CHAT TOURS: Sounion Half-Day Afternoon
Oct. 1 to Mar 31st 2016 -Tour departs 1/2 hour earlier
Departures: Apr. 1 – Oct. 31 2016, Daily
Nov. 1 – Mar. 31 2016- Every Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat.
Drive along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and view the countless coves and the splendid views of the Saronic Gulf. Arrive at the highlight of the tour, Cape Sounion, dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon, overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Sounion has been a sacred site since ancient times. The “sanctuary of Sounion” was first mentioned in the Odyssey, as the place where Menelaus stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides.
Archaeological evidence indicates that there were two organized places of worship on the cape by the 7th century BC: the sanctuary of Poseidon at the southern edge and the sanctuary of Athena about a third of a mile to the northeast.