Cape Sounio & the Temple of Poseidon tour

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Cape Sounio & the Temple of Poseidon tour

From Athens to the Aegean, our full-day Cape Sounio tour packs in some of the most amazing temples

From Athens to the Aegean, our full-day Cape Sounio tour packs in some of the most amazing temples, scenery and sights in mainland Greece. This cultural tour is ideal for those who have already explored the ancient city of Athens and want to head further south, visiting the highlights of the Attica peninsula. It is particularly appealing to those with an interest in nature, beautiful scenery and art, especially if you want to know more about the unique classical history and archaeology of Ancient Greece.

The dramatic Doric columns date back to around 444BC and were a major engineering feat in the Golden Age of Athens. Their allure and beauty have inspired many artists and poets through the ages, including Lord Byron, who left a lasting mark. The breathtaking panoramic views from the clifftop precipice are best enjoyed at sunset. The bright blue Aegean is dotted with islands including Aegina, set against a distant Peloponnese mountain backdrop. The tour continues through the Sounio National Forest to Lavrion. Hear how the ancient metal mines facilitated the rise of Classical Athens as a superpower. Visit the historic washing plants, the more recent 20th-century iron mines and the natural crater of Chaos. This enlightening and unforgettable tour of Cape Sounio ends at a charming taverna, combining breathtaking sea views and amazing food.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience a scenic drive along the Athenian riviera coastline
  • Unique exploration of Sounio national forest and the ancient metal mines
  • Visit the stunning temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio
  • Have lunch in a local taverna with sea views serving delicious fish food

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Day to Day Itinerary

Athens to Sounio


  • Hotel pick up - drop off
  • Transfers in luxury mini bus or car vehicle depending on group size
  • Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon visit
  • Sounio national forest and the ancient metal mines visit

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch meal
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Minimum guests: 2 Maximum guests: 12
We require our participants to be above 18 years old. All minors should be accompanied by their parents.
Small day-pack, comfortable shoes, bathing suit, towel, sunglasses, hat, sun cream, water can.
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