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Cape Sounion with Guided Tour in the Temple of Poseidon

Product ID: 1137
Cape Sounio, Temple of Poseidon
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 2:45 PM
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Live tour guide
English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the Temple of Poseidon
  • Drive along coastal roads past scenic beaches
  • Get stunning views of the Saronic Gulf
Full description
Afternoon Tour

Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and countless coves, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour Cape Sounion is, the Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea.

Standing atop sheer cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, the marble temple has served as a landmark for sailors from ancient times until today. The "Sanctuary of Sounion" is first mentioned in the Odyssey, as the place where Menelaus stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides. Construction on the grand Temple of Poseidon began around 500 BC but was never completed; the temple and all the votive offerings were destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC. The Temple of Poseidon that now stands at Sounio was built in 444 BC atop the older temple ruins.

After the guided tour of the Temple we return to Athens approximately at 7pm.
  • Professional Guide
  • Transportation with deluxe buses
  • Entrance fees
  • Free Wifi connection on the tour coach
  • Free map of Athens and Greece
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Amalia Hotel, Syntagma square, 10 Amalias street, 105 57 Athens Meeting time is 2:15 PM from 1st November - 31st March

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport or ID card for children
Know before you go
• The Temple of Poseidon is closed on December 25, January 1, March 25, and May 1.
• Tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays take place in English only
• Very important notice: children and students aged 5 to 18 must present a valid passport or ID on the day of the tour in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise, they will be required to re-purchase new entrance tickets at the full price.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 133 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Breathtaking views along Athens Riviera and beaches up to the magnificent temple of Poseidon. Very knowledgeable guide who got me interested again in the Greek mythology stories. Ironically we had this tour dedicated to Poseidon the god of the sea, earthquakes and storms on the same day an earthquake hits Greece.

July 21, 2019

Stunning views

It's a great way to spend a half day. It's about 1-1/2 hours, going along the coast and seeing the beaches along the way. The site itself is right on the cape, far up the hill, and the views are stunning. The site itself is small, and you can see it all in about 20 minutes. Although billed as a "sunset" tour, since we went during one of the longer days of the year, we were out well before sunset, but that didn't matter. One interesting thing--look at all of the graffiti on the base of the columns. The trip back took longer than expected because of traffic, but this was a minor thing, and certainly no fault of the company. The online purchase of tickets was easy, and the guide was good. Highly recommended.

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June 4, 2019

Well worth a visit!

It takes an hour and a half to get to the Temple by coach and the coastal roads are very windy so if you suffer from travel sickness then I would think carefully about choosing this trip. However the Temple of Poseidon is stunning and the views of the beaches and the surrounding cliffs are beautiful! It's worth the money!

August 14, 2018

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