Cape Sounion


A dramatic spot overlooking the Aegean.

Duration: Afternoon tour

"Place me on Sunium's marbled steep, Where nothing, save the waves and I, May hear our mutual murmurs sweep; There, swan-like, let me sing and die: A land of slaves shall ne'er be mine- Dash down yon cup of Samian wine!"

... wrote Lord Byron in the 19th century, who visited the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion and carved his name on one of the pillars! The temple has an impressive position giving views, on a clear day, to Kea and Kythnos, Aegina and the Peloponnese. What's more, it forms a perfect triangle with the Parthenon in Athens and the Temple of Aphaia on Aegina. On this tour you can enjoy 'Sunium's marbled steep'.

Drive along the coastal road, passing the sweeping beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the most southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble Temple of Poseidon stands. On the way you'll have splendid views of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands off-shore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon you have time at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion.

Dates of Operation:

  • From May to October: Daily
  • Departure time: 15:00
  • Return time: 19:00

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