Athens Shore Excursions
Day Trip Temple of Poseidon with Lunch2019-11-16T09:36:31+02:00
An amazing Day trip to Temple of Poseidon with traditional Greek Lunch. Enjoy the ride with comfort with this private transfer. After about 90 minutes, you will arrive in Cape Sounion and the magnificent ruins of the Temple of Poseidon.
Have a short walk to the temple, framed by the magnificent views of the endless blue of the Aegean Sea and the coastline. After your walking to the Temple of Poseidon you will go at small nearby village and have a traditional Greek lunch, away from the usual tourist spots! You will eat like a local at a great tavern!
The Temple of Poseidon stands at the end of the Sounio Peninsula at the southernmost point of Attica. It was build as fort that protects the coast of Attica. The Temple is build entirely of white marble, it was erected in the middle of the 5th century BC and built to honor Poseidon, god of the sea.
One of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens, the Temple of Poseidon is an absolute must see. The original temple of Poseidon on the site, which was built of tufa and was destroyed in 480 BC. Xerxes and his Persian destroyed the Temple as a punishment for Athenians’ defiance. Also, Xerxes had the temple of Athena and everything else on the Acropolis of Athens demolished. After they defeated Xerxes in the naval Battle of Salamis, the Athenians placed an entire captured enemy trireme (warship with three banks of oars) at Sounion as a trophy dedicated to Poseidon.
After your visit to the Temple you will have an amazing seafood lunch at a close by local taverna, the best in the area. This is not the usual touristy tavernas that most tours will take you! After the lunch the Day Trip Temple of Poseidon will be over and you will start your way back to the hotel.
Have in mind that your driver/guide cannot escort you inside the Temple. If you want a licensed guide you can book him as an extra with additional cost.
Cancellation at least 72 hours prior to scheduled Programme 100% refund.
Between 72 and 48 hours prior to booking date: 50% refund, except processing fees.
Cancellation 48 hours prior to booking/no show: No refund
• Explore the ancient Temple of Poseidon on a tour from Athens
• Round-trip transfers from your Athens hotel
• Admire the views of the Aegean Sea and learn about ancient Greece
• Private Tour ensures a personalized experience