Tour code: 31403
Marvel over one of Greece’s most photographed monuments on this half-day tour to the Temple of Poseidon from Athens. Wind your way along the coastal cliffs and beaches on the scenic drive to Cape Sounion, then grab your camera as you spot the magnificent remains of the Temple of Poseidon, perched high on the sea cliffs. You’ll have chance to get up close to the ancient monument, explore ruins dating back to 44 B.C and soak up the impressive coastal views.


  • 4-hour afternoon tour to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon from Athens
  • Enjoy stunning coastal views as you drive to Cape Sounion
  • Explore the famous ruins of the Temple of Poseidon
  • Learn more about the ancient Greek monument from your English-speaking guide
  • Great-value tour includes 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

Salvador V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very good and worth your time!

Helen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour, beautiful scenery

Bronwyn Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A really fun tour with a great tour company. If you have time, you should definitely make the trip.

Katie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This is a great 1/2 day excursion. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We enjoyed this most informative and relaxed half day trip, I'd recommend to friends.

Hollis N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Wonderful site, great guide, easily one of our favorite excursions while in Athens. It was the absolute perfect amount of time, not too long and not too short.

Jack M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was amazing! Our guide was very knowledgeable and even entertained some of my historical questions after! The views, well they and #39;re spectacular!

Nadezhda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The drive towards the Temple and back is simply awesome. Advice - if possible take the right seats on your way to and the left - on your way back to better enjoy the magnificent scenery. Guide was knowledge and friendly. The Temple itself is also a nice site and the view from it is breath-taking.

Vincent H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

One of the most beautiful sunset on top of a hill overlooking the sea. My wife had a dream of the sunset that very night. Highly recommended.

Florence D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is a very relaxing tour with absoultly gorgeous views. My friends and I did this tour the last day of our stay in Athens and it was the perfect choice because by then we were super tired from all the walking we had done the previous days. This tour not only gives you the opportunity to see a lot without walking a lot, but it also gives you a chance to get out of the city and see the countryside. Although possibly less popular than the other Greek ruins, the Temple of Poseidon is a definite must see.

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