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Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion Guided Tour from Athens

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€45
Duration: 4 Hours
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  • Catch the breathtaking sight of the Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion on this half-day tour with an expert English-speaking guide.
  • Board an air-conditioned bus and enjoy a drive in the coastal suburbs of Athens.
  • Arrive at the Cape Sounion, the southernmost tip of the Attic Peninsula, offering a view that will leave you in awe.
  • Travel to the edge of the Cape and take in the beauty of one of the best-preserved temples from the Golden Age of Athens.
  • Transport yourself to an ancient era and explore the Doric architecture at the Temple of Poseidon.
  • Examine the graffiti on the temple made by Lord Byron, one of the greatest Romantic poets.
  • Pick the sunset tour option to watch unforgettable colorful hues over the Aegon Sea while you sip on a glass of wine.

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • Afternoon Tour: This starts at 2:30pm.
  • Sunset Tour: This starts just as golden hour begins, giving you the chance to explore the tour sights at the perfect time.
  • Entrance fee into Temple of Poseidon
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Round-trip hotel transfers
  • Taxes
  • One glass of wine per adult (sunset tour)
  • Whispers
  • Infants aged 3 and under go free. Children aged 4-12 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24hrs before the schedule.

Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour from Athens with Audio Guide

€38
Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Visit the renowned Cape Sounion at the southernmost point of mainland Greece.
  • Catch an unforgettable sunset over the massive Aegean Sea.
  • Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus from Athens to Cape Sounion.
  • Learn about legends and history with a professional guide by your side.
  • Enjoy an audio-guided commentary in 6 different languages.
  • The audio guide is available in - English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Russian.
  • Children aged 5-17 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Sunset Guided Tour To Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

€39
Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Discover the glorious Temple of Poseidon situated in the picturesque Cape Sounion.
  • You will be joined by a knowledgeable Greek or English-speaking guide on the tour.
  • Enjoy round-trip transfer in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus from Athens.
  • Witness the wonders of Cape Sounion and the breathtaking sunset over the sea.
  • This tour is available every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5:30pm.
  • Admission Tickets are not included in this tour and must be bought on site. It is free for guests under the age of 18.
  • Admission tickets to the archeological sites are not included in this tour and must be bought on-site (10 EUR).
  • Admission is free for guests under the age of 18 and EU students with valid identification.
  • Students from outside the EU and citizens over the age of 65 enjoy a 50% reduction in admission fees.
  • Please note that from 1st November to 31st March, the general admission fee is 5 EUR.
  • Round-trip transfer from Athens
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned bus
  • English-speaking archaeologist guide
  • Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Infants aged 2 and under go free. Children aged 3-12 enjoy reduced ticket prices (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Athens Combo: Hop-on-Hop-off Bus and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

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€45
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Sunset Tour Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Discover the best the beautiful Athens Riviera has to offer with 48 hours and unlimited hop-on and hop-off bus tour along 4 lines.
  • Enjoy convenient pick-up and drop-off from 3 central locations for the Cape Sounion tour.
  • Drive through the scenic coastal area aboard a modern, comfortable and air-conditioned bus equipped with Wi-Fi.
  • Enjoy commentary from an audio guide available in multiple languages as you dive into the fascinating Greek history.
  • Visit the astoundingly beautiful Temple of Poseidon. Built during 444-440 BC, its white marble pillars still stand tall, proudly overlooking the sea at the end of Cape Sounion.
  • Admire the impressive sunset next to the Temple, and watch the play of vivid hues on the marble pillars as the sun begins its descent.
  • Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Greek, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
  • Children aged 4 - 16 enjoy reduced ticket prices (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Athens Full Day Small Group Tour with Acropolis, Ancient Greece Tour & Cape Sounio

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€85
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Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Enjoy a perfect overview of ancient and modern Greece with this full-day, semi-private guided tour from the Acropolis to Omonia Square.
  • Learn all about the world-famous archeological sites you visit with the help of your expert, English-speaking guide.
  • Enjoy photo-stop opportunities at the world’s first Olympic Games stadium, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, and much more.
  • Visit the impressive historical site of Panathinaiko Stadium along the full-day tour.
  • Continue your sightseeing experience as you walk past Herodion and Dionysos Theater and get priority access to the Acropolis Museum.
  • Wonder at remarkable marble statues and other ancient artifacts at the Acropolis Museum - deemed to be one of the world’s best!
  • Relax and take in the remarkable sights of suburbian Athens on your scenic drive to Cape Sounion.
  • Enjoy the view across the Aegean, one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world.
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Full-day tour
  • Access to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon
  • Access to the Panathinaiko Stadium
  • Guided tour of UNESCO-listed Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum
  • Whisper audio devices
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus
  • Round-trip hotel transfers
  • Greek lunch
  • Ages 4-12yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 Hrs before the schedule.

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion Reopens Post COVID 19

After two months of extensive lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion has finally reopened for the public from 18 May 2021. The process of reopening has been initiated with all the safety guidelines and rules in place to ensure the safety of the visitors.

COVID-19 Safety Measures and Guidelines at Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion 

  • Visitors are mandated to wear face masks to cover their face and nose and are requested to follow the COVID safety guidelines laid out by the authorities.
  • Common touchpoints are frequently sanitized. Visitors are highly encouraged to make use of the sanitizers kept at frequent intervals to sanitize their hands.
  • Please maintain the social distancing norms throughout the experience
  • Regular temperature checks take place at all the entry points. 
  • Visitors are expected to follow the guidelines in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and enjoy a safe and healthy experience at the attraction.

Why Visit Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion?

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  • The Temple of Poseidon, located at Cape Sounion, is an ancient Greek temple that dates back to 444–440 BC. The site was originally cited as holy grounds by Homer and Herodotus.  
  • Famous for being one of the major monuments of Athens’ Golden Age, as confirmed by the inscriptions of its columns, this Doric temple is considered to be dedicated to Poseidon.
  • As per the evidence found at the site, it is said that the temple that dates back to the Bronze age was built at the site of an earlier poros temple with its foundations still recognizable.
  • The temple is an architectural marvel with beautiful columns made entirely from white marble from nearby Agrileza.
  • One of the key highlights of the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion is the beautiful views of the Aegean sea that it has to offer, especially during sunset.

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Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio Tickets

Guided Tour

Experience the historical site of Temple Of Poseidon and learn about the historical events that took place at this site, along with the mythical aspects of the temple, from an expert guide. Marvel at the beautiful architecture and one of the most well-preserved Greek temples with the unforgettable hues of the sunset beautifying the background.  Enjoy a drive in the coastal suburbs of Athens in an air-conditioned bus and soak in the beautiful sights that you come across, as a round-trip hotel transfer and a glass of wine come complimentary with the ticket.

Ticket Variants: Afternoon Tour & Sunset Tour

Free Tickets: For infants aged 3 and under.

Discounted Tickets: For children aged 4-12. (with valid ID)

Cancelation Policy: Full refund on cancelation up to 24 hours before the schedule.

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Sunset Tour

Catch the unforgettable sight of sunset over the beautiful Aegean Sea from the southernmost point of mainland Greece. With a professional guide by your side, learn about the history and myths of the palace. Enjoy the sights and the beautiful view with the detailed audio commentary available in 6 languages- English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Russian. Enjoy the premium experience with maximum comfort as you get to travel from Athens to Cape Sounion for your 5-hour long tour in an airconditioned bus.

Audio Guide Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Russian

Duration: 5 Hours

Discounted Tickets: For children aged 5-17. (with valid ID)

Cancelation Policy: Full refund on cancelation up to 24 hours before the schedule.

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Hop-on-Hop-off Tour

This ticket provides you with unlimited hop-on and hop-off bus tours along 4 lines in Athens, helping you discover the best of the beautiful Athens Riviera in 48 hours. The ticket includes a sunset tour of Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion which happens to be a 5 hours immersive experience, along with other features and facilities like pick-up and drop-off from 3 central locations for the Cape Sounion tour in an air-conditioned bus for ultimate comfort and a multi-language audio guide to make your experience at the historical site all the more memorable. 

Audio Guide Languages: Over 15 Languages

Includes: Sunset Tour Of 5 Hours

Discounted Tickets: For children aged 4-16. (with valid ID)

Cancelation Policy: Full refund on cancelation up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Discounted Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion Tickets

Purchase your Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets online to get amazing discounts. Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets are available at a discounted price for various age groups. Make sure to check your ticket information before your purchase.

Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets includes a super flexible cancelation policy that ensures you get a full refund on cancelation up to 24 hours before the schedule.

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  • Advance Reservations: Book your tickets in advance and help the authorities plan the best visit for you. Purchase tickets in advance helps you avoid the hassle of tickets being sold out and you get to enjoy the benefit of planning your day’s schedule and itinerary according to the ticket timings.
  • Great Discounts: Booking your tickets online helps you enjoy the best deals and discounts that are available for the attraction, thus helping you enjoy an experience while saving a lot of money as well.
  • Super Flexible Cancellation: Get to enjoy a hassle-free ticketing experience by buying tickets online. With the super flexible cancellation policy in place, get a full refund on cancelation up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion Highlights

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Temple of Poseidon

The historic archaic-period temple is one of the most well-preserved temples of ancient Greece. Explore the evident signs of it being a part of numerous historic events and incidents since its origins in the 5th century BC. Dedicated to the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon, the temple is a beautiful work of white marble architecture perched above the sea at over 200ft.

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Cape Sounion

It is the southernmost tip of the Attic peninsula, with the beautiful Temple of Poseidon perched on the headland, offering a marvelous view of the beautiful Aegean Sea as it surrounds the Cape on three sides. The Cape holds a major historical significance in Greek history and mythology, as one can find its mention in  Homer's Odyssey.

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The View

One of the key highlights of the place is the view that it has to offer, especially during the sunset. With the beautiful Temple of Poseidon perched on the headland of Cape Sounion, the view looks amazing as the sun sets over the Aegean Sea, engulfing the sky with blankets of vibrant hues of blue, red, and orange, attracting tourists worldwide.

Plan Your Visit To Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion

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The attraction is open from Monday to Sunday every day of the year. Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion has no specific closing timings but generally closes after sunset. 

  • Summer: 8:00 AM – Sunset
  • Winter: 9:30 AM – Sunset

Best Time To Visit: One of the key attractions to the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion is the view of the sunset from the location, thanks to its dramatic positioning. Try visiting in the afternoon hours to catch the sunset.

Duration Of Visit: Most people spend around 4 to 5 hours exploring the site and taking pictures. But you can spend more time if you want to enjoy the ambiance. So, calculate the time backward accordingly and make sure to catch the sunset.

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio Tickets

Address: Cape Sounio, Sounion 195 00, Greece.

Find it on the map.

By Bus: KTEL bus

There are bus services from the Pedion Areos station to the Cape Sounion.

By Car: Distance From Athens: 77 km

Renting a car, booking a taxi, or driving to the attraction from Athens happens to be the most comfortable way to visit the site as you also get to enjoy the scenic route as you drive along the coast.

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio Tickets

Syrtaki: Famous for its menu with an extensive list that includes seafood, Mediterranean, and authentic Greek dishes.

Pezodomos: With a menu specializing in Greek & Mediterranean cuisine, Pezodomos is a nice restaurant with tables laid out in the courtyard for outdoor sitting.

Artemis Tavern: Visit this place if you are looking for an excellent Mediterranean, European, Greek, or Seafood dish.

Naos Cafe Restaurant: Enjoy a cup of hot greek coffee at the cafe that also serves Mediterranean, European, and Greek dishes.

Stamatis Restaurant: Located close to the attraction, this restaurant has a vast option on the Mediterranean, European, and Greek dishes. Try the chef’s choice if you visit here.

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio Tickets

There are few things you can do nearby if you are visiting this attraction.

Sounion National Park: Located next to the village of Agios Konstantinos, it is a lush park full of pine forests and caves that most tourists are unaware of.

Aegon Beach: The beach is located right under the temple. Most visitors take a stroll on the beach or take a dip to make their experience memorable.

Local Gastronomy: There are several restaurants nearby that serve authentic Greek dishes and Mediterranean food. They are worth a try.

Explore Athenian Riviera: Explore the coastal areas of Athens and enjoy the ambiance along with the attractions this place has to offer.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No wifi
  • Trains to the location are not available.
  • Easiest way to travel: Cars, taxis, rental services, guided tours with transfers
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Cafe

Visitor Tips

  • Keep in mind that the site is wheelchair accessible
  • If you are visiting the attraction, make sure you to visit the place during the evening hours to catch the sunset.
  • Bring your swimsuit and towel in case you feel like swimming at the beach.
  • Make sure to catch the scribblings of Lord Byron on one of the columns of the temple.
  • Lord Byron’s graffiti seemingly has encouraged others to follow his actions, which is not appreciated. Make sure not to indulge in such activities as it harms the national treasure and historical structure.
  • Photography is allowed

All Your Questions About Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion Answered

Q. Can I buy Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets online?

A. Yes, Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets are available online.

Q. What is the cost of Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets?

A. The Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets are available for different price ranges starting from €38, each with its unique benefit and features.

Q. Are discounts available on Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets?

A. Yes, discounts are available on buying Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets online. Make sure to check your ticket information before your purchase.

Q. How long should I spend at Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion?

A. Most people spend around 4 to 5 hours in the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tour.

Q. When should I visit the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion?

A. If you are planning on visiting the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion, plan your visit during the sound or autumn to enjoy the mild temperatures. Make sure to visit around sunset to catch the amazing views.

Q. Are the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion worth visiting?

A. Yes, the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion is a marvelous place to visit. Along with historical and mythical importance, it also offers amazing views that romantic poets like Lord Byron even appreciated.

Q. What is the best way to visit the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion?

A. Driving a car or booking a car rental service to the attraction is the best and the easiest way to reach the site. You can also book Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets with transfers to make it easier for you and enjoy a hassle-free experience.

Q. Are guided tours available to the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion?

A. Yes, you can buy Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets that includes guided tours. Make sure to check your ticket information before your purchase.

Q. What is the cancellation policy of Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets?

A. Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets offers a super flexible cancelation policy. You can get a full refund on cancelation up to 24 hours before the schedule. Make sure to check your ticket information before your purchase.

Q. Are audio guides available with Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets?

A. There are multiple Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets, each with its own unique features. Some of the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets include audio guides in various languages. Make sure to check your ticket information before your purchase.

Q. Is Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion wheelchair accessible?

A. No, Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion is not wheelchair accessible.

Q. Is photography allowed in Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion?

A. Yes, you can click pictures in Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion.

Q. Are Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion open post COVID-19?

A. Yes, Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion is currently open.