Cape Sounion


We'll travel along the coastal road past the famous beaches of Athens as we make our way to Cape Sounion. Sounion is a magnificent place at the southernmost tip of the Attic Peninsula. At Cape Sounion you'll get a chance to enjoy spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon (440 BCE).
According to legend Aegeus, the King of Athens, was waiting on his son Theseus to return from killing the Minotaur in Crete. Theseus, by mistake, forgot to change his sail from black to white; upon seeing the black sail and thinking his son Theseus was dead Aegeus jumped to his death from the cliffs into the sea below, thus giving the Aegean Sea its name.
The earliest mention to Sounion is in Homer's epic poem, "The Odyssey" (8th cen. BCE), when the temple at Sounion was dedicated to the god of the sea, Poseidon who was ultimately the cause of Odysseus's suffering.


Highlights


  • Tour to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon from Athens
  • Stunning coastal views
  • Visit the famous ruins of the Temple of Poseidon
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from selected Athens hotels


Additional Information


  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking
  • Exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation. Returns to original departure point
  • ​Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase
  • ​Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher
  • ​Port or airport pick up is not available unless specified for additional cost
  • Children age 4-12 travel half price, infants age 0-3 are free
  • ​Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, ensuring your peace of mind

Itinerary

    • Transport by air-conditioned coach​​
    • Professional guide
    • Entrance fees to Archaeological site
    • Local taxes​
    • Pick-up and drop-off from selected Athens hotels
    Hotels must be within Athens center and near/on a main road​
    Gratuities are optional, food and drinks unless specified are not included​

Perfect time to go

I woke up early and saw most of the sites of Athens then jumped on the bus for this afternoon tour before heading out to the islands later that night. It was a full day. Thanks yo!

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Mike

Absolutely amazing trip!

Absolutely amazing trip for any fan of ancient Greek mythology and history. The location is awesome. Great deal !

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Brian K.

Beautiful..

Beautiful drive up to Cape Sounio. The temple was very nice. Felt the time we had to spend at Cape Sounio was a little bit short but aside from the temple, there isn\'t much else to see. Cape Sounion was beautiful!!!

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Michell

{Tour Dates} *some dates may change unexpectedly

From April 1st to October 31st, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednestday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday