Temple of Poseidon

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The Temple of Poseidon is a place of beauty, mystery and wonder. Perched on a rocky spur on the coast of Cape Sounion, it’s considered one of the best-preserved ancient temples in all of Greece, and amongst the most important monuments from the Golden Age of Athens.

Built in 444 BC using marble from the nearby valley of Agrilesa, the architectural masterpiece is dedicated to the Greek god of Poseidon and resembles the well-preserved Temple of Hephaestus. Originally, it consisted of 34 Doric-style columns adorned with intricate carvings, but only 16 of these remain standing. As you explore the site, admire the craftsmanship and details of the remarkable structure while soaking up a sense of history and wonder.

Around an hour’s drive from Athens, the Temple of Poseidon makes for a perfect day trip from the Greek capital. Whether you’re a history buff or simply wanting to marvel at impressive architecture with sweeping views of the Aegean Sea, this place is worth a visit.

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Athens full-day tour with Acropolis and Cape Sounion
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Athens full-day tour with Acropolis and Cape Sounion

Discover the Acropolis of Athens and Cape Sounio during this tour! Enjoy your experience and learn more about ancient Greece.

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Cape Sounion Afternoon Tour
Excursions & day trips

Cape Sounion Afternoon Tour

The Saronic Gulf offers up one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in Greece. Enjoy an afternoon of fresh sea air and wonderful sweeping views with this trip from Athens to Cape Sounion. With a mixture of guided and free time, you'll be able to make the most of the visit to this archaeological site and area of natural beauty.

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Athens City Tour & Cape Sounion
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Athens City Tour & Cape Sounion

A tour that combines culture with nature. You'll spend a morning exploring the treasures of ancient Athens, taking in sites such as the Parthenon, the Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and more before heading to the legendary Cape Sounion.

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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon half-day afternoon tour from Athens
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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon half-day afternoon tour from Athens

Buy your Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Afternoon Tour from Athens with Musement with our price match guarantee and secure booking. Get informed, plan and book your amazing activities in Athens.

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Athens combo hop-on hop-off bus and Cape Sounion sunset tour
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Athens combo hop-on hop-off bus and Cape Sounion sunset tour

Watch the sunset next to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, then explore Athens at your own pace for two days on a hop-on-hop-off blue bus.

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Cape Sounio Poseidon and Athens riviera sunset tour
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Cape Sounio Poseidon and Athens riviera sunset tour

Escape the city for a relaxing tour in Sounio, swim in the crystal blue waters of the Aegean sea and admire the sunset from the Temple of Poseidon.

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Historical Guided Tour of Athens and its Riviera
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Historical Guided Tour of Athens and its Riviera

Escape the noise and traffic of the city for a day, explore the countryside and become part of the beautiful landscape and learn more about the local culture first-hand.

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Sounio and the temple of Poseidon private tour with swimming stop
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Sounio and the temple of Poseidon private tour with swimming stop

Enjoy a private evening tour of Cape Sounio from Athens. Explore the Temple of Poseidon. In summer, take a dip in the Lake Vouliagmeni.

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Cape Sounio sunset guided tour in Spanish
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Cape Sounio sunset guided tour in Spanish

Visit the Sounio Peninsula, admire theTemple of Poseidon and enjoy the views of the Aegean Sea.

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Temple of Poseidon

Temple of Poseidon

Athens

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Reviews Temple of Poseidon

4/5
Ryan, 16 Jan 2015

“I love this tour!”

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Paloma, 16 Jan 2015

“Vivi una experiencia encantadora :)”

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GDPR Expired data, 01 Dec 2014

“questo tour è stato fantastico...lo rifarei altre 5 volte”

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MONTSERRAT, 11 Oct 2023
Athens