Get ready to experience an unforgettable view of Athens; the scenic view of the Aegean coast to the Temple of Poseidon! This 4 hour Temple of Poseidon shore excursion is perfect for those who are wanting a comfortable and easy yet a memorable shore excursion from Pireaus cruise port.
Board your private wheelchair accessible van and begin your approximately 40 mile drive to the southernmost tip of the Attica Peninsula. This Cape of Sounion which is also home to the legendary spot where Aegeus, King of Athens, leapt to his death giving his name to the Aegean Sea.
The Temple of Poseidon was built during the 400 BC and lies approximately 200 ft above sea level! The Athenians built this Temple, dedicated to Poseidon (the God of the Sea) so that they could have safe trips out to the sea and be back home safe. Along the tour, your knowledgeable tour guide will share interesting historical facts explaining how the original temple here was destroyed by the Persian King Xerxes’ invasion of Greece. You will also have opportunities to capture some great photos from an accessible viewpoint overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Enjoy the drive back to the cruise port OR centrally located accessible Hotel in your private wheelchair accessible van.
- Cape Sounion
- Temple of Poseidon
- Saronic Gulf
- Coastal drive