Here’s a full-day walking tour that’s off the beaten track along the southeast tip of Attica. Hiking, culture, nature, history and geology all come together in this beautiful eco-tour! Discover secret places and hidden treasures only 50km from the city of Athens, throughout the year.
This area was inhabited since the Neolithic period. It was the main silver mining center in both ancient and modern Greece, giving ancient Athenians much ruling power during the Classical era.
This hilly region, known as Lavreotiki comprises the ancient harbor town of Lavrion and the National Park of Sounion. It boasts a wealth of important archeological monuments and more recent historical sites. It is ideal for full-day adventure tours.
Walk through pines and bushes along ancient trails, passing by ancient tunnels, pits and workshops, complete with their cisterns and ore washeries. Walk further down to the marble quarries, which produced marble that was used to build Poseidon’s temple – the renowned masterpiece from Athens’ Golden Age. From the peak of Mt. Vigla take in the breathtaking view of the sparkling blue of the Aegean Sea and approach the majestic temple to end this perfect day against its famed sunset.