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
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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


  • 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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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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I almost liked the extra activity on the way with a visit to the oldest theater in Athens more than the Cape Sounion part itself, which disappointed me. Even so, the temple at the top is beautiful, but so many people take away its charm and the sunset was not one of the best for us. The super nice guide, fantastic.

August 10, 2022

Truely a magical experience to watch the sunset here. The temple and surrounding scenery is beautiful. The ride back to town is all along the coast and adds to experience. If you plan on eating … grab a table first while your partner grabs a ticket to the temple…. Service is fast but time goes fast. Our guide was awesome and told us really cool myths to make the time go easily. She was so great that she walked with us to the metro and told us how to get back to our hotel! Above and beyond!

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August 6, 2022

I loved, loved, loved this tour! We first stopped at an ancient temple which was very cool and then we drove to the Temple of Poseidon. Our tour guide had great ancient Greek stories to tell us on the bus as well. Once we got to the temple, we had time to buy a snack and relax a bit before the sunset. The sunset was amazing! Really it was sort of out of a movie. We went home on a different route and got stuck in traffic but it was totally worth it. Great tour and I totally recommend it. It was one of the best sunsets I have seen in my life!

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August 5, 2022

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