Cape Sounio & the Temple of Poseidon tour

From Athens to the Aegean, our full-day Cape Sounio tour packs in some of the most amazing temples, scenery and sights in mainland Greece. This cultural tour is ideal for those who have already explored the ancient city of Athens and want to head further south, visiting the highlights of the Attica peninsula. It is particularly appealing to those with an interest in nature, beautiful scenery and art, especially if you want to know more about the unique classical history and archaeology of Ancient Greece.


Experience a scenic drive along the Athenian riviera coastlineUnique exploration of Sounio national forest and the ancient metal mines
Visit the stunning temple of Poseidon in Cape SounioHave lunch in a local taverna with sea views serving delicious fish food

The dramatic Doric columns date back to around 444BC and were a major engineering feat in the Golden Age of Athens. Their allure and beauty have inspired many artists and poets through the ages, including Lord Byron, who left a lasting mark.
The breathtaking panoramic views from the clifftop precipice are best enjoyed at sunset. The bright blue Aegean is dotted with islands including Aegina, set against a distant Peloponnese mountain backdrop.
The tour continues through the Sounio National Forest to Lavrion. Hear how the ancient metal mines facilitated the rise of Classical Athens as a superpower. Visit the historic washing plants, the more recent 20th-century iron mines and the natural crater of Chaos. This enlightening and unforgettable tour of Cape Sounio ends at a charming taverna, combining breathtaking sea views and amazing food.


Hotel pick up - drop offTransfers in luxury mini bus or car vehicle depending on group size
Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon visitSounio national forest and the ancient metal mines visit


Travel insuranceLunch meal
Gratuities (optional)

Price per person: from 119€ based on 2 ppl participation


How to book

By clicking 'Booking request' you will be asked to fill out the form and one of our travel managers will be in touch with you shortly (within 24 hours).

Group size

Minimum guests: 2
Maximum guests: 12

Minimum and maximum age limit

We require our participants to be above 18 years old. All minors should be accompanied by their parents.

What do I need to bring?

Small day-pack, comfortable shoes, bathing suit, towel, sunglasses, hat, sun cream, water can.

Responsible travel

It is one of our core principles to design and operate tours in a way to positively impact the local socioeconomic and natural environment. We try as much as possible to connect with local communities, learn and support local small businesses.


This tour is offered for private groups only. Choose your preferred dates and we will adjust this itinerary to suit your preferences. Ask us for details!

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