Cape Sounion & the Poseidon Temple

Enjoy a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens' most beautiful suburbs of Glyfada, Kavouri, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, and Lagonissi. Arrive at Cape Sounion where you'll visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon, standing some 200 feet above the sea at the edge of a cliff. It is one of the most breathtaking and deeply moving sights in all of Greece. This is the place where the ancient Greeks worshipped their mighty god of the seas, Poseidon. The 15 (of the original 34) columns of the Doric order that are still standing belong to the temple built here during the Golden Age of Perikles' Athens, over the relics of an older one. The architect is unknown, but it is believed to be the same who built the Theseion in Athens. Following your visit, refreshments will be served at a leading venue of the area before returning to your ship.

 

Special Notes:
Comfortable walking shoes and sun hat recommended

Tour not suitable for elderly and assisted, physically challenged persons.

The drive from Piraeus to Cape Sounion is approximately 1 ¼ hours each way.

Approximately 500 yards leads from the drop-off point to the Temple of Poseidon over some uneven and slippery paths.

 

Tour Timings:

Tours begin at times suitable for the ship's arrival in port. The breakdown of the excursions is as follows:
00hr00 -> Depart from Piraeus Port
00hr00-> 01hr15 Drive to Cape Sounion

01hr15-> 02hr30 Guided tour of the Poseidon Temple

02hr30-> 03hr00 Drive to a leading venue

03hr00-> 03hr45 Serving refreshment

03hr45-> 04hr30 Drive back to port