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Half Day Tour in Sounion Greece

For many visitors, Cape Sounion in Attica comes as a shock and a relief.

Often the first sightseeing destination for the visitors who arrives in Athens at midday.

Our proffesional driver guide will drive you to this destination driving along the Apollo Coast.

Arriving at the Cape Sounion your professional Greek Taxi or Mini bus mini Van driver will take you outside and he will guide you to the temple of Poseidon and he will explain all about the site and the history.

Located on the southeastern tip of Attica, Cape Sounion is 65 km south-east of Athens, Sounion juts out in a manner that would have assured Athenian sailors a grand view of the Temple of Poseidon as the last evidence of their civilization when sailing off and the first sight that greeted them when they returned. It certainly would have been a magnificent thing to see in the dawn light.

The sanctuary of Poseidon at Sounio is one of the most important historical sites in Attica. The site was inhabited in the prehistoric period and is first mentioned in the Odyssey. Archaeological findings dating back to the 7th century BC prove that organized religion had flourished ion the region.

At Cape Sounion, we’ll park at the bottom of Temple Hill, then pass through the gate and climb a rocky path, roughly following the ancient approach into the sanctuary of the sea god.

The temple is believed to have been built in the middle of the 5th century BC. The remaining 17 columns of Pentellic marble retain much of their original gleaming white appearance. Lord Byron, who visited the temple in 1810, was moved to carve his name on a pillar, and commemorated the site in his poem “Don Juan.”

You will see the most breathtaking view of a Cape with a vertical drop of 70 meters where the rocks meet the crystal clear waters of the Gulf.

Afterwards, you will have a chance to swim, or having free time for a drink outside the Temple, to take photos and whatever you want.

 

If you don’t want the above please don’t hesitate to contact us for a custom quote.