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Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

Activity provider: Ammon Express
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Enjoy an evening trip to the astonishing Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion, and admire the sunset over the Aegean Sea. Learn about the Athens Riviera and immerse yourself in local Athenian life.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, Greek

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Temple of Poseidon arising from the edge of Cape Sounion
  • See the impressive panoramic view from the southeastern peak of Sounion
  • Experience the breathtaking sunset over the Aegean Sea
  • Stop at Lake Vouliagmeni, a unique natural treasure on the Athenian Riviera
Full description

With a guide, experience the Athens Riviera and uncover the history behind each turn. Witness the sun melt over the Aegean Sea on Cape Sounion and see the Temple of Poseidon.

Depart Athens by bus from Halandri Metro station and reach Cape Sounion in time for the mesmerizing sunset. Learn about Sounion’s past and present from your archaeologist guide.

Explore the Temple of Poseidon, one of the most important temples in Greece. See the signatures on the temple marble left by famous authors who visited, including the Romantic poet Lord Byron.

Watch the sunset over the clear waters of the Aegean Sea. After, a short stop at the magical Lake Vouliagmeni, a unique natural treasure on the Athenian Riviera.

Includes
  • Round-trip transfers
  • Archaeologist guide
  • Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site of Sounion (10€ during summer season ; 5€ during winter season)
  • Guided tour of archaeological sites
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Outside the Halandri Metro Station (Blue Line), which is a 20-minute ride from Athens Syntagma. Once you are at Halandri Metro Station, follow the exit “To Vrilissia” and meet your trip attendant outside the station. Please bear in mind that you should be at the departure point 10 minutes before the time indicated in the schedule.

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Know before you go

  • Entrance to the archaeological site is free for youths up to 18 years old and students inside the European Union
  • Reduced entrance (50% off) is valid for European Union citizens aged over 65 and students of higher education institutes outside the European Union.
  • In the winter season (1 November to 31 March) the general entrance fee to the archaeological site is €5
  • Make sure to arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to tour departure
  • Wear comfortable shoes to walk around the archaeological site of the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 655 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Demi, our guide, was awesome! She made the bus ride feel shorter with her knowledge and charm. We also have two bonus stops, one each there and back, that made the trip fly by. The sunset was beautiful and we were able to get some snacks at the cafe next to the site afterwards.

May 11, 2022

My fav part of the tour was the guide Demi. She was very enthusiastic, helpful, knowledgeable and funny. I would book another tour just for the entertainment she offers. It wasn’t just another everyday tour it was a Greek experience . I would also like to thank her for how she led the tour. She managed many of the mishaps that occurred professionally “law breaking, lost tourists, delayed transportation, endless questions, physical injuries, illnesses”.

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May 5, 2022

Great guide and I felt safe on the bus. It's a shame that the tour travels along the motorway to get down to Cape Sounion, as I have heard the coastal route is stunning. I understand why they do it though, to avoid traffic and given the time constraints. However, it means it's a missed opportunity, and for the price it's quite pricey for a bus ride. Also visiting Lake Vouliagmeni at night is also a wasted activity as it is not really visible.

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May 3, 2022

Product ID: 212919