Private half day Athens Riviera
Half-Day Sightseeing Tour to the Temple of Poseidon
5 HOUR TOUR €170
Cape Sounion is located 75 km south from the centre of Athens, where at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula lies the famous ancient Temple of Poseidon.
The Temple of Poseidon which was built in the 5th century BC to honour the Greek god of the sea, is one of the most important sanctuaries in Attica. During the half-day tour to the Temple of Poseidon you will have the opportunity to visit the impressive ruins of the ancient temple and to admire the surrounding natural beauty.
According to the Greek mythology it is here that King Aegeus of Athens flung himself off the cliff because of the mistaken belief that his son had died in a battle with the Minotaur on the island of Crete, giving the name to what is known today as the Aegean Sea. This ancient tragic tale of Theseus and King Aegeus is still used in the modern story-telling today.
The view here is breathtaking and it can be best enjoyed over a cup of coffee. If you are visiting Athens during the summer, the best time to take a half-day sightseeing tour to the Temple of Poseidon is during the early afternoon. Cape Sounion is known for its captivating views of the Aegean Sea and is one of the most romantic places to watch the sunset.
On the way back from your half-day sightseeing tour to the Temple of Poseidon we recommend a late lunch or dinner in one of the fish tavernas which are lined up on the coastline of the Athenian Riviera or in the city of Piraeus. We guarantee a remarkable experience that will leave you with the fondest memories of your holidays in Greece.
Highlights of this Tour
|Beach of Cape Sounio||Temple of Posidon