Cape Sounion
Sounion
Cultural tour

Cape Sounion

Description

If you’re looking for a scenic afternoon trip from Athens, take a trip to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. The site is the most popular half day lazy afternoon destination not only for its great archaeological interest but for the scenic drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf. From the temple perched on a rocky hilltop the view across the Aegean Sea is magnificent, extending all the way to Kea Island and the Peloponnese on a clear day. So why not take your own postcard-perfect snaps?

 

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Itinerary

Your tour’s schedule in detail:

Half Day Afternoon

A half day afternoon trip from Athens full of images. Begin your Sounion tour with 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 (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza).

As you approach Cape Sounion, it rises like a sheer cliff out of the sea. At Cape Sounion where you will visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world (on a clear day you can see at least seven islands).

The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea. Land masses to the west stand out in sharp profile: the island of Aegina backed by the mountains of the Peloponnese.

The beauty of the surviving Doric columns has inspired many poets, including Lord Byron who carved his name on one of the columns.

Departure / Return location

ATHENS

Departure time

3:00pm [October 1st till March 31st departure at 2:30pm]

Return time

7:00pm

Wear

Casual dressing.
Most sites in Greece involve extended walking and/or slippery surfaces.
Therefore we strongly suggest wearing comfortable sturdy shoes.
Sunscreen, hat and water are also good “travel companions”.

Difficulty

Due to extend walking and slippery surfaces please inform us if you have walking disabilities or using a wheelchair before booking this tour.

Departure days : 

April to October : Daily 

November to March : Mondays &  Fridays

Included

  • Pick-up & Drop-off from selected Athens hotels
  • Dlx air-conditioned motor coaches
  • English Speaking Qualified Guide
  • Entrance Fees to the sites visited
  • 24hrs Assistance phone number
  • All Taxes

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips

Map

Sounion map

Map directions are indicative and can alternate, depending on weather and/or various circumstances.

Highlights

Temple of Poseidon

Cape Sounion
Price: 52 € / per person
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