SEA KAYAKING TOUR
A Fantastic chance to view the Temple of Poseidon by Sea Kayak!
Return transfer from/to your hotel in Athens.
Paddle along the Athenian Riviera to Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon!
DID YOU KNOW? “Sounion Hieron” (sanctuary of Sounion) is first mentioned in the Odyssey, as the place where Menelaos stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides.
At the end of the Archaic period an imposing temple was constructed in the position of the Classical one seen today, but it was slightly smaller in dimensions. It was Doric, made of poros, with an external colonnade of 6 x 13 columns, and an internal one which supported the roof. Its construction was interrupted by the Persian invasion and the temple remained unfinished. The later temple, that is preserved today, was also Doric, with 6 x 13 columns, made of Agrileza marble, but without an internal colonnade. The stylobate measured 13,47 x 31,12 m. It was constructed in 450-440 B.C. and, according to another theory, was the work of the architect who had also built the Hephaisteion (“Theseion”) in the Ancient Agora of Athens
DETAILS FOR THE GUIDED TOUR
|Period of operation :||April to November|
|Price :||Please query: person for 2 participants (for more or less participants, feel free to contact us)|
|Duration :||Approximately 6 hours (Paddling time about 2 hours)|
|Minimum attendance :||2|
|Level requirements :||Age 10 and above, swimming knowledge, basic physical condition.|
A guided tour with a difference: Sea kayaking whilst in Athens!
A unique and dynamic activity in the Saronic Gulf’s (Athens) natural environment, using the body’s strength and your senses. Admire the stunning views from the seaside along the Athenian Riviera all the way to Cape Sounio and to the famous Temple of Poseidon!
En-route, enjoy a light snack on one of the islets. Upon arrival at Cape Sounio, visit the famous temple and end the day with a marvelous meal at the tip of the mainland.
Price includes Included:
– Certified BCU sea kayak guide
– All necessary sea kayaking equipment
– Entrance fees to the archaeological site
– Light snack
– Meal at a local tavern at the end of the activity
– Anything not mentioned above
– Personal expenses
– Drinks during meal
What to bring
- A swimming suit and hat
- A towel
- One ltr of water
- Sun screen
- Shoes that will get wet
- Dry Clothes
Meeting point and time
– Meeting point: Your accommodation in Athens,Time: 09:00 (Morning) or 15:00 (Sunset tour).
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Valid till 30 November 2017 ♥ T&C’s Apply
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