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Thursday Excursion

Date: Thursday 19 September 2024
Time: 17.00-20.30 hrs.
Venue: Gathering at the hotel entrance - excursion to Sounion by bus

Join our half day tour to Cape Sounion and experience a breathtaking sunset at the unique temple of Poseidon, the God of the Seas in ancient times. 
Our tour starts with a wonderful drive along the Athens Rivera. During this relaxing ride you'll enjoy splendid views of the Saronic Guld while passing through some of Athens' most beautiful suburbs, inclduing Hellinikon Olympic complex, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza. 

Arriving at the Cape Sounion, you will visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with its magnificent panoramic view of the Aegean Sea (on a clear day you can see at least seven islands). 
Cape Sounion has long played an important part in Greek mythology and history, and the first recorded mention of it occurs in the Odyssey, as the last safe landing before Poseidon scattered the returning Greek navy. 
As God of the sea, Poseidon was very important for ancient Greeks and the scale of the Temple at Cape Sounion reflects that. 

After visiting the Temple, filled from the beauty, the history and the culture of this site, we shall wait to admire the most amazing sunset!