Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

From $47.08 per person

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

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
Starting time 5:30 PM
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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
  • Feel the rhythm of Athens by night on the way back through the Athens Riviera
Full description
Depart Athens by bus from Halandri Metro station and reach Cape Sounion in time for the mesmerising sunset. Famously mentioned by Homer in his epic poem, The Odyssey, learn about Sounion’s past and present from your archaeologist guide. Walk around the magnificent Temple of Poseidon, one of the most important temples in Greece. Discover the signatures on the temple marble left by famous authors who visited the Cape of Sounion, including the Romantic poet Lord Byron. Watch the sunset over the clear waters of the Aegean Sea. After this unique experience, discover the Athens Riviera. Stroll along the promenade past waterfront cafes and see where Athenians come to escape the city.
Includes
  • Round-trip transfer from Athens
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned bus
  • English-speaking archaeologist guide
  • Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site of Sounion (€10)
  • Personal expenses
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 361 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
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This place is magical. A temple + a sea + a sunset Our guide BIll was VERY helpful. Told us many interesting myth Greek stories and gave us a lot of interesting information of every place in the way. He also stopped the car for us in interesting places in the way with amazing photo spots.

November 3, 2020

A fabulous trip with an amazing tour guide Bill. We had a surprise trip to an ancient theatre on the way and the sunset at the Temple of Poseidon was magical - full moon as well. Bill had a vast knowledge of myths and legends and of the more modern history of Greece. Definitely worth it - I would go again.

October 30, 2020

It was with stars in our eyes that we left this experience. A few days in Athens with a friend, we decided to do this excursion and we did not regret !! A very kind and passionate guide, his explanations were very interesting and detailed. Every spot was magical. Some surprises throughout the journey which is very pleasant. Arrived at Cape Sounion a breathtaking view awaits you. A stop at the cafe before going up to see the sunset. Finally the temple of Poseidon and the orange sky will make you dream. Everything was perfect. Big up to Bill our guide who was awesome. On the way back, he will not hesitate to come and see you to give you tips and things to do for the rest of your stay (visits, restaurants, bars, walks, activities ...) [Small plus: sanitary measures are well respected which is important during this period]

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October 24, 2020

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