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Sunset Tour: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon
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4.9 out of 5 based on 17 reviews
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4 Hours
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  • Visit the temple of Poseidon and see graffiti left by English poet Lord Byron
  • Sunset guided tour to the majestic Cape Sounion
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Aegean sea & its islands along the way
  • Pass by some of the most expensive and highly rated areas of Athens 
  • Watch the breathtaking sunset with a glass of wine in hand
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Join our guided half day tour to Cape Sounion and experience a breathtaking sunset at the unique temple of Poseidon, the God of the Seas in ancient times.

Our tour starts with a wonderful drive along the Athens Rivera. During this relaxing ride with your luxury air conditioned bus you’ll enjoy splendid views of the Saronic Gulf while passing through some of Athens’ most beautiful suburbs, including Hellinikon Olympic complex, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza.

Arriving at the Cape Sounion, you will visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with its magnificent panoramic view of the Aegean Sea (on a clear day you can see at least seven islands). One of its columns has a graffiti left by none other than lord Byron in the early 1800s. Cape Sounion has long played an important part in Greek mythology and history, and the first recorded mention of it occurs in the Odyssey, as the last safe landing before Poseidon scattered the returning Greek navy. As god of the sea, Poseidon was very important for ancient Greeks, and the scale of the Temple at Cape Sounion reflects that.

After visiting the Temple, filled from the beauty, the history and the culture of this site we will wait to admire one of the most amazing sunsets you could ever imagine. And when the sun begins to slowly touch the sea it is the perfect moment for a glass of wine, before returning back to your hotel.

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  • Entrance fees of the Temple of Poseidon
  • Professional and licenced guide
  • Transport by luxury air conditioned bus
  • Hotel pick up / drop off service
  • One glass of wine per adult
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
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Departure times: May: 18.30, June - July till 20 August: 18.30, 21 August till 15 September: 17:30, 16 September till 30 September: 17:00.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 17 reviews
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

A wonderful half day trip!

Katherine LUnited States
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

Great tour of Cape Sounion at sunset, well worth doing.

Dianne GAustralia
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

Wonderful evening with exquisite sunset!! Only wish was that bus stayed a few minutes longer to see the temple lit up.

Jacqueline WUnited States
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

“Our tour guide was Amazing!”

EvaNetherland
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

This was a great excursion. One of my absolute fav parts of our trip.

Paul NSUnited States
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Reviewed October 9, 2017
Great tour, really perfect timing for viewing of the sunset. One of the only tours we did and it was fantastic. I highly recommend this tour!
Jan ThomasUnited StatesRedondo Beach
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Reviewed August 6, 2017
I can't say enough about this tour, it was absolutely awesome. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. We had a superb setting with a sunset on one side and a full moon rising on the other. Ended the tour with excellent wine. Strongly recommend this tour for all ages. Note: I would recommend comfort shoes and bug spray.
GreekTsikUnited StatesWake Forest
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