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Cape Sounion: Sunset Tour from Athens

Cape Sounion: Sunset Tour from Athens

From $63.35 per person

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 - 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
In front of your hotel, apartment, or cruise terminal in Athens. The representative will be holding a sign with your name on it.
Private group available


  • Enjoy a drive along the picturesque south coast of Attica
  • Stop to swim at one of Greece's most beautiful beaches
  • Visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon
Full description
This 5-hour excursion begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Athens. Enjoy a comfortable 50-minute drive along coastal roads in an air-conditioned minivan. Take in views of idyllic beaches and small villages along the way. At the ancient Greek temple to Poseidon, the god of the sea, the guide will tell you about its history. Enjoy some time here to relax and take in the views over the Aegean Sea. Cape Sounio is best known for its spectacular sunsets and blue flag beaches. During a stop here, enjoy the opportunity to swim nearby. The tour ends with a drop off at your hotel in Athens.
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

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

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based on 395 reviews

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The sunset at posiedion temple was amazing. Wish you can go in lake for a swim but it's just photo op. Cape Sounion is basically your choice swim or sit down eat. You only have about an hour so it's hard to do both. Thankfully we ate before leaving, which I recommend if you want to swim. The beach chairs cost about 5 euros each.

September 20, 2021

Teddy was wonderful — knowledgeable and funny. He did a great job of making an effort to bond with everyone. We started with a trip to a lake for a photo op, then a stop at a scenic overlook for more photos, and we paused for fifty minutes to swim or eat at the base of the Temple of Poseidon. Finally, we went to the temple, and though the clouds obscured the setting sun, the sky/experience was still spectacular.

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September 5, 2021

Great experience to know better Athens’ Coast. As we were in a hotel in Plaka ( zone prohibited by car). It was sent us a pick up location, it reached only a 8-minute walk. I When we arrived, the van was already there, it was a comfortable and new car. And our guide was very nice and attentive (during all the trip). In our first stop, Salvatore ( i believe, I didn’t remember his name in Greek) showed a unique lake in Athens. Beautiful place for a next time. After that, we went to the next location, a beach below the Poseidon’s Temple. There we had 1h30 to enjoy and relax in transparent sea. The beach has a great structure offers by a resort. And the view to the Poseidon is unbelievable. After that’s, we went ahead to watch Poseidon’s Sunset. We had enough time to take pictures and find a place to enjoy the sunset in this magic place. Our final destination closed our experience with golden key. Back to the van, we had a calm return to Athens. Certainly, I recommend.

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September 4, 2021

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