Athens: Sunset Tour of Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

Overview:

Take a half-day guided archaeological tour to the Temple of Poseidon and the Theater of Thorikos at Cape Sounion to learn about Greece’s rich history. Watch the amazing sunset in the Aegean Sea.

Take a guided tour from Athens to Cape Sounion and step back in time. Explore the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion and take in the breathtaking surroundings.

Highlights:

  • Visit Torikos to see the oldest theater in the world.
  • See one of the most important temples in Greece, the Temple of Poseidon.
  • Admire the very clear vista from the southeast peak of Sounion.
  • Admire the spectacular sunset over the Aegean Sea.

 

Included/Excluded

  • Round-trip transportation to Thorikos Theatre, Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon
  • Archaeologist guide
  • WiFi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site of Sounion (€10 in summers; €5 in winters)
  • Guided tour of archaeological sites
  • Personal expenses

Tour Plan

What to expect

Depart from Halandri metro station and board a comfortable bus as you explore local folklore and history. See the famous ancient silver mines of the area and visit the oldest theater in the world, the Ancient Theater of Torikos.
Before arriving at Cape Sounion, enjoy a delicious coffee at a nearby cafe. Here you will have about two hours to see the magnificent temple of Poseidon. As the sun sets and the crystal waters of the Aegean are bathed in golden light, relax around the temple and enjoy the stunning sights.

Take the opportunity to photograph the charming surroundings of Sounio at this fine hour and enjoy the majestic golden light of the church. Enjoy a quiet moment at the temple and enjoy the stunning views before returning to Athens.
Return to Athens and the Syntagma metro station at Syntagma Square. You will walk away from valuable experiences and memories. Continue this exciting journey with us to learn the history and beauty of Greece's historic sites.

Meeting Point

Meet outside the Halandri Metro Station (Blue Line), which is a 20-minute ride from Athens Syntagma. Once you are at Halandri Metro Station, follow the exit “To Vrilissia” and meet your guide outside the station.

Additional Info
  • Students and youth of the European Union under the age of eighteen receive free admission to the archaeological monument.
  • Students studying at higher education institutions outside the EU and EU citizens over the age of 65 can get a 50% discount.
  • There is an entrance fee of £5 to the archaeological site during the winter months between 1st November and 31st March.
  • Don't forget to arrive at the meeting point ten minutes before the tour starts.
  • Wear comfortable shoes when exploring the ancient temple of Poseidon in Sounio.
Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation

  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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