Guided tour

From Athens: Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours
Guided tour

From Athens: Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours
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Enjoy the sunset at Cape Sounio on this evening bus tour with zero carbon footprint. Drive through the suburbs of the Greek Riviera and watch the sunset over the Aegean Sea from the Temple of Poseidon

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup service is available from selected centrally located hotels in Athens.


  • Watch the sunset at Cape Sounion
  • Drive through the Greek Riviera's elegant boroughs on a carbon-neutral tour
  • Go to the Temple of Poseidon on the Attica Peninsula
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the Aegean Sea
  • Learn about Cape Sounion's important role in Greek mythology
Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Athens for the evening on this bus tour to the marvel at the sunset from the Temple of Poseidon which is perched above the sea at at Cape Sounion. Pass by sights like the Hellinikon Olympic complex and Glyfada beach on the drive. 

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your centrally-located accommodation in Athens. Board a comfortable and airconditioned bus and relax on the scenic drive along the Athens Riviera, with the comfort of knowing that your travel footprint is being offset. Take in splendid views of the Saronic Gulf along the way. 

Head through some of the most salubrious neighborhoods of the city, and marvel at the Hellinikon Olympic complex, along with settlements such as Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza.

Reach Cape Sounion and visit the 5th century BC Temple of Poseidon. Gaze out over the Aegean Sea from this privileged position and, on a clear day you can see at least 7 Greek islands. 

Learn about Cape Sounion's important role in Greek mythology and history. The first recorded mention of it occurs in the Odyssey, and it was the last landing port for ships returning from Poseidon.

Hear about Greek God of the Sea at the Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounion as the sun disappears beneath the horizon. Return to your accommodation in Athens at the end of your tour. 

  • Hotel pickup
  • Guide
  • Cape Sounion entry ticket (if option selected)
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Pickup is available from selected centrally located hotels in Athens and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time
    • Alternatively, you can meet at the activity provider's office 15 minutes before the tour departure time
    • The activity provider will offset the carbon emissions of your tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 125 reviews

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    The tour starts at around 2pm and there is an extended section of picking guests up from various hotels. It may have been because of the traffic this day but this exercise took about an hour. We only had an hour at the site (from 4.40-5.40pm) which seemed slightly strange in comparison to the amount of time getting there and back. The archaeological site also closes before 5.30pm. The tour would be improved by: (1) getting guests to all meet at one or two central locations rather than picking up 1-2 people from 7-8+ different hotels and (2) stopping at least once on the way. There are several viewing spots and it’s a beautiful coastline. Its a shame that you can’t really enjoy the scenery. Our tour guide took ill on the journey home, understandably she had to leave early.

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    March 26, 2023

    The guide was so sweet and brought extra material, with pictures of what the site and the temple looked like. She was able to answer any questions and was super helpful. The bus was comfortable, the pick up points are practical, they will always try to accommodate you and leave you close to where you want to go on the way back. The scenery is beautiful throughout the whole trip!

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    March 26, 2023

    A must do if you’re visiting Athens. This was such a great excursion out of the city. The drive was scenic. The bud was comfortable and the guide was super knowledgeable on mythology and history! The temple was stunning and the sunset was one of the best on my whole trip! Highly recommend. The meet up point was next to a few places to grab a snack before hand and such a close walk from my hotel! Check in was super easy and the whole experience was so easy going. Loved it!!

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    March 26, 2023

    Product ID: 56804