Guided tour

From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

From £45.49 per person

Explore the picturesque south coast of Attica on this Cape Sounio tour. Stop to see the Temple of Poseidon and enjoy sunset views over the Aegean.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 - 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
In front of your hotel, apartment, or cruise terminal in Athens. The representative will be holding a sign with your name on it.
Private group available


The experience
  • Enjoy a drive along the picturesque south coast of Attica
  • Stop to swim at one of Greece's most beautiful beaches
  • Visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon
Full description
This 5-hour excursion begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Athens. Enjoy a comfortable 50-minute drive along coastal roads in an air-conditioned minivan. Take in views of idyllic beaches and small villages along the way. At the ancient Greek temple to Poseidon, the god of the sea, the guide will tell you about its history. Enjoy some time here to relax and take in the views over the Aegean Sea. Cape Sounio is best known for its spectacular sunsets and blue flag beaches. During a stop here, enjoy the opportunity to swim nearby. The tour ends with a drop off at your hotel in Athens.
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • You will receive an email after booking from the local operator with exact pick-up details
  • Starting time may vary based on the sunset time of each month
  • This is a small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people
  • During the tour you have the chance to swim so bring a swimsuit and towel
  • Afternoon departure is roughly 4:00 PM, depending on the sunset. Winter departure (between November to March) is roughly 3:00 PM
  • The beach stop starts at the end of April when the weather gets warmer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 417 reviews

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If you are in Athens this tour is a MUST, it was one of the best tours I've ever had!! The temple of Poseidon was majestic and the views from the top of the temple were stunning and breath taking! Our tour guide Teddy was 5 stars just on his own! He was so funny knowledgeable of Greek history, mythology, and culture. Our drive was so comfortable and our shuttle bus had charging slots for phones and the comfiest seats!!

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11 October 2021

It was an amazing afternoon, especially that it was also my birthday. We had a nice and friendly driver/guide, Sotiris, who told us stories about Greek mythology and we even ended up with a quiz about the 12 Greek gods. We were only 5 in the minivan, so it was very comfortable. We stopped for some photos at Lake Vouliagmeni, definitely a place to come again to swim in the thermal water, and then we stopped for about an hour to swim or eat on a small beach very close to the Temple of Poseidon. We were just in time on the hill, in the Temple, to admire the magnificent Aegean Sea and the sunset. Definitely a spectacular view. We took a lot of photos to remember this great evening. I would recommend this tour for a half day experience outside Athens.

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3 October 2021

I was looking for an afternoon sunset tour to Cepe Sunion that would combine seeing some of the Athens Riviera and some swimming. This one fit the bill. On top of everything we had a wonderful guide, Sotiris, a comfortable Mercedes van, and there were only 5 of us - allowing for safe travel and social distancing. The program was well-chosen, the swimming spot was perfect, so was the timing - we made it to the temple of Zeus in time to see it and then watch the sunset. Everyone was very pleased and said it was the highlight of their experience. Sotiris was a wonderful guide and driver - polite, friendly and attentive. Communication with the host was great - he told me where to be for pickup and explained how to get there. I recommend the tour. Take it, you'll enjoy it.

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23 September 2021

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