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Athens: Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

4.6 / 5

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Athens: Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

From US$ 67.92 per person

Drive through the idyllic Athenian Riviera with the sandy beaches and picturesque seaside villages. You can enjoy a unique slice of the Mediterranean coastline, and see a mind-blowing sunset with the Temple of Poseidon in the background.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian
Pickup included
Pick-up is available from any hotel or accommodation in Athens and Piraeus cities or the cruise terminal in Piraeus.
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  • Enjoy the amazing sunset ast Cape Sounio
  • Explore the ancient temple of God Poseidon
  • Pass through the magnificent Athenian Riviera
  • Gaze the crystal clear waters of Atticas' South coast
  • Have access to the hop-on, hop-off bus to be able to visit all of Athens
Full description
After traveling for a few kilometers through the South Coast and the Athenian Riviera, you will be bedazzled by the famous landscapes which surround Sounion. Sounion (or Sunium) was an important ancient Greek religious sanctuary dedicated to the gods Poseidon and Athena. Spectacularly located on a promontory in southern Attica, the site is dominated by the temple of Poseidon perched 70 meters above the sea on the cliff edge. Sounion is the setting for several episodes in Greek mythology, and is specifically mentioned as a place of religious significance in Homer’s Odyssey. In some myths, this is also the spot where the Athenian king Aegeus threw himself into the sea in despair upon having sighted the black sail of his son Theseus’ ship returning from Crete after his battle with the Minotaur. If you are keen on visiting the outskirts of Athens, such as Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, you will be able to do so with a private tour. In a luxury limousine van with a private driver, you will be driven along to the Athens Riviera down to the famous Cape Sounion and back to Athens or Piraeus.
  • Pick-up and drop off from your hotel or any point in Athens or Piraeus
  • Taxes, tolls and fuel
  • Transportation by air-conditioned limousine van
  • English-speaking driver
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to the temple
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes for the temple visit
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 17 reviews

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we always wanted to visit the Temple and this is our first trip after the pandemic. We enjoyed an amazing afternoon sunset tour.The driver was friendly,on time and knowledgeable. All measurements against covid 19 were taken and the fact that was an exclusively private tour made us feel super safe and comfortable. Finally was definitely value for money which made us book more tours with Sights of Athens.

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May 19, 2021

The show was there. The only downside: there were 3 of us, in addition to the 3x60 €, we had to pay the entrance to the site 3x10 €! In the end, it makes the activity expensive with an audio guide. Unfortunately we did not understand the details of the service.

September 20, 2021

Our tour guide, Giorgos was really nice and hospitable. He was very informative and full of enthusiasm.

September 10, 2021

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