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Half-Day Private Tour: Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Price USD$85.61


Half-Day Private Tour: Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon
Exclusive to your group alone, this private tour takes you to one of the ancient world\'s most important and impressive sites, the Temple of Poseidon. Perched on the shear cliff edge with vast open views the temple forms a historical, cultural and awe-inspiring experience. Learn how the Aegean got its name, its importance in Greek history and of previous visitors from Theseus to Lord Byron during his own Grand Tour. This is wonderfully rewarding trip for anyone with the morning free in Athens.

After pickup at your hotel at around 9am we travel south through some of Athens pretty southern suburbs before continuing towards the coastal road and Saronic gulf coast with its wonderful open sea views. During this drive you\'ll get the chance to relax as your guide points out many historical aspects of the city along the way. After just under an hour you\'ll start to see glimpses of the cape and its monument high above on the cliff edge as you finally turn toward the modern visitors area. From here you\'ll enter the impressive site to learn of its mythology, history, cultural prominence and significance in the ancient world.

As a unique geographical vantage point there is plenty of time to wonder at the magnificent views surrounding you on 3 sides of the site which extend far out to the islands of Kea and the Peloponnese. After absorbing the views and taking many memorable images you may also take time to stop for lunch or drinks at the modern visitors center.

A private tour exclusive to your group allowing flexibility and consideration for the needs of small philosophers & experienced travelers alike, our English speaking driver/guide will take full and special care of you during you trip and provide all the historical, mythological, ancient & modern context along the way to help you make the most of the sites you will visit. Our driver/guide is not allowed by law to accompany you into ticketed sites themselves. We collaborate with guides licensed to enter sites & can provide these if requested.

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Exclusive to your group alone, this private tour takes you to one of the ancient world\'s most important and impressive sites, the Temple of Poseidon. Perched on the shear cliff edge with vast open views the temple forms a historical, cultural and awe-inspiring experience. Learn how the Aegean got its name, its importance in Greek history and of previous visitors from Theseus to Lord Byron during his own Grand Tour. This is wonderfully rewarding trip for anyone with the morning free in Athens.