaeology, but above that, she is a passionate storyteller. We loved getting out of Athens and seeing the coastal countryside, with Xenia’s running commentary on the sites. Sounion Cape is lovely, the temple worthwhile.
5. Athens: Vouliagmeni Coastline Walking Tour and Lake Visit
Set in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, Vouliagmeni Lake is a rare treasure of the Attica peninsula. The idyllic landscape is a unique geological feature with lush vegetation and a diversity of flora. It was created when a cave roof collapsed due to the high temperature and erosive nature of the thermal spring. This unique natural attraction is part of Greece’s national NATURA 2000 network and is a classified protected wetland. Not surprisingly, it is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. First, take a 2-hour guided walk in the hills of Vouliagmeni, followed by the option of swimming in the warm lake, which maintains a year-round temperature of 22°C. These mineral-rich spa waters are also known to have healing properties. The tour concludes with lunch at a local seaside tavern just a short walk from the lake. The stunning beachfront location and delicious home-cooked cuis...
6. Cape Sounio 4-Hour Private Tour from Athens
Enjoy a private 4 hour excursion to the southernmost point of Athens and visit the 5th-century Temple of Poseidon. On this tour that’s priced for up to 4 persons you’ll pass beautiful suburbs such as Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza, on the Athenian Riviera. The drive will take you along 70 kilometers of coastline. Stop at Vouliagmeni Lake to enjoy the views. The healing properties of the lake water have been known since ancient times, and the lake is the only natural spa in Athens. After an hour’s drive you’ll arrive at Cape Sounio, home to the Temple of Poseidon, which was part of the Acropolis building program. Take in views of the Saronic Gulf at a local café or restaurant. The Temple was dedicated to the god of sea and is associated with many mythological tales. After enjoying an optional meal or refreshments, you’ll return to your Athens hotel or the cruise port.
7. Private Tour in Cape Sounio
Your private 4-hour tour will start from your hotel or your cruise ship in the morning. You will drive along the coastal line of Athens, passing by Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Anavyssos, Voula, Palaia Fokaia and Sounion. A driving experience with views of exceptional beauty,giving you a great opportunity for gorgeous pictures. On your way to Sounion, you will stop at the Lake of Vouliagmeni which maintains a constant temperature of 24 Celsius the whole year round. This fantastic lake stands hidden from the bypassers, but gathers visitors from all over the world and bathers every summer. Finally, you will visit the temple of Poseidon, God of the Sea, a temple that even Lord Byron admired at the famous Cape Sounion. This is a perfect combination of the history and the amazing view of the southern coast of Athens. Get ready to experience the best sunset in Athens and have one of the most romant...
8. Athens and Cape Sounion Private Full-Day Tour
See the highlights of Athens on a full-day private tour and marvel at monuments from Ancient Greece, such as the Parthenon, Erectheion and Temple of Athena Nike. Discover other highlights of the Acropolis complex, such as the gate of Propylaia and the Areios Pagos, where St. Paul preached. Continue to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Panathenaic Stadium before watching the Changing of the Guards ceremony in front of the Greek Parliament. Get stunning views from Lycabettus Hill, and then journey along the coast to the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea, and then travel back to Athens via Lake Vouliagmeni.
9. Athens Riviera Trikke Bike Tour & Vouliagmeni Lake
Experience the beauty of the Athenian Riviera from a 3-wheel, electric vehicle on a safe and innovative 2.5-hour tour. Perfect for couples, groups, and families with kids, the specially designed vehicles will deliver you to the most beautiful beaches of Athens with ease. Start with a brief safety orientation briefing to ensure you feel confident operating the vehicle. Then, ride the narrow and sandy isthmus that connects Kavouri Beach to the mainland en route to Vouliagmeni Lake. Sunk in the remains of a huge limestone cave that is fed by lukewarm springs, the silly, brackish waters of the lake are said to have healing properties for rheumatism and arthritis. Along the way, sink your toes in the sandy beaches tucked between rocky shores.
Enjoyable ride along the coast line. Need to set a time for the "light" lunch rather than handing us a sack of sandwiches at the end of the tour.
10. Athens: Private Cape Sounio and Vouliagmeni Lake Sunset Tour
Following collection from your Athens accommodation, pass through some of the city's most scenic suburbs whilst following a coastal road. Your first stop is to Lake Vouliagmeni, a hidden treasure of the Athenian Riviera. Lake Vouliagmeni has a steady temperature all year round, ranging between 18-24 degrees Celsius. Its water is brackish, containing underground sea water mixed with the water of a spring. This makes it an ideal location for swimmers who visit the lake to profit from its mineral-rich water. Following the lake, continue along the coastal road whilst admiring the green and rocky coastline of Attica on your way to Cape Sounion. As you approach the promontory, the columns of the Temple of Poseidon are visible from the road, standing proudly on top of a hill and dominating the surroundings. The temple was erected to honor the ancient Greek God of the Sea, Poseidon. On a lowe...
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What people are saying about Vouliagmeni
It was great Hardly any people Nice tour Earphones great for all different languages Only thing was too much traffic
Perfect organization. Very kind, professional and helpful staff and drivers. Well done !!!!
It greatly facilitated mobility in athens, center and beaches. Very good.
A very beautiful day we joined the useful to the pleasant I recommend it
Fantastic and economic way of exploring all Athens