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Marvel over one of Greece’s most photographed monuments on this half-day tour to the Temple of Poseidon from Athens. Wind your way along the coastal cliffs and beaches on the scenic drive to Cape Sounion, then grab your camera as you spot the magnificent remains of the Temple of Poseidon, perched high on the sea cliffs. You’ll have chance to get up close to the ancient monument, explore ruins dating back to 44 B.C and soak up the impressive coastal views.

Highlights

  • 4-hour afternoon tour to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon from Athens
  • Enjoy stunning coastal views as you drive to Cape Sounion
  • Explore the famous ruins of the Temple of Poseidon
  • Learn more about the ancient Greek monument from your English-speaking guide
  • Great-value tour includes 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

Colin K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very good tour, picked up close to our hotel, very informative guide, excellent would throughly recommend

Stacy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We were picked up on time and then headed out of the city to see the Temple of Poseidon. The ruins are quite remarkable and the view surrounding the area is breathtaking.

Rosemary T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Pleasant tour, picked up on time at our hotel. Very interesting guide

Mary G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was great. The company was accommodating about the pick up location. They gave us good information about the site, but it was hard to hear/understand the tour guide. There was plenty of time to look around and take photos, overall, had a wonderful ecperience!

mcwallace

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very well run and helpful and friendly guide

thaliathernandez

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Worth it

Salvador V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very good and worth your time!

Helen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour, beautiful scenery

Bronwyn Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A really fun tour with a great tour company. If you have time, you should definitely make the trip.

Katie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This is a great 1/2 day excursion. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable.

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