Watch one of the most majestic sunsets in Greece with a half-day twilight tour to Cape Sounion. Travel along the Saronic Gulf and Athens Riviera to the cape, which sits atop a sheer sea cliff and was a sacred site in the ancient world. Tour the Temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the mythological god of the sea, and sip a glass of sparkling Greek wine as the sun dips below the horizon and several islands in the distance.
Sunset tour to beautiful Cape Sounion from Athens
Take in stunning views of the Athens Riviera and Saronic Gulf along the way
Visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon perched high atop a dramatic sea cliff
See up to seven different islands from the viewpoint on a clear day
Watch the sunset with a glass of sparkling wine in hand
Traveler pickup is offered Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens centrally located hotels.
Returns to original departure point
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Departure time of the tour depends from sunset time and is as following: 1-18 May at 17:45, 21 May-8 Jun at 18:00, 11 Jun-21 Jul at 18:15, 23 Jul-17 Aug at 17:45, 20 Aug-7 Sep at 17:15, 10 Sep-21 Sep at 17:00, 24 Sep-30 Sep at 16.45.
Most travelers can participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This was a good tour to see some of the coastline south of Athens and to see and spend some time at Sounion. The bus was comfortable and the guide was quite knowledgeable and was willing to answer any questions the group had. Be aware that this was NOT a sunset tour and there was no wine included in the tour. we arrived back in Athens at around 6pm and sunset was a 7pm. I would still recommend the tour for the site but the title of the tour was misleading.
It was so beautiful, the temple, the sunset, the ride there is breathtaking our guide was very good explaining all we saw along the way, pointing the famous points.
Once there, we make our way up to the Temple it is wonderful, we tried looking for Lord Biron's name but couldn't find the column? Regardless we were treated to a wonderful sunset.
Afterward we sipped a refreshment or wine on a terrace, wile gazing a the lit up Temple and the beautiful sea surrounding us.
I really encourage you to take this excursion
It was awesome seeing the temple of posiedon. The bus was comfortable and the tour guide was really friendly. In future I would plan to go on a different tour that supplied food and drinks, because the drive is quite long and the cafe at the end is a bit average.
Poseidon's temple at sunset is beautiful. Several comments about the tour: 1 THERE IS NO WINE!!!!!! When we and other participants asked we were told that wine has not been part of the tour ever and was not planned, despite the listed inclusions in the advertisement. The tour guide's attempts to divert the discussion away from the non-existent wine should make her a candidate to become a diplomat or White House Press Secretary. 2 While the temple is impressive, especially at sunset, we spent over 2.5 hours getting there starting with 1.25 hours driving in circles in Athens picking folks up at their hotels, just 45 minutes at the temple Including the monuments folks chasing us out of the area just 10 minutes after the sunset, and then 1.5 hours riding home. This is, IMHO, a poor travel time-to-activities time ratio. Tour would be improved if we started earlier and stopped at another historic site/point of interest along the way or for dinner somewhere along the way overlooking the ocean.
Sounion is AMAZING. It is really really a beautiful place and I highly recommend this excursion for anyone who is interested in getting out of the city. The tour guide was really knowledgeable, however I felt completely rushed. We were there just as the sun was setting and I really wanted to take in the sights and really enjoy the grounds. The tour guide was really excellent, but we only had 10 minutes to enjoy the grounds on our own before the site closed. I'm glad I did the tour you get a lot of great information that you'd never get otherwise, but if you're looking to relax and enjoy the actual grounds, I suggest renting a car and spending more time on your own. After we left the actual site, we did get to spend about an hour sipping a glass of wine and admiring the sunset from afar. This was, again, really nice but personally I would have liked to have spent more time at the actual site/surrounding areas.