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From Athens: Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

from €35
€22.75

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5 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Visit the renowned Cape Sounion at the southernmost point of mainland Greece.
  • Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus from Athens to Cape Sounion.
  • Catch an unforgettable sunset over the vast Aegean Sea.
  • Learn about legends and history with a professional guide by your side.
  • Upgrade to an expert-guided tour or an audio-guided commentary in 6 different languages.
  • Visit the renowned Cape Sounion at the southernmost point of mainland Greece.
  • Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus from Athens to Cape Sounion.
  • Catch an unforgettable sunset over the vast Aegean Sea.
  • Learn about legends and history with a professional guide by your side.
  • Upgrade to an expert-guided tour or an audio-guided commentary in 6 different languages.

Inclusions

  • Sunset tour from Athens
  • Round-trip transfers
  • Pick up from 3 different meeting points (choose pick-up point at checkout)
  • English-speaking driver/escort
  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, or Russian on the bus (optional)
  • Experienced English-speaking tour guide (optional)
  • Headphones

Exclusions

  • Entry to the Temple
  • Food & drinks
  • The audio guide is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Russian.
  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.
  • Bring along your sunglasses, hat, and water bottle.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Facilities: Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tour of Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion from Athens

from €41
€36.90

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4 hr.
  • 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.
  • Upgrade your ticket to include entry to the Temple of Poseidon for stunning views of the Aegean Sea.
  • 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.
  • Upgrade your ticket to include entry to the Temple of Poseidon for stunning views of the Aegean Sea.

Inclusions

  • Half-day guided tour of Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion
  • English-speaking archaeologist guide
  • Round-trip Athens transfers by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff in central Athens
  • Whispers audio set
  • Entry to Temple of Poseidon (optional)
  • Tip: No matter how hot the weather has been, always bring a jacket as temperatures cool quickly.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Of Athens + Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

from €45
€31.50

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Free Cancellation

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Mobile Ticket
5 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Explore Athens with this 2-day unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour, allowing you to customize your itinerary and explore at your own pace.
  • Enjoy informative pre-recorded commentary in 16 languages as you travel across 35 stops on the open-top buses.
  • Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout your journey.
  • Visit iconic spots in Athens such as the Temple of Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium.
  • Explore Cape Sounion on a 5-hour sunset tour along with an expert guide.
  • Explore Athens with this 2-day unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour, allowing you to customize your itinerary and explore at your own pace.
  • Enjoy informative pre-recorded commentary in 16 languages as you travel across 35 stops on the open-top buses.
  • Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout your journey.
  • Visit iconic spots in Athens such as the Temple of Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium.
  • Explore Cape Sounion on a 5-hour sunset tour along with an expert guide.

Inclusions

HOHO bus tour

  • 2-day unlimited HOHO pass
  • Audio guide in Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese & Russian
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Free map of the city
  • Headphones

Cape Sounion sunset tour

  • 5-hour evening tour of Cape Sounion
  • Return transfers in an AC bus from Athens
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Entry tickets to attractions

Orange Line: Athens

  • First Bus: 8.30am from Syntagma Square, Old Parliament
  • Last Bus: 7.30am from Syntagma Square, Old Parliament
  • Frequency: every 15 mins
  • Popular Stops: Acropolis Museum, Temple of the Olympian, Panathenaic Stadium

Blue Line: Piraeus

  • First Bus: 10.45am from Acropolis
  • Last Bus: 5.45pm from Acropolis
  • Frequency: approx 2 hours
  • Popular Stops: Planetarium, Piraeus

Yellow Line: Glyfada

  • First Bus: 10am from Acropolis
  • Last Bus: 7.10pm from Acropolis
  • Frequency: approx 1-2 hours
  • Popular Stops: Kosmas Beach, Glyfada Beach

Green Line: Vouliagmeni

  • First Bus: 10.38am from Divani Apollon
  • Last Bus: 6:20pm from Voula Park
  • Frequency: approx 1-2 hours
  • Popular Stops: Astir Beach, Kavouri Beach

Please click here for the detailed route map and boarding points and here for the detailed timetable.

Cape Sounion sunset tour

  • First Bus: 2pm from Omonoia Square
  • Last Bus: 2:30pm from Melina Mercouri Monument

HOHO bus tour

  • Disabled guests are welcome as the buses are wheelchair accessible.
  • Note that from Jan to Mar, Yellow and Green Lines are closed.
  • Children aged 5 and under can travel for free.

Cape Sounion sunset tour

  • If you're in the mood for some delicious seafood and local Greek delicacies, Taverna Syrtaki in Cape Sounion is rated one of the best restaurants in the region. You can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Mediterranean coastline too!
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours
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Combo: Acropolis + Acropolis Museum + Temple of Poseidon Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

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10 hr.
  • Enjoy a perfect overview of ancient and modern Greece with this full-day, 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..
  • 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 a perfect overview of ancient and modern Greece with this full-day, 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..
  • 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.

Inclusions

  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Full-day tour
  • Access to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon
  • Guided tour of UNESCO-listed Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum
  • Whisper audio devices
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus
  • Round-trip hotel transfers (applies for centrally located selected hotels in Athens)
  • Greek lunch

Exclusions

  • Entry to the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, and Temple of Poseidon
  • Entry to the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaiko Stadium
  • Please Note: Your ticket allows you to skip the 'ticket' line and not security lines.
  • Note: entrance fees to the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, and Temple of Poseidon is not included in this ticket and should be paid to the guide at the start of the tour.
  • Please note that a passport or ID card is required.
  • This tour is wheelchair, pram/stroller accessible with appropriate wheelchair routes and elevator facility to get to the top of Acropolis.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours
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Guided Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

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€34.20

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5 hr.
  • Discover the glorious Temple of Poseidon situated in the picturesque Cape Sounion.
  • Enjoy round-trip transfers in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus from Athens, along with a knowledgeable guide.
  • Witness the wonders of Cape Sounion and the breathtaking sunset over the sea.
  • Explore the grand Temple of Poseidon, a stunning Doric Temple that will transport you to the past.
  • Discover the glorious Temple of Poseidon situated in the picturesque Cape Sounion.
  • Enjoy round-trip transfers in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus from Athens, along with a knowledgeable guide.
  • Witness the wonders of Cape Sounion and the breathtaking sunset over the sea.
  • Explore the grand Temple of Poseidon, a stunning Doric Temple that will transport you to the past.

Inclusions

  • Round-trip transfer from Athens
  • Entry to the Temple of Poseidon
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned bus
  • English-speaking archaeologist guide
  • Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Basic travel insurance

Exclusions

  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site of Sounion (€10)
  • Personal expenses
  • Guided tour of archaeological sites
  • Admission tickets to the archaeological 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.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Visiting Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion 

Located just a short distance from Athens, the Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion is an ancient archaeological site that boasts breathtaking natural beauty and a rich history dating back to the 5th century BC. Perched atop a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea, the temple stands as a testament to Greek mythology and architectural mastery.

Explore this page to find all the information you need to plan a visit to the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion, from ticket options to practical tips, ensuring a fulfilling experience.

Things to know before booking your Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets

  • The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion is more than 2,000 years old and has many captivating myths and stories surrounding it. Consider a guided tour to gain deeper insights into its history and enrich your experience.
  • Owing to its location and the uneven terrain in some areas, the temple is not entirely accessible by wheelchair. Wheelchair users might experience limitations when navigating the temple.
  • If you have mobility issues or walking difficulties, keep in mind that you may encounter some limitations due to the uneven terrain.
  • Carry a valid ID for yourself and your children to avail of any discounts with your tickets.

Why Visit Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion?

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio Tickets
  • Historical Significance: Built during the Golden Age of Athens in the 5th century BCE, the temple was dedicated to Poseidon, the god of the sea. It also served as a beacon for sailors and a place of worship. Its ruins stand as a testament to Greece's rich cultural heritage.
  • Architectural Marvel: The temple's architecture is a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of the ancient Greeks. Its majestic Doric columns and intricate stone carvings showcase the beauty and precision of classical Greek design. 
  • Breathtaking Views: The Temple of Poseidon offers awe-inspiring panoramic views. Whether you're witnessing a mesmerizing sunset or marveling at the crystal-clear waters, the views are a feast for the eyes.
  • Cultural Experience: Immerse yourself in Greek mythology and culture as you explore the Temple of Poseidon. Discover stories of gods and heroes, learn about ancient rituals, and gain insight into the ancient Greeks' way of life.

Which Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion ticket is best for you?

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio Tickets

If you are on a budget

Go for: Sunset tour
Duration: 5 hours
Transfers: Round-trip transfers

  • Marvel at the stunning beauty of the Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion as the sun sets over the Aegean Sea.
  • Go on a fascinating journey into the history of the Temple of Poseidon with a guided tour. Enhance your experience with an audio guide app available in 6 languages.

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If you have limited time

Go for: Guided tour
Duration: 4 hours
Transfers: Round-trip transfers

  • If you have limited time, take a comprehensive guided tour, which will allow you to delve into the history of the Temple of Poseidon. Choose between an afternoon or a sunset tour.
  • The expert guide accompanying you will regale you with captivating stories about the temple and the mythical tales surrounding it.

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If you want to explore in depth

Go for: Day tour
Duration: 10 hours
Transfers: Round-trip transfers

  • Travel back in time with an extensive tour of the top ancient Greek historical sites including Acropolis Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, and Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion.
  • Get skip-the-line access and have an interesting and informative experience with the help of the expert guide accompanying you. 

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If you want to explore beyond

Go for: Combo tickets
Duration: Depends on your ticket
Transfers: Round-trip transfers

  • If you want to explore the best sites in Athens at your own pace, opt for combo tickets. Enjoy audio commentary in 16 languages.
  • This ticket includes a 5-hour sunset tour of the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion along with an expert guide, and is the perfect option to make the most of your time in the city.

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Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio Tickets

Temple of Poseidon

Dedicated to the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon, this archaic-period temple is one of the most well-preserved temples of ancient Greece. Perched atop a cliff, the temple is a beautiful work of white marble architecture and has been a part of many historical events since its origins in the 5th century BC.

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio Tickets

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. The Cape holds a major historical significance in Greek history and mythology, as one can find its mention in Homer's Odyssey.

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio Tickets

Mythical Connection

Immerse yourself in the rich mythology surrounding the temple. Legend has it that Cape Sounion is the place where Aegeus, king of Athens, leaped into the sea, giving his name to the Aegean Sea. 

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio Tickets - Beaches

Beach Bliss

Unwind on the nearby beaches, such as Legrena or Sounio Beach, for a relaxing day by the sea. Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, or indulging in water sports while embracing the coastal charm.

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio Tickets - Star gazing

Astronomical Delights

Cape Sounion offers a mesmerizing stargazing experience at night, away from the city lights. Marvel at the celestial canopy above, as the sky fills with countless twinkling stars, revealing the wonders of the universe.

Plan your visit to the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion

Timings
Getting There
Places To Eat
Nearby
Accessibility
Rules
Visitor tips

The Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion is open every day of the year. The site 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 highlights of the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion is the sunset view from the location, thanks to its dramatic positioning. Try visiting in the afternoon hours to catch a unique 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. 

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio Tickets

Address: Cape Sounio, Sounion 195 00, Greece.

Find it on the map.

  • By Car: Distance From Athens: 77 km
    Renting a car, booking a taxi to the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion 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.
  • By Bus: Public buses also operate from Athens to Cape Sounion, making it a budget-friendly choice. Buses usually depart from the Mavromateon Street bus terminal. Be sure to check the bus schedule in advance to plan your trip accordingly.
  • Guided Tours: Another popular option is joining an organized guided tour. These tours often provide comfortable transportation and knowledgeable guides who can enrich your experience with interesting insights and historical facts.
Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio Tickets
  • Naos Cafe Restaurant (230 m): Treat yourself to a delicious meal or unwind with a refreshing drink while admiring the temple's majestic setting.
  • Syrtaki Taverna (2.4 km): This place offers a delightful dining experience with a scenic view. It is famous for its extensive menu that includes seafood, Mediterranean, and authentic Greek dishes.
  • Stamatis Tavern (4.5 km): This charming establishment serves authentic Greek dishes in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, including fresh seafood and mouth-watering grilled meats.
  • Kape Bar (6.9 km): This beachfront establishment offers a wide range of beverages, from cocktails to local wines, accompanied by stunning sunset views of the Aegean Sea.
Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio Tickets
  • The Temple of Athena at Sounion (500 m): Adjacent to the Temple of Poseidon, you'll find the Temple of Athena. This smaller temple is dedicated to the goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare. Marvel at the well-preserved columns and intricate architectural details as you explore this ancient site.
  • Aegeon Beach (2 km): Aegeon Beach offers a tranquil atmosphere with stunning views. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters and unwind on the sandy shores. 
  • Archaeological Site of Lavrio (7 km): The Archaeological Site of Lavrio features ancient mines and ruins dating back to the Classical and Roman periods. Delve deeper into Greece's rich history and discover fascinating archaeological treasures.
  • Lavrion Technological Park (10 km): Visit the Lavrion Technological and Cultural Park to explore interactive exhibits and learn about cutting-edge advancements in various fields.
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  • Paths and Walkways: The site features well-maintained paths and walkways that allow visitors to navigate easily. However, it's worth noting that the terrain can be uneven in some areas, so wearing comfortable footwear is recommended.
  • Wheelchair Access: While the site isn't fully wheelchair accessible, efforts have been made to ensure accessibility to certain areas. Visitors with mobility challenges may encounter some limitations but can still enjoy significant parts of the site.
Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio - Rules
  • No climbing on the ruins: While the temple's ancient stones may be tempting to climb, it's essential to refrain from doing so to preserve the historical integrity of the site.
  • Avoid littering: Help keep this beautiful area pristine by disposing of trash in designated bins.
  • Maintain respectful behavior: As with any sacred site, it's important to maintain a respectful demeanor during your visit. Avoid loud noises, refrain from smoking in prohibited areas, and be mindful of other visitors.
Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounio - Visitor tips
  • Check the weather forecast: Ensure a pleasant visit by checking the weather forecast beforehand. It's always a good idea to dress appropriately and carry an umbrella or rain jacket if needed.
  • Be mindful of the environment: As a responsible traveler, please refrain from littering, follow designated trails, and respect the natural beauty of the surroundings.
  • Wear comfortable shoes: The terrain around the temple can be uneven, so wear sturdy footwear to explore the site comfortably.
  • Bring sunscreen and water: The Mediterranean sun can be intense, so protect yourself from sunburn by applying sunscreen and staying hydrated throughout your visit.

Frequently Asked Questions about Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion Tickets

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

Yes, you can buy Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion tickets online.

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

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

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

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

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

Plan to spend at least 4-5 hours at the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion to fully appreciate its splendor and soak in the breathtaking views.

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

Plan your visit during spring or autumn to enjoy the mild temperatures. Make sure to visit in the afternoon to catch the amazing views of the sunset.

Are the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion worth visiting?

Absolutely! The Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion offers a unique blend of ancient history and mesmerizing scenery. Witnessing the sun setting over the Aegean Sea from this vantage point is an experience that will stay with you forever.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion wheelchair accessible?

The Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion is not completely wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users might find some limitations when exploring the temple.

Is photography allowed in the Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion?

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