Cape Sounio

Poseidon, the God of the sea, and the sunset, welcome you…

Why:

As a city break from Athens, it’s a must escape for visiting the temple of Poseidon and enjoying the sunset with you partner together with a glass of wine or perhaps with one of the many handsome tourists this sight attracts. Don’t miss the opportunity to swim in the waters of Attica, choose one from the various beaches (rocky or sandy, nudist beaches or organized beach bars) and make a stop to one of the taverns you will find along the way back to Athens and enjoy traditional Greek sea food after a day full of sun.

When:

  • Spring
  • Summer

Top Features:

  • Sightseeing
  • City-break
  • Luxury
  • Cuisine
  • Beaches
  • Nature
  • Sunset

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Cape Sounio is the best escape for a half day tour from Athens. However, you can also spend the whole day making the most of it by indulging in a refreshing swim at a small beach by the Temple of Poseidon or at any one of the neighbouring beaches. Treat yourselves to some fresh fish and seafood at the local taverns nearby. Drink with a lovely sunset view in one of Attica’s best locations, having the ancient temple as a backdrop and facing the deep blue sea!

Cape Sounio is the promontory at the southernmost tip of the Attica Peninsula where the horizon meets the Aegean Sea. As it is 70 kilometers southeast of Athens, it takes about an hour to reach the Temple of Poseidon, one of the major monuments of Athens’ Golden Age. Built in the 5th century B.C., its precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea. The island of Aegina backed by the mountains of the Peloponnese stands out in the west. The beauty of the surviving Doric columns has inspired many poets, including Lord Byron, who carved his name on one of the columns. There are stories about the ship of King Menelaus of Troy who stopped briefly on his way back from Troy.

One of the most magical places in Greece. A must escape while in Athens.