Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Private Tour
5 Hour Athens tours €150
Athens tours, 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.
CAUTION, we would like to inform you that all our routes are strictly done by professional Taxi drivers, furthermore you can also book for a mini van too which has to be booked in advance. However the Taxi & mini van drivers are not tour guided and it is against the law for them . In the instance that you would like a tour guide we can arrange for a fully certified tour guide to accommodate you in order to get the most information out of your tour.
Temple of Poseidon: Full 8€ / Reduced 4€
Reduced ticket: European citizens over 65 years old, University students
Free entrance: People under 18 years old, students from European Union
Highlights of this Tour
|Beach of Cape Sounio||Temple of Posidon