Cape Sounion Private Tour

Cape Sounion Private Tour
  • Cape Sounion Private Tour
  • Cape Sounion Private Tour
  • Cape Sounion Private Tour

Cape Sounion Private Tour

The Greeks chose their temple sites with great care, taking into consideration the natural beauty of the location and its appropriateness to the god in question. Nowhere is this more apparent than the Temple of Poseidon at windswept Cape Sounion.

After meeting with your driver, begin your journey to the Cape with a leisurely drive down the Saronic coast (the Attica Riviera), past the beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza. As you approach Cape Sounion, it rises like a sheer cliff out of the sea. The headland is shaped like an axe-head with cliffs on three sides. Homer knew it as the “sacred cape” when he described it in his poem the Odyssey in the 8th century B.C., and when Nestor describes the journey home from Troy, he mentions “Sounion, the sacred promontory of Athens”.

The current Temple of Poseidon, built upon an earlier temple, dates from around 440 B.C. and stands majestically on a jagged spur atop the Cape. Gleaming white when viewed from the sea, it gave great comfort to sailors in ancient times who knew they were nearly home. The view from the temple is equally spectacular. Land masses to the west stand out in sharp profile: the bulk of Aegina backed by the mountains of the Peloponnese. Your private guide will tell you more of this sites prominent place in Greek history and mythology and how it played a part in the Aegean Sea getting its name.

Built in the time of Pericles, the architecture and dimensions of the building are identical to those of the Hephaisteion in the Agora of Athens. The beauty of the surviving Doric columns has inspired many poets, including Lord Byron who carved his name on one of the columns. Even great poets can’t resist a bit of graffiti!

After your visit to Sounion, you will return to Athens or your intended destination along the same coastal road.

Booking process

  • Please note that the booking form is only a question of availability and you will then need to obtain our confirmation of the availability of the services you requested.
  • To complete your reservation, a deposit equal to 30% of the total cost of your stay is required.
  • The deposit can be made either by bank deposit or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro). Please note that credit card transactions charge 1.5%.
  • Once your deposit has been received, you will be sent an email confirming the reservation and all necessary details regarding it.

Cancel policy

  • If canceled up to 50 days before your arrival date, you have a full refund of your deposit.
  • If canceled up to 30 days before date of arrival, 15% of the total cost will be charged.
  • If canceled up to 15 days before date of arrival, 30% of the total cost will be charged.
  • In case of cancellation less than 15 days from the date of arrival, 60% of the total cost will be charged.
  • Payment of accommodation costs is due upon arrival.
  • Any departure earlier than the due date is charged 100% of the total amount.
  • Cape Sounion Private Tour
  • Cape Sounion Private Tour
  • Cape Sounion Private Tour
  • Tour Duration

    Approximately 4-6 hours.

    Hour of Operation

    Can be arranged on demand.

    Additional Notes

    Dress Code: For the most comfortable experience it is our suggestion to dress for comfort and mobility. Running shoes and loose clothing is reccommended.


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