Pickup was inside the building at the given location, from there we walked to the van where we met our guide. We were driven along the coast with a couple photo stops to cape sounion, there the...
Pickup was inside the building at the given location, from there we walked to the van where we met our guide. We were driven along the coast with a couple photo stops to cape sounion, there the guide got our tickets while we had the option to use the restroom or get some refreshment. Afterward we were free to explore the temple, for which the guide did not join us, the temple itselfs and views from the site where amazing though, sadly however it was a cloudy day which limited what we could see from the sunset. Afterwards our guide took us, on our request, to a local restaurant along the way back to Athens where we enjoyed a lovely dinner and where told some small facts about the town.
Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour
About: Temple of Poseidon
The Temple of Poseidon, located in Cape Sounion, is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. Its remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the Aegean sea.
Cape Sounion is the promontory at the southernmost tip of the Attic peninsula, eight kilometres south of the town of Lavrio (ancient Thoricus), and 69.5 km southeast of Athens. It is part of Lavreotiki municipality in East Attica, Greece.
According to the legend, Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea.
The Acropolis is located on a rocky outcrop overlooking Athens. This ancient citadel contains the remains of several historically significant ancient buildings, the most famous being the Parthenon, a former temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Visitors can take a number of tours which give insights into Greek history, or walk the site alone.
The Acropolis Museum is a museum in Athens, where archaeological findings from the site of the Acropolis citadel are housed. Opened to the public in 2009, the museum is home to over 4000 artifacts found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes of the Acropolis, and contains relics from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.
The Museum of Illusions in Athens challenges basic perception and allows you see how human brains process endless streams of information every day. Make your way through a vortex tunnel, and enjoy mind-melting installations and games.
The National Archaeology Museum is the largest museum in Greece, and one of the most important archaeological museums in the world.
With the initial purpose of collecting findings from 19th-century excavations in Attica and elsewhere, it gradually became the central National Archaeology Museum, and was enriched with finds from many different regions. Its world-renowned collections, boasting more than 11,000 items, offer you a panorama of ancient Greek culture, from the beginning of prehistory to late antiquity.
The Ancient Agora of Athens as it stands today is one of the most important monuments in Athens. Walk the remains of what was once a place for the citizens of ancient Athens to meet, gossip, and get the news on the issues of the day. Everyone from philosophers to priests, and politicians to prostitutes crossed paths here!
The Temple of Olympian Zeus is a temple ruin in the center of Athens, Greece, dedicated to the thunderbolt-wielding king of the Olympic pantheon, Zeus. It once contained a gigantic statue of Zeus that was among the largest cult statues of the ancient world.
The temple was pillaged after the fall of the Roman Empire, and the statue of Zeus was likely broken down for precious materials, although its precise fate was lost in the annals of time. Only a few of the huge columns remain of this once-mighty temple, but it is a precious remnant of cultural heritage and a breathtaking piece of history to behold.
We can only hope whoever did the ransacking was struck by a mysterious bolt of lightning...