Sunset Tour: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

Starting Time
4 hours
Starting point
Free Cancellation
Free Cancellation

  • Visit the temple of Poseidon and see graffiti left by English poet Lord Byron
  • Marvel the sunset to the majestic Cape Sounion
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Aegean sea & its islands along the way
  • Pass by some of the most expensive and highly rated areas of Athens 
  • Watch the breathtaking sunset
  • Drive through the Greek Riviera's elegent boroughs on a carbon-neutral tour

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 carbon-neutral drive along the Athens Riviera. During this relaxing ride with your luxury air-conditioned bus 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. Our expert archaeologist escort will travel you back in time.  Learn about Cape Sounion's important role in Greek mythology and history. 

Arriving at the Cape Sounion, explore the Temple of Poseidon at your own pace, with its magnificent panoramic view of the Aegean Sea (on a clear day you can see at least seven islands). One of its columns has graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. 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 with 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 photo shooting moment, before returning back to your hotel.

  • Entrance fees of the Temple of Poseidon (if option selected)
  • Expert archaeologist escort
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus
  • 1 hour free time inside the archaeological site
  • All taxes
  • Guided tour inside the archaeological site
  • Personal expenses

Departure times: 6-31 May at 18:00, 1 June -21 Jul at 18:15, 22 Jul-5 Aug at 18:00, 6-22 Aug at 17:45, 23 Aug - 7 Sep at 17:15, 8-21 Sep-30 at 17:00, 22 Sep - 5 Oct at 16.45, 6-29 Oct at 16:15, 30 Oct - 31 Jan at 15:00, 1-22 Feb at 15:30, 23 Feb - 31 Mar at 16:00, 1 Apr - 5 May at 17:45.


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


84 Reviews


September 18th, 2023
Tour recomendable. La ubicación del templo de Poseidón es increíble, uno de los atardeceres más bonitos que he visto.


May 13th, 2023
This tour was just what we were looking for. The bus ride to the Temple was comfortable and the tour guide shared interesting information. The view was lovely...


January 25th, 2023
This was a fabulous addition to my Athens experience. It was easy to find the meeting place for the bus, and the bus itself was air-conditioned with outlets...


January 12th, 2023
nice evening. tour guide's English was good. lots of history explained while enroute too site which was great.


January 8th, 2023
Our tour guide was very informative and told us a lot about Greek history. He made the tour very informative but also gave us free time to explore the temple and everything on our own.

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

As far as timings go, the best time to visit Cape Sounion is sunset. The scenery in Cape Sounion fills with magic during the golden hour when the temple of Poseidon takes on a golden hue as the sky gradually turns from all shades of blue to black. 


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