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Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

From US$ 44.08 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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  • 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
  • Feel the rhythm of Athens by night on the way back through the Athens 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, discover the Athens Riviera. Stroll along the promenade past waterfront cafes and see where Athenians come to escape the city.

  • Round-trip transfer from Athens
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned bus
  • English-speaking archaeologist guide
  • Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site of Sounion (10€ during summer season ; 5€ during winter season)
  • Personal expenses
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 508 reviews

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It was a nice experience going through Athens street with the bus especially for someone who always used the metro. The driver and the guide Vaseri (sorry for ruining your name) is extremely knowledgeable about the history and he is specialized in the same field. He was very energetic and tried his best. Thank you for being supportive! The sunset and the scenery is spectacular there having the ruins and the sea at the same time with an amazing natural background of sky.

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November 17, 2021

We really enjoyed the trip. The meeting point at the station was easy to find. Our guide was very nice, friendly and funny. He told us a lot of interesting stories about Greek history. His knowledge was amazing. It was also very interesting to see the country outside of Athen.

November 9, 2021

Vicki and her colleague (whose name I refuse to butcher with poor spelling) were wonderful! On the bus rides we were treated to many stories (myths, legends) that helped us appreciate the history of where we were even more. So very sociable! The also followed strictly covid protocols which helped us all feel safer. They also gave me good advice on places to eat in the city center. The only reason I didn’t put “excellent” is because we didn’t actually get a good look at the sunrise due to the weather but that is not something they can control. God Poseidon was unhappy . The angry sky was in its own way, perfect. Thanks Vicki!

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September 14, 2021

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