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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Excellent tour very informative guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The tour was very easy-going and informative. The guide was nice and talked to us about Greece, the history, the language all the way and back to Athens. The Cape Sounion is absolutely amazing, the temple itself is very well kept and the views are awesome. The sunset over the sea is memorable. Excellent tour for a quick trip outside Athens.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

This is a great tour for a half day. The guide was informative and friendly, I learned a great deal.

Lucy
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

Bit of a long drive but worth it when we got to the Temp,e of Poisedon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Not much to see apart from the temple, but scenery on the drive is fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Vicky as she calls herself in English is pretty well versed and knowledgeable guide who can give you give a lot of information in a short duration. Starting from mythology, to food, culture and traditions she ensures that the 1.5 hour ride is worth every penny. I took the tour in mid-october and sun was still bring in the evening so i couldn't see the sunset, not sure if this the case otherwise but beyond this small disappointment ! everything has been wonderful !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

If you don't have a car but wanted to see a classical Greek site without the mad crush of tourists, this is a good little get away. Our tour guide Aphrodite (yes, like the goddess) beguiled us with stories of Athens, its different landmarks, how the city has changed, and linking the past and the present during the ride out to the site. As we get closer to it, the view of the Ionic Sea framed by the rockiness of the coast and offset by the sun and clouds made for an spectacular introduction to the drive leading to the Temple of Poseidon. While at the site, you can get some spectacular views of the Aegean and the Ionic Seas and understand why a temple dedicated to the god of the sea would be built at that location. Aphrodite not only guided us through the history of the port city, she also guided us through the myths to the anthropological history behind the myths. But like she said, we should all forget about the history and just remember the romantic stories surrounding the myths.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This was a very good tour. The guide was very pleasant and informative. The 90 minute motorcoach ride to and from Cape Sounion was beautiful and our guide gave us the backstory on the Temple of Poseidon. The site itself is really something to behold - if you have the time and want to see a bit more than what central Athens has to offer, this is a relaxing and very worthwhile experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Wonderful! The bus ride to Cape Sounion along the picturesque coastline was amazing. The ruins fabulous. I was suggested by my hotel concierge to book your full day tour of three islands which was also a blast. Hydra,Polos,and Aegina were terrific. Looking forward to my next trip to Greece.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The views from the right side of the bus traveling to Cape Sounion were beautiful. The Aegean sea was a beautiful blue and very clear. With all of the islands along the way there were many good pictures from the bus and at the Temple of Poseidon. The Temple itself was interesting. The tour guide explained the sites history on the bus and at the site. Good tour for the cost. Driving along the ocean alone was well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Our guide did a great job on the way to Cape Sounion, and we had plenty of time to look around at the site. She even managed to point out where Lord Byron graffitied the temple. We had a great time and I would definitely recommend this to others.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This afternoon tour was interesting right from the start as the bus moved along the beach areas nearest to the central part of the city and further along the coast with many small picturesque bays and coves often with people swimming. The Temple of Poseidon is still impressive, and the views from its site are mesmerizing. The tour guide provided plenty of interesting background information, and the bus driver did an excellent job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Perfect half day trip with amazing sights and views of the gulf.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

EXCELLENT!!!! The temple and the area were simply stunning!! Short bus ride, GREAT tour guide, beautiful site, a picture stop on the side of the road to take pics of the gorgeous view. Simply wonderful, a must see!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Great tour. Very helpful guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The trip was short and sweet. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about greek mythology and culture. The bus ride was filled with stories about Greece and its history and questions were always welcome. There was plenty of time to take in the beautiful scenery and the picturesque monument in all of its glory.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The drive to and from the cape is beautiful and not too long, especially with the narration provided along the way by the knowledgeable tour guide. The ruins are well preserved and approachable. The views of the sea from the cape are amazing.

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