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Sunset tour: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

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Join our 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 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). 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 sparkling glass of wine, before returning back to your hotel.


  • Breathtaking sunset views
  • Guided visit of the Temple of Poseidon
  • Panoramic views of the Aegean sea & its islands
  • Pass by some of the most expensive and highly rated areas of Athens
  • A relaxing ride with splendid views

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Amazing sunset in Cape Sounion
Amazing sunset in Cape Sounion
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Breathtaking sunset


Sunset tour: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

Dates: 05/05/2018 to 30/09/2018 | per adult

  • Entrance fees of the Temple of Poseidon
  • Transport by luxury bus
  • Hotel pick up service
  • Professional guide
  • One glass of wine per adult
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Additional Info:
  • The departure time of the tour depends from seasonality and the sunset time. Departure times as follow: 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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Written by Maria, Heredia, Costa Rica | 07-16-2018 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
I enjoyed this tour a lot! Watching the sunset at Cape Sounio, with the Temple of Poseidon right in from of you is an experience that I wouldn't change for anything! It was simply amazing! Our guide was kind, knowledgable and patience. Thanks a bunch for a great experience!
Written by Jan Thomas, Redondo Beach, United States | 10-09-2017 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
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!
Written by GreekTsik, Wake Forest, United States | 08-06-2017 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
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.
Written by Jils, Ecuador | 07-25-2017 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
“Sehr schöne Tour” Die Fahrt dauert etwa 1,5 bis 2 Stunden (je nach Athener Verkehrslage). Ist aber nicht schlimm, weil die Fahrt an der Steilküste entlang sehr schön ist. Der Tempel ist sehenswert und es gibt natürlich einen wunderschönen Sonnenuntergang. Abgerundet wird der Abend mit einem Glas Wein. Insgesamt ein empfehlenswerter Abendausflug.
Written by Thomas, Austria | 07-25-2017 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
“very comprehensive and impressing” unfortunately lots of traffic, but this seems to be a major problem in Athens.
Written by Luica, Israel | 10-18-2016 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Heaven on Earth It was a short stay on site, but worth every penny. The view is amazing. So is the road which takes you there while it follows the coast for most of the way. Anastasia, our guide, was very enthusiastic and thoughtful. A vry nice get-away from noisy Athens
Written by TravelwithLaw, United States | 08-19-2016 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
We had the good fortune of taking the Cape Sounio Sunset Tour! From the moment the tour bus left Athens, we began learning about the history of Athens and Greece from our friendly and very qualified professional tour guide, Irene. There was always something interesting that she was able to tell us about the areas we drove through, for the entire 1 hour trip to Cape Sounio. This, along with the dramatic coastline that we travelled along was already worth the cost of our ticket. Then we arrived at our destination, a large outcrop of rock overlooking a tranquil bay with fishing boats, and perched majestically above it all was the Temple of Poseidon. What a magnificent site! Upon arrival we disembarked and began a short walk up the hill, accompanied by our guide, who continued to bring historical perspective to what we were seeing. Upon reaching the temple ruins, she pointed out some relatively recent graffiti left by Lord Byron himself! We then had the opportunity to walk about the site, taking photographs and waiting as the sun descended toward the horizon. As it did, the colour in the western sky progressed through deepening shades of yellow, orange and crimson. Between us and the setting sun were shimmering waves, an island, and a mountainous horizon that slowly accepted the red ball of fire that disappeared behind it before our very eyes. It was a magical moment that we will remember for years to come.
Written by Hao, China | 08-19-2016 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
“Nice trip! I and my wife both want to go for a sunset trip again.” The Sounion is a place where can let the dreams come true. It is so sad that can not go into the Temple and see the signature of Lord Byron. “ Place me on the Sunium's marbled steep, where nothing, save the waves and I”, definitely!
Written by Paula, Chile | 08-16-2016 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
“Bello paisaje” El monumento arqueológico es bellísimo, con el atributo de estar localizado en el Mar Egeo, y con el atardecer!o, el TOUR no puedo calificarlo de excelente: 1- se me indico que se nos retiraría a una hora establecida en el lobby de mi hotel Royal Olimpic, como no llegaba nadie se me ocurrió telefonear, y me informé que la agencia Key Tour que lo realizaba estaba a 5 metros. No tiene sentido decirnos que me recogeran en el hotel sino cuentan con personal para hacerlo.. 2- La guía era una señora gentil, pero que llevaba el tour a SU DISCRECION, conversaba con voz elevada con el chofer en griego. Y con ese mismo tono se comunicaba con nosotros, de este modo en un momento hablaba en ingles sobre información turística, y de un momento a otro empezaba a conversar en griego. Finalmente no aprovechó el viaje para informarnos sobre el Cabo Sunion sino al final cuando ya estabamos ahí y teníamos sólo unos 15 min antes que se pusiera el sol. Si volviera contrataría otra empresa.
Written by bernade, France | 07-06-2016 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Great afternoon/evening spent driving along the Athenian Riviera with a quick guided tour of the temple ruins before being left on our own to watch the sun set over the water. The lighting of the setting sun was pure magic. Every photo we took looks amazing. And the glass of wine to toast to the setting sun is perfection. This was our last tour of our trip and was a perfect way to conclude our tour of Greece. Highly recommend it if you want a relaxing tour and sunset experience.
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Amazing sunset in Cape Sounion
Amazing sunset in Cape Sounion
Breathtaking sunset
Breathtaking sunset
Cape Sounion - Temple of Poseidon
Cape Sounion - Temple of Poseidon
View of the Aegean sea
View of the Aegean sea
Temple of Poseidon
Temple of Poseidon
Enjoy the sunset from the best location
Enjoy the sunset from the best location