1. Greece
  2. Attica
  3. Athens
  4. Cape Sounion

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

Product ID: 212919
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.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
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English, Greek
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  • 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.
  • Round-trip transfer from Athens
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned bus
  • English-speaking archaeologist guide
  • Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site of Sounion (€10)
  • Personal expenses
  • Guided tour of archaeological sites

Prepare for the activity

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 304 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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First, let me say that this was the most professionally run tour in Athens. Ammon Express is a first rate tour company! We loved the service and moreover our tour guide, Garyfillia was unsurpassed. Our kids (21 & 19) were mesmerized by his wealth of knowledge! My family of four enjoyed this trip immeasurably! Every stop was filled with beautiful sites and steeped in history. We were fortunate as COVID 19 was just becoming a serious matter and our guide sanitized everything with every stop and the agency provided us with plenty of flexibility if we decided not to attend the tour. My husband and I are in our mid forties and Traveling with your adult children internationally can at times present some challenges. This tour was unanimously the best day we spent in Athens. Gary’s recommendations post tour were spot on as well! We can’t wait to visit Greece again and hopefully we will be fortunate enough to see Gary again!

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April 16, 2020

It was a great experience ! Because of the Covid-19 we couldn’t access the temple but we still had a great time with our guides, they were super nice and really knew what they were talking about ! We visited others interesting sites. Just remember to take a jacket !

March 16, 2020

It was amazing! The group was really small which was perfect. Gari and Panos (apologies for the spelling) were fantastic and made this trip even better. They are very knowledgeable and super friendly! The main site is stunning and the sunset was one of the best I’ve ever seen! Thank you for everything!!

March 14, 2020

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Product ID: 212919