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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Take your own postcard-perfect snaps of Cape Sounion's Temple of Poseidon on a scenic afternoon trip from Athens. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon destination.

Highlights

  • Four-hour afternoon tour to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon from Athens
  • Stunning coastal views
  • Famous ruins of the Temple of Poseidon
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from selected Athens hotels

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What You Can Expect

Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens

Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion Greece

The road to Cape Sounion passes the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf - Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza - as well as countless caves. The ancient Greeks certainly knew how to choose a temple location, as Cape Sounion is a remarkable site. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea, a gleaming white beacon for ancient (as well as modern) travelers along this dangerous stretch of coast.

The view across the Aegean is magnificent, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffito left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s.

This is a great half-day tour option if you're looking to explore Greece beyond Athens, complete with stunning views and world-class Greek ruins.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This afternoon tour was interesting right from the start as the bus moved along the beach areas nearest to the central part of the city and further along the coast with many small picturesque bays and coves often with people swimming. The Temple of Poseidon is still impressive, and the views from its site are mesmerizing. The tour guide provided plenty of interesting background information, and the bus driver did an excellent job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Perfect half day trip with amazing sights and views of the gulf.

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