Coasteering in Sounion National Park

Coasteering in Sounion National Park

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: Greek, Italian, English
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Minimum age: minimum 12 y/o
  • Duration: 1 half day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Temple of Poseidon car park, Laurium, Greece
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Explore Sounion National Park from every angle on this coasteering adventure in Attica.

Towering over the southern tip of Attica, the Temple of Sounio pays tribute to the area's most powerful element. Explore Sounion from coast to coast on this hands-on nature trail along the tide line - jumping, scrambling and swimming with an experienced coasteering guide. An epic adventure in the shadow of all-powerful Poseidon!

Location
This activity is run and operated from Sounion National Park and travels from the Temple of Poseidon to Sounio beach. Cape Sounion is at the southernmost tip of the Attic peninsula, 8 kilometres south of the town of Lavrio, and 70 kilometres southeast of Athens (40 min drive).

Activity
Meet your instructor at the activity centre at the Temple of Poseidon for a four-hour coasteering excursion in Sounion National Park. Suitable for true adventure seekers, kit up with your group and receive a full safety briefing - learning the correct coasteering techniques - covering how to enter and exit the water, traverse the cliff lines and swim safely between sections. During this adrenaline-fuelled Attica adventure, you’ll explore caves steeped in ancient Greek mythology and craggy crevices - following your guide along the cliff line, wild swimming in tidal pools and leaping from cliff ledges into deep water plunge pools. Stopping to soak up the views of Sounio ruins ahead, your lead guide will tell you all about the marine life and heritage synonymous with this important archaeological coastline - leading you back to the beach where your adventure will end.

Conditions
Running from May - October, coasteering combines sea swimming, low-level climbing, traversing and ledge leaps into deep water plunge pools. Coasteering tackles a rugged coastal route so you will need to bring a pair of lace-up shoes with hard soles. 

Activity requirements

All participants must know how to swim

Included
  • Guide
  • Wetsuit/Helmet/BA
Excluded
  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-Off
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
  • Lace-Up Shoes
Meeting point
Temple of Poseidon car park, Laurium, Greece Get directions

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