A great choice for Cape Sounion Tour, This Half day tour to see the Cape Sounion will begin with your allocated tour guide coming to collect you in the morning firstly, now whether you book as a regular group tour or as a private tour with us you shall be given your collection time upon time of booking, also your pick up can be from various points such as from Piraeus Harbour – your hotel depending upon which tour you wish to book either private or as a regular group tour.
Driving to Cape Sounion will take about 1:30 hours
The road to Cape Sounion drives past some of the most idyllic beaches but also too many caves to count on both hands, have to hand it to the ancient Greeks as they did know how to choose the perfect locations to construct their temples as you will soon see for yourself. We will take a drive along the scenic coastal road which has a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, we also pass through some of Athens's most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkazi) till we reach Cape Sounion.
Visit the Temple of Poseidon will take about 40 minutes
Here at Cape Sounion, we will find the Temple of Poseidon just perched on the top of a rocky hill but overlooking the Aegean Sea which is guaranteed to take your breath away as on a clear day you can see at least 7 islands in front of you! The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C. and you will see that many of the original Doric columns are still standing today, the drop from the temple down to sea level is about 197 ft. so as you can see the location is just brilliant. Sounion has been a sacred site since the beginning of ancient times. The “ sanctuary of Sounion” is first mentioned in the Odyssey. It is here that you can discover the Temple of Poseidon (god of the sea) it is a gem that is found to be standing on top of the hill overlooking the Aegean Sea. You will need to climb up the hill to see the Temple of Poseidon so you can breathe in the marvelous views of the sky and the ocean below.
At the end of the tour, your guide will then drop you back off at your allocated drop-off points where you will be able to spend the rest of the day relaxing and also reviewing your day with us.
*This Cape Sounion Tour is available all year round.
*Pick up and Drop Off
*Professional Licensed Guide
*Transport and Driver
*Lunch – Drinks