This tour gives you the opportunity to explore the antiquities of the temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion & the marvelous sunset.
We always offer you the flexibility to change the itinerary according to your wishes.
- Location Cape Sounio
- Departure / Return Location Customer Defined
- Departure Time Customer Defined
- Return Time 5 hours after lunch
- English speaking driver
- Free WIFI on board
- Transportation in luxury can according to the group size
- Entrance tickets
- Tour Guide (Contact us if you like a tour guide to inform you for the cost)
- sedan: 1 to 3 pax
- minibus or van: 4 to 8 pax
- minibus: 8 to18 pax
Greeting you at your pick up point (hotel,cruise ship,Airbnb) you begin your journey to the Cape Sounio driving along the coastal line of Athens (the Attica Riviera) admiring the Saronic gulf, passing by the most splendid suburbs of Athens like Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Anavyssos, Voula, Palaia Fokaia enjoy a photo stop at Lake Vouliagmeni before ending at Cape Sounion. This fantastic lake stands hidden from the bypassers, but gathers visitors from all over the world and bathers every summer.
A driving experience with views of exeptional beauty, giving you a great oportunity for gorgeus pictures. As you approach Cape Sounio, it rises like a sheer cliff out of the sea. The headland is shaped like an axe-head with cliffs on three sides. Homer knew it as the “sacred cape” when he described it in his poem the Odyssey in the 8th century B.C., and when Nestor describes the journey home from Troy, he mentions “Sounio, the sacred promontory of Athens”.
The current Temple of Poseidon dedicated to the god of the sea, built upon an earlier temple, dates from around 440 B.C. The view from the temple is equally spectacular.Your private guide will tell you more of this sites prominent place in Greek history and mythology and how it played a part in the Aegean Sea getting its name.
Built in the time of Pericles, the architecture and dimensions of the building are identical to those of the Hephaisteion in the Agora of Athens. The beauty of the surviving Doric columns has inspired many poets, including Lord Byron. This is a perfect combination of the history and the amazing view of the southern coast of Athens. Get ready to experience the best sunset in Athens and have one of the most romantic moment in your life.
After your visit to Sounio, you will return to Athens along the same coastal road.
- Cape Sounio Full: €4
- Free admission for Journalists / Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age) / University students from Greece and the E.U
Opening hours for Temple of Poseidon
Winter period: 9:30am until sunset
Summer period: 8:00am until sunset
Last entry 15 min before closing.
Sites’ Opening Hours during Holidays
6 January: 08:30 – 15:00
Shrove Monday: 08:30 – 15:00
Good Friday: 12:00 – 15:00
Holy Saturday: 08:30 – 15:00
Easter Monday: 08:30 – 15:00
Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 – 15:00
15 August: 08:30 – 15:00
28 October: 08:30 – 15:00
25 & 26 December
What to wear
Summer: Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, athletic shoes and sunscreen.
Winter: Comfortable warm clothing, jacket and winter shoes.