We had arrived in Athens, Greece on Sept 19, 2021 and a tour to the Temple of Poseidon was on our agenda. The Temple of Poseidon is located about 40 miles south of where we were staying at in Athens. It overlooks the Sounion Bay.
The Temple of Poseidon is an ancient Greek temple it is believed to be dedicated to Poseido, God of the Sea. Built in Doric style, this temple overlooks the Sounion Bay and has a historic strategic view point. In ancient times, this temple was a sacred area. Many credit the same architect who built the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens, Greece with this one as well. Homer referred to the temple in “Odyssey”.
The tour for us began when we left the hotel and continued as we arrived at the Temple of Poseidon. Our tour guide told us history and interesting facts as we drove through Athens. We enjoyed driving along the coastline and along trail Athens Riviera while our guide continue to keep us entertained with his knowledge of the area.
All in all, we enjoyed our tour of the Temple of Poseidon, not just for the historic aspect but the beauty of the area as well. Even though we are not big on tours we are definitely glad we did this one!
For more ideas on what to do and see in Athens, you can follow my links below:
Five Great Places to Eat in Plaka, Athens, Sept/Oct 2019
Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora, September 2019
Sunrise From Lycabettus Hill, October 2019
Anafiotika, A True Gem in Athens, September 2019
Sunrise From Philopappos Hill, September 2019
A Rainy Day in Athens, September 2018
Acropolis and Parthenon Guide 2018
29 thoughts on “Tour the Temple of Poseidon”
Wonderful post in one of the nicest locations of Greece!
The entire area of the temple -together with Delphi- is perhaps my favourite ancient sites of the country.
Enjoy the rest of your stay.
Thanks! We have not seen Delphi but it’s on our list for possibly next year.
Should you go in Delphi, there are some really nice hikes on Mt. Parnassos.
Thanks. I will remember that! We are in Crete now. Going to hike a small gorge to a beach. I love to add some good hiking exercise to our trips. Balances out eating all of this amazing Greek food!!
Crete is amazing island. You can find really delicious food, stunning beaches and high mountain peaks.
Enjoy your stay there.
Absolutely amazing, I feel a tinge of envy 😉 I studied ancient history, especially Greek classics many years ago and would love to be there in person. 💕
It is pretty cool to be walking around such ancient structures. It’s an incredible feeling.
What an amazing place to visit and the weather looks absolutely perfect for exploring and walking around. Temple of Poseidon looks fascinating, great photos.
It was hot out but still a perfect day.
Lovely captures. The Temple of Poseidon looks impressive and it must have been fun to learn more about its history during your tour.
It was a lot of fun and a perfect day!
It was pretty cool!!
sounds like an enjoyable and informative tour. was this a private or group tour?
It was a semi private tour but we ended up being the only ones in it!! Worked out good for us!
that’s the best kind of tour!
I was in Athens way back in 2006, but I did not visit the Temple of Poseidon, to what I remember. Although simple in design, it truly is stunning, especially when you captured it in the sunlight! Glad you’re enjoying your time in Greece, and I look forward to more adventures from you soon. 🙂
Thank you. The temple must have been quite grand in it’s day.
The photos of the temple from the sea are lovely.
It was such a lovely area!
Gorgeous views and a fascinating jaunt through history 🤓😻
I really enjoy these historic places!
Yes you are so lucky to go there 🤗
It’s beautiful and so interesting 🙂 Great place for a sunset
It was quite grand!
A lot of history here, both for the temple and for us. We stopped here on our 1984 visit. Great vistas. Thanks for sharing Lori. Allan
Oh Wow! Nice to hear you have been here also! We loved the history and the views!!