Guided tour

From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Half Day Tour

Activity provider: GETAWAYS GREECE

From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Half Day Tour

Activity provider: GETAWAYS GREECE
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Explore the picturesque south coast of Attica on this Cape Sounion tour. Stop to see the Temple of Poseidon and enjoy sunset views over the Aegean.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is provided to any hotel/accommodation in Athens.
Private or small groups available


3 hours
  • Athens

  • 1 hour
  • Temple of Poseidon (guided tour, free time)

  • Cape Sounion (free time)

  • 1 hour
  • Athens

Pickup included
Main stop
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the picturesque south coast of Attica
  • Swim at one of Greece's most beautiful beaches
  • Visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon at the Cape Sounion
  • Learn from an experienced local guide about the history of Cape Sounion
  • See the sun setting into the Aegean Sea
Full description

Visit the scenic coastal views of Cape Sounion on a private or semi-private tour from Athens with hotel transfers. Travel along south Attica’s shoreline roads to reach the ancient Temple of Poseidon. Get panoramic vistas of the Aegean and explore the ruins of this temple before catching a beautiful sunset.

Start your day with pickup at your accommodation in Athens. Enjoy a comfortable 50-minute drive along the coastal roads of Attica in an air-conditioned minivan and admire the idyllic beaches and small villages that pass by. Arrive at Cape Sounion and make your way to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the Greek god of the sea, and embark on a guided tour of this historic landmark. Learn about the mythology linked to the temple before having time to relax and take in the panoramic views over the Aegean. Continue to one of Cape Sounion's blue flag beaches to admire the sunset or swim in the paradisical Aegean Sea. After the tour, travel in comfort back to your accommodation in Athens.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking driver
  • Tour leader
  • Local taxes
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • You will receive an email after booking from the activity provider with your exact pickup details 24 hours prior departure
  • Starting time may vary based on the sunset time of each month
  • This is a small-group tour with a maximum of 16 people
  • During the tour you may have the chance to swim so bring a swimsuit and towel
  • Afternoon departure is roughly 4:00 PM, depending on the sunset. Winter departure (between November to March) is roughly 3:00 PM
  • The beach stop starts at the end of April and finishes by October
  • The private option allows you to choose a departure time that best fits your schedule; this tour option is ideal for large families, groups of friends, or cruise ships passengers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 689 reviews

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A must do if you come to Greece!! Along the route is done by bus with a great view of the landscape that surrounds Greece with its beautiful islands and the sea. Our guide Elliana told us about the history of Greece as well as mythology along our journey this which made it very enjoyable. She is a passionate and dedicated guide. Remember to take a small jacket if you come outside the summer period because the temple being high up there is quite a wind.

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November 16, 2022

A great tour! Gari was an amazing guide - very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, kept us all entertained and interacting on the journey. She kept things fun (thanks for our Greek names!) and kept us learning, as well as making sure she answered any questions we may have had. Cape Sounion and the Temple were amazing to see - the sunset was timed much better than other tours who turned up at the last minute (and missed it because it went behind some cloud!). Overall a great tour and would definitely recommend.

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November 13, 2022

Cape Sounion is well worth the visit. The temple is in extraordinary condition and the sunset from it is precious. The tour itself involved a lot of driving time and it became tiring at the end. Reccomend the visit to the temple, but probably if you can make your own way there or are close by to it, you can avoid the tour, as the guide didn't even enter the site. It was pleasant and well explained by the guide nevertheless and he did a great job, but it is a long day for a short visit to the temple

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November 10, 2022

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