One of the most beautiful spots of Attica is Cape of Sounio with the Temple of Poseidon (one of the most important monuments of the Golden Age of Athens!)
Only around 50 minutes drive from Athens during a traffic-free hour, Sounio, at Attika’s southernmost tip, makes for a perfect day trip.
You can easily head there in the morning to enjoy a swim, lunch, a coffee, a sunset clamber up to the stunning Temple of Poseidon and then return to Athens.
Together with neighbouring Lavrio (just 8 klm distance from Sounio), there are plenty of things to see and do in this verdant area with crystal clear waters, a special energy, and excellent food.
Do not miss swimming in the nearby coves.
You can combine your long walk with dinning at nearby tavernas and restaurants.
Tip: Archaeological finds on the site date from as early as 700 BC. Herodotus (VI.87) mentions that in sixth century BC, the Athenians celebrated a quinquennial festival at Sounion, which involved Athens’ leaders sailing to the cape in a sacred boat.