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HALF-DAY
CAPE SOUNION TOUR

The Temple of Poseidon
will stand before you on this half-day tour

Cape Sounion is noted for its Temple of Poseidon, one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. Its remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea. The earliest literary reference to Sounion is in Homer’s Odyssey (III. 278–285). The story recounts that as the various Greek commanders sailed back from Troy, the helmsman of the ship of King Menelaus of Sparta died at his post while rounding “Holy Sounion, Cape of Athens”. Menelaus landed at Sounion to give his companion full funeral honours. Archaeological finds on the site date from as early as 700 BC. Herodotus mentions that in sixth century BC, the Athenians celebrated a quinquennial festival at Sounion, which involved Athens’ leaders sailing to the cape in a sacred boat.

Starting from:
€45 per Adult
€33 per Child
TOUR PROGRAM
Four magical days!

*November 2021 to end of March 2022 every Monday & Friday*

*€45 per adult / €33 per child (2-12 years old)*

Dep. 14.30 – Ret. 18.30

NOTE: Friday 25th March Sites Closed – No tours will operate

Half Day CAPE SOUNION TOUR

In the afternoon we drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand.

On the way, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore.

After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion.

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