Guided tour

Cape Sounion with Guided Tour in the Temple of Poseidon

Activity provider: CHAT TOURS

Cape Sounion with Guided Tour in the Temple of Poseidon

Activity provider: CHAT TOURS
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Cape Sounio, Temple of Poseidon

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Duration 4 hours
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English, French


  • Visit the Temple of Poseidon
  • Drive along coastal roads past scenic beaches
  • Get stunning views of the Saronic Gulf
Full description
Afternoon Tour Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and countless coves, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour Cape Sounion is, the Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea. Standing atop sheer cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, the marble temple has served as a landmark for sailors from ancient times until today. The "Sanctuary of Sounion" is first mentioned in the Odyssey, as the place where Menelaus stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides. Construction on the grand Temple of Poseidon began around 500 BC but was never completed; the temple and all the votive offerings were destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC. The Temple of Poseidon that now stands at Sounio was built in 444 BC atop the older temple ruins. After the guided tour of the Temple we return to Athens approximately at 7pm.
  • Professional Guide
  • Transportation with deluxe buses
  • Entrance fees
  • Free Wifi connection on the tour coach
  • Free map of Athens and Greece
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Amalia Hotel, Syntagma square, 10 Amalias street, 105 57 Athens. The meeting time is 2:15 PM from November 1st to March 31st. A bus pickup service is available from select Athens' central hotels, starting 1 hour prior to the tour departure. Tel +30 210 3237431

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Know before you go

  • The Temple of Poseidon is closed on December 25, January 1, March 25, and May 1.
  • Tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays take place in English only
  • Very important notice: children and students aged 5 to 18 must present a valid passport or ID on the day of the tour in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise, they will be required to re-purchase new entrance tickets at the full price.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 140 reviews

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This was such an amazing trip! The guide was very nice and even though we only had one hour to go Stalin’s the site, we got to see everything we wanted to. I recommend this trip to everyone - I was a bit surprised on how pretty Cape Sounion was even though the only thing to see there was the temple of Poseidon. It was worth the bus trip of 1,5 hours. Wonderful trip!

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May 29, 2022

Breathtaking views along Athens Riviera and beaches up to the magnificent temple of Poseidon. Very knowledgeable guide who got me interested again in the Greek mythology stories. Ironically we had this tour dedicated to Poseidon the god of the sea, earthquakes and storms on the same day an earthquake hits Greece.

July 21, 2019

Stunning views

It's a great way to spend a half day. It's about 1-1/2 hours, going along the coast and seeing the beaches along the way. The site itself is right on the cape, far up the hill, and the views are stunning. The site itself is small, and you can see it all in about 20 minutes. Although billed as a "sunset" tour, since we went during one of the longer days of the year, we were out well before sunset, but that didn't matter. One interesting thing--look at all of the graffiti on the base of the columns. The trip back took longer than expected because of traffic, but this was a minor thing, and certainly no fault of the company. The online purchase of tickets was easy, and the guide was good. Highly recommended.

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June 4, 2019

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