Cape Sounion Half-Day Tour from Hotel
Sale Price: $69.00
Enjoy a full afternoon of historic sights on this Cape Sounion tour. Your Sounion afternoon tour begins with a nice drive down the coastal road leading to the cape, where you'll get a majestic view of the Saronic Gulf. The gulf is home to a number of charming islands and gets its name from the mythological king Saron, who is said to have drowned in the area. You'll also drive past several beautiful Athenian suburbs, including Glyfada, which is considered the "Beverly Hills of Greece".
Your next tour stop is Cape Sounion. There you'll find the ancient ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea. The Temple of Poseidon dates back to about 444 B.C., when it was constructed atop the ruins of another temple. Of the original 42 Doric columns that decorated the temple, only 15 are still standing today. If you look carefully, you can find the name of the famous poet Lord Byron carved into the base of one of columns; he visited the site in the early 19th century. Before returning to your bus to end this Cape Sounion afternoon tour, don't forget to snap a photo of the amazing panoramic view of the Greek islands. Experience a wonderful mix of history and beauty on this Sounion tour full of unforgettable sights. Book your tour today to travel back in time and explore ancient Greece.