Depar for a woderful drive along the scenic coastal road which afford a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, exporing Attika beyond Athens.
Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 km) from Athens, making it perfect lazy afternoon destination. The Cape’s Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificient with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day.
Temple of Poseidon
The temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.
Recent photos of this tour
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