Athens, a different view

Length: 5 or 8 hours approx
Depart From: Athens

We will heading up, north of Athens passing some of Athens’s most beautiful suburbs like Kifisia, N. Erythraia, Ekali, Drosia. We will make a short stop at the dam of Marathon’s Lake, the main water source for the city of Athens. Approaching the plain of Marathon where the historical battle between the Athenians and the Persians took place in 490 B.C. We will visit the start point of the Olympic Marathon race, an event which started with the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896. Visiting “Tymvos”, the tomb which was raised in the burial ground in honour of the Athenian soldiers who fell in the battle against the Persians.

Our tour will be completed in the plain of Marathon with a visit to the Museum of Marathon. Driving through several towns – villages and summer resorts a stop will follow at the temple of Artemis in Vraona, sometimes called “The Parthenon of the Bear Maidens”. A different point of view of the Greek history on the opposite most crowded side of the city, but with a delightful Museum filled with images of the children who once studied at the temple of Artemis called “little bears” or Arktoi. The out-of-the-way location has protected the natural environment of this temple.

Time for lunch and there is no better place to have one than in  a seaside resort town called Porto Rafti at the East side of Attica. The town of Porto Rafti stretches amphitheatrically around the Rafti Bay, a bay of the Aegean Sea, on the east coast of the Attica peninsula. The region of Mesogaia is well known for its fine vineyards, figs, and pistachios. Currently, there are several modern wine-making facilities in the region.

Last but not least, you should know that we call it KERASMA, you may know it as a Free of Charge Service, but at the end of the day you will taste wonderful homemade dessert and a coffee of your choice at a unique café on our way back.

Time to bring you safely back at your Hotel after a wonderful day.

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

Free admission for:

  • Journalists
  • Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
  • University students from Greece and the E.U

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)

Summer Period: 1 April – 31 October

Winter Period: 1 November – 31 March

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.

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


  • The temple is reached by a packed half dirt half cement path leading up the hill.
  • Please note that on this tour, your driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb to the Temple of Poseidon. If you want a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you can hire one at extra cost.

Special Notes

  • Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended. Sun glasses and sun screen are suggested.
  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour.


  • Our prices are much better in comparison to those of the big Tour operators, because we are ourselves the tour operator and we do not use third party providers.
  • It’s always a great idea to bring a light Jacket as it usually quite windy and chilly specially in the evening.
  • A hat to protect your head and shade your face is also recommended when spending a significant amount of time in the sun.

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Terms of Use

For your safety inside the vehicle, drivers provide commentary only when it is deemed safe to do so while driving. When your driver must concentrate during difficult driving conditions, please refrain from any distracting behavior as your safety during the tour is our top priority.

Your driver will drop you off as close to the sites as legally possible and in accordance with the Municipality and Traffic laws of Athens.

Our service is solely confirmed when the potential customer has received an email confirming services along with the details of the tour. If the confirmation email is not received than please conclude that the service has not been confirmed. We suggest you contact us immediately for further clarification.