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Sounio & Temple of Poseidon-Sunset at Athenian Riviera

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A half day trip you will never forget. Experience the magnificent view of the sunset in front of the Temple of Poseidon.

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Highlights

  • Perch on the craggy rocks of Cape Sounio.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of the sea and of the Saronic Gulf Islands.
  • Admire the sunset as the sun fades into the endless blue.
  • Explore Lake Vouliagmeni and Athen's riviera

Description

Sounio is located on the southernmost tip of Attica, it is the end point of the Athenian Riviera, at a 70 km distance from Athens. There the temple of Poseidon is situated, one of the most famous attraction and archeology site in Attica. The British poet Lord Byron was one of many who fell under its spell, composing poetry in its honor and has his name carved on one of its iconic marble pillars. The Temple of Poseidon was built on the ruins of a temple dating from the Archaic period to honor Poseidon, the ancient sea god. The temple dates back to 444-440 BC and was constructed entirely of local white marble in Doric style. It was the symbol of the Athenian power and an important religious maritime icon of ancient times – marking both the last sign of civilization and the first sign of homecoming for generations of Athenian seafarers.

Includes

Round-trip transportation to Cape Sounio and Temple of Poseidon Transportation in a new luxury air-conditioned bus Free Wifi on the bus Basic travel insurance (during transport) Mineral water provided during your transfer

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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