Temple of Poseidon – Cape Sounio (Morning trip-Half Day)
Athens has an amazing south coast that you have to visit. Let us guide you through, and let yourselves fall in love with the places and the view.
Starting from Athens we are heading south, our first stop is, the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounio. It is dedicated to the Poseidon, god of the sea. The temple was built from 444 to 440 BC (the Golden Era of Pericles), on the top of the ruins of an older temple from the Archaic area. It is said that in the center of the temple was a more-than-6-meters high, statue of Poseidon. The place of the Temple was important not only due to its proximity to the sea but also it was a sign for the ships arriving, proving them that they were close to Piraeus. Can you imagine swimming and seeing ancient ruins at the same time?
Cape Sounio is a unique place, from there you’ ll gaze Aegean Sea and feel the unique energy of the place. We’ll arrive there on time so as in the end of our trip we’ll enjoy the view on Aegean sea .
Then, with the eyes full of the beauty of the place, we’ ll return to Athens.
Temple of Poseidon: Full: €8, Reduced: €4
Reduced ticket : European citizens over 65 years old,
University students Free entrance : people under 18 years old,
students from European Union
January 1st: closed
March 25th꞉ closed
May 1st: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
December 25th: closed
December 26th: closed
Free admission days
March 6th (in memory of Melina Mercuri)
April 18th (international monuments day)
May 18th (international museums day)
Last weekend of September (European heritage days) October 28th
Every 1st Sunday from November to March