Athens and Cape
is a place of great cultural interest, as
well as a vivid and modern city. The harmonious
and perfectly balanced combination between
the old and the new age makes this city
unique. Both sides of Athens are extremely
appealing to tourists. There are many interesting
to visit and various cultural activities
to attend that cater for all tastes.
tour gives you an opportunity to
observe the striking contrasts that
make Athens such a fascinating city.
You'll be taken to see the centre
of the city. On our way to the Acropolis
you will see the Old City (Plaka)
the Agora Hadrian's Library, Thesseon
and the Pnyx "The hill of Democracy".
You will also climb the Acropolis
to see the famous theaters of Dionysus
and Herodes Atticus and the architectural
masterpieces of the Golden Age of
Athens: the Propylaea, the temple
of Athena Nike, the Erechteion and
finally, "the harmony between material
and spirit", the monument that puts
"order in the mind", the Parthenon
and have time to visit its Museum.
Athens for a wonderful drive along
the scenic coastal road which affords
a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf.
Passing through some of Athens most
beautiful suburbs (elegant areas
of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza)
we will arrive at Cape Sounio where
you will visit the 5th century B.C.
temple of Poseidon with one of the
most breathtaking panoramic views
in the world (on a clear day you
can see at least seven islands).
The Doric columns of local marble
have 16 flutings instead of the
usual 34. The precipice is a sheer
197- foot drop to the sea .
Ancient Greeks believed that Sounio
was the house of Poseidon, the
God of the Sea. Time for
a swim (if desired) in the crystal
blue water of the Aegean Sea or
dine by the seaside in a small picturesque
harbor under the temple of Poseidon.
From Sounion to Lavrion 6 miles far) the road winds its way
along the east coast of
Cape Sounion More....
The landscape is more verdant than
on the western side, villas and
hotels are dispersed among the pine
and olive trees above little beaches
nestling in the creeks. At Lavrion
in ancient times there was an abundance
of silver mines.
Today the Greeks still come and
pay homage to the divine nature
of the Cape. Words cannot describe
it. You have to see it ... and don't
miss one of the most breathtaking
panoramic sunset views in the world
while having a drink or a variety
of sea food, somewhere by the sea.
Approx.( 8 hours)
Acropolis site (Museum): Summer, daily,
8a.m. to 7p.m.Winter, 8a.m to 5p.m. Last
entry 30 min before closing.
Closed on Holidays:
, March 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday, Christmas
Day and Boxing Day. On Good Friday, the
sites are open 12.00 - 17.00.
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