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

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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 31403
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.


  • 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
The road to Cape Sounion passes the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf - Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza - as well as countless caves. The ancient Greeks certainly knew how to choose a temple location, as Cape Sounion is a remarkable site. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea, a gleaming white beacon for ancient (as well as modern) travelers along this dangerous stretch of coast.

The view across the Aegean is magnificent, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffito left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s.

This is a great half-day tour option if you're looking to explore Greece beyond Athens, complete with stunning views and world-class Greek ruins.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Selected Athens hotels or Hotel Amalia near Syntagma Square
Departure Time:
2:45pm (April to October)
2:15pm (November to March)

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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

Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion Greece

  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Florence D, November 2015

This is a very relaxing tour with absoultly gorgeous views. My friends and I did this tour the last day of our stay in Athens and it was the perfect choice because by then we were super tired from all the walking we had done the previous days. This tour not only gives you the opportunity to see a lot without walking a lot, but it also gives you a chance to get out of the city and see the countryside. Although possibly less popular than the other Greek ruins, the Temple of Poseidon is a definite must see.

Reviewed by: Mikki, November 2015

This tour is outstanding! Our guide was very informative and the drive along the coast was lovely. We got to see the most amazing sunset during our tour. It is a definate must do tour.

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Tour code: 31403