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$ 40.55 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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4.7 /5

based on 1133 reviews

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It was a fantastic afternoon trip well worth the money. Sounio was gorgeous and not too busy the day I went in November. I had plenty of time to take a look at everything I wanted as well as to enjoy the sunset. It was pretty perfect altogether, zero complaints. Our guide, Athina, was very sweet and nice too.

November 18, 2022

MUST DO!! Definitely recommend to anyone who is doing Athens for the first time. Such beautiful views of the Aegean, even before sunset. The Temple was everything and more you can imagine. We had more than enough time to walk around the entire site, and were able catch a beatific sunset. Our guide, Athena, was super helpful, even suggested some local restaurants to try out once the tour was over. If you’re hesitating about taking this tour: book it. You won’t regret it.

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November 9, 2022

It was a lovely ride to and from the site and I learned a lot about Greek history and the Temple of Poseidon in general from our guide. The site is beautiful and although there were a lot of tourists it was still possible to walk the large area and be alone with your group (or thoughts). I think we may have spent a bit too much time there because we had an entire hour after the time at the Temple which was too much and got quite windy and cool. I also don't think it was clear

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November 7, 2022

Product ID: 212919