Visiting Cape Sounio Greece with Key Tours

Visiting Cape Sounio Greece with Key Tours

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Exploramum and Explorason – Cape Sounio in the distance

We are in Athens for a TBEX conference.  And while we were in Athens we chose to take a Tour to Cape Sounio with Key Tours Athens.

As we take a breathtaking drive along the scenic coastal road of the Athens Riviera, our guide fills us with such a variety of local information.  Outsourcing education – at times this is what we like to do as we world-school.

During this relaxing ride on a small couch, we enjoy fantastic views of the Saronic Gulf.  We were passing through some of Athens’ most beautiful suburbs, including Hellinikon Olympic complex, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza.

If I had time, I could easily spend a week on this coastline of Athens. It is stunning with gorgeous modern homes and lovely beaches.

Then, before we know it, we arrive.  We park the coach and our guide leads us up.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Cape Sounio – Temple of Poseidon as we walk up

Cape Sounio is a historic and beautiful area of Greece, and I am surprised how busy it is here for this time of the year.

The wind is quite strong, but the view is magnificent.

On a clear day, you can see at least 7 of the Greek Islands. In addition to the views, we, of course, are here to visit the famous 5th-Century BC Temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the god of the sea.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Cape Sounio – Temple of Poseidon – it is windy today!

Here in years gone by, it was a treasury.  We are not allowed to enter in, so we walk around.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Cape Sounio – Temple of Poseidon – the sun catches the pillars as the wind whistles through

There are some famous autographs to behold too, including Lord Byron who carved his name on one of the columns.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Cape Sounio – Temple of Poseidon – Lord Byron Signature is carved here

We walk back in time and feel the beat of Ancient Greece as we rest and gaze across magnificent views of crystal clear waters.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Cape Sounio – Temple of Poseidon – the azure blue waters

Here we find some lovely pieces of old pottery. We are always finding pieces and talking about the thickness and age of what the vessel might have been.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Cape Sounio – Temple of Poseidon – finding little pieces of history makes world-schooling and learning interesting

We pick the less windy side for a photo.  The beauty of the surviving Doric columns has inspired many, but there has also been a tragedy or two here.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Cape Sounio – Temple of Poseidon – taking a rest

It really is a beautiful place.  To hear the wind in the columns.  This is the magic of Greece.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Cape Sounio – Temple of Poseidon – the magic of Greece

We meet some lovely new friends in our group, and we have a bit of fun on the way back with the tour guide.  The sunset as we drive back to Athens along the coast is just amazing.

What a great day.

Thanks so much, Key Tours!

Attraction Name: Key Tours Athens

Location: 26 Athanasiou Diakou Str., Αθήνα 117 43, Greece

Telephone:  +30 21 0921 4309

Website: key tours Athens

Date visited: October 2014

Child-friendly: Yes

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Exploramum and Explorason – Cape Sounio – Temple of Poseidon – thanks Key Tours

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2 thoughts on “Visiting Cape Sounio Greece with Key Tours

  1. The thing I liked most of Cape Sounio except for the temple, were the beautiful little coves below the rocks with its crystal-clear blue waters to swim in. Of course, when on a organized tour they will not encourage you to go for a swim there as they have a tight schedule. Traveling the coast of the Saronic Gulf by own transport was one of the most beautiful coastal roads we have seen in Greece!

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