Guided tour

Athens: Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

4.5 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: SIGHTSOFATHENS

Athens: Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

Activity provider: SIGHTSOFATHENS

From US$ 76.11 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.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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

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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

4.5 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Very good tour! We were picked up punctually at the previously agreed meeting point (at our own request). The driver - Aki - gave us great information on the way to the attraction and then drove to a restaurant in the center of Athens, where he reserved a table for us during the journey. All in all, I can only recommend the tour! Especially if you don't like crowded tourist buses.

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August 12, 2022

Amazing trip with George! We even called an audible and went to dinner after buying tickets at Poseidon so we didn’t have to stick around and wait. George took us to a great seafood restaurant with fresh catches and amazing food. We then drove back to Poseidon where he got us right up to past the ticket booth. After we finished he was right there to take us home. George gave us great local insights and stories of the towns we passed, his life as a pro motorcycle racer and playboy, jet setting his way around the med. He settled down to give tours after finishing first place (again) and wrecking. Great stories and many laughs! Book the tour, you’ll love it! My kids stayed entertained the whole time so worth every Penny!

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July 15, 2022

We enjoyed our tour. After being picked up at our place, we were given audio tapes to listen to on way to the destination. We stopped several times during the drive to take pictures and make “pit stops”. We arrived at the beautiful temple in plenty of time to eat dinner and check out the souvenir shop before heading up the hill for sunset. What a view!! Truly am amazing feeling enjoying the fabulous sunset knowing we were standing in the footsteps of so many others (including Lord Byron). Our driver/guide was very nice and was happy to stop whenever we asked. We would highly recommend taking this tour.

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June 23, 2022

Product ID: 206961