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Constellations, ancient temples, moon, planets and galaxies, Greek mythology and famous heroes. All these elements blend together in a unique experience at Attica’s Southernmost promontory about an hour from central Athens. A unique tour that Beyond Athens is proud to offer adding a fascinating dimension to the already remarkable life experience that is visiting Cape Sounio.
You will be comfortably picked up at your hotel around 4 pm and by our van and tour leader and head towards Cape Sounio. On your way there and as the sun will be slowly leaning toward the sea horizon, you will enjoy impressive views of the Saronic Sea, beaches, coves and fishermen villages and stop at a beach for a refreshing swim. Once arrived in Cape Sounio you will have the chance to learn stories about this enchanting site, its architecture and the myths that surround it. The magnificent sunset viewed from above Cape Sounio is a one-of-a-kind experience that you will want to capture with your photo camera.
After a pic-nic meal, you will start stargazing with an Astro-Guide, who will guide you through the sky by naked-eye, highlighting the points of interest with a laser pointer (Uranography). Some interesting targets will be shown through binoculars. This guidance is based on a specific scenario that includes elements of Astrophysics, Mythology and Ancient Greek History.
The ambience of Cape Sounio and its rugged coastline provide the ideal setting for relating with the natural elements, experiencing Greek mythology and getting lost in time.
At the end of the activity, our van will drive you back at your hotel in full safety (you will arrive at your place before midnight).
The starting and return time of the tour can change according to the time of the year and according to sunset time (you will be informed about any time changes beforehand). Cape Sounio can be quite windy, you should carry a light jacket in the summer period and a heavier coat in fall/ winter.
The tour can take place only in good weather conditions. In case of unexpected and extremely bad weather during the day and once the tour has started we will suggest an alternate tour/activity in replacement of this tour.
Bring the following for your tour: sunglasses, hat, swimwear, towel, mosquito repellent, flip flops or similar.
Do inform us beforehand about any food intolerances, allergies etc.