Athens - Cape Sounion afternoon tour

About Athens - Cape Sounion afternoon tour

Summary

One of the most imposing spots in Greece.

"Place me on Sunium's marbled steep, Where nothing, save the waves and I, May hear our mutual murmurs sweep; There, swan-like, let me sing and die: A land of slaves shall ne'er be mine- Dash down yon cup of Samian wine!"

... wrote Lord Byron in the 19th century, who visited the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion and carved his name on one of the pillars! The temple has an impressive position giving views, on a clear day, to Kea and Kythnos, Aegina and the Peloponnese. What's more, it forms a perfect triangle with the Parthenon in Athens and the Temple of Aphaia on Aegina. On this tour you can enjoy 'Sunium's marbled steep'.

Drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and 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'll have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon you have time at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion

Included is a complimentary pick up and drop off service from your Athens hotel.

From April to October: Daily

Departure time: 15:00

Return time: 19:00

 

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