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Temple of Poseidon Tour Short Description:

This half-day day trip from Athens is a must not only for Percy Jackson fans but also for lovers of Greek Mythology and anyone who appreciates a good sunset! Starting in the afternoon, you’ll be driven along the Athens Riviera, take a swim in the sea or a thermal lake, and then arrive at the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion to marvel its architectural excellence and the stunning view it offers, along with an insight into Greek history and mythology. Make sure you get a prime position for the magnificent sunset later on and you’ll be left awestruck!

What to expect:

The private Temple of Poseidon Tour begins when our driver picks you up from your Athens hotel or a central point of the city. From here, you’ll be driven out of Athens in a luxury vehicle, enjoying a comfortable and stress-free experience.

The theme of the tour may be ‘Greek mythology’, but really, it is all about fun, as you have the chance to go for a swim during summertime or to explore the modern Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center during winter!

After arriving at the Temple of Poseidon, you will have the opportunity to wander around the site and make the connection between the monument before you and some of the stories from the Percy Jackson books. You’ll soon discover that not everything in the Percy Jackson books is entirely accurate, and that sometimes, the real Greek myths are stranger than the books!

Finally, it’ll be time to watch the sunset at the best location you possibly can. It’s an amazing feeling watching the sun sink into the sea where ancient Greeks would have worshiped thousands of years ago, and you might still feel some of the magic in the air!

Why book Temple of Poseidon Tour:

  • A fun half-day trip from Athens
  • Learn about the roles of Greek Gods in ancient Greek society
  • Discover the story behind how the Aegean got its name!
  • Learn about the myths and legends of Greece
  • An unhurried and unguided tour, finishing with a sunset

Inclusions / Exclusions:


  • Transport
  • A 1-hour swimming break during summertime or a visit to Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center during winter
  • All taxes and VAT


  • Snacks and drinks
  • Entrance fees to the site

Are you interested in other Percy Jackson Tours in Greece? Discover which other tours we offer by looking at our ‘Tours’ tab, or by contacting our team today. We’d love to help plan your next Greek adventure!

Note: The Percy Jackson tour to Greece and its promotion are not sponsored by Rick Riordan or Disney*Hyperion and they specifically disclaim any legal obligations or responsibilities for the tour.

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Drive to Sounion

During the drive to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, you will be passing along the Athens Riviera. Along the way, you’ll witness all of the places the Percy Jackson books mention, making the stories and the history of the area come to life!. There will also be time for swimming if you wish during the summer or a stop at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center during the winter!

The Temple of Poseidon

The Temple of Poseidon has stood at Cape Sounion for thousands of years as a testament to ancient Greek engineering and ingenuity. Learn all about the site, and its connections with several Greek myths and wander around its premises at your pace. Did you know that Cape Sounio is part of a Sacred Triangle of temples? The trip is timed to see the sunset, a once in a lifetime experience you shouldn’t miss. When else will you get to see the sun sink into the sea with a Greek temple as a backdrop?

Here’s some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about our Percy Jackson Temple of Poseidon Tour. Have a question you can’t see answered here? Just contact our team directly.

Temple of Poseidon at Sounio

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
May 17, 2018

My family were in Athens and did the Percy Jackson inspired Sounio & Temple of Poseidon Tour! Our guide was simply wonderful and shared information that made the sights just “come alive” for us! The whole family loved the whole experience

May 17, 2018

GreekMythologyTours was able to book us an amazing private tour down the coast to the temple! The whole family loved it and our kids were so engaged the whole time with our amazing guide and the information she shared with us! I would highly recommend the whole experience!!

November 19, 2018

We arranged a private trip to Sounion to swim at the Hotel Aegean and visit the Temple of Poseidon through Christina at Greek Mythology Tours. She was nothing but helpful through the whole process and was very happy to adapt things to our particular needs.
On the day itself, our guide, Vera, was just lovely and was so patient with our mythology-obsessed son who hardly let her get a word in edgewise. The only thing I would have changed would be to have added a sunset drink in Sounion to the trip, it would have been a lovely way to finish the day!
This was our son’s favourite day of the whole holiday, will definitely book with GMT the next time we are in Greece.

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