This is a great half-day tour option if you’re looking to explore Attika beyond Athens, complete with stunning views and world-class Greek ruins.
Depart for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) to Cape Sounion. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon destination. The Cape’s Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world., 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 graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.
4-hour guided excursion of Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon
Relax on a scenic drive along the Athens Riviera & enjoy breathtaking views of Aegean sea
Marvel at the Temple of Poseidon and discover the stirring legends that surround it
Pass by some of the most expensive & highly rated areas of Athens like Vouliagmeni, Varkiza & Glyfada area
Visit Cape Sounion and see graffiti left by English poet Lord Byron
Entrance fees of the Temple of Poseidon
Transport by luxury air conditioned bus
Professional and licensed English speaking guide
Hotel pick up/drop off service
Pick up from your hotel in Athens or a specified spot
The tour can also be done in French and Italian language. For more information (special dates) please contact us
Weather will not affect the operation of the tour. However if canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
This tour is implemented in cooperation with a local tour operator of Athens
If you are a small of group of 5 or more participants please ask for special departures dates that can be operated even in days not listed in the schedule.