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Cape Sounion and Temple Of Poseidon Tour

Cape Sounion & Temple Of Poseidon Tour
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Temple of Poseidon

The Temple of Poseidon is located on the Cape Sounion and it was built in 444 and 440 B.C. by the architect named Ictinus or Iktinos. The white marble temple had about 38 columns in the renowned Doric architectural style, out of which 16 stands today. The hill on which the temple is located has an elevation of 200 metres from where you can catch breathtaking views of the valley and the Aegean Sea. The hexastyle typical Greek temple of Poseidon is dedicated to the god of sea who would keep the fishermen and ancient mariners safe from the sea and storms. The temple is one of the last few architectures of the Golden Age of Greek which is standing even today, it’s a repository of Athenian culture, mythology and traditions. There are several ways to enjoy the Temple of Poseidon tour. You can choose from several variations like a full-day or half-day tour, two day long expedition through the whole Cape Sounion and the tour that also includes travelling around the coast of the sea. Book your tour in advance to get a confirmed seat with your loved ones.

Temple of Poseidon Tour Options

Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour from Athens

Grab the opportunity of visiting the mesmerising Cape Sounion along with enjoying the Temple of Poseidon tour. You would travel upto the southernmost point in mainland Greece in an air-conditioned bus from Athens to the destination point. Make the tour more informative by listening to the audio-guided commentary available in 6 languages.

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Sunset Guided Tour To Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

The Temple of Poseidon tour gets more captivating when complemented by views of sunset on Cape Sounion. Visitors can utilise the opportunity to spend some time in the breathtaking picturesque of Cape Sounion. The tour would cover your round-trip transfers, including transportation in a luxurious air-conditioned bus, an archeologist guide and wi-fi service on the bus

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Hop-on-Hop-off Bus and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

Get on this 48 hours Hop-on-Hop-off bus tour which will allow you to discover the best views of Athens Riviera. In this variation of the Temple of Poseidon tour you would travel through the scenic coastal area in an air-conditioned bus while listening to the audio-guide to collect more information about Greek history. After enjoying a 5-hour Sounion tour the bus would take you to the central locations of Omonia square, Syntagma Square or Plaka area.

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion Guided Tour from Athens

Catch the breathtaking views of sunset after a detailed Temple of Poseidon tour on this half-day expedition. You would pass through the coastal suburbs of Athens to travel to the edge of the Cape of the lake where the temple is located. On the tour you would have the opportunity to have a glimpse of the ancient era and explore Doric architecture which got popular during the Golden Age of Athens.

Athens Full Day Group Tour with Acropolis, Ancient Greece Tour & Cape Sounion

Have an amazing full- day tour from the Acropolis to Omonia Square and learn about the renowned Greek archeological sites. Alongwith the Temple of Poseidon tour you’d be able to take photos at the world’s first Olympic Games stadium, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church and the impressive historical site of Panathinaiko. Visit the Acropolis Museum to take a look at the marble statues and other ancient artefacts which are also amongst the best in the world.

Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Tour

Get on an amazing tour through the ancient site of Temple Poseidon on Cape Sounion and enjoy its beautiful picturesque scenery. Take a walk at the scenic coastal roads along the Aegean sea, gaze at the Athenian Riviera and later go to witness the beauty of Incuse Chaos.

History of Temple of Poseidon

  • The temple of Poseidon is an ancient Greek temple which was built between 444 and 440 B.C. on the Cape Sounio.
  • The temple has been named as “the master of the sea” which symbolically gives access to the city of Athens for trade by sea.
  • You can trace back the history of the temple to Bronze Age and it was built at the site where an earlier poros temple existed.

Essential Information of Temple of Poseidon

Location: Cape Sounio, Sounion 195 00, Greece

Timing: The site is open from Monday to Sunday and it has no specific closing timings but generally closes after sunset.

How To Reach:

  • By Bus- You can reach the site through KTEL buses which are available from the Pedion Areos station to the Cape Sounion.

  • By Car- Cape Sounion is at a distance of 77 km from Athens, you can either drive your way to the site or can book a taxi. The journey would take you through the scenic route along the coast.

Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit the temples of Poseidon and Cape Sounion is during the evening hours when you can also catch the breathtaking views of sunset. The breathtaking views of the Aegean sea would make you enjoy the ambience.

Design & Architecture Of Temple of Poseidon

  • The design of the temple is one of the most compelling ones which belongs to the Doric architectural style.
  • The temple has been designed entirely from white marble of Agrileza, due to which the sunset has stunning reflection on the marble of the temple.
  • It originally had a hexastyle plan and 38 columns, out of which 16 stands even today.
  • Ictinus, who is the architect of the temple, designed the columns in such a way that they can withstand the harshness of the environment and continue to stand for a longer time.

Tips to Visit Temple of Poseidon

  • The site is famous for its beautiful sunset, therefore try to visit the site in evening hours.
  • You can enjoy swimming at the beach, so carry your swimsuit and towel along.
  • Don’t forget to catch the scribblings of Lord Byron on one of the columns of the temple.
  • Make sure that you don’t engage in any activity that might harm the national treasure and the historical structure of the place.

Book Temple of Poseidon Tour Online

The most safe and convenient medium to book for the Temple of Poseidon tour is online. You would be able to secure good deals on the ticket prices, save time and energy as well as look for the best services which match your preference, itinerary and budget demands. An advance online booking would allow you to enjoy the trip without making any hassle for tickets at the last moment. If you have booked your tickets online, you can cancel the reservations easily and if you do so 24 hours before the schedule, a full refund would be processed as well.The site of Cape Sounion on which the historical site of the temple of Poseidon is located offers you breathtaking picturesque scenery to enjoy. You would be able to learn more about the ancient Greek culture at the temple as well as enjoy the sun setting on the Aegean Sea.

FAQs Of Temple Of Poseidon

What is the Temple of Poseidon famous for?

The temple of Poseidon is famous as it’s one of the last few standing architectures that belongs to the Golden Age of Greek culture of 5th century B.C. At the temple not only you would learn about the ancient culture but also get to enjoy the magnificent sight of the sun setting in the Aegean Sea of Cape Sounion.

Is the Temple of Poseidon worth a visit?

Yes, the beauty of the Temple of Poseidon attracts thousands of visitors every year. The temple in itself is a historically significant place that reflects the beauty of the bygone Doric architecture. The landscape of Cape Sounion makes the visit much more worthwhile with its beautiful scenery and the sunset. You can tour nearby sights of Panathinaiko, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church and the world’s first Olympic Games stadium as well.

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Is photography allowed in the Temple of Poseidon?

Yes, you can take a range of photos of the temple, the sea as well as the sunset.

What is the best way to book a Temple of Poseidon Tour?

It’s best to book the Temple of Poseidon tour online to ensure a convenient trip which includes round-trip transfers in an air-conditioned bus, a guide to tell more about the history of the site and wi-fi service.

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How much time is needed for the Temple of Poseidon Tour?

You need an average of 4 to 5 hours to take a detailed tour of the temple of Poseidon.


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