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.
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.