Sounion Temple of Poseidon

Entry fees

Ages Price
0 - 18 Free
19 - Adult €10


  • Entry fee reductions may apply to students and 65+ seniors.

Good choice.On this private guided tour by Archaeologous,you'll visit Cape Sounion. This is one of the most famous, historic and picturesque places in Attica.

 The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion is located 69 km southeast of Athens on the southernmost point of Attica peninsula. The temple ruins that you will be walking up to on the gentle pathway were built in 444 BC and actually stands on the site of an even older temple. You're walking in ancient footsteps!

History: The Temple of Poseidon was built on this dramatic point with its sheer cliffs and magnificent view of the Aegean Sea and islands as a perfect place to worship the powerful “God of the sea", Poseidon. In ancient times, mariners used the point for navigation seeing the brilliant white marble columns of the Temple of Poseidon and knowing they were close to home.