Experience a 3-day weekend in Athens downtown and Athens Riviera at a leisurely pace, allowing us to explore the city's beautiful neighborhoods and landmarks while embracing the principles of slow living. We'll take relaxing walks and immerse ourselves in the local culture, learning the stories behind each place we visit. We travel along the Athenian coast and become part of the seaside life.


  • Date:20/9/2024 09:00 AM - 22/9/2024 09:00 PM
  • Location
  • More Info:Athens downtown Athens Riviera Cape Sounio

 

Description

Experience a unique 3-day trip in Athens and Athens Riviera to Cape Sounio-The Temple of Poseidon

About the Weekend

Experience a 3-day weekend in Athens downtown and Athens Riviera at a leisurely pace, allowing us to explore the city's beautiful neighborhoods and landmarks while embracing the principles of slow living. We'll take relaxing walks and immerse ourselves in the local culture, learning the stories behind each place we visit.

We travel along the Athenian coast and become part of the seaside life.


The capital of Greece, Athens, is renowned for its rich history dating back to antiquity and its impressive monuments. The Acropolis of Athens, particularly the imposing Parthenon, an ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, after whom the city is named, is the city's most famous symbol. In Athens, the old and the new coexist harmoniously, creating a vibrant atmosphere for both locals and visitors. The city has remained in the same location with the same name for centuries.

The Athenian Riviera is located just 30 minutes from the center of Athens. It is a 70-kilometer coastline that starts from the port of Piraeus and reaches the Cape of Sounion. It serves as a natural extension of the city towards the sea and is a recreational area for the residents of Attica.

Cape Sounion and the impressive Temple of Poseidon are situated at the southern tip of Attica, offering a stunning view of the Aegean Sea. The area has been inhabited by humans since prehistoric times. The ancient Temple of Poseidon is strategically positioned and boasts a spectacular view. It is steeped in powerful ancient myths and heroism.


During our trip:

We will start our tour in the central and historic Syntagma Square, which is the center of the city. Then we will visit the National Garden, a beautiful and refreshing park, and see the impressive buildings. Finally, we will have dinner in a lovely and comfortable place with a view of the Acropolis.

A day trip takes us to the Athenian Riviera, passing by the sea and crossing beautiful beaches, picturesque harbors, and small settlements on the way to Cape Sounion.

We admire Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, and we listen to the myth involving Athens, King Aegeus, and his son Theseus, as well as Crete King Minos and the myth of the Minotaur!

We will stop at the Municipality of Vouliagmeni to visit the small Vouliagmeni Lake, nestled among the surrounding rocks.

Afterwards, we will have dinner by the sea, where we can enjoy the sunset and share more stories.

We explore the old city of Athens, including the historic districts of Plaka and Monastiraki. During our visit, we stop by the Museum of Modern Greek Culture, which has reconstructed an entire neighborhood of Old Athens, specifically the lost district of Vrysaki.


Indicative Schedule

Day 1- Friday, 20.09.2024

  • Meet at the entrance of the National Garden and introduce the team.
  • Take a walk through the Garden with some storytelling.
  • Stroll through Syntagma Square and learn about the important buildings surrounding it.
  • Enjoy dinner at a selected restaurant with a view of the Acropolis.

Day 2 – Sunday, 21.09.2024

  • Meeting at Elliniko metro station.
  • Visit to the Athenian Riviera via the coastal route Voula-Vouliagmeni-Vari.
  • We will end up at Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon for a guided tour and storytelling.
  • Visit to Lake Vouliagmeni.
  • Dinner at a restaurant by the sea, admiring the sunset.
  • Return to Elliniko metro station.

Day 3 – Sunday, 22.09.2024

  • Meeting at Monastiraki metro
  • Visit the Museum of Modern Greek Culture in Monastiraki
  • Farewell with the last meal – everyone's favorite Greek street food.

Disclaimer: This schedule is indicative and is subject to changes as we move closer to the excursion date.

Attention: Detailed instructions and times will be sent via email 2 days before the excursion!


What’s included

Transportation to and from Athens Riviera, Cape Sounion, Vouliagmeni district. 

Tour to Athens Riviera, Cave Sounio and Poseidon Temple

Walking tours Athens downtown, Syntagma Square, Plaka and Monastiraki

Visit to the Museum of Modern Greek Culture 

2 dinner meals 

1 lunch meal 

Escorts by the Ef-Zin Greece team.

What’s not included

Air tickets and tickets in general to and from Greece 

Hotel accommodation and breakfast

Water, drinks and beverages

That which is not clearly stated above.


Additional info

Language: English

Cancellation Policy: Secure your spot and pay a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total participation cost. If you cancel your participation after August 10th, 100% of cancellation fees will be applied.

Important Information: The total amount will be refunded if there are COVID-19 restrictions or restrictions related to any other pandemic.

Dietary Needs: If you have a special dietary need or allergy, kindly let us know in advance so we can accommodate you as best we can.

Payment Method

(a) via PayPal: by clicking the corresponding icon, you will be redirected to the secure payment environment of PayPal to complete your payment.

(b) by deposit in the bank account of Cosmos of Culture 

IBAN GR5401401560156002002013143 at Alpha Bank. 

Additionally, any bank charges will be your responsibility.

After completing the transfer, you can send us the receipt to the email: tours@efzingreece.org 

Please ensure that you include your name when making a bank transfer so that you can receive your official receipt from Cosmos of Culture.

For more information:

E-mail info@efzingreece.org or call us at +306977570928 (WhatsApp/Viber)