For a civilization so closely aligned with the Mediterranean, it is remarkable there are no temples in Athens dedicated to Poseidon, the god of the sea. However, on the rocky peninsula of Cape Sounion, which juts into the sea at the southeast tip of Attica, the Athenians built him a sanctuary – as well as two to the goddess Athena, patron of their city – that today stands as one of the most remarkably situated of all classical ruins. Built on the summit of the rock, which rises 200 feet out of the water, and surrounded by stout walls, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion keeps watch over the great expanse of the Aegean. As you’d expect, it’s also a magical place to watch the sunset.
We will start our private tour with English speaking guide from the hotel you are staying. Our trip to Sounion by luxury minibus will take about 1 hour, where we will visit the famous Temple of Poseidon. The luxury minibus will be only for you, no other tourists at the same time. For safety reasons we will accept only 7 persons (including children and infants), no children on the lap will be accepted.
On the way back, we can make a stop at the taverns by the sea for a dinner and after that to bring you up to your hotel. The tour lasts 4 hours in total.
Since it is a private tour, we can make slight changes for the program and departure time. We advice you to travel to Sounion in the afternoon, in order to have a spectacular sunset, but if you wish to have this tour in the morning, we can arrange that as well. In order to so so, please contact us by the email firstname.lastname@example.org.