Day trip

Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

Activity provider: Ammon Express
Day trip

Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

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 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek


2.5 hours
  • Athens

  • 1 hour
  • Cape Sounion (free time)

  • Temple of Poseidon (free time)

  • 1.5 hours
  • 1 hour
  • Athens

Meeting point
Main stop
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  • 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
Full description

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.

  • 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

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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. Save time and avoid city congestion with direct departure from the highway. Gain up to an hour more for your excursion and enjoy more time for breakfast. Reach our meeting point in just 18 minutes from the city center. Experience local life and culture with the Metro Museum trip led by an archaeologist.

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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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4.8 /5

based on 1245 reviews

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Angelina was charming, entertaining and helpful. She gave an interesting and informative tour. Rula, the woman from Sparta, was brilliant, funny and full of valuable history and insights. Our driver did a great job and the bus was very comfortable and clean. I highly recommend this tour with these great guides.

March 14, 2023

Really friendly and knowledgable guides who made the trip very fun with some great history and myth retelling. There are some surprise stop offs on the way. The old theatre is great and the temple itself is wonderful (the €5 entrance fee is not included in your ticket price). We stopped off at a lake in the dark on the way back which we wouldn’t have known about otherwise. The only negative was the stop off at the small town on the way to the temple as there isn’t much to see here, we should have stayed longer at the theatre / arrived at the temple earlier instead.

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March 4, 2023

This was a very fun trip. Cape Sunion is so beautiful and feels so special. Unfortunately for us it was a bit cloudy so we did not see the sundown, but it was still worth it. Our guide Rula was wonderful, on the way there and back she gave us an amazing history lesson on ancient Greece and told us many myths. She also recommended a lot of things to do and visit while in Athens, which was very much appreciated. I would definitely recommend this trip!

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March 3, 2023

Product ID: 212919