Type to Search
Cape Sounio and Temple of Poseidon Trip

Inspiring Sounio:
Temple of Poseidon Sunset Trip

Inspiring Sounio:
Temple of Poseidon Sunset Trip

Inspiring Sounio:
Temple of Poseidon Sunset Trip

Slider
Duration:
5 Hours
Languages:
English, Ελληνικά
Location:

Cape Sounio

Theme:
History
Mythology
Culture
Sunset view

Have you ever watched the sunset from the ancient Temple of Poseidon overlooking the Aegean Sea? Well... it is definitely not a sight to be missed! As you drive to the kingdom of Poseidon, discover how life is in the southern suburbs of Athens, the so-called 'Athens Riviera', and where the locals like to go swimming. A beautiful, private sightseeing trip from Athens to Cape Sounio and one of the most breathtaking ancient Greek temples.

book now

HIGHLIGHTS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT PRACTICAL INFO

 

  • Cape Sounio tour from Athens
  • Archaeological site of Temple of Poseidon
  • Vouliagmeni and Sounio trip
  • Athens Riviera sunset tour
  • Temple of Poseidon tour during sunset
  • Sounio Sunset tour

1. Highlights 

 

  • Enjoy the views of the Athenian Riviera from the comfort of your private car
  • Discover the beautiful coastline of Attica with its endless beaches
  • Be amazed by the wondrous sunset view from the Temple of Poseidon over the blue of the Aegean Sea

 

  • "If you are looking for a unique and personalized experience/tour in Athens make sure you book with Greek TravelTellers! I went on 3 different tours with them and all were so different, informative and the tour guides were exceptional. They did an amazing job providing facts and information about Greece and Athens that only a local would know. I will be recommending them to everyone I know!"
    - Alexandria D, TripAdvisor

2. What you can expect

 

For this half-day trip, your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Athens and start your trip to Cape Sounion. The ride lasts about 60-90 minutes (depending on the traffic). The drive along the coastline is very scenic. You will drive through some of the most expensive suburbs of Athens and summer resorts, always having the sea on your right. You have the option to stop for swimming at one of the best beaches of Attica where locals like to go, or save your time for a meal at a traditional tavern (either before or after the visit to the Temple of Poseidon, depending on what you prefer).

 

When you reach Cape Sounion, you will enter the kingdom of the Sea God and walk to the marvelous Temple of Poseidon. Prepare yourselves for breathtaking views, even if the weather is not ideal. The cliff is surrounded by sea from three sides. On top of the cliff, with the view of the burning skies of the Aegean, you will have the feeling that Poseidon is running on the waves with his chariot to meet Apollo at the setting. Take your time to enjoy the unique sunset view over the endless blue of the Aegean Sea.

 

After enjoying this unique experience you will start your journey back to Athens. If you decided to skip swimming, you can now make a stop and enjoy a traditional meal in one of the most authentic taverns in this area, before heading back to your hotel.

 

Please note that an expert, state-licensed guide is not originally included in this trip. Many travelers prefer to enjoy the scenic drive and the amazing views from the Temple of Poseidon without a guided tour. However, if you wish to enrich your experience with historical and cultural insights, we definitely recommend the addition of the services of an expert guide.

 

Optional add-on: Add the services of an expert, state-licensed guide to accompany you for the whole trip from Athens and offer an insightful, guided tour of the Temple of Poseidon’s archaeological site. Additional cost: 300 euro.

 

3. Practical Info

 

Duration: Half-day (5 hours, approximately)
Language: English, Ελληνικά
Location: Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion, Athens Riviera
When:

The starting time for this tour depends on the sunset time. It is approximately 3 hours before sunset.

Since this is a private tour, the time is flexible.

Price:

Starting from €380

Good to know:
  • This is a private trip.
  • Your safety and comfort is our foremost priority. For your transportation, we cooperate with modern, new private cars with professional drivers (not taxis).
What's included:
  • Private car from Athens to the Temple of Poseidon and back, with a professional driver
  • Scenic drive by the Athenian Riviera
  • Stop for swimming at a local beach or for a meal at a restaurant (optional)
  • Civil liability insurance
  • Gas
  • VAT and local taxes
Not included:
  • Guided tour of the archaeological site
  • Entry fees
  • Meal expenses (you can freely choose from the dishes of the day)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Optional Add-On:
  • Services of an expert, state-licensed guide from Athens (300 EUR)

 

 

Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion

 

Notes:

The meeting point for this half-day excursion from Athens to Cape Sounio is the lobby of your hotel.

Send inquiry
Inspiring Sounio: Temple of Poseidon Sunset Trip from Athens
This is a private tour
Other suggestions you may like..
Mesmerizing Nafplio: Guided Day Trip from Athens

Take a private, guided full-day trip from Athens to Nafplio, the first capital of Greece. Enjoy also a guided visit to one of the Mycenae, Nemea, or Epidaurus archaeological sites.

Mesmerizing Nafplio: Guided Day Trip from Athens

Full-day private trip from Athens
(family-friendly)

Peloponnese

English, French
Ancient & Roman Agora Private Guided Tour: Moving Through Time

Bring forth the greatness of ancient Athens by joining a guided tour of Ancient Agora, the epicenter of the political and commercial life of the ancient city! Move through time as you explore next the Roman Agora.

Ancient & Roman Agora Private Guided Tour: Moving Through Time

2-hour private tour
(family-friendly)

Athens tour

English, French, Sign language (upon request)
Athens Street Art Tour & Street Food: A Dive into Modern Culture

Dive into the modern culture of Athens through its street art and graffiti! Along the way, enjoy several tastings of beloved Greek street food.

Athens Street Art Tour & Street Food: A Dive into Modern Culture

3-hour tour
(family friendly)

Athens tour

English, Ελληνικά
Cultural Highlights of Athens Private Guided Tour

Discover the best cultural sites of Athens in 4 hours in the company of an expert, state-licensed guide. A delightful and revealing walk that gradually unfolds the greatness of Athens and Greek culture.

Cultural Highlights of Athens Private Guided Tour

Half-day private walking tour
(family-friendly)

Athens

English, French, Sign language (upon request)
Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour: An Ode to Woman

A private guided tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum focusing on the role of women in ancient Greek society. An ode to the heroines of antiquity.

Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour: An Ode to Woman

4-hour private tour

Athens

English, French, Sign language (upon request)
Young Olympians: Mythology Family Adventure in Athens

A family-oriented tour of the Acropolis and highlights of Athens. Travel back in time through fascinating tales from Greek Mythology and interactive narrative. An epic adventure for the whole family!

Young Olympians: Mythology Family Adventure in Athens

6-hour private tour
(family-friendly)

Athens tour

English, Ελληνικά
Secrets of Plaka and Anafiotika Tour with Wine Tasting

Follow your local guide to the most exciting routes of Plaka and Anafiotika, discovering local stories and hidden meanings, before enjoying a wine-tasting session.

Secrets of Plaka and Anafiotika Tour with Wine Tasting

3-hour experience

Athens tour

English, Ελληνικά, Sign language (upon request)
Athens Slow Travel: Highlights Walking Tour with Food Tastings

Discover at your own pace the highlights of Athens, in the company of an expert local guide. Along the way, make short stops to delve into the local Greek cuisine.

Athens Slow Travel: Highlights Walking Tour with Food Tastings

6-hour experience

Athens

English, French, Sign language (upon request)
Greek Dance Lesson in Athens: Dance your Heart Out

Join a Greek dance lesson in the heart of Athens and learn how to dance like a Greek, from the famous Sirtaki of Zorba to Kalamatianos! Create fun and memorable moments with your family/friends.

Greek Dance Lesson in Athens: Dance your Heart Out

2-hour experience
(family friendly)

Athens center

English, Ελληνικά
Athens Food Tour: Tastes and Stories of Greece

Taste your way through Athens’ little streets with your local foodie guide, try 15(!) iconic Greek foods and discover the stories behind each bite, which may go all the way back to Homer!

Athens Food Tour: Tastes and Stories of Greece

3.5-hour tour
(family friendly)

Athens tour

English, Ελληνικά, Sign language (upon request)
Ancient Greek Symposium and Sculpture: the Experience

Experience an Ancient Greek Symposium, discover the ancient technique of vinification, drink Ancient Greek wine and philosophize! Find your talent in sculpture and create your own masterpiece!

Ancient Greek Symposium and Sculpture: the Experience

2.5-hour private experience

 

Athens

 
English, Ελληνικά, Sign language (upon request)
Delphi Private Tour from Athens: Awakening the Oracle

Embark on an inspirational journey of discovery and self-reflection to the most sacred site of Ancient Greece. Delve deep into the Oracle’s mysteries and prepare for initiation into the old ways…

Delphi Private Tour from Athens: Awakening the Oracle

Full-day private trip from Athens
(family-friendly)

Delphi

English, French, Sign language (upon request)
Unlocking the Eleusinian Mysteries Private Tour

Join us on a half-day excursion from Athens to Eleusis, the European Capital of Culture for 2023. During this experiential tour, we will endeavor to unlock the most sacred religious rites of ancient Greece!

Unlocking the Eleusinian Mysteries Private Tour

Half-day private trip from Athens
(family-friendly)

Eleusis

English, French, Sign language (upon request)
Ancient Cemetery of Kerameikos Private Tour

Kerameikos is not just a cemetery. All the ideals, the values and the spirit of ancient Athens are concentrated here. Join us on this interactive Athens tour and explore the remnants of the past.

Ancient Cemetery of Kerameikos Private Tour

2-hour private tour
(family-friendly)

Athens tour

English, French, Sign language (upon request)
Acropolis Private Mythology Tour

Join this private walking tour and see the Acropolis and the Parthenon under a new light. Explore rattling stories from Greek Mythology and their true meaning for the people that created them.

Acropolis Private Mythology Tour

2-hour private tour
(family-friendly)

Athens tour

English, French, Sign language (upon request)
Acropolis Museum Experiential Private Tour

Join us on an experiential journey through time and space at the greatest museum of Athens, the Acropolis Museum. Enjoy a private tour and become an ancient Athenian family for a day!

Acropolis Museum Experiential Private Tour

2-hour private tour
(family-friendly)

Athens tour

English, French, Sign language (upon request)
Mysteries at the National Archaeological Museum tour

What mysteries and dark secrets lie behind some of the Museum’s artifacts? Join our local expert guide on this interactive private tour and discover lost and found treasures of Greek antiquity!

Mysteries at the National Archaeological Museum tour

2-hour private tour
(family-friendly)

Athens tour

English, French, Sign language (upon request)
The Love Life of Ancient Greeks walking tour in Athens

What did Pericles and Praxiteles believe about love? Discover the best sites and the most beautiful neighborhoods of Athens in this walking tour, while exploring the private lives of ancient Greeks…

The Love Life of Ancient Greeks walking tour in Athens

3-hour tour
(adults only)

Athens tour

English, Ελληνικά, Sign language (upon request)
Life and Death in Ancient Greece walking tour in Athens

Plato’s motto was ‘Life must be lived as play’. Join us on a quest for the meaning of life, while discovering the most important sights in Athens in this alternative walking tour.

Life and Death in Ancient Greece walking tour in Athens

3-hour tour

Athens tour

English, Ελληνικά, Sign language (upon request)
Greek Mythology Workshop for Kids in Athens

A unique and interactive journey to the magical world of Greek Mythology for the whole family in Athens! Join our theatrical educator and meet the Olympian Gods, the mighty Titans and the enchanting Nymphs.

Greek Mythology Workshop for Kids in Athens

2-hour private family activity
(specifically designed for children)

Athens tour

English, Ελληνικά, Sign language (upon request)
Scents and Flavors of Athens Walking Tour

Athens comes to life with a symphony of senses! Enjoy the sights of hidden alleys, taste local treats, breathe in the aromas of the city and let the roar of the city's vibes transform you into a genuine Athenian..!

Scents and Flavors of Athens Walking Tour

3-hour tour
(family-friendly)

Athens tour

English, Ελληνικά, Sign language (upon request)
Goddess Athena and her people: a journey into time

A 3-day inspirational excursion to Athens. Let Goddess Athena be your local guide in Athens. Travel back in time & explore the role of mythology in ancient Athens and how it affected the lives and traditions of Athenians.

Goddess Athena and her people: a journey into time

2-day or 3-day tour
(family-friendly)

 

Athens, Sounio,
Delphi*

English, Sign language (upon request)
The Ancient Secret of Athens - Inspired by Indiana Jones

An ancient secret... a fearsome curse... one of the oldest cities in the world... Put on your hats and help us recover the knowledge of the past! Adventure is out there... Discover Athens like never before in this 4-day excursion!

The Ancient Secret of Athens - Inspired by Indiana Jones

4-day tour
(family-friendly)

 

Athens, Delphi,
Arachova

English, Sign language (upon request)
Life & Death in Ancient Athens: a Rite of Passage

Join us on a journey of self-discovery and realization at the age of Gods and Heroes. Take from the wisdom of the old and let them aid you in your pursuit of happiness or greatness... A 2-day inspirational excursion to Athens.

Life & Death in Ancient Athens: a Rite of Passage

2-day tour
(family-friendly)

 

Athens, Eleusis

English, Sign language (upon request)