Guided tour

From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

Activity provider: GETAWAYS GREECE

From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

Activity provider: GETAWAYS GREECE
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From US$ 55.01 per person

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Explore the picturesque south coast of Attica on this Cape Sounion tour. Stop to see the Temple of Poseidon and enjoy sunset views over the Aegean.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Be picked up at your hotel or the closest point accessible by vehicle. The activity provider will confirm pickup via email (check your spam folder too).
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the picturesque south coast of Attica
  • Swim at one of Greece's most beautiful beaches
  • Visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon at the Cape Sounion
  • Learn from an experienced local guide about the history of Cape Sounion
  • See the sun setting into the Aegean Sea
Full description

Visit the scenic coastal views of Cape Sounion on a guided tour from Athens with hotel transfers. Travel along south Attica’s shoreline roads to reach the ancient Temple of Poseidon. Get panoramic vistas of the Aegean and explore the ruins of this temple before catching a beautiful sunset.

Start your day with pickup at your accommodation in Athens. Enjoy a comfortable 50-minute drive along the coastal roads of Attica in an air-conditioned minivan and admire the idyllic beaches and small villages that pass by. Arrive at Cape Sounion and make your way to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the Greek god of the sea, and embark on a guided tour of this historic landmark. Learn about the mythology linked to the temple before having time to relax and take in the panoramic views over the Aegean. Continue to one of Cape Sounion's blue flag beaches to admire the sunset or swim in the paradisical Aegean Sea. After the tour, travel in comfort back to your accommodation in Athens.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver/guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • You will receive an email after booking from the local operator with exact pick-up details
  • Starting time may vary based on the sunset time of each month
  • This is a small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people
  • During the tour you have the chance to swim so bring a swimsuit and towel
  • Afternoon departure is roughly 4:00 PM, depending on the sunset. Winter departure (between November to March) is roughly 3:00 PM
  • The beach stop starts at the end of April when the weather gets warmer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 549 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Absolutely beautiful location. Definitely a must see when visiting Greece. We were supposed to be picked up at our Hotel and ended up being made to walk quite a distance . Understanding that our hotel was in a congested area dropping out in front next to impossible but the street directly behind should have been the backup not a 15 min walk away.. although our guide was very nice with high energy the continued questions felt many times like being put in the spot. I would rather have had him give the information and not ask us for the answers..

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August 5, 2022

The day was beyond expectations! It was perfect… the beach stop before heading to the Temple of Poseidon was excellent and relaxing. The temple is beautiful from all angles and the day was perfect. The driver and guide Sotiris made all the difference, cheerful, kind, attentive and a great professional and an excellent person!

August 4, 2022

Our guide Sotiri was very nice and had a wide knowledge. On the way to the temple he told us a lot of interesting things and facts. Important to know: you are "alone" at the temple, so you don't have a guide. We thought that was a bit of a shame as it didn't have many signs with info. Otherwise very nice. An incredibly well preserved temple compared to others. The swimming stop was also very nice. Definitely recommended.

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August 4, 2022

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