We will continue along Syngrou Avenue, after which we will enter Poseidon avenue and pass through the aristocratic district of Glyfada. During this scenic drive you will have the opportunity to take pictures not only of Athens’ important historical sites and districts, but also of the city’s enchanting coastline.
On the edge of the jagged coastline stands Cape Sounion, at the tip of which stands one of the most famous monuments in Greece: the Temple of Poseidon. You will see the remains of walls fortified in 409 BC for the Peloponnesian War, the small Propylaia leading into the sanctuary, as well as 16 tall, graceful columns. Built in 444-440 BC by the same architect responsible for The Temple of Hephaistos of the Athenian Agora and the temple of Nemesis at Ramnous, the temple originally was 6 columns wide and 13 columns long, constructed in such a way as to provide resistance to erosion by the sea elements, with a frieze sculptured on the architrave showing the exploits of various figures of Greek mythology.
On the hill opposite the temple you will also observe the remains of the Sanctuary of Athena Sounio. After your visit you will have some free time for refreshments at the on-site cafeteria or for photography, taking in the magnificent view to the Aegean sea and the temple of Poseidon. After all of this, we will provide transportation back to the port of Piraeus along a picturesque seaside road.