This morning visit to Cape Sounion and the temple of Poseidon is an excellent day trip option that allows visitors to enjoy lunch (not included) at the nearby taverns and a swim in the afternoon. All though it is the same tour as the Cape Sounion sunset, the coastal scenery is an excellent opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of the countless coves and beaches on the way!
“Take in Greece’s coastal beauty on a guided tour to Cape Sounion and marvel at the Temple of Poseidon as the sun sets over the Aegean Sea. Drive along the coastline, past beautiful sandy beaches and countless coves, meandering your way to what is undoubtedly the crowning glory of the tour. Poseidon’s Temple imposed atop the hill with panoramic views of the sea that mesmerize and stimulate your senses. Taking a walk around the temple will also reveal its hidden secrets, such as engravings on rocks from eager travelers such as Lord Byron who would mark their visit as in those times, traveling was a privilege of the very few. Seeing these engravings amidst the reflections of the fading sun between the temple’s columns and the tranquil scenery around you there’s no place you’d rather be. Enter the archaeological site upon your arrival while your tour driver will give you detailed information about the Sounion and the temple. Best Greece tours driver will immerse you in the legendary myths of a time long ago.
The Athenian hero Theseus
Hear the story of the Cretan Minotaur and Athenian hero Theseus, who valiantly returned to Sounio to greet his father Aegeus of whom the Aegean Sea was named after and one of the great tragedies of mythical Greece. Or perhaps about King Menelaus and his ship who stopped off upon his return from Troy – all in a beautiful setting to bring each story to life. Following on from ancient history, your driver-guide will also tell you about the surrounding area including Sounio as the source and wealth and power that came from the silver mines of nearby Lavrio. This came as a result of the ancient Greeks studying the energetic properties of the land before building the temple where it is today. One thing is for sure, be sure to take ample time to enjoy the experience. Words cannot describe the therapeutic benefits of such a place, bringing back nostalgia for many and opening a new path into an ancient world for those who are witnessing it for the first time. Cape Sounio brings a whole new meaning to what makes a perfect sunset and one that cannot be forgotten.
Highlights of the Delightful Athens Riviera & Sounion 4-Hour Private Tour
- Visit the famous Athens sunset at Cape Sounion
- English-speaking tour driver-guide
- Picturesque Athens riviera and its beauty of the scenery
- On the way to Sounion watch the reflections of the sun on the waters
- The impressive Poseidon’s Temple at Cape Sounion
- Watch the amazing sunset