Temple of Poseidon Cape Sounion
Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon
Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon view

CAPE SOUNION AND THE TEMPLE OF POSEIDON – APPROX. 5 HOURS

All our private tours and shore excursions are suitable for everyone. From wheelchair users, scooter users, slow walkers to able-bodied travelers. When you wish to visit a site that is not listed here, in this Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon tour. Please contact us, the itineraries are flexible and fully customizable. Want to travel light? We arrange rental mobility equipment in Athens and surroundings.
Please note that for some of the sites you can get access for free when showing your disability tag or blue card.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Sanctuary of Poseidon
  • Cape Sounion
  • Scenic drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf
According to the legend, Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, King of Athens, believes that his only son, Prince Theseus, leaped to death off the cliff. Thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea.
 
The wind-swept Cape Sounion was an obvious choice for a sanctuary of Poseidon. The place where sailors offered the last sacrifice to appease the mighty God of the Sea. Before they left the safety of the Saronic Gulf and enter the open Aegean Sea.
 
The site is one of the most popular excursions from Athens. Not only for its great archaeological interest but also for the scenic drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf. Get treated on picturesque bays, winding roads and a beautiful view over Cape Sounion. From far you can see the temple of Poseidon in all its glory, gazing on the hill. This tour touches your senses and leaves you in awe.
 
The Persians destroyed the archaic temple in 480 B.C. But got replaced in its place in 440 B.C. by Pericles. The contrast between the 12 white remaining Doric columns and the deep blue of the ocean is still as dazzling as in the days of Lord Byron, who carved his name on the marble.
 
When you saw all there is to see on this marvelous coastline, your driver brings you back to the location where you met.