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Along the Athenian coast we go, revelling in stunning views and ancient stories of Greek mythology. At the tip of the coast, the ancient Temple of Poseidon awaits, where the sunset will leave you spellbound.

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Duration
Half day
Availability
Daily
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Group Type
Private
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Tour Highlights

Are you thinking of escaping the bustle of Athens for a few hours or even a whole day? Let us take you on an unforgettable trip to Cape Sounio! Get ready to feel unique vibes in the Temple of the God Poseidon, while enjoying a magnificent multi-hued sunset and panoramic sea views. This tour will leave you with memorable images and if you choose so, enjoy the healing properties of a natural spa along our way to Sounio.

  • Enjoy a private half-day or whole-day trip after the personal care and guidance of your licensed tour guide.
  • Visit the Temple of Poseidon and get ready to listen to fascinating stories from Greek Mythology.
  • Ideal for couples! Get inspired by romantic views and heart-melting sunsets!
  • Drive through coastal Athens to Cape Sounio and discover the beauties of Athenian Riviera
  • A superb experience for families! Your fun & knowledgeable guide will inspire your little ones with amazing stories from the Greek Mythology.

What you can expect?

Our fun and expert licensed guide will lead you on a trip full of majestic seascapes you will not soon forget. Our journey kicks off early in the evening so you can catch the magnificent colouring of the sky, while you soak up scenic views of the Athens Riviera on our way to cape Sounio. You will soon get to gaze over the Doric-column Temple of Poseidon settled on the top of a craggy coast hill overlooking the blues of the Saronic Gulf and the Aegean Sea; follow the clues of Lord Byron and meander around the same place where King Aegeus led all the days of his life.

During summer months, stop en route to the beach just below the temple of Poseidon and give in to an hour of relaxation in the refreshing waters of the Aegean Sea. Enjoy the sun and the sea, while having some cool refreshments that will energise you enough to ascend to the top of the hill of Poseidon, the southernmost point of Attica. 

In winter, since the temperatures do not allow a dip into the waters of Sounio, you will have the chance to visit for an hour the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, a newly-built complex located at the grounds of Phalero, an example of modern architecture that combines simple lines with the natural landscape and exploits the climate and seasonality of Attica. Wander around the award-winning Mediterranean Garden of the Cultural Center and head to the Pharos, where you can gaze at the expanse of the Aegean Sea. Have a look in the National Library of Greece or the impressive National Opera House while having a cup of coffee, a beverage or some snacks by the canal of the SNFCC. 

Some of the monuments you are going to visit:

The temple of Poseidon

The construction of the Temple of Poseidon started in 444 BC and was completed in only 4 years. This all-marble temple was the epicentre of Poseidon's cult with his colossal bronze statue of over 20 ft. laying inside the structure. On the site, the Athenians offered as a votive offering a whole Persian trireme that was captured after the naval battle of Salamis. The temple was decorated with a frieze, so fragmentary today that scholars do not agree on its iconography although it is rather safe to say that it depicted scenes from Centauromachy,  Gigantomachy, and some deeds of Theseus.

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • Hotel pick-up & private transfer to Sounio and Temple of Poseidon
  • An exceptional licensed tour guide
  • Optional: your personal set of sunbeds and umbrella to enjoy your small break at Sounio beach.

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites
  • Your lunch or dinner

Know before you go: This is a tour with a licensed expert guide

As we want to offer the best service to our guests, we have carefully selected expert licensed guides to ensure the best experience possible. Our team consists of a group of young professionals of high-expertise in the fields of Archaeology, History or graduates of the official "Greek State School of Tour Guides". Hence, they are well-trained to share their knowledge with the public in an interesting and fun way. Their academic background works as a springboard immersing you to the wealth of Greek culture and holding your undivided attention for the whole duration of the tour. Despite the aforementioned assets though, it is their enthusiastic character and passion about their field of study that unquestionably guarantees you a memorable tour experience.

FAQs

What is the spoken language?

The spoken language is English, German or Spanish.

 

Reviews

  • My friend and I wanted to do a last minute trip to Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon before we left the next day back to Los Angeles. Greeking.me was able to book us an amazing private tour down the coast to the temple. It was perfect timing to catch the sun setting. Everything was perfect! Thank you!

    - Nikki C
  • We booked four tours with Greeking.me [Night tour, Foodies, Acropolis and Cape Sounion]. All four guides were super,professional, knowledgeable, interesting and fun. Nikos, the owner of Greeking.me, is quick to respond and eager to help you have an unforgettable visit to Athens.

    - Deborah K
  • We were a group of 10, who booked 2 one day tours to get an introduction to Greece and Athens. We couldn't have been happier. First, Anna and Nikos, spent a considerable amount of time helping me develop an itinerary that would give us a good balance of the "must see" sites with a taste of what life is like for local Athenians. The end result was enjoyable, comprehensive and very reasonably priced.

    - Survivingwithteen

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