Vravrona & Cape Sounion Full Day Tour

Duration: 8 hours

This tour takes you to the Temple of Artemis in Vravrona which constitutes the ultimate example of what the ancient Greek sacred sites used to look like and to Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio that is the southest part of Attica peninsula. Visit also the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio, the southest end of Attica Peninsula and take your time to admire the spectacular view.

If extention is chosen you will visit also the birthplace of the Marathon Race, the field of the historic Battle of Marathon in 490B.C.

Vravrona & Cape Sounion Full Day Tour / Details

The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Vravrona and Cape Sounio Full Day Tour  includes but is not limited to:

  • Archaeological Site of Vravrona
  • Temple of Artemis at Vravrona
  • The unique stone bridge at Vravrona
  • The cave shrines at Vravrona
  • Archaeological Musuem of Vravrona
  • Exhibits and toys found on the excavation presenting the children’s everyday life in Ancient Greece at Vravrona
  • Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio
  • Athenian Riviera
  • South suburbs of Attica named Palaion Faliro, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza

If extension to Marathon is chosen:

  • 9m-high tomb at Marathon
  • Marathon Race Museum
  • Archaeological Museum of Marathon
  • “Marathon Youth”

We can customize this tour to your needs.
If you want to skip or add something, please let us know in advance.

Meet your chauffeur at the lobby of your accommodation. Our journey begins by following a road through beautiful rural fields full of pistachio trees and royal fig trees. Upon our arrival you will realize that Vravrona constitutes the ultimate example of what the ancient Greek sacred sites used to look like. You will have the chance to see and explore the temple of Artemis. Close to this temple you can also see the unique stone bridge and the cave shrines, among which is the renowned shrine of Iphigenia.

Artemis was believed to be the Goddess of vegetation and hunting, but also the protector of women in child-birth and their infants. Every four years the festival in honor of the Goddess was held here. A procession started from the shrine of Artemis on the Acropolis of Athens and concluded in Vravrona at the sanctuary of Artemis. Women also used to offer gifts to the sanctuary during their pregnancies in order to placate Goddess Artemis and convince her to guarantee a safe childbirth or even thank her for the healthy newborns. Such offerings, in addition to intricate ceramic depictions of the procession, are part of the collection of the Archeological Museum at the site of Vravrona that we will visit as part of our exploration.

The museum of Vravrona is also the ideal place to visit if you want your children to get a good understanding of the children’s everyday life in ancient Greece as well as the history, culture and heritage.

Little toys that were offered by children to Goddess Artemis, similar to toys that children continue to love nowadays are found in this Museum and as part of our visit we will explore aspects of the everyday life of Greek children.

Let yourself explore Vravrona and learn the intriguing stories and myths that surround this historical figure of the Goddess Artemis and enjoy the natural beauty of the area and walk through the paths that thousands of Athenians used to walk every time they wanted to feel closer to the divine element.

Your chauffeur will wait for you to continue all the way to Cape Sounio.

There you will visit the Temple of Poseidon and have time to let your mind roam through ancient monuments with the immense blue of the Aegean Sea as a background. You will be able to feel the summer breeze on your face and capture some of the greatest pictures anyone could ever imagine.

The beauty of the surviving ruins has impressed many travelers of the past centuries who have visited this magical place, among which the famous poet, Lord Byron who wanted to leave his signature on one of the columns. Visit the temple and try to find it yourself. Take your time to enjoy a tasteful lunch in a small tavern right by the water hearing the sounds of the sea and admiring the scenery.

After you visit Sounion, you will follow the seaside winding street of the Athenian Riviera. Allow yourselves to enjoy your ride while taking in all the wonderful information you gathered throughout the day.

You can choose to visit Marathon which is the birthplace of the Marathon Race, the field of the historic Battle of Marathon in 490B.C. by adding 2 more hours on your itinerary. At the end of your visit, your chauffeur will wait for you to take you back to Athens.

The private tour to the Vravrona and Cape Sounion, the Athenian Riviera and Marathon if extension is chosen, is one of the top rated tours, selected numerous times by discerning travellers who are in seek of an integrated experience that combines the beauty of the outskirts of Athens with the most beloved and integral part of the Athenian culture.

Entrance fee to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio is 4 Euro pp.

Entrance fees to Vravrona Temple are 4 Euro pp.

Entrance fees to the Marathon Tumulus are 3 Euro pp.

Entrance fees to the Marathon Museum are 3 Euro pp.

Free admission for:

  • Journalists
  • Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
  • University students from Greece and the E.U
  • University students and Students of Higher Education Institutes
  • Technological Educational Institutes
  • Military Schools or equivalent Schools of member states of the European Union
  • Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
  • Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age

Free admission for all on the following dates:

  • 6 March
  • 5 June
  • 18 April
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

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  • Summer Period: 1 April – 31 October
  • Winter Period: 1 November – 31 March

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Vavrona:

  • Winter period: 08:00-15:00
  • Summer period: 08:00-20:00

Opening hours for Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio:

  • Winter period: 9:30am until sunset
  • Summer period: 8:00am until sunset

Last entry 20 min before closing.

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Marathon Tumulus:

  • Winter Period: 08:00-15:00
  • Summer Period: 08:00-20:00

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Marathon Museum:

  • Winter period: 08:00-15:00
  • Summer period: 08:00-20:00

All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

  • 1 January: closed
  • 6 January: closed
  • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 25 March: closed
  • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
  • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
  • Easter Sunday : closed
  • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 1 May: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
  • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
  • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
  • 25 December: closed
  • 26 December: closed

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There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours:

  • Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
  • Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
  • Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
  • In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary.
  • Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour.
  • Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs
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