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  3. Athens
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Cape Sounion with Guided Tour in the Temple of Poseidon

Product ID: 1137
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Cape Sounio, Temple of Poseidon
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Temple of Poseidon
  • Drive along coastal roads past scenic beaches
  • Get stunning views of the Saronic Gulf
Full description
Afternoon Tour

Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and countless coves, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour Cape Sounion is, the Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea.

Standing atop sheer cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, the marble temple has served as a landmark for sailors from ancient times until today. The "Sanctuary of Sounion" is first mentioned in the Odyssey, as the place where Menelaus stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides. Construction on the grand Temple of Poseidon began around 500 BC but was never completed; the temple and all the votive offerings were destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC. The Temple of Poseidon that now stands at Sounio was built in 444 BC atop the older temple ruins.

After the guided tour of the Temple we return to Athens approximately at 7pm.
Includes
  • Professional Guide
  • Transportation with deluxe buses
  • Entrance fees
  • Free Wifi connection on the tour coach
  • Free map of Athens and Greece
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Amalia Hotel, Syntagma square, 10 Amalias street, 105 57 Athens Meeting time is 2:15 PM from 1st November - 31st March

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Important information
Know before you go
• The Temple of Poseidon is closed on December 25, January 1, March 14 and 25, April 30, and May 1 and 2
• Tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays take place in English only
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 106 reviews
Review summary
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4.4/5
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4.3/5
Value for money
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Safety
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