THE DEEP SOUTH – Day tour

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relax with the Saronic Sea and Mediterranean landscapes
  • Explore Sounio National Park on a mountain bike
  • Walk through the ancient silver mines with great views over the Aegean sea
  • Visit a local winery and discover Greek grape varieties
  • Visit the impressive Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Your The Deep South day tour will start with a van picking you up at your hotel in the morning. The driver will welcome you aboard and provide you with general info about the day’s itinerary and activities and hand you informative material on the area that you will explore.

You will first head to the Sounio National Park, at the South end of the Attica peninsula, where you will enjoy a mountain bike ride amidst lush pine greenery and ancient silver, lead and zinc mines with stunning views of the Aegean Sea and Saronic Gulf. You will also be surprised by the impressive natural limestone cavity known as “Chaos”.

The bike tour will end in Cape Sounio, where the majestic Temple of Poseidon (5th century BC) stands. Cape Sounio is a spectacular place inhabited since the archaic times, where goddess Athens first and Poseidon God of the Seas later were worshipped. It was particularly relevant because of the rich silver mines in the area and its geographic and strategic position. You will be able to admire 16 original columns of the Poseidon Temple, the military walls, ancient roads and dwellings below the temple.

After visiting Cape Sounio the tour will take you to the premises of a prestigious winery where you will learn and experience the qualities of local grape varieties and of Greek wine in general. In particular, you will hear and taste typical varieties dating back to Ancient Greece such as white Savvatiano, before enjoying a Greek food light lunch (al fresco, if nice weather).

INCLUDED:

  • Transfers with private car or van
  • A tour leader
  • A 2 hrs. mountain bike ride (gear provided)
  • A visit to a local winery, wine tasting and light lunch
  • Admission to Cape Sounio and Temple of Poseidon
  • General liability insurance
  • VAT and all applicable taxes

NOTES

You will need a comfortable/ sports outfit and shoes; if hot weather sunglasses, hat, suncream, swimsuit, beach towel, your photo camera! We may need to postpone or cancel the tour due to poor weather conditions, in this latter case we will refund the whole amount. In case of unexpected and extremely bad weather during the day and once the tour has started we will suggest a tour/activity to replace the bike tour. If you do not agree we will refund you a 30% of the paid amount. The program of the tour can change upon request, and price accordingly.

Single individuals are welcome to book the tour as well. If by the date of the tour minimum participation requirement is not met, a new date will be suggested or the client is free to cancel with full refund of the paid amount applying. If more people sign in for this tour on the specific date, partial refund may apply if the corresponding rate for shared group tour is lower than the paid amount at the time of booking.

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