The Cape Sounion tour from Athens is a popular half-day trip normally taken in the afternoon. Visit the magnificent Temple of Poseidon and see a spectacular sunset from one of the most picturesque places in Greece!
Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon
How to get to the Temple of Poseidon
If you decide to visit Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon by yourself using either a car or public transport, then you should check out this post here.
Cape Sounion Tour
The main benefit of an organised Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon tour, is that all your transport needs are taken care of.
Due to its location, public transport to and from Cape Sounion can be a bit sketchy. The last thing you want to do is miss the bus back into Athens after the sunset!
The organised tour takes this hassle away, and also gives you the benefit of a guide. There are several interesting stories, myths and legends attached to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion you might otherwise be unaware of without them.
Temple of Poseidon Tour Highlights
- The tour is normally 4 hours long
- Take the afternoon tour to see the sunset as well
- Lovely views of the coast on the drive to Cape Sounion
- Explore the archaeological site of the Temple of Poseidon
- Listen to stories from Greek mythology and about the Temple itself
- Pick up and drop off from Athens hotels or central location
Why I love visiting the Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion
I think there is definitely something special about the location the ancient Greeks chose to build the Temple. Its views overlooking the Aegean are indeed worthy of Poseidon, the Greek God of the Seas!
Whilst the temple is very interesting, as are the facts behind it like it being part of a ‘sacred triangle', for me it's really the sunset that make the trip worthwhile.
Sure, I know what you're thinking, you can see a sunset anywhere. Well, that might be the case, but seeing the sun slowly set behind a temple over 2000 years old is next level!
If you're visiting Athens, definitely consider taking a Cape Sounion tour to see the Temple of Poseidon. I'm sure you'll love it as much as me!