Guided tour

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

Activity provider: Ammon Express

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

Activity provider: Ammon Express
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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

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
  • Stop at Lake Vouliagmeni, a unique natural treasure on the Athenian Riviera
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. After, a short stop at the magical Lake Vouliagmeni, a unique natural treasure on the Athenian Riviera.

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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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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Important information

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 762 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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The guide was there waiting exactly where they said they’d be and was very friendly/welcoming. They even waited a little longer just incase anyone was delayed which I thought was nice. This guide was genuinely one of the best I’ve experienced. They were so open and friendly, informative and interesting, and funny/light hearted. We got told plenty of information and stories which really added to the trip. Our coach driver was fabulous too. The trip itself was good and even though the sunset was a little cloudy it was still great. But for sure our guide was what made the trip excellent. Thank you!

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June 15, 2022

Absolutely incredible experience. The tour guide was full of knowledge and made sure the journey to and from the temple was packed full of historical information and mythical tales. This tour picks everyone up from the same place and drops everyone off in the centre of Athens which saves so much time. The temple itself is magical and a must see for everyone visiting Athens. We also had two surprise stops at an ancient theatre and a wonderful lake. Would highly recommend.

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June 13, 2022

Definitely worth the trip. The view and sunset are incredible. Our guide Fiodor was very knowledgeable on Greek history and mythology and kept us engaged for the entire journey there and back. There was a couple of surprise stops as well at the oldest open air theatre and Lake Vouglameni after the sunset. I also liked that during the sunset portion at the Temple of Poseidon you were left free to explore on your own and there was time before to eat at the restaurant if you wanted.

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June 6, 2022

Product ID: 212919