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  • Athens: Blue Hop-on-Hop-off Bus and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

    1. Athens: Blue Hop-on-Hop-off Bus and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

    Temple of Poseidon and Cape of Sounio sunset tour: You will drive along the south coast to the Athenian Riviera, which will allow you to easily reach the otherwise hard-to-get-to Sounion. Once there, you will be dazzled by the famous landscapes that surround Sounion. In the times of the ancient Greeks, this site was revered as sacred ground dedicated to the gods Poseidon and Athena. You can marvel at the Temple of Poseidon, which perched upon the cliff’s edge 70 meters above the sea. Later, walk the blessed earth of Sounion, one of the places sung about it in Homer’s Odyssey. You can then stand upon the same cliff where it is said King Aegeus threw himself off. The tale is told in Greek mythology that Aegeus told his son Theseus that if he defeated the Minotaur, he should return to Athens with ships bearing white sails. Theseus forgot this request, and when Aegeus saw ...

    It was a nice tour. The bus is very comfortable and you learn alot from the audio tour. Be aware it is a sunset tour so you'll arrive with only an hour and a half to do things. This is fine if you only want to have a drink and explore the temple. If you want to explore the beaches and towns you will need more time.

  • Cape Sounion: Sunset Tour from Athens

    2. Cape Sounion: Sunset Tour from Athens

    This 5-hour excursion begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Athens. Enjoy a comfortable 50-minute drive along coastal roads in an air-conditioned minivan. Take in views of idyllic beaches and small villages along the way. At the ancient Greek temple to Poseidon, the god of the sea, the guide will tell you about its history. Enjoy some time here to relax and take in the views over the Aegean Sea. Cape Sounio is best known for its spectacular sunsets and blue flag beaches. During a stop here, enjoy the opportunity to swim nearby. The tour ends with a drop off at your hotel in Athens.

    I was looking for an afternoon sunset tour to Cepe Sunion that would combine seeing some of the Athens Riviera and some swimming. This one fit the bill. On top of everything we had a wonderful guide, Sotiris, a comfortable Mercedes van, and there were only 5 of us - allowing for safe travel and social distancing. The program was well-chosen, the swimming spot was perfect, so was the timing - we made it to the temple of Zeus in time to see it and then watch the sunset. Everyone was very pleased and said it was the highlight of their experience. Sotiris was a wonderful guide and driver - polite, friendly and attentive. Communication with the host was great - he told me where to be for pickup and explained how to get there. I recommend the tour. Take it, you'll enjoy it.

  • Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

    3. Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

    Depart Athens by bus from Halandri Metro station and reach Cape Sounion in time for the mesmerising sunset. Famously mentioned by Homer in his epic poem, The Odyssey, learn about Sounion’s past and present from your archaeologist guide. Walk around the magnificent Temple of Poseidon, one of the most important temples in Greece. Discover the signatures on the temple marble left by famous authors who visited the Cape of Sounion, including the Romantic poet Lord Byron. Watch the sunset over the clear waters of the Aegean Sea. After this unique experience, discover the Athens Riviera. Stroll along the promenade past waterfront cafes and see where Athenians come to escape the city.

    Wonderful experience! Our guide, Viki, was very nice and gave us lots of explanations and informations about myths! I really remember this activity :)

  • Athens: Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

    4. Athens: Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

    After traveling for a few kilometers through the South Coast and the Athenian Riviera, you will be bedazzled by the famous landscapes which surround Sounion. Sounion (or Sunium) was an important ancient Greek religious sanctuary dedicated to the gods Poseidon and Athena. Spectacularly located on a promontory in southern Attica, the site is dominated by the temple of Poseidon perched 70 meters above the sea on the cliff edge. Sounion is the setting for several episodes in Greek mythology, and is specifically mentioned as a place of religious significance in Homer’s Odyssey. In some myths, this is also the spot where the Athenian king Aegeus threw himself into the sea in despair upon having sighted the black sail of his son Theseus’ ship returning from Crete after his battle with the Minotaur. If you are keen on visiting the outskirts of Athens, such as Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon...

    Our tour guide, Giorgos was really nice and hospitable. He was very informative and full of enthusiasm.

  • From Athens: Cape Sounio Private Tour

    5. From Athens: Cape Sounio Private Tour

    This private tour drives along the lacy coastal road that begins in the Athenian suburb of Glyfada and winds its way through Vouliagmeni, Saronida and Lagonisi to reach Cape Sounio. It is one of the region of Attica’s most sublime routes. Small beaches tucked away with their sandy shores or rocky stretches, crystal-clear sparkling water and a perfectly blue sky will accompany you along the way and delight the senses, mind and soul of anyone taking this gorgeous route to get to one of Greece’s most idyllic spots, Cape Sounio. From a distance, your gaze will be captivated by the ruins of the temple of Poseidon, a commanding, stunning structure characteristic of classical architecture from the 5th century B.C. This is the spot that the ancient Athenians chose to honor their god Poseidon within a fortress constructed to protect their coastline. It was here that the Sanctuary of Athena was a...

  • Private Tour of Classical Athens and Cape Sounion

    6. Private Tour of Classical Athens and Cape Sounion

    Start with meeting your guide via pickup from your hotel in Athens. First drive by Hadrian's Arch, a monumental gateway resembling a Roman triumphal arch. Stop at the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, a colossal temple at the center of Athens. Visit the nearby Acropolis with its famous Parthenon. Next, discover the Olympic Stadium at Kallimarmaro, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble.  Travel to Mount Lycabettus to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Athens. Visit the breathtaking Athens National Archaeological Museum housing some of the most important artefacts from around Greece. After this stop, drive by the neoclassical buildings of the 'architectural trilogy' consisting of the National Library, Athens University, and the Academy of Athens. Pass by Stadiou Street with the remarkable statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis, the General of the War of Independence of 1821. After ...

    A recommended tour and worth the spend. Suitable even for first timers in Athens who want to see it all

  • Cape Sounio 4-Hour Private Tour from Athens

    7. Cape Sounio 4-Hour Private Tour from Athens

    Enjoy a private 4 hour excursion to the southernmost point of Athens and visit the 5th-century Temple of Poseidon. On this tour that’s priced for up to 4 persons you’ll pass beautiful suburbs such as Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza, on the Athenian Riviera. The drive will take you along 70 kilometers of coastline. Stop at Vouliagmeni Lake to enjoy the views. The healing properties of the lake water have been known since ancient times, and the lake is the only natural spa in Athens. After an hour’s drive you’ll arrive at Cape Sounio, home to the Temple of Poseidon, which was part of the Acropolis building program. Take in views of the Saronic Gulf at a local café or restaurant. The Temple was dedicated to the god of sea and is associated with many mythological tales. After enjoying an optional meal or refreshments, you’ll return to your Athens hotel or the cruise port.

  • Athens: Sounio Private Farm Excursion for Families

    8. Athens: Sounio Private Farm Excursion for Families

    Embark on a full-day trip away from Athens, to a place where the horizon meets the Aegean Sea. Start your private tour with an impressive drive along the coastline toward the Cape Sounio. Along the way, make your first stop at an innovative space, an urban orchard dedicated to learning from nature. Join fun educational activities, perfect for the whole family. Your journey will continue with a visit to the astonishing temple of Poseidon. Once there, you'll have enough time to explore the site and admire the breathtaking sea views. Depending on the hour, you may also get the chance to enjoy the most famous sunset in Attica. Departure times change depending on the time of year. Exact starting time can be decided upon booking.

  • Athens: Private Cape Sounio and Vouliagmeni Lake Sunset Tour

    9. Athens: Private Cape Sounio and Vouliagmeni Lake Sunset Tour

    Following collection from your Athens accommodation, pass through some of the city's most scenic suburbs whilst following a coastal road. Your first stop is to Lake Vouliagmeni, a hidden treasure of the Athenian Riviera. Lake Vouliagmeni has a steady temperature all year round, ranging between 18-24 degrees Celsius. Its water is brackish, containing underground sea water mixed with the water of a spring. This makes it an ideal location for swimmers who visit the lake to profit from its mineral-rich water. Following the lake, continue along the coastal road whilst admiring the green and rocky coastline of Attica on your way to Cape Sounion. As you approach the promontory, the columns of the Temple of Poseidon are visible from the road, standing proudly on top of a hill and dominating the surroundings. The temple was erected to honor the ancient Greek God of the Sea, Poseidon. On a lowe...

  • Private Rib Cruise to Poseidon Temple at Sounio Cape

    10. Private Rib Cruise to Poseidon Temple at Sounio Cape

    The private round-trip tour starts with a pick-up in an air-conditioned minivan from your hotel in Athens to Lagonissi, where you'll board the rib boat. While your captain sails the boat, passing fast the stunning coast line of Attica, sit back and relax or simply soak up the sun. You will head to Arsida and Pothitos, Fleves or Patroklos - small uninhabited islands with remote sandy beaches, where you can swim, snorkel or just relax. At Arsida island you will have the chance to snorkel and swim at its cave. You will see the magnificent sea world of Athens, one of the safest seas in the world without dangerous marine life and strong currents. The crew holds a professional underwater camera and, if you wish you can have your memories recorded and given to you at the end of the tour, free of charge. A scuba dive or a "discover scuba" program can be also arranged if you wish, at an extra co...

    We were a group of 9 and this private tour was the best we did in Greece!!! Both brothers were very helpful and told us Greece history during our trip. We’ve taken other boat trips with snorkeling in other places but this one was special bcse they taught us how to do that and were patient with my kids. They took more than the 7 hrs they advertised. At the end they recommended us one restaurant and took us there. He helped us to order... they were LO MAXIMOOOO!!!

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What people are saying about Sounion

I was looking for an afternoon sunset tour to Cepe Sunion that would combine seeing some of the Athens Riviera and some swimming. This one fit the bill. On top of everything we had a wonderful guide, Sotiris, a comfortable Mercedes van, and there were only 5 of us - allowing for safe travel and social distancing. The program was well-chosen, the swimming spot was perfect, so was the timing - we made it to the temple of Zeus in time to see it and then watch the sunset. Everyone was very pleased and said it was the highlight of their experience. Sotiris was a wonderful guide and driver - polite, friendly and attentive. Communication with the host was great - he told me where to be for pickup and explained how to get there. I recommend the tour. Take it, you'll enjoy it.

Perfect! The minivan was neat,our driver excellent and Ted, our guide, friendly and super professional. He explained some interesting things about locals (must see places, nightlife, where to go and what to avoid) and gave us some good information about Sounion and the Temple. He knew a lot about mythology too! Simply perfect.

The great guide Anastasia was missing, telling the mythology, she opened it finished, but it is very intense to be in the enigmatic temple the fall and the sun, something unique, the great driver

We enjoyed our Sunset Trip. Our guide Corey was amazing, she gave us a lot information abut history of Greece, culture, ideas what to see. We had small group and had a great time. Thank you

It was a wonderful evening! Really a great addition to a stay in Athens - highly recommended!