Private Shore Excursion: Discovering Cape Sounio

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Duration: 5h
Location: Cape Sounio, Sounio, Attica 19500, Greece | Sounio, Greece

Category: Attractions

Tour to see the Temple of Poseidon perched on Cape Sounion
Stunning views over the azure waters of the Aegean Sea
Panoramic drive along the Athenian Riviera, through Glyfada
In-depth history & up-close view of an ancient Greek temple
Personalized attention & insight from your private guide

Private guided tour to Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon
Roundtrip transportation to and from Piraeus cruise port
Live tour commentary provided in English


Drive along the spectacular Athenian Riviera to Cape Sounio, located on the southernmost tip of the Attica region. Once there, visit the renowned ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, take in remarkable views of the blue Aegean Sea, and gain insight from your expert guide.

On your way to Cape Sounion, see the Peace and Friendship Stadium, the premier sports arena in Paraeus. Continue onto Poseidon Avenue and pass through the prestigious seaside region of Glyfada. For the next hour, enjoy the panoramic coastline passing you by as you hear about the history and culture of each region.

Arrive at Cape Sounion, home to Greece's second-most popular monument after the Parthenon, the Temple of Poseidon. Explore the ancient walls, built in 409 BC during the Peloponnesian War and the propylaia, the gateway that leads you to the shrine of the temple, with its 16 columns extending regally toward the sky.

The temple was constructed around 440 BC, possibly designed by the same architect as the Temple of Hephaestos. Its unique columns have only 16 grooves instead of the common 20, which protect against the erosion cause by the sea breeze.

Admire the frieze of the entablature, which displays the achievements of Theseus and the Gigantomachy, Centaurs, and Lapiths in combat. On the opposite hill you see the ruins of the Sanctuary of Athena Sounion.

Cancellation Policy: 8 days
Know before you book: You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain., This activity is not wheelchair accessible., You can arrange your exact experience departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

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