Half-Day Cape Sounion-Temple of Poseidon

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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.

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. 

 Code Departures
Duration Dep. Location Price
 ~5 Hours

from 43,00€

Price per person

Adult (Age 13 - 99)

Child (Age 4 - 12)

Infant (Age 0 - 3)

minimum of 1 adult required




Cultural & Theme Tours, Family Friendly Tours, Classical Tours
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
1 Day Tours
  • Five-hour afternoon tour to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon from Athens
  • Stunning coastal views
  • Famous ruins of the Temple of Poseidon
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from selected Athens hotels



  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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.

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.


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.

Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

Return details: Returns to original departure point.

Additional Info:

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

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