It’s time for you to head out of the city and come with us to Cape Sounio. At the southernmost point of Attica, marvel at the dazzling temple of Poseidon, perched on a hill that looks as if it floats on the Aegean Sea. Standing as a marble lighthouse for centuries, have the chance to explore the sanctuary of Poseidon and get to know all the myths and legends connected to the spectacular site. Choose to spend only a few hours or extend your visit to the temple and its surroundings for the whole day, enjoying one of the most iconic sunsets Greece has to offer!
We head off early in the evening, which allows you to enjoy the stunning view of the Athenian Riviera. As we arrive in Cape Sounio, you can catch your first glimpse of the Temple of Poseidon, located high on a hillside that cascades into the Aegean sea below.
The Aegean sea always looks inviting, however, the cold winter temperatures can make it unsuitable for swimming. Instead, we offer you the chance to visit the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre. Marvel at the stunning architecture before admiring the new home of the Greek National Opera and the Library of Greece. Alternatively, get some fresh air in the surrounding gardens, filled with lush Mediterranean vegetation, fountains, playgrounds and pretty walkways.
During the summer months however, the beach is just too inviting to resist, so we suggest you try the hidden beauty spot just below The Temple of Poseidon for a swim. Under the bright sun and by the sandy beach, this is your opportunity to relax before climbing to the top of the hill of Poseidon! The view you’re going to be presented with once you reach the top will reward your effort.