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Athens Riviera Shore Excursion: Vouliagmeni Lake & Cape Sounion

A 6 Hour Private Shore Excursion Visiting Athens, Vouliagmeni Lake, Cape Sounion

Shore Excursion Overview

A private excursion to the Riviera of Athens. Discover the natural beauty of Vouliagmeni lake and swim at its mineral waters and hot springs with healing properties. Reach the southern-most point of the Attica region, Cape Sounion.

Visit the impressive temple of Poseidon perched on the cliff and enjoy unique views to the Aegean Sea and Saronic Gulf. This 6-hour tour is available in the morning or the afternoon, for a beautiful sunset experience.

Duration: 6 hours

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian


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The Shore Excursion Highlights

  • Drive through coastal Athens to Cape Sounion
  • Vouliagmeni Lake
  • Swim at the natural hot springs
  • Scenic views of the Saronic Gulf and Aegean Sea
  • Temple of Poseidon

The Shore Excursion Description

We leave the city centre of Athens for an escape to the “Riviera of Attica”. As we drive a long a scenic costal road with palm-fringed beaches and majestic view of the Saronic Gulf, we pass from some of the most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, Lagonissi and Anavissos).

Our first stop is at the lake of Vouliagmeni. Its natural beauty and tranquil environment will captivate you. The lake is about 50cm above sea level and so it is constantly overflowing and being replenished by the hot springs beneath it. The lake’s mineral and brackish waters have many healing properties. With a temperature ranging between 22 to 29 degrees Celsius (72 - 84 Fahrenheit) throughout the year, it offers the experience of a natural thermal spa.

Enjoy your leisure time here and swim at this silky waters or relax at the sunbeds and umbrellas that surround the lake. The cafeteria and restaurant located by Vouliagmeni lake are ideal for a beverage and snack.

The tour continues with a drive to the southern-most point of the entire peninsula, Cape Sounion. The ancient Greek traveler writer and geographer Pausanias mentions Cape Sounion at the very beginning of his description of Greece as a “sacred promontory of the Athenians”. Your guide will tell you the history and mythology of this unique location with great strategic and religious importance in ancient times.

You will visit the impressive Temple of Poseidon, built by the edge off the cliff, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. Available in the morning and afternoon, for a beautiful sunset experience.

The Shore Excursion Includes

  • Transportation by air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Entrance fee for Vouliagmeni Lake & Temple of Poseidon
  • Roundtrip transfer to your ship
  • Local taxes and VAT

The Shore Excursion Excludes

  • Meal and drinks during the excursion
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts (optional)

Additional Information

  • We recommend you take your swimming suit and a beach towel with you to enjoy a swim at the Vouliagmeni Lake.
  • The entrance fee includes access to the wc, dressing rooms and showers with hot water.