Marvel the Athenian coastline to Sounion to see the Temple of Poseidon on a day or afternoon trip from Athens in a private luxury Mercedes minivan or minibus.
Start your tour with a pick-up from your accommodation in Athens. Your English-speaking escort/driver will drive you along the Saronic Gulf, and enjoy splendid views while passing through some of Athens’ most beautiful suburbs, including Glyfada, vouliagmeni and Varkiza.
Arriving at Cape Sounio you will visit the 5th-century BC temple dedicated to the sea god, Poseidon with its magnificent panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. On a clear day you can even see several islands. The Temple of Poseidon in Sounion has always had a special place in the hearts of visitors. Built at the same time as the Parthenon, during Athens’ Golden Age, it wasn’t just a site of worship of the sea god Poseidon, but it was an indication for sailors returning to Piraeus that they were almost home.
Cape Sounion has long played an important part in Greek mythology and history, and the first recorded mention of it occurs in the Odyssey, as the last safe landing before Poseidon scattered the returning Greek navy. As god of the sea, Poseidon was very important for ancient Greeks, and the scale of the Temple at Cape Sounion reflects that.
After visiting the Temple, filled from the beauty, the history and the culture of this site you are set to admire one of the most amazing sunsets you could ever imagine. Depending on the time you can have an optional coffee, lunch of diner and enjoy the far-reaching views over the Aegean or the sun slowly touching the sea and take unique photos.
Finally, you can sit back and relax on the drive back to your accommodation in Athens.
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