Sunset Cape Sounion Tour Temple of Poseidon Sounion Tour

Cape Sounion Tour

Embark on a stunning road trip from Athens, revealing a different facet of the city—authentic Athens. Opt for an afternoon start to witness a breathtaking sunset at the Temple of Poseidon. As Athenians constructed the Parthenon, Pericles envisioned rebuilding the Archaic temple destroyed by the Persians. Located strategically atop Cape Sounion, this temple dedicated to Poseidon offers panoramic views.

On this tour, relish the Athenian coastline en route to Cape Sounion. Departing from Athens, drive through picturesque suburbs like Palaion Faliron, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza. Capture the beauty of the “Secret” Lake of Athens, Vouliagmeni Lake. Continue to Cape Sounion to explore the 5th-century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with its breathtaking panoramic vistas—a vital strategic location for Athens.

Choose to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with a magical waterfront view. Indulge in swimming at a beautiful beach or Lake Vouliagmeni. Ideal for honeymooners, this tour’s enchanting atmosphere may inspire wedding proposals, making it one of Greece’s most popular locations for such occasions. Capture the mesmerizing sunset from Cape Sounion—a must-see, akin to the renowned sunset in Oia, Santorini, when visiting Greece.

“This tour can be extended as a full day to include swimming at a very beautiful organized beach or Lake Vouliagmeni”
The wonderful Athenian Riviera! Cape Sounion + Poseidon’s Temple

  Enjoy one of the most popular half-day Athens tours. Explore the Athenian Riviera beyond the city with our Cape Sounion shore excursion. Drive along the scenic coastal road, enjoying breathtaking views of the Saronic Gulf, pass through splendid Athens suburbs, and visit the Temple of Poseidon!

  • Temple of Poseidon
  • Lake Vouliagmeni
  • Athenian Riviera
  • Palaio Faliro
  • Alimos
  • Glyfada
  • Voula
  • Varkiza

5 hours

  • Comfortable clothing and athletic walking shoes are recommended.
  • Hat and sun glasses are suggested.
  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour.
  • Local cash needed for entrance fees and small expenses (25€ pp)
Tour Feedback
Activity Level 75%
Kids Friendly 85%
Historical 75%
Cultural 75%
Tour flexibility 90%
At you own pace 90%
Positive Reviews 100%