On this tour, big-hitting sights like the Temple of Poseidon share space in the itinerary with countryside towns, traditional food and Greece’s capital, Athens. It kicks off with a scenic coach ride along the coast. Don’t forget your camera, as you can capture sweeping panoramas of the Saronic Gulf en route. You’ll also pass through chocolate-box towns in the suburbs of Athens, like Glyfada, Kavouri, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and Lagonissi. When you arrive at Cape Sounion, you’ll pay a visit to the Temple of Poseidon, which has stood on the edge of a seaside cliff since the 5th century BC. From the temple, you’ll move on to Mourouzi’s Greek Tavern for a meze-style meal, washed down with a glass of local wine. After lunch, your driver will take you on a panoramic tour of Athens’ city centre, before dropping you off in Plaka. You’ll have some free time to explore the town’s cobblestone streets – in the shade of blossoming bougainvillaea – before getting the coach back to the port.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.