Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens

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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
from AUD $82.57
Take your own postcard-perfect snaps of Cape Sounion's Temple of Poseidon on a scenic afternoon trip from Athens. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon destination.
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In Brief

Athina, Greece
4 hours
April to October:

November to March:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
All entrance fees included
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Glyfada Beach, 18 Diadochou Pavlou Paralia Glyfadas tram station, Glyfada 166 75 Greece

Athinean Riviera

Pass By: Lake Vouliagmeni, Ethniki Odos Athinon Souniou, Vouliagmeni 166 71 Greece

Athinean Riviera

Stop At: Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounio, Sounio 195 00 Greece

Cape Sounio , Aegean sea

Duration: 1 hour


  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free Wifi on the coach
  • Free map of Athens
  • Entrance ticket to Temple of Poseidon (Sounio)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments

Departure Point

Hotel Amalia Athens, Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece

Traveler pickup is offered
We are not providing pick up service from air bnb or private apartments but upon confirmation we will pick you up from the closest hotel.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Port or private apartment pickup are not available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • French speaking available ONLY on Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Very important: Children , students aged 5 to 18 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great trip! Vicki filled the trip there with Greek history so we understood the context behind the temple when we arrived. The drive took about 90 mins each way and there's nothing to break it up except amazing sea views so if you struggle to sit still for 90 mins this might not be for you. But the end is worth it. The temple and surrounds are spectacular. If you want to see sunset at the temple, choose a tour which is specifically timed for sunset because the standard afternoon tours leave a little too early.
• Submitted 05 Feb 2020
This trip is 100% recommended. The sunset view from the temple was pretty dope! The guide was very good and gave us tons of information on the historic journey of Greece.
• Submitted 19 Dec 2019
Another great trip with great guide. Comfortable bus, beautiful views and informative guide. Traffic in Athens sucked but it's a big city with a visiting dignitary so delays were expected.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2019
Beautiful scenery and temple, easy way to see a monument I would not have been able to otherwise see.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
The drive was nice, we mostly went down the coast of the Sardonic Sea, which was beautiful. The Temple of Poseidon had amazing views, completely unbeatable. There is a small cafe where you can get a couple snack options and some espresso. Small gift shop and bathrooms are available. It rained a little bit but we packed our umbrellas and the guide gave out ponchos. Our guide was Joy and she was indeed a joy! She was knowledgeable and told great stories/mythology. I would recommend this tour!
• Submitted 18 Mar 2019
Being from San Diego, a city along the same latitude and therefore a city considered to have a "Mediteranian Climate", I thoroughly enjoyed this half-day trip. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the cape and the temple, as well as certain sites and places of interest as along the way.
• Submitted 07 Mar 2019
Great afternoon tour. Bus was comfortable and clean. Good driver, maybe a little aggressive. Nice drive from Athens along the Water. Very knowledgeable guide although somewhat hard to understand. May help for her to talk a little slower. Overall an excellent trip.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2018
This was a great tour, altho' the pickup of passengers was very awkward, and took a LONG time. The drive was about 1 1/2 hours each way, but it was worth it. Even the trip in the bus was nice because we were able to see the coast for many miles. Tour guide again was excellent, and had a great dinner recommendation for us in Athens
• Submitted 12 Sep 2018
Beautiful side of Athens and was comfortable on the airconditioned coach bus. Would have liked more history of The Poseidon Temple from the guide though.
• Submitted 14 Apr 2018
Easy tour - was good for us and our 3 young children. They enjoyed the coach ride as well as the view from the temple.
• Submitted 06 Apr 2018
Amazing day out, great tour at the right pace.
• Submitted 02 Apr 2018
This was a great tour. Nice to have transportation to this place.
• Submitted 26 Mar 2018
This was an amazing tour! I highly recommend Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon. The views are breathtaking and the drive to get there was just beautiful!
• Submitted 20 Mar 2018
This tour is not a very hectic tour. It a half a day light tour and hence an enjoyable one. The view of the peninsula is awesome. Ruins of Poseidon temple is definitely an added attraction. Though we left before the sunset, I presume it must be very good to see sun setting in the sea. Our guide in the tour was very good and friendly.
• Submitted 09 Mar 2018
The drive along the coast is a bonus for this trip. It is reminiscent of Highway 1 in Northern California. Cape Sounion and the Temple were interesting and beautiful but the weather was bitterly cold and windy. Again, February is not primo tourist season. I heard this tour was cancelled the previous day because of weather so I was happy that ours was not cancelled and I got to experience the Cape and Temple despite the weather. Our guide Emma was EXTREMELY knowledgeable and eager to share her info with us. My personal story is about the tour company, guide, and bus driver: When the tour was completed and I was dropped off at my hotel, I soon realized I left my cellphone on the seat of the bus. Frantic, I had my hotel contact the Tour Company and I said I would take a taxi there to retrieve it, please don't lock up the bus without retrieving my phone! The Tour company located my phone and said the bus driver would return it to me at my hotel shortly. Sure enough, the bus driver arrived by motorcycle and handed me my phone. He would NOT accept any money from me for his efforts despite my insistence. Equally impressive was that I had folded Euros in plain sight in my iPhone case which was still there too. I informed the Tour Company how relieved I was and how impressed I was with their personnel and their company for their honesty, compassion, and efficient service. Yes, I would recommend this tour!
• Submitted 26 Feb 2018
Just stunning!
• Submitted 07 Feb 2018
This tour was timed perfectly for near sunset. It is an easy half day from Athens. Our guide gave history and context.
• Submitted 03 Feb 2018
I would highly recommend this tour. This drive is a little long but our tour guide filled it with facts about Cape Sounion and the myths surrounding it. The tickets are included in the price and it is well worth the journey. Not only is the temple of Poseidon beautiful. but the surrounding landscape is lovely as well.
• Submitted 31 Jan 2018
The trip to Cape Sounion was the best part of my trip to Greece. The views are great..but windy, so pack accordingly. Our tour guide, Mina, was the best. She spoke clearly and was very entertaining, as well as, taught at a level that most people would enjoy. Ask for Mina. The large bus was clean but basic.
• Submitted 03 Jan 2018
Well-organized, brief trip with very knowledgeable guide. Cape Sounion is absolutely stunning and on the way from and to Athens we enjoyed beautiful views of the coast and the sunset. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 06 Nov 2017
The guide was excellent. A very worthwhile afternoon. Will always remember the sunset.
• Submitted 24 Oct 2017
Wonderful sights and services of a great guide.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2017
great tour
• Submitted 21 Oct 2017
This was a really wothwhile half day trip.Very well organised and an excellent guide.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2017

In Brief

Athina, Greece
4 hours
April to October:

November to March:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
All entrance fees included