Guided tour

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

Activity provider: Ammon Express

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

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 5 hours
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English, Greek

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
  • Stop at Lake Vouliagmeni, a unique natural treasure on the Athenian Riviera
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. After, a short stop at the magical Lake Vouliagmeni, a unique natural treasure on the Athenian Riviera.

Includes
  • Round-trip transfers
  • 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)
  • 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 686 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Our tour guide Bill was absolutely great he shared a lot of history of Greece as we traveled to the sunset site. He threw in a couple of extra stops along the way. The sunset pictures we got were amazing with the Temple of Poseidon in the shots. We had plenty of time before the sun went down to walk around the area. It was a great tour at a great price!!!!

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May 20, 2022

A nice tour to see the sunset at Cape Sounion with a couple of surprise stops along the way there and back (no spoilers). This is an evening tour and finished late back in Athens so may wish to have an easier daytime beforehand, though it isn't particularly strenuous. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable with a background in archeology and was full of stories for the journey. The sunset over Sounion at the temple of Poseidon must be one of the best in all Greece. The temple itself is one of the most remaining monuments and makes an excellent backdrop for your photos. Value for money if you can't get to Sounion via car.

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May 19, 2022

Our guide Theodore was excellent. The views from the Temple are great. It is a 1.5 hour drive to the site in a very comfortable minibus. The time went quickly as our guide gave us a short history lesson on Greek mythology and history of Temple of Poseidon. Relaxing way to end the day, sitting next to the Temple watching the sun dip into the Aegean.

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May 19, 2022

Product ID: 212919