Cape Sounion- Athens Riviera:
The Temple of Poseidon through the Coastal Road
They say that words fail to describe the experience of being inside the Temple of Poseidon and looking out onto the Aegean Sea. To this, we add a private sea ride with high-speed rib boat.
- Visit the Temple of Poseidon built on a rock that looks as though it floats between the sun and the water.
- Take a tour of the archaeological site of Sounion, experiencing the energy of the “sacred triangle” of antiquity.
- Take a sea ride tour around the vertiginous limestone cliffs surrounding the Temple and soak up the warmth of the Mediterranean, dipping into the crystal water whenever you feel like.
- Visit remote islands and snorkel or scuba dive at stunning underwater caves. Our diving experts guide you through the most stunning views of the untouched Aegean seabed- Here lies the mythical King “Aegeas”, plummeted into the sea while waiting for his son Theseus to return from the Minotaur’s labyrinth.
- Cruising the Athens Riviera is a sensory experience. Recover with a sumptuous picnic on the beach, while our friends at the nearby family tavern prepare sea-food specialties and choose the right whites to accompany them- All you need to sate your Greek appetite.
Tip: Never leave Sounio before sunset.
- Full- time services of a certified professional mountain leader and interpretive guide.
- Entrance fees to the archaeological site of Cape Sounion.
- Private services of snorkeling and diving instructors certified by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and trained in first aid in and out of the water.
- Our 10-meter high speed boat is fully equipped with all life-saving safeguards according to the law.
- State of the art snorkeling and diving equipment.
- Private services of a certified captain during the cruises.
- Hotel pick- up and drop off (minivan).
- Transport by minivan & private services of a driver during the tour.
- Private set-up for a beach picnic, including wine and local delicacies (full meal).
Price & Group Size
Our tours are designed to be implemented by a small, friendly group of 4-12 people. Of course we can personalize the tour for 1 traveler, 2 companions or a larger group of people.
This is a private tour. Prices vary according to group size.
All of our tours include some physical activity- it is an essential part of the Pace Odyssey experience. This is an easy active tour. However, we can tailor it to your ideal activity level.
Who can dive?
Anyone who is reasonably fit can dive, and do that in a very safe and enjoyable way. Men and women up to 70 years old can practice the sport together with their diving instructor.
The only prerequisite is to know how to swim. Diving is not a particularly demanding physical activity and is actively enjoyed by people of all ages and physical readiness.
The following list informs you about the suggested equipment in order to enjoy a pleasant and safe hike.
Feel free to adapt it to your personal needs.
- Backpack (to carry a bottle of water, your camera, an extra T-shirt, snacks etc.).
- Clothing: T- shirt, shorts or Bermuda shorts.
- Casual shoes, snickers or hiking shoes (we suggest hiking shoes that hold the ankle securely- vibram type sole).
- Sun hat or cap.
- Sunglasses, sun cream and lipstick.
- Bottle of water (1.5 liters minimum).
- Beach towel.
*A first aid kit is provided by us and placed under the responsibility of the guide, who is certified in first aid and CPR.
When to go & Wheather
Greece has a typical Mediterranean climate, which lends itself to mild and often wet winters and dry summers. The country is mostly sunny throughout the year.
Spring is pleasant and sunny in most of the country. The days with some rainfall become less and less frequent. Temperatures are gradually warming up but light layers are still recommended for the cooler nights.
Summer in Greece is hot and sunny. The Meltemi, a northerly wind typical of the warmest months (July and August), often blows, making the hot days smoother. Pack a bathing suit and lighter clothing, especially if you’re visiting Greece during the peak months of July and August.
Fall is warm, making it a great time to visit. Similarly to summer, bring lighter clothing, a swimsuit, and good sunscreen. If you visit later in the season, a sweater will be useful for increasingly chilly nights.
“Sitting, still, weeping, his eyes never dry, his sweet life flowing away with the tears he wept for his foiled journey home…”
Homer, The Odyssey