Leave Piraeus Port for the wonders of Cape Sounion on this self- guided, private, half-day shore excursion from Piraeus port. Meet your own personal driver off of your cruise ship, and then travel to the Attica peninsula’s southernmost tip, where Cape Sounion and the revered Temple of Poseidon await ... More info ›
Leave Piraeus Port for the wonders of Cape Sounion on this self- guided, private, half-day shore excursion from Piraeus port. Meet your own personal driver off of your cruise ship, and then travel to the Attica peninsula’s southernmost tip, where Cape Sounion and the revered Temple of Poseidon await. Gaze up at the temple’s elegant Doric columns and look for Lord Bryon’s name carved into the white rock as you hear about the site’s importance as a place of worship.
What You Can Expect
- Self- guided, half-day Athens shore excursion to Cape Sounion
- Travel with a private driver and admire the coastal vistas of the Saronic Gulf
- Walk around the Temple of Poseidon & see a carving left by the famous English poet Lord Byron
- Choose from two different start times to suit your schedule
- Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Start your private self-guided shore excursion with a pickup from Piraeus Port in Athens, and travel southward by air-conditioned vehicle along the Attica coast. Your route hugs the shoreline, allowing for sweeping views over the Saronic Gulf, an area typified by rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and unassuming seaside villages.
After roughly 1.5 hours on the road, arrive at Cape Sounion, the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula, overlooking the Aegean Sea. Perched high on a promontory is the Temple of Poseidon, a monument built by the Ancient Greeks in honor of their sea god.
Climb the hill to the temple, and admire its elegant white pillars framed by a seamless blue backdrop of sea and sky. Get close-up to the elegant Doric columns to explore them.
As you explore the immediate area on foot, step back in time by imagining the Ancient Greeks who once prayed and made sacrifices here. Also look out for a famous piece of ‘graffiti,’ etched by the poet Lord Byron in the early 19th century. The views from Cape Sounion are dramatic, too. On a clear day, the Peloponnese peninsula is visible, way across the Aegean Sea.
Perhaps buy some snacks and drinks (own expense) from the nearby cafe. Then, hop back inside your private vehicle for your journey back to Piraeus Port in Athens.
Worry-Free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to Piraeus Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.