Most tourist who come to Greece, think of 'island hopping.' Few, other than the avid sailor, would think of renting a small yacht or sail boat from the private port of ' Zeas' in Pireaus and taking a day trip to Sounion. In fact, many private cruises that originate in Pireaus on their way to the islands, make their first stop at Sounion.
Here you can anchor your boat in the lovely little harbour under the famous Temple of Posidon, jump in your dingy and go ashore, where you will find two quaint authentic Greek fish tavernas waiting your hungry appetite to quench. Have some fried squid, grilled octopus, potatoes, some tzaztiki and a carafe of wine from the barrel or a carafe of cool ouzo...some bread, some feta and a few olives...perfect!
Then, it's back to the soft swaying of your private boat to be rocked to sleep until morning's dawn. Slip away on the calm morning sea to the next island and your adventure has begun...Have fun in the Greek sun and sea...See you there:)
Especially when the sun is going down, the views are beautiful. It's really worth visiting! Definetely a must see for all of you travelling through Greek mainland.
Cape Sounio and the temple can be reached quite easily from Athens - both by bus and by car. Special parking lots are available for tourists all over the year to make Sounio easily accessible.
The sunset reflect the ligth in the most beautiful way on the temple of Poseidon, let down by the people of Athens in the contest with Athena you find his temple around one hours drive down south east of the cost from Athens.
Don't leave Sounio until after you have seen the sunset. My favorite spot is down by the sea at the bottom of the cliff. You can sit and think, enjoy the scenery, and listen to the sounds of the waves crashing on the rocks. It is very peaceful.
Smack dab in the middle of the peninsula is the ruins of the Temple to Poseidon. You can't miss it, although it's rather unimpressive, relatively speaking, especially considering the incredible view of the ocean from the Cape. I can imagine the Temple must have been an amazing sight at it's height of glory in the foci of this amazing vista.
If you can handle it, climb down the rocks to the sea, or take one of the paths near the Temple of Poseidon.