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

by Key Tours Duration 3h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is £40
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Go beyond Athens to the spectacular Cape Sounion, and see the ruins of the Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. Admire the views of the Aegean Sea, marvel at the carvings left by Lord Byron, an English Romantic poet from the 1800s, and hear about the legend of Aegeus.

Cape Sounion is a 69 km (43-mile) drive from the country’s capital, so you can see the sights and still be back in time for dinner. Drive on the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf from the capital through some of the city's most beautiful suburbs, including Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, and Glyfada, the largest southern suburb, known for its fashionable atmosphere and upmarket boutiques and cafes.

Visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon, built in the 5th century BC, settled on a rocky hilltop overlooking one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the Cyclades islands and the Aegean Sea. Learn about the legend that named the Aegean Sea after the king of Athens, Aegeus, who leapt to his death off the cliff—60 m (197 feet) above the water—after believing his son was dead. Marvel at the Doric columns that inspired many poets, including Lord Byron, and then make your way back to the capital with a breath of fresh air in your lungs.

Go beyond Athens to the spectacular Cape Sounion, and see the ruins of the Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. Admire the views of the Aegean Sea, marvel at the carvings left by Lord Byron, an English Romantic poet from the 1800s, and hear about the legend of Aegeus.

Cape Sounion is a 69 km (43-mile) drive from the country’s capital, so you can see the sights and still be back in time for dinner. Drive on the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf from the capital through some of the city's most beautiful suburbs, including Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, and Glyfada, the largest southern suburb, known for its fashionable atmosphere and upmarket boutiques and cafes.

Visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon, built in the 5th century BC, settled on a rocky hilltop overlooking one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the Cyclades islands and the Aegean Sea. Learn about the legend that named the Aegean Sea after the king of Athens, Aegeus, who leapt to his death off the cliff—60 m (197 feet) above the water—after believing his son was dead. Marvel at the Doric columns that inspired many poets, including Lord Byron, and then make your way back to the capital with a breath of fresh air in your lungs.

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

Activity Location

Cape Sounion

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • KEY TOURS S.A. Office

    26 Athanasiou Diakou Street

    Athens 11743

  • Athens City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Athens


Highlights

  • Panoramic views of Saronic Gulf & its islands

  • The mighty temple of Poseidon, the God of the sea

  • The southernmost tip of Attic peninsula in Greece

  • Steep cliffs & crystal-blue waters

  • Doric columns that inspired many poets, including Lord Byron


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your central Athens hotel

  • Commentary in English


Exclusions

  • Drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Family Pack is only available for a combination of 2 adults and 2 children (4–12 years old).

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

Francesca B

United Kingdom

Aug 27, 2017

We were picked up promptly and we had a lovely

guide who explained a lot about the site's history and they mythology behind it.