Cape Sounio is located at the Southern part of Attica, on top of a very steep rock. The Athenians woshiped Poseidon and Athina even during the Geometric period.
The first Temple to Poseidon was build at the end of the 6th century B.C. and at 480 B.C. was destroyed by the Persians. In its place Pericles built a Marble Doric order Temple (444-440 B.C.)
We will drive along the wonderful coastal road seeing some of the most splendid southern suburbs of Athens, also the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni and the small picturesque seaside resorts of Lagonissi, Saronida, and Palaia Fokaia. In a little more than an hour we will arrive at Cape Sounion and the imposing Temple of Poseidon, God of the sea. Overlooking the Aegean Sea and the islands of the Saronic Gulf, one can see 6 islands on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon is one of the major tourist attractions and picturesque settings in this historical site.
Our sightseeing tour includes a visit to the archaeological site where you can admire the remains of the Poseidon Temple. The site is surrounded by sea on three sides and offers spectacular view to the Aegean Sea.
Enjoy a lovely Mediterranean meal while relishing the refreshing sea breeze and the view to the deep blue waters of the Gulf and the small offshore islands.
It is wonderful to visit Cape Sounio in a summer night of July or August to really enjoy the Sun set.