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  • Location:Athens, Greece
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

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

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

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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour is outstanding! Our guide was very informative and the drive along the coast was lovely. We got to see the most amazing sunset during our tour. It is a definate must do tour.

Jackie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

loved the tour. the tour guide was great.

Jennifer G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour guide Dora was amazing! So sweet, funny and knowledgeable. The tour was great, but I wish it would have included lunch or maybe a coffee at the shop. Very comfortable coach though!

Arthur E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015



5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour. The tour guide was very kind and explained interesting things about the history of the place. I think that should be improved if there are more stops in between to enjoy the amazing view.

Helen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

excellent! was picked up on time in the bus, and then once full taken off to Cape Sounion. This is the real Athens. Passed by the resort/seaside areas outside of Athens which were beautiful, and continued onto the Temple of Poseidon. Amazing views and the ruins were great! Time for a stop in the shop for a drink and buy a postcard, and then back into the bus for the return trip. Well worth the time - another Must do!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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

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