Guided tour

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

From £33.28 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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Duration 5 hours
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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 463 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Vicki and her colleague (whose name I refuse to butcher with poor spelling) were wonderful! On the bus rides we were treated to many stories (myths, legends) that helped us appreciate the history of where we were even more. So very sociable! The also followed strictly covid protocols which helped us all feel safer. They also gave me good advice on places to eat in the city center. The only reason I didn’t put “excellent” is because we didn’t actually get a good look at the sunrise due to the weather but that is not something they can control. God Poseidon was unhappy . The angry sky was in its own way, perfect. Thanks Vicki!

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14 September 2021

I love love love this sunset, my favorite from Greece. They were waiting for us on time. The meeting point was easy to get to and the guide was passionate about the Greek history so she made it informative and fun. I had a great time, it’s worth paying since it’s about an hour and a half from the city of Athens.

31 August 2021

Star was amazing!!! She is so young her knowledge was outstanding. Her outstanding performance is rated 5* definitely. My 15yr old daughter is a obsessed with Greek mythology they spoke about history all The way home. But I have to mention the driver was driving so slow as he was passing time for sure. We got honked all The way home. Nearly 3hrs to the drop off spot yet the whole trip was a 5hr tour.

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29 August 2021

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