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A private tour of majestic Cape Sounio

Cape Sounionis a must-see archaeological site, famous for The Temple of Poseidon on a breathtaking cliff top at the southernmost point of Attica. 

A place of great interest

Cape Sounio is an hour’s drive from the Athenian Riviera, along the cosmopolitan coastline with luxurious villas of the affluent suburbs. The private tour to Cape Sounio starts with a pleasing drive along the scenic coastal road past the stunning suburbs of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza. Enjoy a comfortable ride appreciating a splendid view of the Saronic Gulfcoastline stretching from the southern suburbs to Cape Sounio.

Reaching your destination, Cape Sounion, you see the famous 5th-Century BC Temple of Poseidon, built entirely of white marble to honor Poseidon, god of the sea. The Temple of Poseidon was erected between 444 BC and 440 BC, during the Golden Age of Pericles, on a clifftop of the cape with waves crashing on all three sides.

The Temple of Poseidon is a magnificent example of ancient Greek architecture, built in the Doric style.

The Poseidon Temple is assumed to be part of a sacred triangle with the Parthenon in Acropolis and the Temple of Aphaia in Aegina.Cape Sounion was walled to protect and safeguard the Athenians’ naval interests.

Many myths and legends from ancient Greek mythology are associated with this temple. According to Greek mythology, Cape Sounion was the place where Aegeus, the king of Athens, tragically took his own life by jumping off the cliffs, in the belief his son Theseus was dead.  So, the Aegean Sea was named after him to his honor.

There’s more to see at Cape Sounio

You will have ample time to stroll the archeological site as there is more to see: remains of the ancient town, the fortress, and the ruins of the Temple of Athena Souniada.

On a clear day, you can get a glimpse of the islands in the Saronic Gulf, like Aegina on the far horizon.

You will be fascinated by the shades of blues, reds, and oranges as the sun sets into the sea. Gaze through the columns of thesuperb ancient temple as the sun dives into the Aegean Sea. No wonder,Lord Byron was inspired for his poems by this breathtaking sunset scenery. Cape Sounio’s sunset is compatible with the Santorini sunset.

There is also a small Museum, a souvenir shop, and a cafeteria for a light meal or snack.

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How to spend your time at Cape Sounio

During your private tour at Cape Sounio, why not include a swim and a seaside meal?

You can spend your afternoon exploring the ruined Temple of Poseidon and swim in the Aegean Sea.The beaches in the area,with crystal clear waters, are ideal for a swim and offer amazing views of the Temple.

Before returning to your hotel, you can dine next to the sea, in an elegant hotel restaurant, or in a traditional Greek tavern. There are plenty of inviting places for a typical seaside taverna or ouzerie meal with fresh seafood and local specialties.

The Cape Sounio private tour is an excellent choice for an afternoon trip from Athens. You should not miss out on this unforgettable experience.

Tour Highlights

  • Taxi 4 passengers
  • Minivan for maximum 8 passengers
  • Duration 5 -6 hours
  • Short stop at Vouliagmeni Lake
  • We suggest to start this tour afternoon hours in order to admire the sunset
  • Diner in a seaside local restaurant

Combine Athens private Tour & Sounio

We also suggest combining Athens and Sounio private Tour.

  • Taxi 4 passengers
  • Minivan for maximum 8 passengers
  • Duration 9-10 hours
  • Acropolis (Not the museum)
  • Panoramic view of the city
  • Temple of Zeus
  • Kallimarmaro
  • Lycabetus hill
  • Sounio
  • Athenian Riviera
  • Lake Vouliagmeni
  • Dinner by the sea
  • Return to Athens

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