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2. What you can expect
For this half-day trip, your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Athens and start your trip to Cape Sounion. The ride lasts about 60-90 minutes (depending on the traffic). The drive along the coastline is very scenic. You will drive through some of the most expensive suburbs of Athens and summer resorts, always having the sea on your right. You have the option to stop for swimming at one of the best beaches of Attica where locals like to go, or save your time for a meal at a traditional tavern (either before or after the visit to the Temple of Poseidon, depending on what you prefer).
When you reach Cape Sounion, you will enter the kingdom of the Sea God and walk to the marvelous Temple of Poseidon. Prepare yourselves for breathtaking views, even if the weather is not ideal. The cliff is surrounded by sea from three sides. On top of the cliff, with the view of the burning skies of the Aegean, you will have the feeling that Poseidon is running on the waves with his chariot to meet Apollo at the setting. Take your time to enjoy the unique sunset view over the endless blue of the Aegean Sea.
After enjoying this unique experience you will start your journey back to Athens. If you decided to skip swimming, you can now make a stop and enjoy a traditional meal in one of the most authentic taverns in this area, before heading back to your hotel.
Please note that an expert, state-licensed guide is not originally included in this trip. Many travelers prefer to enjoy the scenic drive and the amazing views from the Temple of Poseidon without a guided tour. However, if you wish to enrich your experience with historical and cultural insights, we definitely recommend the addition of the services of an expert guide.
Optional add-on: Add the services of an expert, state-licensed guide to accompany you for the whole trip from Athens and offer an insightful, guided tour of the Temple of Poseidon’s archaeological site. Additional cost: 300 euro.