Guided tour

Athens: Cape Sounion Afternoon Tour

Activity provider: G.O.TOURS

Athens: Cape Sounion Afternoon Tour

Activity provider: G.O.TOURS

From US$ 44.11 per person

Enjoy a half-day excursion to Cape Sounion at the southermost point of Attica. See the Temple of Poseidon and take a walk along the rocky cliffs.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Drive past stunning beaches on the way to the southermost point of Attica
  • See the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
  • Enjoy a walk along the rocky promontory of Sounion
Full description
Drive along the coastal road, passing the spectacular beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza to Cape Sounion, the southernmost point of Attica, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. Cape Sounion is a promontory located 69 kilometers south southeast of Athens. According to Greek mythology, Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, King of Athens, leapt from the cliff to his death, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea. During the 4-hour tour you’ll have splendid views of the Saronic Gulf and the small islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, take some time to walk along the rocky promontory of Sounion, before heading back to Athens.
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Pickup at most hotels in Athens
  • Optional gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months. All participants between 6-12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts, or a negative Antigen test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts.

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4 /5

based on 44 reviews

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The place is amazing -- a must in Athens. The tour toward the cape was very good: a comfortable bus and nice observations from the guide. However, the time in the temple was a bit hit and I missed some support equipment such as whispers. It was not bad, but it wasn't my best experience in Greece.

July 9, 2022

Very nice excursion! Listening guide who answers all your questions and guides you on other possible visits to do during your trip (accompanied or solo!). I found the goat very interesting and the place absolutely splendid, go to Cape Sounion it's worth it! And the temple is quite well preserved considering the place in which it is located. I highly recommend this experience to you. Only downside, the lack of information about the meeting place. I admit that until the last moment I was afraid he forgot me haha!

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October 11, 2021

In general it was not bad. It gets quite heavy because there is about an hour to go to the Temple of Poseidon. They give you a brief explanation of the temple and leave you time until it is time to leave. We had in mind that it would be at sunset but, not at all. At 5:00 p.m. we start for the hotel and the sun begins to set after 6:00 p.m. For me it has been a bit disappointing

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March 1, 2020

Product ID: 92562