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Sounio temple of Poseidon night stargazing

Stargazing at Sounion | Private Day Trip from Athens

    Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion on this exciting family tour from Athens. Experience a magical sunset, listen to Greek myths, then explore the night sky with an astronomer.

    This afternoon tour begins with a hotel pick up. You’ll then be driven along the coastline towards the Sounion. During the journey, your guide will share plenty of stories about Greek mythology and Greece itself, illuminating the sights you’ll see along the way. Upon request, there will even be a chance for a quick swim in the sea or Vouliagmeni Lake.

    Then, you’ll arrive in Sounion, finding the Temple of Poseidon. Lying on the southernmost tip of the peninsula, the Temple was erected in the 5th century BC in patronage to the god of the sea. Made entirely out of marble, it’s a truly special spectacle — especially in the afternoons.

    Upon arrival at the Temple, you can explore the archeological site at your leisure and find the perfect spot to witness the magical sunset.

    Then, as the stars begin to emerge, you can gaze up at the night sky. You’ll be joined by a professional Astronomer, who will show you how to use a telescope for your stargazing. After, they’ll teach you how to identify the constellations frequently associated with Greek myths.

    Immersive, fascinating and beautiful, this tour is the perfect evening for the whole family.

    When this amazing Stargazing at Cape Sounion Family Tour is over, we will take the road back to Athens. We will try to have you back by midnight, because we know that you will want to enjoy the rest of the treasures that Athens and Greece has to offer the next day! If you are looking for other family friendly tours in Athens please take a look at our list hereEnjoy Athens with the Kids!

    Families should know

    • The suggested starting time is at 16:00 pm and finishes around 23.00 pm
    • Includes a stop for swimming and a picnic
    • Stargazing with an astronomer
    • Admission tickets to the Temple of Poseidon are included
    Address: Temple of Poseidon, Sounion, Athens, Greece

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    Kids will love

    • Listening to the myths and legends of Greece
    • Looking up at the stars through binoculars (telescope also available)
    • Walking around the Temple of Poseidon

    Parents will love

    • Witnessing a magical sunset
    • Enjoying a gentle paced afternoon/evening activity
    • Learning about how the temple forms on point of a ‘sacred triangle’
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    • We booked a completely amazing Stargazing experience at Cape Sounio where we had indicated some initial interest but were not sure until Maria explained more. We are very glad we did it! We have some amazing photos of the full moon from the powerful telescope that the guide brought.

      • Lynette, thank you so much for your kind words. Enjoying the full moon in Sounio is definetely a magic experience!

      • Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad to hear that you found our guide informative and was able to connect with the kids!

     
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