Temple of Poseidon Picture © Nikthestunned
Cape Sounion is noted as the site of ruins of an ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea. The ruins bear the deeply engraved name of English Romantic poet Lord Byron (1788–1823).
Take a half-day tour by Athens Taxi Travel and enjoy seeing the Apollo Coast road with lovely scenery which hugs the Saronic Gulf, all the way to Cape Sounion.
Our half-day taxi tour to Cape Sounion has been planned to allow you to admire one of the most scenic drives in Athens.
We will drive along the wonderful coastal road seeing some of the most splendid southern suburbs of Athens, also the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni and the small seaside resorts of Lagonissi, Saronida, and Palaia Fokaia. In a little more than an hour we will arrive at Cape Sounion and the imposing Temple of Poseidon. The Temple of Poseidon is one of the major tourist attractions and picturesque settings in this historical site.
Our sightseeing tour includes a visit to the archaeological site where you can admire the remains of the Poseidon Temple. The site is surrounded by sea on three sides and offers spectacular view to the Aegean Sea.
Archaeological finds on the site date from as early as 700 BC. The 5th-century BC historian Herodotus tells us that in the sixth century BC, the Athenians celebrated a quinquennial festival at Sounion, which involved Athens’ leaders sailing to the cape in a sacred boat.
More than a taxi tour
Our licensed tourist guide Vicky will enter with you to all monuments and explain everything concerning the monument or the musuem findings you see. Vicky has a degree in Archaeology from the University of Athens and she’s been working as a guide for 35 years now. She speaks English, French and Italian.
Places you will see:
- Palaia Fokaia
- Temple of Poseidon – Cape Sounion