Others and sign-language on request (extra cost may apply)
Piraeus Port or any hotel in the center of Athens
What you will do...
The route becomes the destination: enjoying the panoramic drive along the Athens Riviera to Cape Sounio. Explore the picturesque south coast of Attica on this tour to Cape Sounio and enjoy a scenic drive along scenic coastlines.
Visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon with its breathtaking views over the sea. If you decide to take the trip in the afternoon, you can admire the sunset over the Aegean Sea.
Take time for lunch or dinner and try the local food with a unique view.
What you will visit...
Enjoy with us the scenic drive to Cape Sounion which is a breathtaking journey along the southeastern coast of Attica, Greece. As we drive along the coastal road, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Aegean Sea, picturesque beaches, and rugged cliffs. The road winds its way through charming coastal towns and offers glimpses of traditional Greek villages along the way. The drive is particularly enchanting during sunset, as the golden light bathes the landscape in a warm glow.
As we approach Cape Sounion, the road will lead us to one of the most iconic landmarks in Greece: the Temple of Poseidon.
Temple of Poseidon:
Situated on a rocky cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea, the Temple of Poseidon stands as a magnificent testament to ancient Greek architecture. Nestled at Cape Sounion, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) southeast of Athens, this temple pays homage to Poseidon, the revered god of the sea and protector of sailors.
Constructed during the 5th century BC, the Temple of Poseidon showcases the elegance of Doric design with its striking columns and harmonious simplicity. Its strategic position on the cape offers awe-inspiring vistas of the expansive sea and the captivating coastline, providing an ideal setting to witness the enchanting beauty of sunsets.
Visiting the Temple of Poseidon offers an opportunity to wander through the remnants of this ancient sanctuary and marvel at the skillful craftsmanship of the Greek civilization. Though weathered by time, the temple's ruins still emanate an aura of grandeur and authority. Standing amidst the vestiges of this iconic structure, one can't help but imagine the reverence it once commanded.
Beyond its architectural significance, the Temple of Poseidon holds a rich cultural and mythical heritage. Legend has it that from this very spot, King Aegeus of Athens leaped to his demise, believing his son Theseus had perished. This tragic event bestowed its name upon the Aegean Sea, forever intertwining the temple with captivating tales of Greek mythology.
A visit to the Temple of Poseidon allows for an immersive connection with ancient Greek history, while the mesmerizing coastal views inspire contemplation on the power and symbolism of the sea in Greek lore. This captivating landmark serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Greek civilization, enticing visitors to appreciate its rich past and captivating natural surroundings.
Notes on mobility
Inspected and carefully chosen stops
Easy access guarantee
Accessible transfer with ramp
Assistance pets are allowed
Suitability for Level 1 and 2
max. 4 Wheelchairs foldable
max. 4 Rollator Users
max. 2 Mobility scooter Users
max. 2 Electric wheelchair
Accessible transportation with ramp
Trained driver and guide
Pick-up and drop-off
Special personal assistance
Rental of aid equipment
Food and drinks