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Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Half-Day Trip from Athens hotels

Price: $65.00
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Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Half-Day Trip from Athens hotels

Visit the temple of the second most powerful god of Greek mythology, the sea god Poseidon. You will take a scenic trip along the Saronic Gulf to reach your destination at Cape Sounion, which was described in Homer's "Odyssey" as the "Sanctuary of Sounion". Along with your Temple of Poseidon tour, you will have a fantastic view of the Aegean Sea.

After meeting your professional and English-speaking guide, begin your Cape Sounion tour with a scenic ride along the beautiful coast of Greece. Marvel at the beauty of the beaches along the Saronic Gulf, such as Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza, as well as the numerous natural caves.

The incredible views of this tour only start there. Prepare to be amazed as the scenic ride brings you to your tour of Cape Sounion. Surrounded by water on three sides, Cape Sounion looks over the Aegean Sea. According to legend, the Aegean Sea received its name from Aegeus, the king of Athens. It is believed that Aegeus leapt to his death off a cliff at Cape Sounion in response to his son's death. You will be able to visit the marvelous ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, originally built in 444 BC. Stand in the site that the ancient Greeks chose to worship their god of sea, due to the phenomenal view of the water on three sides. This tour of the Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion is a must do while in Greece. Enjoy the ancient and natural wonders of this unique civilization that still captivates visitors after thousands of years.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Shore Excursion Departs From
Numerous area hotels. Please select a hotel above.
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Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes are recommended.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 2 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsLong DriveJuly 13, 2019

Reviewer: Janine Nailon
This was a good tour, but it was a very long drive from Athens to the temple. Our tour guide was knowledgable and gave us a lot of good information on the bus to and from, as well as at the site. I think if you are in the area you should definitely take the time to see this, but, be prepared for the drive.

5 StarsCape Sounion / PoseidonDecember 27, 2016

Reviewer: Quinten Stewart
The trip to and from the Cape/Temple was safe and full of sites that were referenced while we drove. The guide was informative and helpful and prepared. The site was full of history and the guide offered help with historical times and events so that it was exciting. The entry/access to Poseidon's temple was quick and efficient. It was a fun excursion for my family.

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