Sea Kayak Temple of Poseidon – Sounion
About The Place
Sounion, a picturesque coastal village in Greece, is a place where history and natural beauty converge. Nestled along the Athenian Riviera, Sounion is most renowned for the Temple of Poseidon, a magnificent ancient structure perched atop a rugged cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea.
This temple, dedicated to the god of the sea, stands as a testament to ancient Greek architecture and mythology. The sight of the temple against the backdrop of the endless blue horizon is nothing short of breathtaking, particularly during sunset, when the sky is painted in hues of gold and orange. Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon offer a serene escape, inviting visitors to explore the remnants of the past while reveling in the timeless allure of the sea.
Highlights of this Sea Kayak
Admire the Temple of Poseidon, from a unique angle
Kayak along the Athenian Riviera, with spectacular cliffs, beaches, and caves
Enjoy Greek energizing and refreshing snacks
Choose a morning or sunset trip according to your schedule
- 3 Hours
Embark on an exhilarating sea kayaking expedition that will immerse you in the captivating beauty of the Athenian Riviera, revealing its serene azure waters, awe-inspiring cliffs, and hidden caves. This remarkable journey begins beneath the watchful gaze of the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion, a place steeped in ancient history and mythical allure.
Our voyage commences as we glide through the pristine waters of the Saronic Gulf, tracing a route that unveils the splendor of the Athenian coastline. Our first destination, a choice between the rocky islet of Archi or one of Sounion’s secluded beaches, provides a haven for relaxation and exploration. Here, a refreshing swim in the crystalline waters rejuvenates the senses, while a revitalizing snack invigorates the body.
With renewed energy, we continue our paddle towards the iconic Temple of Poseidon. This ancient marvel, perched majestically atop a rocky promontory, becomes our ultimate goal. As we approach, the temple’s grandeur gradually unfolds, revealing its exquisite architecture and historical significance.
What sets this sea kayaking experience apart is not only the physical journey but also the insights shared by our knowledgeable guides. Throughout the expedition, our guides regale you with tales of the temple’s mythological origins, its cultural significance, and the fascinating maritime history that shaped this coastal region.
Feel the rhythm of the sea beneath your kayak as you navigate the gentle waves, an intimate connection with nature that brings you closer to the essence of this remarkable coastline. As we paddle along, the cliffs stand as silent sentinels, guarding centuries of stories etched into the rugged landscape.
Upon reaching our exclusive vantage point, a viewpoint accessible only to those who venture by sea, the Temple of Poseidon commands the horizon. Gazing up at this architectural marvel against the backdrop of the azure sky, you’ll find yourself transported through time, envisioning the rituals, legends, and ancient civilizations that once thrived in this very place.
Our sea kayaking journey is a harmonious blend of adventure, history, and natural splendor. It’s an opportunity to embrace the sea’s embrace and connect with the echoes of antiquity. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a novice, this experience promises a unique perspective on the Athenian Riviera and the Temple of Poseidon that you won’t find anywhere else.
What to Bring
Hat, sunglasses, sunblock
Second pair of shoes that will get wet
Your own personal water bottle
English speaking Guide
All necessary equipment for the operation of the activity
Greek traditional snack
- Age 10 +
- Swimming knowledge
- Basic physical condition
- Meeting time 10.00
- End of activity 13.00
Cancellation Policy - Flexible
- Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
- In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
- Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds