Varkiza, Greece

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  • Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Tour: From Athens

    1. Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Tour: From Athens

    The tour begins with a breathtaking drive along the scenic coastal road. During this relaxing ride you’ll enjoy splendid views of the Saronic Gulf while passing through some of Athen's most beautiful suburbs; Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza. Arrive at Cape Sounion, a historic and beautiful area of Greece. The steep cliffs offer a breathtaking, panoramic view, and on a clear day you can look out to some of Greece's beautiful isles. In addition to the views, look forward to visiting the 5th-century B.C. Temple of Poseidon. God of the Sea, Poseidon was second only to Zeus in Greek mythology. Made of white marble, the columns still stand today as a reminder of the Athenian Empire. The trip will conclude with a relaxing drive back to Athens after having experienced the sights and architecture of ancient Greece.

    Great tour, very interesting stories about the history were told by our guide. Very convenient, no need to search how to get there, just buy the tour and all will be taken care off

  • Cape Sounion with Guided Tour in the Temple of Poseidon

    2. Cape Sounion with Guided Tour in the Temple of Poseidon

    Afternoon Tour Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and countless coves, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour Cape Sounion is, the Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea. Standing atop sheer cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, the marble temple has served as a landmark for sailors from ancient times until today. The "Sanctuary of Sounion" is first mentioned in the Odyssey, as the place where Menelaus stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides. Construction on the grand Temple of Poseidon began around 500 BC but was never completed; the temple and all the votive offerings were destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC. The Temple of Poseidon that now stands at Sounio was built in 444 BC atop the...

    Our guide Xenia was delightful. She has an extensive educational background in Greek history and archaeology, but above that, she is a passionate storyteller. We loved getting out of Athens and seeing the coastal countryside, with Xenia’s running commentary on the sites. Sounion Cape is lovely, the temple worthwhile.

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What people are saying about Varkiza, Greece

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 392 reviews

Travelled with Key Tours and Anastasia was our guide. She is brilliant! Full of information and stories, let me tell you - she knows her stuff! This was a great afternoon tour and I highly recommend it!

Great tour, very interesting stories about the history were told by our guide. Very convenient, no need to search how to get there, just buy the tour and all will be taken care off

It was a good experience. The guide was great and he told us about history, art and archeology. I found this trip reallty interesting. I would recomend it!

Beautiful experience and lovely lovely food! I would do it again for sure!!!

The excursion to the Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion was well organized.