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From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

1. From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

Visit the scenic coastal views of Cape Sounion on a guided tour from Athens with hotel transfers. Travel along south Attica’s shoreline roads to reach the ancient Temple of Poseidon. Get panoramic vistas of the Aegean and explore the ruins of this temple before catching a beautiful sunset. Start your day with pickup at your accommodation in Athens. Enjoy a comfortable 50-minute drive along the coastal roads of Attica in an air-conditioned minivan and admire the idyllic beaches and small villages that pass by. Arrive at Cape Sounion and make your way to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the Greek god of the sea, and embark on a guided tour of this historic landmark. Learn about the mythology linked to the temple before having time to relax and take in the panoramic views over the Aegean. Continue to one of Cape Sounion's blue flag beaches to admire the sunset or swim in the paradisical Aegean Sea. After the tour, travel in comfort back to your accommodation in Athens.

From Athens: Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Tour

2. From Athens: Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Tour

The tour begins with a breathtaking drive along the scenic coastal road. During this relaxing ride you’ll enjoy splendid views of the Saronic Gulf while passing through some of Athen's most beautiful suburbs; Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza. Arrive at Cape Sounion, a historic and beautiful area of Greece. The steep cliffs offer a breathtaking, panoramic view, and on a clear day you can look out to some of Greece's beautiful isles. In addition to the views, look forward to visiting the 5th-century B.C. Temple of Poseidon. God of the Sea, Poseidon was second only to Zeus in Greek mythology. Made of white marble, the columns still stand today as a reminder of the Athenian Empire. The trip will conclude with a relaxing drive back to Athens after having experienced the sights and architecture of ancient Greece.

Cape Sounion with Guided Tour in the Temple of Poseidon

3. Cape Sounion with Guided Tour in the Temple of Poseidon

Afternoon Tour Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and countless coves, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour Cape Sounion is, the Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea. Standing atop sheer cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, the marble temple has served as a landmark for sailors from ancient times until today. The "Sanctuary of Sounion" is first mentioned in the Odyssey, as the place where Menelaus stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides. Construction on the grand Temple of Poseidon began around 500 BC but was never completed; the temple and all the votive offerings were destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC. The Temple of Poseidon that now stands at Sounio was built in 444 BC atop the older temple ruins. After the guided tour of the Temple we return to Athens approximately at 7pm.

Athens, Acropolis Museum, Cape Sounion, Cruise & Delphi

4. Athens, Acropolis Museum, Cape Sounion, Cruise & Delphi

Take this opportunity to combine half-day and full-day tours to take in a wide range of what Athens has to offer. Over this 3-day period you can set your own schedule and choose which days to take the following tours: Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Museum Morning Tour: Start with a short stop at the Panathinaikos Stadium, the site of first Olympic Games in 1896. See the most important monuments of Athens, making your way to the Acropolis. Continue with a pleasant short walk, passing by Herodion and the Dionysos Theater, to the New Acropolis Museum, where you’ll have a chance to view the exhibits. Cape Sounio Afternoon Tour: Enjoy a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road and take in stunning views of the Saronic Gulf. You’ll pass through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs on the way to Cape Sounio, where you’ll visit the 5th-century B.C. Temple of Poseidon, at the tip of Attica. Full-Day Delphi Tour: You’ll drive through Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova on the way to Delphi. Famous for its theater, Temple of Apollo, and ancient ruins, Delphi was considered the center of the earth and the universe in the classical Greek world. Pass by Castalia Spring and visit the archaeological site the Temple of Apollo. Explore the holdings of the Museum of Delphi, including the unique bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, and the Statue of Antinoos. Full-Day Cruise to Poros, Hydra, and Aegina: Take a break from city sightseeing and relax on a cruise to the islands outside of Athens. Travel to the green island of Poros, see Aegina's temple of Afaea (optional tour), and discover why Hydra is considered one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands.

Athens Citybreak Experience in 4-Star Hotel & 2 Guided Tours

5. Athens Citybreak Experience in 4-Star Hotel & 2 Guided Tours

Enjoy ancient sites, great food, and inclusive tours on this city break in the Greek capital. Day 1: Check-in to your hotel in the heart of downtown Athens. You're staying within a stone's throw of Parliament Square, where you can pop out and take in the splendor of the hourly Changing of the Guards ceremony. Alternatively, go for a stroll in the calm oasis of the National Garden. Enjoy a hotel location just a 5 minute walk from the Old Town. Also known as Plaka, this district is perfect to immerse yourself in the Athens street atmosphere. Enjoy a traditional meal in one of its many Tavernas before retiring to your hotel. Day 2: Start your day with an inclusive breakfast, before heading out for a 3-hour walking tour of essential city sights. Led by a a professional, local guide, you'll visit the Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Next, enjoy a visit to the Acropolis. Learn more about Athens' most famous landmark with a tour of the iconic site. After a break for lunch, its time to relax and hop on board for a bus trip up the Riviera coastline. Visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Admire the views from its perch high above the Aegean Sea. Sit back in comfort and enjoy your ride back to the city. You'll arrive by 7:00 PM, plenty of time to grab some dinner and relax at your hotel, or head out and explore the city's vibrant nightlife. Day 3: Begin day 3 with breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a final day exploring the city at your leisure.

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What people are saying about Sounion

A highlight of our Athens trip was definitely Cape Sounion & the Temple of Poseidon at sunset. The tour was definitely worth it for us. The day before we were told a new meeting point where we would be picked up by car (as far as I can tell, other tour participants felt the same - could it be organized differently in advance). During the drive, the tour guide kept providing us with a lot of interesting information about the area, which we really liked. The first short stop is at Lake Vouliagmeni (10 minutes) and another stop at the beach (1.5 hours) and at a viewpoint of Cape Sounion. The stop at the beach wouldn't have been absolutely necessary for us, since we basically didn't do the tour for swimming. Poseidon Temple tickets are not included in the tour price. Overall, the tour to Cape Sounion & Poseidon Temple is recommended.

Our guide Gari was really great! Because of her relaxed nature and all the stories she told us about the Greek gods, the trip there and back was very short. The one hour swim break was fantastic. And also the Temple of Poseideon with the sunset was very impressive! I can really recommend this trip!! In the end I was even dropped off in front of my hotel, although I had to be picked up somewhere else. Everything perfect!!

My teenagers and I did this activity, they said it was the most favorite part of their trip in Greece! We went up around 6:30pm, there was lots of shade on the way up. The top was beautiful definitely worth it! We did not use the audio.

It was a very pleasant and interesting trip, the guide is very nice, always ready to help you and answer all your questions, it is clear that he is an expert in the sector

Guide explained well and detailed, schedule was on point. One of the best sunsets in Greece.