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Majestic Trip to Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio

The ultimate shore excursion from Athens! It can be done in an afternoon by driving along the Athens Riviera before reaching the majestic Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio.

Alternatively, you should know that the views of the sunset from the temple are considered one of the best sights in all of Greece.

per adult from

$370

AUD

Duration

6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Mercedes-Benz E Class Vehicle
    • Professional English Speaking Driver ( Not Licensed to escort you inside the sight)
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof, Hellenic Maritime Heritage Park, Paleo Faliro 17510 Greece

    (Pisa-class armoured cruiser) built in Italy for the Royal Hellenic Navy in the first decade of the 20th century. It is the only ship of this type still in existence.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Vouliagmeni, Ethniki Odos Athinon Souniou, Vouliagmeni 166 71 Greece

    Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the hidden treasure of Attica’s nature. Situated on an idyllic landscape, this rare geological phenomenon is waiting to be discovered. The lake’s brackish waters which are continuously replenished both by the sea and the underground thermal springs offer a natural and unique thermal spa experience. Formed about 2000 years ago the lake is included in Greece’s national NATURA 2000 network and as a Site of Outstanding Natural Beauty by the Ministry of Culture.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Varkiza, Varkiza, East Attica Region, Attica

    Athenian town right on the water

    Pass By: Anavyssos, Anavyssos, East Attica Region, Attica

    Constantly windy village right on the water ideal for amateur windsurfing

    Stop At: Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounio, Sounio 195 00 Greece

    Built between 444 and 440 BC, the temple was constructed of white marble quarried locally at lavreotic Olympus mountain, about 20km north of Cape Sounion . The architect is thought to be Iktinos, who built the Temple of Hephaestus in the Ancient agora in Athens. He built the 38 columns (16 still standing today) at the Temple of Poseidon in a way that ensured they would stand the test of time and resist the harshness of the environment, and made the Doric columns extra slender at the top so they would look taller from distance.

    In the Odyssey, Homer wrote that Sounion was the place where King Menelaus of Sparta buried his helmsman, who died at his post while rounding the cape.

    Alternatively, you should know that the views of the sunset from the temple are considered one of the best sights in all of Greece.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The driver meet you in front of the accommodation at the chosen time.
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Infant seats facing forward & booster available at the time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Athens Taxi Wagon

Activity ID: V-266534P9

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