CAPE SOUNIO & TRADITIONAL GREEK COOKING Half-day tour

“Nadia (our host) was so welcoming and entertaining. We could have stayed here all day!”

(Maria C.B., TripAdvisor)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Admire the majestic Athens Riviera all the way to Cape Sounio
  • Hear about history and myths under the Temple of Poseidon and walk the ancient citadel
  • Swim in the transparent waters of a secluded beach
  • Learn about Greek traditional and healthy food and taste a private meal in a traditional villa with stunning panorama

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Athens is blessed with a terrific coastline that few tourists know or get to enjoy. We will comfortably pick-you up at 9/ 9.30 am at your place and drive the 70 kms of the Athens Riviera all the way to Cape Sounio, the Southermost tip of the Attica peninsula. Along our way you will have the chance to admire all the must-sees of the Athens Riviera, such as the Kavouri peninsula, and take wonderful scenic pics.

Once in Sounio you will visit the majestic Temple of Poseidon (5th century BC). 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 that we will take you to a secluded beach away from the crowds where you will be able to enjoy the sun and the blue clean waters of the Aegean in total relax. You will be able to sunbathe, swim, snorkel, reading your favorite holidays book, explore the coast or just lay back.

Touring and swimming makes you hungry, and for your lunch you will enjoy a special treat, a traditional mouth watering Greek lunch in a beautiful garden in a private house. Your host, a lady cook, will welcome you and show you how to prepare typical Greek specialties also baked in the stone oven and treat you some of her own food prepared with the seasonal goodies of her biological veg garden. Traditional pies, stuffed tomatoes, eggplant salad, roasts and fish are only some of the delicacies you will taste. After lunch we will eventually return to Athens.

INCLUDED

  • Private transfer with hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • A tour leader for the whole tour
  • Admission to Cape Sounio and Temple of Poseidon
  • Refreshments and snacks
  • Stop in a beach for swim
  • Greek traditional cooking and meal in a private villa
  • General liability insurance
  • All applicable taxes and VAT

NOTES

Our tour leaders speak many different languages. You should take with you swimwear, sunglasses, sun hat, suncream, towel and flip flops. Extra health and accident personal insurance available upon request.

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.

A house is also available for holiday lettings for up to 4 guests at the same premises where the cooking class and lunch take place.

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