Lake Vouliagmeni & Sunset at Cape Sounion

Afternoon tour, Wednesday, July 10th

Start your excursion by swimming at Lake Vouliagmeni, which is a rare geological phenomenon with thermal mineral waters and underwater tunnels, ending up with a magnificent sunset experience from the temple of Poseidon at the archaeological site of Cape Sounion.

 

Map

 

Lake Vouliagmeni
Lake Vouliagmeni
Temple of Poseidon at sunset
Temple of Poseidon at sunset

 

This is a tour organized only for ISIT 2024 participants. Depart with a private guide and bus to Lake Vouliagmeni. Immerse yourself in its pristine waters and bask in the soothing embrace of thermal springs, or just relax at the cafeteria. The lagoon formed about 2,000 years ago, following an earthquake. The lake has quite unique environmental conditions: it is supplied with warm seawater (28-35°C) via an underground channel spreading through a network of flooded caves, so its temperature never drops below 18°C. In July, the water temperature ranges between 23.7 – 27.8 °C. Because of its constant warm water temperature and its rich content in hydrogen sulfide, the lake functions as a spa since the end of the 19th century. The lake hosts the only existing population of a species of sea anemone, “Paranemonia vouliagmeniensis”. It has been declared a natural monument by the Greek State and is part of a Natura 2000.

After Lake Vouliagmeni, you will head to Cape Sounion, by driving along the coastal road of the Athenian Riviera with spectacular views of the Saronic Gulf. Upon arrival, you will visit the Temple of Poseidon, founded in the fifth century B.C. and built on a 60-meter-high promontory surrounded by the sea. You will enjoy impressive views of the Aegean Sea from the ruins, having time to relax and take photos before the sun settles at around 20.45.

 

Lake Vouliagmeni
Lake Vouliagmeni
Cape Sounion panoramic photo
Cape Sounion panoramic photo

 

Cost summary

The cost per person will depend on the number of participants taking the excursion. At least 20 participants must join the tour:

  • In case 20 persons are joining the tour: € 107/person
  • In case 30 persons are joining the tour: € 84/person
  • In case 40 persons are joining the tour: € 72/person

These prices are not yet fully fixed. Accurate final prices will be posted closer to the conference dates. The rates include:

  • Luxury A/C coach
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to Lake Vouliagmeni and Cape Sounion (€ 26 till further notice)
  • All taxes
  • Local agent's office assistance

To join the excursion, you must fill in and send us a form, that we will upload as soon as the conference registration opens. More information will be posted soon.

 

Cancellation policy

The cancellation policy for the customized excursions is strict due to organization constraints. For the ISIT 2024 customized excursions, we need to secure a specific number of attendees for the excursion to materialize.

  • Date of cancellation up to thirty days prior to the excursion: full refund (minus € 20 adminstration fees)
  • Date of cancellation less than thirty days prior to the excursion: no refund