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Cape Sounion Tours

Greek legend says that the king of Athens jumped from a cliff into the water below, forever tying his name–Aegeus–to the Aegean Sea into which he fell. Cape Sounion is where he is said to have jumped.

Cape Sounion sits at the southernmost point of mainland Greece outside Athens. In addition to the promontory's legendary importance, there are also ancient ruins you can visit nearby. There is a Temple of Poseidon dating from the 5th century B.C.E., into which the poet Lord Byron reportedly carved his name in 1810. Because of its geography, Cape Sounion is also a popular spot from which to watch the sun set into the sea.

Archaeological work continues today at Cape Sounion, but the area is more commonly known as a retreat from Athens. Many wealthy Athens residents keep second homes here, and many of the day-trippers to Cape Sounion are Athenians–not just foreign tourists.

Practical Info

Cape Sounion is roughly 76 miles from Athens by bus, and there are many day tours to the area from Athens. Bus tours typically start arriving at midday, so if you can arrange to be there earlier in the morning you'll have a better chance of seeing the temple ruins without the crowds.

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

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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) ...  Read more

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

From USD $58.46
Sunset at the Cape Sounion Half Day Tour, Athens, Day Trips
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Sunset at the Cape Sounion Half Day Tour

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Join our half day tour to Cape Sounion and experience a breathtaking sunset at the unique temple of Poseidon, the God of the Seas in ancient times.

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

From USD $68.00
Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip, ... 
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Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

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See the best of Athens and its surrounding highlights on this sightseeing super saver that combines two best-selling tours at a saving of 10%! Begin with a ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Cape Sounion Half-Day Trip from Athens, Athens, Super Savers
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Private Tour: Cape Sounion Half-Day Trip from Athens

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See breathtaking Cape Sounion and its shimmering Temple of Poseidon on this private morning or afternoon tour from Athens! Travel by private, air-conditioned ...  Read more

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

From USD $101.40
Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip, Athens, Private ... 
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

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Discover two beautiful, fascinating Ancient Greece locations with this Athens Super Saver. With your guide, explore Athens and visit breathtaking monuments ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $136.36
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Viator Exclusive: Private Tour from Athens to Cape Sounion with Meal at Vouliagmeni, Athens, Super ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Private Tour from Athens to Cape Sounion with Meal at Vouliagmeni

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Combine a visit to spectacular Cape Sounion with a top restaurant meal on this 6-hour private tour from Athens — it’s a Viator Exclusive that’s available ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $212.35
Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Sailing Trip, Athens, Viator Exclusive Tours
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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Sailing Trip

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Enjoy the warm blue water and gentle Greek breezes on the Athens Riviera with a 12-hour full day sailing trip, ending at Cape Sounion. With your small group ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $209.00
Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Delphi Day Trip, ... 
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Delphi Day Trip

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With this Athens Super Saver, combine three best-selling tours for a two-day immersion in Athens, Cape Sounion and Delphi. Perfect for those who already have ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $250.17
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Mycenae and Epidaurus ... 
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip

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Combine three best-selling tours for a two-day immersion in Athens, Cape Sounion, Mycenae and Epidaurus. Perfect for those who already have overnight ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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Half-Day Private Tour: Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon, Athens, Super Savers
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Half-Day Private Tour: Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

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Exclusive to your group alone, sit back in full leather comfort in one of our new Black Mercedes E Class or AudiA6 models as your informative tour driver ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 to 5 hrs

From USD $368.63

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