Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens


Embark on a half-day small-group tour from Athens to Cape Sounion, exploring the ancient Temple of Poseidon perched on a sea cliff. Traverse scenic coastal roads, pass through charming suburbs, and immerse yourself in Greek mythology and maritime history. Choose the afternoon option for a sunset experience, and enjoy the exclusivity of a small group setting for a personalised adventure.


  1. Temple of Poseidon: Explore the 5th-century B.C. temple dedicated to the god of the sea, Poseidon, with its commanding views of the Aegean Sea.
  2. Scenic Coastal Drive: Marvel at the picturesque landscapes along the shoreline roads, passing through suburbs like Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza.
  3. Lake Vouliagmeni: Capture postcard-worthy moments at this volcanic lake by the sea, created by an eruption below sea level.
  4. Sounio Beach: Relax and unwind at this idyllic beach, offering an opportunity to swim and enjoy refreshments (available May 1 – October 31).
  5. Sunset Option: Opt for the afternoon tour to witness the famous sunset at Cape Sounion, adding a touch of splendor to your experience.


  1. Small-Group Setting: Enjoy a personalised and immersive experience with a small group, ensuring a more intimate connection with the guide.
  2. Comfortable Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned minivan, offering comfort during the scenic coastal drive.
  3. Hotel Pickup and Drop-off: Begin and end your journey with convenient hotel or apartment pickups and drop-offs.
  4. Local Expert Guide: Benefit from the insights of a knowledgeable host driver guide, providing background information about the sites.

Tour Pricing

Price Per Person = $397.02

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  1. Sunset Tour: If possible, opt for the afternoon tour to witness the breathtaking sunset at Cape Sounion.
  2. Swimwear: Bring swimwear if visiting during the beach stop period (May 1 – October 31).
  3. Comfortable Clothing: Wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for exploring archaeological sites and beach areas.
  4. Camera: Don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning views and moments during the tour.
  5. Entrance Fees: Be prepared to cover entrance fees to the Temple of Poseidon (€5 Nov-March / €10 April-October per person).

FAQs: Q1: Is food included in the tour? A1: No, food is not included in the tour. Travelers are advised to bring snacks or purchase refreshments during the beach stop.

Q2: Can I swim during the tour? A2: Yes, there is an opportunity to swim at Sounio Beach. Remember to bring your swimwear if traveling between May 1 – October 31.

Q3: How long is the tour? A3: The half-day tour typically lasts for approximately 5 hours, including travel time and stops.

Q4: Is the Temple of Poseidon entrance fee included? A4: No, the entrance fee to the Temple of Poseidon (€5 Nov-March / €10 April-October per person) is not included in the tour cost. Travelers are responsible for this fee.

Q5: Is the tour suitable for children? A5: Yes, the tour is suitable for children. However, it’s essential to consider the duration and potential interest in historical sites when planning for younger travelers.