Guided tour

From Athens: Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours

From Athens: Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours

From US$ 31.62 per person

Watch the sunset at Cape Sounion on this evening bus tour from Athens. Drive through the elegant suburbs of the Greek Riviera and watch the sunset over the Aegean Sea from the Temple of Poseidon

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from selected centrally located hotels or accommodations in Athens. Please contact the local partner for the exact pickup points and times.

Experience

Highlights
  • Watch the sunset at Cape Sounion
  • Drive through the Greek Riviera's elegant boroughs
  • Go to the Temple of Poseidon on the Attica Peninsula
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the Aegean Sea
  • Learn about Cape Sounion's important role in Greek mythology
Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Athens for the evening on this bus tour to the marvel at the sunset from the Temple of Poseidon which is perched above the sea at at Cape Sounion. Pass by sights like the Hellinikon Olympic complex and Glyfada beach on the drive. 

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your centrally-located accommodation in Athens. Board a comfortable and airconditioned bus and relax on the scenic drive along the Athens Riviera. Take in splendid views of the Saronic Gulf along the way. 

Head through some of the most salubrious neighborhoods of the city, and marvel at the Hellinikon Olympic complex, along with settlements such as Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza.

Reach Cape Sounion and visit the 5th century BC Temple of Poseidon. Gaze out over the Aegean Sea from this privileged position and, on a clear day you can see at least 7 Greek islands. 

Learn about Cape Sounion's important role in Greek mythology and history. The first recorded mention of it occurs in the Odyssey, and it was the last landing port for ships returning from Poseidon.

Hear about Greek God of the Sea at the Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounion as the sun disappears beneath the horizon. Return to your accommodation in Athens at the end of your tour. 

Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Guide
  • Cape Sounion entry ticket (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Pickup is available from selected centrally located hotels in Athens and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time
  • Alternatively, you can meet at the activity provider's office 15 minutes before the tour departure time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 122 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The tour starts at around 2pm and there is an extended section of picking guests up from various hotels. It may have been because of the traffic this day but this exercise took about an hour. We only had an hour at the site (from 4.40-5.40pm) which seemed slightly strange in comparison to the amount of time getting there and back. The archaeological site also closes before 5.30pm. The tour would be improved by: (1) getting guests to all meet at one or two central locations rather than picking up 1-2 people from 7-8+ different hotels and (2) stopping at least once on the way. There are several viewing spots and it’s a beautiful coastline. Its a shame that you can’t really enjoy the scenery. Our tour guide took ill on the journey home, understandably she had to leave early.

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November 12, 2022

Cape Sounion is a beautiful area, a pity that just the day I went it was cloudy and it was not possible to see a proper sunset, but seeing that landscape is worth it, whether it is sunny or not. The excellent guide, giving us information about Sounion, Athens, Greece and almost all the places we passed through.

October 15, 2022

The guide was so sweet and brought extra material, with pictures of what the site and the temple looked like. She was able to answer any questions and was super helpful. The bus was comfortable, the pick up points are practical, they will always try to accommodate you and leave you close to where you want to go on the way back. The scenery is beautiful throughout the whole trip!

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October 14, 2022

Product ID: 56804