Greece: Bus to Cape Sounion

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Cape Sounion
Photo by Jill Stowe

If there is one ancient site outside Athens you absolutely should not miss during your Athens sojourn, it’s the Temple of Poseidon (admission: €4; +30-22920-39363) at Cape Sounion.

You could make the approximately 90-minute drive on a bus as part of a €34 tour, but we recommend the less expensive and just as efficient public bus (+30-210-821-3203). If you travel you can also catch it at Klafthmonos Square or on Filellinon Street—in Athens every 60 minutes every day of the week, from 6.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Buses return to Athens every 30 minutes, starting at 5:40 a.m. weekdays and 7:30 a.m. on Sundays and holidays, the last bus leaving Cape Sounion at 6 p.m. The fare is €4.90 each way.

About the author

In order to keep a promise she and her brother had made to their grandmother (and to simultaneously fulfill one of her own dreams) Kaymaria left her beloved hometown of Oakland, California and headed to Athens in time for the 2004 Olympics. Today, she continues to work and play in the Greek capital, where you may find her writing atop Lykavittos, road-tripping with overseas guests, enjoying Athens cafés with friends, dancing to Greek hip-hop music, or reading Greek subtitles in an outdoor cinema. The daughter of two life-long educators and enthusiastic travelers, Kaymaria has explored North America, Mexico, and Europe. It was not until she spent a year as an exchange student at The University of York in England, however, that she discovered that she does not actually speak English.

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6 thoughts on “Greece: Bus to Cape Sounion”

  1. I know this thread is a few years old, but I would like to know where exactly the bus drops you off in Sounion, is it at th enterance or a few kilometers away?


  2. If we buy the discounted all day metro ticket for 3 Euros do we still have to pay the 4.90 Euros to get to and from Cape Sounion or can it be used within the 3 Euro ticket? Hope you all can help me!

  3. Hello – Can you please let me know if it is possible to enjoy the sunset in Sounion and get back to Athens the same day? The tours we found so far depart Cape Sounion before sunset and we want to see the sunset. You mentioned the last bus from Cape Sounion is 6:00PM which also leaves before sunset. Is there a way to get back to Athens later than 6PM?

  4. Almost sure that you can’t. Unless there is a uncommon bus line (I’m in Athens right know and checked the info).


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