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From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

1. From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

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.

From Athens: Sea Kayak Adventure to Cape Sounion

2. From Athens: Sea Kayak Adventure to Cape Sounion

A unique and dynamic activity, that brings people closer to their natural environment by giving them the chance to explore it, using their body’s strength and senses. Admire stunning views from the seaside along the Athenian Riviera all the way to Cape Sounio and to the famous Temple of Poseidon. En route you will have the chance of having a  light snack on one of the islets. Upon arrival to Cape Sounio, you will visit the famous temple and end the day with a marvelous meal, enjoying unique views and the sunset of the Saronic Gulf. After collection at the hotel, it's time to get ready for some adventure. You'll try on your equipment and after the guide's briefing on paddling and safety, the journey is ready to begin. You will take a stop at the island of Archi, or on one of the beaches of Legrena for a swim and refreshing snack. Having refueled you will continue to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. The tour includes the entrance fee to the Temple of Poseidon and you'll end your day at a Greek tavern for a delicious Greek meal.

Private Tour of Classical Athens and Cape Sounion

3. Private Tour of Classical Athens and Cape Sounion

Start with meeting your guide via pickup from your hotel in Athens. First drive by Hadrian's Arch, a monumental gateway resembling a Roman triumphal arch. Stop at the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, a colossal temple at the center of Athens. Visit the nearby Acropolis with its famous Parthenon. Next, discover the Olympic Stadium at Kallimarmaro, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble.  Travel to Mount Lycabettus to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Athens. Visit the breathtaking Athens National Archaeological Museum housing some of the most important artefacts from around Greece. After this stop, drive by the neoclassical buildings of the 'architectural trilogy' consisting of the National Library, Athens University, and the Academy of Athens. Pass by Stadiou Street with the remarkable statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis, the General of the War of Independence of 1821. After discovering some of Athens' main sights, travel along the Athens Riviera, the coastal road that passes the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni ,Voula, and Varkiza towards Cape Sounion. Be captivated by the crowning jewel of the peninsula, the spectacular Temple of Poseidon. Built between 444 and 440 BC, it is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Greece. Enjoy your refreshments at the snack bar overlooking the temple and the sea. Next, make your way to Kavouri where you will treat your taste buds to delicious Greek delicacies by the Saronic sea, before travelling back to the designated drop-off point in Athens.

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What people are saying about Sounion

A highlight of our Athens trip was definitely Cape Sounion & the Temple of Poseidon at sunset. The tour was definitely worth it for us. The day before we were told a new meeting point where we would be picked up by car (as far as I can tell, other tour participants felt the same - could it be organized differently in advance). During the drive, the tour guide kept providing us with a lot of interesting information about the area, which we really liked. The first short stop is at Lake Vouliagmeni (10 minutes) and another stop at the beach (1.5 hours) and at a viewpoint of Cape Sounion. The stop at the beach wouldn't have been absolutely necessary for us, since we basically didn't do the tour for swimming. Poseidon Temple tickets are not included in the tour price. Overall, the tour to Cape Sounion & Poseidon Temple is recommended.

Our guide Gari was really great! Because of her relaxed nature and all the stories she told us about the Greek gods, the trip there and back was very short. The one hour swim break was fantastic. And also the Temple of Poseideon with the sunset was very impressive! I can really recommend this trip!! In the end I was even dropped off in front of my hotel, although I had to be picked up somewhere else. Everything perfect!!

My teenagers and I did this activity, they said it was the most favorite part of their trip in Greece! We went up around 6:30pm, there was lots of shade on the way up. The top was beautiful definitely worth it! We did not use the audio.

It was a very pleasant and interesting trip, the guide is very nice, always ready to help you and answer all your questions, it is clear that he is an expert in the sector

Guide explained well and detailed, schedule was on point. One of the best sunsets in Greece.