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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens

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  • 4 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit one of Greece’s most picturesque coastal viewpoints on a half-day small-group tour from Athens to Cape Sounion. Travel by minivan along south Attica’s scenic shoreline roads to reach the ancient Temple of Poseidon, built atop a towering sea cliff with fantastic views of the Aegean. Explore the ruins of this temple dedicated to the Greek god of the sea, and opt for an afternoon tour to catch a famously beautiful sunset.
  • Explore the ancient Temple of Poseidon on a tour from Athens
  • Round-trip transfers from your Athens hotel included
  • Admire the views of the Aegean Sea and learn about ancient Greece
  • A small group ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour escort/host
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to the Temple of Poseidon (5 euros Nov-March / 10 euros April-October)per person)

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

Pick up and drop off is included from all centrally located Athens hotels and apartments. Just inform us during the booking of the hotel you are staying at, or apartment address. If the hotel /apartment is not accessible (e.g narrowness, pedestrian area) we will apoint a nearby meeting point for picking you up.You will receive an email from us us with the exact pick up time 48 hours prior departure.Please notice that pick up commerce 40 -50 minutes prior departure

What To Expect

Athens (Pass By)

Glyfada Beach (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Don't forget to bring your swimsuit and towel if you like to swim
  • Starting time may vary based on the sunset time of each month
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Post Covid 19 Policy: Vehicles will be sanitized before every pick up. Hand sanitizing done before departure and after every major stop.Maximum 6 clients in a 12 seater minibus to secure social distance between tourists ( for shared small group tours only). All our vehicles will operated with 50% capacity ( for shared small group tours only). Face masks available for clients. Guides will wear facemasks and use microphone when guiding. Fresh trash bag will be place in every vehicle and waste will be destroyed at the end of the tours.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:How can I let you know where to pick me up?

A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

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Traveller Tips

The countryside is beautiful and when you have a good group on the bus, it can be real fun.
If you’re a small group we would recommend hiring a car instead and saving yourself some money.
There is a 30 min stop at the beach where you can cool off before going to the temple.
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Beautiful day in a beautiful place
Karen_C, Apr 2023
Our guide, Theo, “Teddy”, was wonderful! Very engaging and great information provided. Highly recommend!
The tour guide Kalamara...
Behnaz_M, Mar 2023
The tour guide Kalamara was great Very freindly and helpful Also the driver too The sunset was amazing
Great half day Athens tour
Esther_T, Mar 2023
We went to the Temple of Poseidon sunset tour. The scenery were breathtakingly beautiful as the sunset. Our tour guide Theodore is very knowledgeable on Greek history and mythology, and he has a great sense of humor to keep us entertained through out the tour. I highly recommend this tour.
Great trip
Wendy_R, Mar 2023
The driver was amazing. He spoke of the history all the way. The view is breathtaking. It’s a lot of fun
Fabulous tour
Stephanie_P, Mar 2023
A great half day tour. Hogging recommend . Our tour guide was fabulous. He engaged the entire bus and we had so much fun. Highly recommend it .
A summer trip not March
cheryl_h, Mar 2023
Picked up on time we could have left an hour later the trip there was good the guide was very informative the wind got up and we were told we couldn’t go up to the monument after 7 but lots of people arrived at 7.25 this would have been better as standing in the freezing wind for 45 mins was not fun also £5 euros entrance fee which I though was included, this would be a better trip in the summer months
Out of the world
Shubhendu_D, Mar 2023
A marvelous trip. Beautiful photo opportunities along the way. The young lady kept us enlightened about various greek gods and their stories making it a highly engaging trip thanks to her! Beautiful sunset pictures and history.
Superb tour
stonetothebone85, Mar 2023
Theodore and Tony did a fantastic job. Tony is a great driver. Theodore knew almost everything and was very friendly. Stellar views and scenery. I also ate spaghetti there and it was amazing.
Travel into the greek mitologi and sunset
Kmves_D, Mar 2023
I was very happy that there is really a beautiful sunset at the shrine and this is not a clever PR. Not only the sunset, but the whole area is very atmospheric, it is worth walking around the area completely, because it offers a wonderful view in all directions. The guide was very nice and entertained us with cute stories from Greek mythology, which I always enjoy listening to.
Great but left too early!
SaraJane_M, Mar 2023
Tour was great in terms of the amount of information given by the guide and the setting was beautiful. One really big negative was that we left slightly too early and got to see the beautiful red sunset from the bus not at the temple! If the tour was 15 mins longer it would be perfect!
. an excelent tour guide and driver. very pleasent and knowledgeable. on time and as was scheduled. nice small group
Shula_F, Mar 2023
learning more about Greece mythology while visiting the area. touring the coast and learnning aboutlife there this dayes.
Our guide was very...
Margaret_D, Mar 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She engaged all the group in stories, games and legends on the ride to and from Sounion.
Great Tour, Great Tour Guide
John_K, Mar 2023
It wasn’t the high wind or overcast weather, but the tour guide Teddy’s vivid and insider knowledge that made our visit to Poseidon’s Temple so special.
Excellent Trip with stunning sights
Leslie_S, Mar 2023
Our guide Lili was terrific. Her Intelligence and good sense of humor which showed in her tour narration in which she seamlessly mixed information about our locations with modern Greek culture, history and mythology. The sights were beautiful and although cold and windy sunset at the Temple of Poseidon was the highlight of our trip. She also gave us a terrific recommendation for dinner which was so good we can’t wait to go back.
Fabulous Trip with excellent tour guide Theo
Vivbooth, Mar 2023
From start to finish this trip was fantastic our driver Αντονης & tour guide Θεοδώρας/Theo/Teddy were brilliant. Theo was a likable, funny young man whose knowledge of Greek was incredible. Lake Vougliamevi was beautiful and cape sounion awesome. Would highly recommend this tour.
Energised and blessed
Rocio_H, Mar 2023
Garifallia and Sotiris were our lovely hosts, and not only we learned a great deal about Greece and Athens history, but also about traditions and fun facts. The hospitality of the Greek people is disarmingly authentic, and they made our trip memorable. The area is windy so dress sensibly or pack something to keep you warm. The views were breathtaking all around, the road full of beautiful sights, and Cape Sounion and Poseidon’s temple are located in an area that has the sun at an angle that has been strategically placed to bless and energise you. Join our lovely hosts in this adventure and be part of the Greek hospitality, you will love it!
Great hosts and guides in...
soumyai77, Mar 2023
Great hosts and guides in Gari and Alexandros! They were friendly, professional, knowledgeable about the history, geography and culture of Greece. Gari kept it very interesting and entertaining for our three children. Highly recommend them .
Lovely trip, lots of interesting info
Sridhar_S, Mar 2023
The guide Eliana was fantastic with stories about Greek mythology and tips about places to visit in Athens. We then visited those places the next day Only drawback is that it was cold at the top of the hill. So I would have taken a coat.
Great tour!
Virginia_L, Mar 2023
It was our first day in Athens. This was a great way to get out and see some countryside, hear some history and visit the beautiful Temple of Poseidon. Our guide Theo, was excellent and we also had an archeologist student with us. Very knowledgeable. The driver was fantastic too. Highly recommend this trip, especially at sunset.
Great trip
Yvonne_G, Mar 2023
Gari was a wonderful guide, lots of information and very engaging. Very easy trip and a lovely drive along the coast. The Temple of Poseidon is beautiful and so worth the visit!


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