Words cannot describe a place that calms you down, and makes you enjoy the sunset like never before.
Between April and October, this is a popular tour that departs daily from the heart of Athens at 15:00 – 19:00
Between November to March it is organized on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 14.30 earlier.
The pick up / drop off service starts an hour earlier from central Athens hotels.
Enjoy a ride along the Saronic gulf coastline, in a guided tour to Cape Sounio, and watch an amazing sunset at the Temple of Poseidon. Enjoy the drive over the sea and watch the reflections of the sun on the waters, and the beauty of the scenery!
Drive-by beautiful sandy beaches, and countless coves. The crowning feature of the tour is Cape SOUNION, dominated by the spectacular Temple of POSEIDON overlooking the Aegean Sea. A temple on the sea! with views that magnetize! The vastness of the sea enchants. Beautiful colours at sunset, and the imposing Temple of Poseidon at the top of the hill. A feeling of fullness and uniqueness springs from everywhere.
Upon arrival at Cape Sounio, you enter the archaeological site with the Temple of Poseidon for a detailed tour with your licensed guide. Embrace and inhale views and history. Learn the Greek myths about the ship of King Menelaus who stopped briefly at Sounio on his way back from Troy; or about King Aegeus who drowned himself on that spot and the Aegean Sea got named after him; It’s the myth of the Cretan Minotaur, the Athenian hero Theseus, and his father Aegeus, after whom the Aegean sea was named. Your tour guide will also talk about this area and about the source of wealth and power of ancient Athens, the silver mines of the nearby Lavrio. People built the temple to honour the god of the sea and safeguard the profits from the Lavrio silver mines.
Before building a temple, the ancient Greeks had considered the energetic properties of the land. You admire the beautiful temple, the location, and the setup. Take pictures of the Temple of Poseidon and capture magnificent photos with the sky dyed in deep yellow, orange, and red colors, creating the most beautiful canvas!
Words cannot describe a place that calms you down, feel nostalgic, and makes you enjoy the sunset like never before. Sounion Temple is literally a battery charger. It’s a place that makes you reminisce about the splendour of Ancient Greece! Walk around the temple, find a spot on a rock, and renew your energy flows.
Walk around the temple, find a spot on a rock, and renew all your body’s energy flows. Look closer at the engravings on the rocks to find famous names such as Lord Byron and many others. Those engravings were made back then when travelling was a privilege of the very few and going places was a long journey so marking the spot was a must.
Leave from Sounion at +/- 17:00 and arrive in Athens at +/- 19:30
PRICE: 33.00 € per adult + applicable entrance fees.
ENTRANCE FEES: E.U. juniors <26 and E.U. students, JANUARY – DECEMBER, walk in free of charge.
Students from other countries and E.U. seniors over 65, JANUARY – DECEMBER, pay 4.00 €
Everybody else, NOVEMBER – MARCH, pay 4.00 €, while, from APRIL – OCTOBER everybody else pays 8.00 € extra.
The tour services include:
– transportation on modern air-conditioned buses
– The applicable entrance fees
– Pick up/drop off from or near your hotel, and
– the services of the professional tour guide.
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The afternoon Sounion can be done as a private 6 hrs trip (start to finish). Depart from Sounion right after the sunset and arrive in Athens at +/- 21.30:
Transportation of 1-4 passengers = 160.00 €. 5-8 passengers the extra cost is 5.00 € per person.
In this private arrangement entrance fees, snacks, and drinks are not included in the price.
Organize the tour to Sounion as a private excursion, make the most of your trip indulging in a refreshing swim in the small beach by the foot of the temple of Poseidon or in one of the beaches at Legrena or Lavrio! Treat yourselves to some fresh fish and seafood in the local tavernas and enjoy a beautiful sunset with your company – in one of Attica’s best locations – having the ancient temple as a backdrop and facing the deep blue sea!
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The pickups from all points were prompt.
Kosta took care of our 4 days trip to Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, and Cape Sounion. His knowledge and giving us pre- tour instructions were extremely helpful in our understanding of the sites, the local culture and Greek way of life.
We would definitely recommend anyone planning a Greek holiday to do it through Astoria Travel in Athens.
The Sounion Temple is literally a battery charger. You will feel brand new for weeks after.