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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Take your own postcard-perfect snaps of Cape Sounion's Temple of Poseidon on a scenic afternoon trip from Athens. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon destination.


  • Four-hour afternoon tour to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon from Athens
  • Stunning coastal views
  • Famous ruins of the Temple of Poseidon
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from selected Athens hotels

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What You Can Expect

Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens

Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion Greece

The road to Cape Sounion passes the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf - Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza - as well as countless caves. The ancient Greeks certainly knew how to choose a temple location, as Cape Sounion is a remarkable site. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea, a gleaming white beacon for ancient (as well as modern) travelers along this dangerous stretch of coast.

The view across the Aegean is magnificent, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffito left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s.

This is a great half-day tour option if you're looking to explore Greece beyond Athens, complete with stunning views and world-class Greek ruins.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful half day trip and fantastic destination. Excellent and very pleasant guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour guide! She explained everything in Athens on our way to Cape Sounion and answered any questions we had, plus she or someone called the hotel the day before to tell us the time that we would be picked up from the hotel. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Absolutely lovely tour down to Cape Sounion and breathtaking views. Vicki the tour guide was fantastic!!...ps the temple is amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We loved this trip. Our tour guide was very helpful and also gave us a lot of information both on the way and on the sight which made the trip even more enjoyable. We took some really good photos here. We definitely recommend this to anyone travelling to Athens.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Aphrodite was wonderful! She gave historical background of the area on the way there and back to set the stage for our visit. The view of the sea along the coast during the trip was amazing! I highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Our excellent guide was named Effie. This tour was absolutely amazing. Cape Sounion was GORGEOUS, and we were given enough time at the site to look around without feeling rushed. Mame sure you take your camera, as every two feet another picture perfect opportunity will arise!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This is a wonderful half-day trip! Getting out of the city was refreshing. Cape Sounion is beautiful. Nice paths to walk around and the temple is very picturesque.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was very good. The bus trip was over an hour and the tour guide gave us a history of Athens the entire trip. I would rate the tour guide as outstanding. Her understanding of Athens is remarkable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The drive to Cape Sounion is very beautiful and the Temple of Poseidon is just stunning. The views from it are just breathtaking.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Great trip. The Temple was amazing and the Guide did a great job.

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