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Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

Benefit: Half Day Guided Tour
Regular Price: Adult USD 67.67; Child USD 33.84
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Attraction Highlights

  • Beautiful views of Saronic Gulf and its islands
  • Pass by the southern suburbs and the most highly rated areas of Athens
  • Visit Cape Sounion area
  • Entrance to the Temple of Poseidon
  • Amazing sunset views
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Benefit:

Half Day Guided Tour

Important Notes
Tickets must be redeemed at the Key Tours Office at 26 Athanasiou Diakou street, please have your iVenture Card present. Please call ahead for bookings as there is limited availability, especially during summer (April - October).
Address 26 Athanasiou Diakou Str, Athens 11743, Greece
Phone +302109233166
Email: [email protected]
Work Hours May – September: Tue-Fri-Sat

Ticket Collection Office Hours:
Mon-Sat: 7am-8:30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm & 6pm-8:30pm
Closed Days Tour do not opperate on 1st May
Website http://www.keytours.gr

What to expect

The Cape Sounion Sunset Tour brings you one of the most breath-taking sunsets in Athens. The tour starts with a wonderful drive along the Athens Rivera. During this relaxing ride, you’ll enjoy splendid views of the Saronic Gulf while passing through some of Athens’ most beautiful suburbs, including Hellinikon Olympic complex, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza. Arriving at the Cape Sounion, you will visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with its magnificent panoramic view of the Aegean Sea (on a clear day you can see at least seven islands).

Cape Sounion has long played an important part in Greek mythology and history, and the first recorded mention of it occurs in the Odyssey, as the last safe landing before Poseidon scattered the returning Greek navy. As the god of the sea, Poseidon was very important for ancient Greeks, and the scale of the Temple at Cape Sounion reflects that. After visiting the Temple, filled with the beauty, the history and the culture of this site you will wait to admire one of the most amazing sunsets you could ever imagine. And when the sun begins to slowly touch the sea it is the perfect moment for a sparkling glass of wine, before returning back to your hotel.

Things to look out for

Cape Sounion is noted as the site of the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea. The columns of the Temple of Poseidon, framing the blue sea backdrop since 44 BC. One of the temple’s remaining Doric columns is inscribed by none other than Lord Byron, who visited the temple in the early 19th century. The view across the Aegean is magnificent, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day.

Helpful Tips

Comfortable walking shoes, sun glasses, hat and loose fitted clothing are strongly recommended.

The departure time of the tour depends on seasonality and the sunset time. Departure times change as follow: May: 18.30, June - July till 20 August: 18.30, 21 August till 15 September: 17:30, 16 September till 30 September: 17:00. Complimentary pickup service is offered before the departure of the tour from Athens central hotels.

Important Notes

Tickets must be redeemed at the Key Tours Office at 26 Athanasiou Diakou street, please have your iVenture Card present. Please call ahead for bookings as there is limited availability, especially during summer (April - October).
Address 26 Athanasiou Diakou Str, Athens 11743, Greece
Phone +302109233166
Work Hours May – September: Tue-Fri-Sat

Ticket Collection Office Hours:
Mon-Sat: 7am-8:30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm & 6pm-8:30pm
Closed Days Tour do not opperate on 1st May
Website http://www.keytours.gr