Savor sensational views of Cape Sounion and the sacred Temple of Poseidon on this private half-day tour from Athens. Set out on a thrilling coastal drive along the picturesque Attica Riviera, then marvel at the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, perched high on the sea cliffs at the tip of the Cape. Learn how the temple was built back in 44 BC, in honor of the god of the sea; explore the remarkably preserved ruins, including grand marble columns; and gaze out across the Aegean Sea.
Start your private tour with a pickup from your centrally located Athens hotel, and travel southward in your air-conditioned minivan toward the Attica Riviera. Relish the scenery as you follow the coastal road through this picturesque Riviera. The road hugs the shoreline so you get wonderful views over the Saronic Gulf and the rugged cliffs, beaches and villages along the way. After about 90 minutes, arrive in Cape Sounion, the southernmost tip of Attica overlooking the Aegean Sea. Perched high on a promontory is the dazzling Temple of Poseidon, built by the ancient Greeks in 44 BC in honor of the god of the sea. Climb the hill to the temple, whose shining white pillars are framed by spectacular views of the Aegean and coast. Inspect the elegant Doric columns as your guide explains the temple’s long history, and its huge importance as a place of worship and vantage point for the Greeks keen to control the shipping lanes to Athens. As you explore, imagine the devotees who once prayed and made sacrifices here, and listen spellbound to the legends that surround the temple. Your guide will also point out the graffiti carved by the poet Lord Byron in the early 1800s. Then, stand back and wallow in the stupendous views that stretch across the Aegean — you can see the Peloponnese on clear days!
Complementary service of water sport activities at Vouliagmeni water sports center: Use of Snorkeling gear or Tubes or SUP
You may choose the complementary water sport activity at the beginning or end of the experience included in the price
|Age||Adults (13+), Children up to 12 years old|
|Highlights||Athens Riviera, Temple of Poseidon, Water Sport Activities|
|Tour Participants||Four participants minimum|