Pickup from the hotel for a 6-hour afternoon tour to Cape Sounion, driving along the idyllic Athenian Riviera all the way to the Temple of Poseidon’s imposing location at the entrance to the Saronic Gulf.
Cape Sounio sits at the southernmost tip of the Attica Peninsula, right where the Saronic Gulf opens up to the Aegean Sea. Overlooking the entrance to the bay, the Temple of Poseidon dominates the cape at a height of 60 meters above sea level.
With its commanding view and strategic location, the temple of the god of the seas has been standing here since archaic times. The actual remains date back to the 5th century BC, after the previous temple was destroyed by the Persian King Xerxes I, when he raised Athens to the ground after he overcame King Leonidas at the battle of Thermopylae.
Famous for its breathtaking sunset view, the archaeological site remains open until the sun has set over the horizon, making for an unforgettable experience. A strategically-placed cafeteria and restaurant on site, as well as a small selection of nearby taverns (optional) offer the chance to enjoy lunch by the sea, with a world famous, magical sunset in the backdrop.
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