FROM ATHENS TO SOUNIO

Let us take you to the next destination, the famous Sounion, known for its sunset that can be seen from the temple of Poseidon. Sit comfortably back in the vehicle and allow your gaze to explore the beauty of the area with the blue background

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Duration:

5 hours (approx.)

 

 

 

Location:

Athens, Sounion Greece

Departure point:

Pick-up service from most hotels in Athens

  Departure time:

Flexible

After making your reservation a partner of AGT will contact you to arrange the details

Overview

Let us take you to the next destination, the famous Sounion, known for its sunset seen from the temple of Poseidon.

Sit comfortably back in the vehicle and let your gaze explore the beauty of the area, with the blue background.

From Glyfada, known as the Athenian Riviera, Vouliagmeni, Saronida, Lagonisi to Sounion, the beach unfolds lacy, with rocks and leeward beaches or smoother sandy areas and the sea changes colors, always bright under the sun.

 

Tour Highlights

  • Informative, friendly escort 

  • For any further questions please do not hesitate to ask us

  • All our tours are flexible. It is always up to you to change the itinerary to your needs

  • Private or Group Tour 

 

What You Can Expect

The temple of Poseidon.

From far away, the temple of Poseidon stands, proud remnant of the glory of the 5th century BC. Reported since Homer’s -Odysseia- the end of Sounion peninsula became a place of worship of Poseidon and Athena with temples from the 6th century BC. During the early 5th century BC, the Athenians raised the imposing temple in honor of the Poseidon, in the fortress that protected the coast of Attica; its ruins have survived until nowadays. Lower, northern of the temple of Poseidon the sanctuary of Athena was also built. The decline during the Peloponnesian war, which was intensified during the first century B.C. led to the fall of the sanctuary during the later years, when travelers, including the philhellene English poet Lord Byron visited the place, enchanted by its location, just before the start of the excavations and the discovery of its ruins.

It looks gleaming white when viewed from the sea, which gave great comfort to sailors in ancient times: they knew they were nearly home when they saw the first glimpse of white, far off in the distance. The views from the temple are equally impressive: on a clear day you can see Kea, Kythnos and Serifos to the southeast, and Aegina and the Peloponnese to the west. The site also contains scant remains of a propylaeum , a fortified tower and, to the northeast, a 6th-century temple to Athena .

There are a couple of tavernas just below the site – perfect for lunch

 

Important Info

 

Inclusions
  • Driver/escort
  • Tour with luxury air-conditioned Minivan, Minibus, Taxi or Limo

  • Bottled Water

  • All Taxes

Exclusions
  • Tips (optional)
  • Professional Tour Guide

  • Drinks and Lunch

 
Additional info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of bookin
  • We suggest you to wear light clothes, hat, glasses and shoes that are not slippery.

 

Payment Information

  • ​In order to finalize your reservation no deposit is required.

  • The payment of the reservation will be in cash, Euros, or by card the day of your service directly to the driver / guide.

  • Card Processing Fees Visa,Electron Visa, Master Card, Maestro, Diners, Discover, 2.4% / American Express 3.7%

 

Tickets

Full: €8, Reduced: €4

 

Free admission for:

  • Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the ag

  • University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools of Member - States of the European Union and students at Schools of Tourist Guides, by showing their student ID

Sites’ Opening Hours
Summer                                                 
From  April 1st to October 31st 08:00-sunset
Winter
From November 1st to March 31st  09:30-sunset

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