Guided tour

Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

Activity provider: Ammon Express

Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

Activity provider: Ammon Express

From US$ 42.39 per person

Enjoy an evening trip to the astonishing Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion, and admire the sunset over the Aegean Sea. Learn about the Athens Riviera and immerse yourself in local Athenian life.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek

Experience

Itinerary
1.5 hours
  • Athens

  • 1 hour
  • Cape Sounion (free time)

  • Temple of Poseidon (free time)

  • 1.5 hours
  • 1 hour
  • Athens

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the Temple of Poseidon arising from the edge of Cape Sounion
  • See the impressive panoramic view from the southeastern peak of Sounion
  • Experience the breathtaking sunset over the Aegean Sea
Full description

With a guide, experience the Athens Riviera and uncover the history behind each turn. Witness the sun melt over the Aegean Sea on Cape Sounion and see the Temple of Poseidon.

Depart Athens by bus from Halandri Metro station and reach Cape Sounion in time for the mesmerizing sunset. Learn about Sounion’s past and present from your archaeologist guide.

Explore the Temple of Poseidon, one of the most important temples in Greece. See the signatures on the temple marble left by famous authors who visited, including the Romantic poet Lord Byron.

Watch the sunset over the clear waters of the Aegean Sea.

Includes
  • Round-trip transfers
  • Archaeologist guide
  • WiFi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site of Sounion (€10 in summers; €5 in winters)
  • Guided tour of archaeological sites

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Meeting point

Outside the Halandri Metro Station (Blue Line), which is a 20-minute ride from Athens Syntagma. Once you are at Halandri Metro Station, follow the exit “To Vrilissia” and meet your trip attendant outside the station. Please bear in mind that you should be at the departure point 10 minutes before the time indicated in the schedule.

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Know before you go

  • Entrance to the archaeological site is free for youths up to 18 years old and students inside the European Union
  • Reduced entrance (50% off) is valid for European Union citizens aged over 65 and students of higher education institutes outside the European Union.
  • In the winter season (1 November to 31 March) the general entrance fee to the archaeological site is €5
  • Make sure to arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to tour departure
  • Wear comfortable shoes to walk around the archaeological site of the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1185 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Stavroula was a charming, engaging, knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humor. She made the 2-hour drive pass by quickly. The trip was just the right length, with a surprise stop at an amazing ancient theater. Cape Sounion and the temple were stunning, and we had plenty of time to enjoy the sunset. Well worth the time, and an incredible experience for a reasonable price. The driver of the very nice small van was also excellent.

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January 16, 2023

Very nice trip. We were picked up at the Halandri metro exit by mini bus. We had an excellent guide throughout this excursion. I would like to thank Stavroula for sharing his passion for Greek history and archeology with us. We started by visiting the oldest theater in Europe. Then we traveled to Cape Sounion to see the Temple of Poseidon. The temple is beautiful and the sunset was very beautiful although it didn't last long due to many clouds.

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January 15, 2023

The trip to see poseidon’s temple is worth it. Our guide dimitra was very helpful and very informative. She told us all about the myths and all the stories about Ancient Greece. The temple is amazing, you will catch one of the best sunsets, the view is amazing. We did not stop to check lake vouliagmeni. This trip is worth it. Totally recommend it.

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January 1, 2023

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