Athens & Cape Sounion tour Cape Sounion Tour
Cape Sounion Day Tour (8 hours)
Cape Sounion Full Day Tour
One of the most beautiful and relaxing road trips outside the city of Athens, that will give you the opportunity to see another side of Athens. Real Athens! Also if you want to start the tour on the afternoon you will experience an amazing breathtaking Sunset at the Temple of Poseidon.
While the Athenians were building the Parthenon, Pericles had the idea to reconstruct the Archaic temple that was destroyed by the Persians during the 5th century B. C. The location of the temple was one of the most important places strategically, because of the great view. The temple is located on top of the hill at Cape Sounion, 68 kilometers away from Athens and it was dedicated to the God of the Sea and brother of Zeus, Poseidon! Today only 15 out of the 34 doric style columns of the temple are still standing. About 500 meters away, on a lower place, there used to be a temple dedicated to the Goddess Athena.
In this tour you will have the opportunity to admire the Athenian coast line on the way to Cape Sounion, to visit the temple of Poseidon. We will depart from Athens to a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs, like Palaion Faliron, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza. We are going to stop for a picture at Lake Vouliagmeni, the “Secret” Lake of Athens. After this, we will continue all the way to Cape Sounion where you will visit the 5th century B. C. Temple of Poseidon with one of the most breathtaking Panoramic views. The location was one of the most important strategic locations for the city-state of Athens, because of the spectacular view.
Before or after your visit to the temple of Poseidon you will have the opportunity to have lunch at a local restaurant with magical view, next to the water and we will stop at a very beautiful organized beach or Lake Vouliagmeni, in order for you to enjoy swimming in the crystal clear Greek sea!