Sounio - Temple Of Poseidon



Sounio is known for its important geographical location but also because of the ruins of the ancient temple of Poseidon that are located in it.

The temple of Poseidon in Sounio has always had a special place in the hearts of visitors to Athens. It was built at the same time as the Parthenon, during the Golden Age of Pericles. In the area where today are the ruins of the temple of Poseidon, in archaic times there was an altar dedicated to the god, surrounded by two large kouros, but not a temple. The first temple began to be built in the early 5th century BC. but was destroyed before it was completed, the second temple (the one that still exists today) began to be built in 449/8 BC. by order of Pericles. Among the fascinated visitors of the temple of Poseidon there are many famous ones.

Tour Sounio – Temple of Poseidon

The excursion starts from your hotel or any place you choose, enjoying a special route along the Athenian Riviera. Arriving at Cape Sounio, the Temple of Poseidon dominates imposing, against time and relentless weather conditions. One of the most wonderful creations of the Golden Age of Pericles, the Temple of Poseidon stands proudly on the edge of the Attic land, surrounded on three sides by the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. For 1 hour you discover the Temple of Poseidon, and then we continue the excursion with a gastronomic trip. We stop at a traditional tavern where you will taste fine Greek dishes. It follows return to Athens and arrival at a point of your choice.