Drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand.
On the way, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore.
The temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the sea, dominates the southernmost tip of Attica, where the horizon meets the Aegean Sea.
Perched on the craggy rocks of Cape Sounio, the temple is enveloped in myth and historic facts dated from antiquity until the present times.
There are stories about the ship of King Menelaus who stopped briefly at Sounio on his way back from Troy; or about the unfortunate King Aegeus who drowned himself on that spot and the Aegean Sea got named after him; or about the people who built a temple using local marble to honor the god of the sea and safeguard the profits from the neighboring Lavrio mines.
You will have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion or enjoy your lunch in a traditional tavern by the sea before visiting the Temple of Poseidon during sunset time.
Dep. 15.30 - Ret. 21.00
Cost per person without lunch: 60€ Cost per person including lunch: 80€ Inclusive of Entrance tickets to the Temple of Poseidon, Sounio | Professional English-speaking guide | Luxury air-conditioned – non-smoking bus
TOUR: Temple of Poseidon, Sounio Oct 6
Date: Sunday, 6 October 2019
Meeting Point: You will meet your guide in front of the Parliament House at the monument of the
Unknown Soldier holding a STOICON sign
Meeting Time: 15:30p.m.
Duration: 15:30p.m. - 21:00p.m.
Drop off location: in front of the Parliament House
Guide: Mrs. Gkogkou ++30 6978241703
Emergency number: Mrs. Samoili ++30 6932588158
· Inclusive of Entrance tickets to the Temple of Poseidon, Sounio
· Professional English-speaking guide
· Luxury air-conditioned – non-smoking bus
· Late Lunch
Temple of Poseidon Sounio, Oct 6
Tel: 30 211 1204 300
Leoforos Posidonos, Paleo Faliro, 175 62