Guided tour

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

Activity provider: Ammon Express

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

Activity provider: Ammon Express

From US$ 37.79 per person

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


1.5 hours
  • Athens

  • 1 hour
  • Cape Sounion (free time)

  • Temple of Poseidon (free time)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Vouliagmeni Lake (photo stop)

  • 1 hour
  • Athens

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Main stop
Other stop
  • 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
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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.

  • Round-trip transfers
  • Archaeologist guide
  • WiFi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site of Sounion (€10 in summers; €5 in winters)
  • 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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Important information

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
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This was a great option to get to the Temple of Poseidon for sunset, rather than paying taxi fees. However, we stopped at the lake near Cape Sounion which I thought was pointless, as it was dark and you could barely see anything. I would have preferred to get back to Athens sooner, as it’s about 10pm by the time you get to Athens. Other than that it was good.

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September 23, 2022

Amazing experience made all the more amazing by our lovely guide Stavrouli! Stavrouli taught us all about the history of the temple and many myths attached to sites we saw on our journey there! We also had a great driver, who made us feel very comfortable and safe throughout the drive! Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone, the sunset was amazing! PS. We haven’t forgotten the promise we made you Stavrouli ;)

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September 17, 2022

Fun experience and a nice way to see sites outside of the city centre. We set off later than expected but made up time on the drive. Plenty of time to explore the site of Temple of Poseidon and well worth the view at sunset. There was no need to stop at the lake on the way back as it was dark and not much to see, but a good experience overall.

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September 16, 2022

Product ID: 212919