Temple of Poseidon Tour – 6 Hours – 158km
Our first stop is at Vouliagmeni lake (optional entrance 8€)
The lake is about 50 centimeters above sea level and so it is constantly overflowing and being replenished by the hot springs beneath it. The composition of the lake is brackish and full of such minerals as potassium, natrium, lithium, ammonium, calcium, ferrum, chloride, iodine and is slightly radioactive (the good kind, I guess). These minerals are known for giving relief to bone and muscle problems as well as those listed above. The lake is recognized as a wonder of nature because of its unique appearance and the surroundings. Scientific research and studies have discovered that millions of years ago, where the lake is now, there was once a large cave with a large number of hot springs. Eventually the high temperature and moisture of these springs caused the roof to collapse.The underwater cave at the edge of the lake has never been fully explored. Among the 14 tunnels which make up the cave there is one which at 800 metres is the longest in the world.
Our second stop is at Anavissos beach for swimming
Anavissos is one of the most known and beautiful beach resorts situated close to Cape Sounion. Over the years, many Athenians have moved here from the city centre and many countryhouses have been built on the hill slopes facing the crystalline beach. The area is well-known for its clean and shallow waters, ideal mostly for the children who love activities in the water and the sand. The beach is surrounded by tall pine trees and a lush green environment that create a peaceful landscape in combination with the crystal clear waters.
Our third stop is at temple of Poseidon (Optional entrance 5€)
The temple of Poseidon at Sounion was constructed in 444–440 BC. This was during the ascendancyof the Athenian statesman Pericles, who also rebuilt the Parthenon in Athens. It was built on the ruins of a temple dating from the Archaic period. It is perched above the sea at a height of almost 60 metres (200 ft). The design of the temple is a typical hexastyle, i.e., it had a front portico with six columns. Only some columns of the Sounion temple stand today, but when intact it would have closely resembled the contemporary and well-preserved Temple of Hephaestus beneath the Acropolis, which may have been designed by the same architect.
Our forth stop is to Varkiza
Varkiza Athens: The sandy beach of Varkiza is pretty far from the city centre but you are guaranteed a pleasant trip. It is one of the less crowded beaches with all the beach facilities like volley courts, snack bars and a play area for the children. The beach is easily reachable by bus, directly from the town centre. The town of Varkiza is one of the most popular areas in the southern suburbs, quite lively during the summer season. It is extremely developed with plenty of cafes and nice restaurants lying around the coast. The biggest part of Varkiza includes beautiful complexes and newly built villas with a terrific view to the sea. It is a nice trip for most of the Athenians, especially during the weekends.
Temple of Poseidon Tour – 5 Hours
|Vouliagmenis Lake (Soft Drink)||20 Minutes|
|Anavisos (Swimming)||40 Minutes|
|Sounio (Archaeological Sightseeing – Optional Entrance 5€)||30 Minutes|
|Varkiza (Stop For Snack)||20 Minutes|
|Information for the places|
Does Not Include:
|Full Insurance||Extra 20€|
|Entrance To Sight Seeing||Optional|