Cape Sounio Half Day Afternoon Tour

Starting Time
4 hours
Starting point
Free Cancellation
Free Cancellation

  • Marvel at the Temple of Poseidon and discover the stirring legends that surround it
  • Relax on a scenic drive along the Athens Riviera & enjoy breathtaking views of Aegean sea
  • Pass by some of the most expensive & highly rated areas of Athens like Vouliagmeni, Varkiza & Glyfada area
  • Visit Cape Sounion and see graffiti left by English poet Lord Byron
  • Enjoy an environmentally-friendly experience on a zero carbon tour

A half day afternoon trip from Athens full of images and breathtaking views. Begin your Sounio tour with a wonderful carbon-neutral drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada,Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) and idyllic beaches.Listen to your expert archaeologist escort and learn about the mythology linked to the temple before reaching the archaeological site.

 As you approach Cape Sounion, one of Greece’s most photographed monuments, it rises like a sheer cliff out of the sea. At  Cape Sounio explore Temple of Poseidon at your own pace, one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world (on a clear day you can see at least seven islands).The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.

Land masses to the west stand out in sharp profile: the island of Aegina backed by the mountains of the Peloponnese. The beauty of the surviving Doric columns has inspired many poets, including Lord Byron who carved his name on one of the columns. This half day excursion is a great option if you want to discover Greece beyond Athens, enjoy stunning views and visit world famous Greek ruins..

  • Entrance fees of the Temple of Poseidon (if option selected)
  • Transport by luxury air conditioned bus
  • Expert archaeologist escort
  • Hotel pick up/drop off service
  • Whispers
  • All taxes
  • Personal expenses

 If your meeting point is not clear please contact Key Tours at least 24 hours prior to your reservation date to verify your pick up location. Please be ready at least 15 minutes prior to pick up time or departure time of the tour.

If you have selected the option without tickets, you may purchase the tickets directly at the archaeological site.


Cancel up to 24 hours prior the date of the experience for a full refund.


247 Reviews

Martyn Henderson

April 3rd, 2024
We were in Athens between 24 March and 03 April 2024 and went on three excursions with Key Tours. All three were excellent and the guides in particular were...


October 15th, 2023
Excellent organisation and service. The guide was very knowledgeble and kind, as well as the people in the office. Good value trip.


October 1st, 2023
Enjoyed every bit of the tour. The tour and the view at the site was wonderful. Glad we decided to go ahead with this tour. Tour guide was good in narration...


May 7th, 2023
The Cape Sounio trip was quite amazing. Having done 2 trips organized by Key Tours (we also did the Delphi tour), we will to using only Key Tours for our day trips.

Jordan Becker

March 31st, 2023
Overall, a nice half day trip to Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, which is a stunningly beautiful site. Our guide Katerina, was interesting and Tomas, the...

We offer a complimentary pick-up and drop-off service from/to centrally located hotel in Athens. Please, find below the list:

  • Hotel Arethusa
  • Radisson Blu Park Hotel
  • New Hotel
  • Dorian Inn Hotel
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne
  • NJV Athens Plaza
  • Brown Kubic
  • Stanley Hotel
  • Meliá Athens
  • Titania Hotel Athens
  • Candia Hotel
  • Golden City Hotel
  • Athenaeum Grand Hotel
  • Divani Palace Acropolis
  • Brown Acropol
  • Novotel Athenes

In any case, our booking department will contact you 24 hours before your travel date to advise you about the closest pick-up point to your accommodation.

The driving distance between Athens to Cape Sounion is 68 km. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Athens to Cape Sounion.

On our tours, there'll never be more than 49 travelers per group. However, you'll usually find the average group size at around 40 passengers, which is just the right size to ensure you get the most out of the group travel experience.

During summer, the archaeological site of Cape Sounion can get very crowded and the traffic to get there will likely be unbearable, as beaches around Sounion are among the most pristine beaches in Attica, hence very popular. Last but not least, you don’t want to climb to the Temple of Poseidon under the scorching summer sun. On the other hand, due to its location, Cape Sounion is quite exposed to the elements during winter. That means that if it gets windy, rainy or cold during your visit, your otherwise amazing day trip from Athens can be ruined. 

The best seasons to visit Cape Sounion are spring and autumn when there are fewer crowds and the weather is mild.


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