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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens

Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
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Tour snapshot
See the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion in half a day from Athens
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
40
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion from Athens without any worries about car hire or public transportation on this half-day tour. Make the scenic coastal journey by comfortable air-conditioned coach, and learn about the temple’s history from your guide. Then, enjoy ample time to explore the white-marble temple and absorb the cliff-top views across the Aegean. Round-trip transportation from Athens city center or hotel adds extra convenience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • Travel by air-conditioned, Wi-Fi-enabled coach with a guide for added insight
  • Ample time to explore the temple and absorb the cliff-top views
  • Includes entry fee, city map, and central or hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
After pickup from your central Athens hotel or near Syntagma Square, settle into your air-conditioned, Wi-Fi-enabled coach destined for Cape Sounion. Then, enjoy the scenic drive along the Saronic Gulf, passing beaches and seaside resorts. En route, hear from your guide about Cape Sounion and why it provided the perfect location for the ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon, built on the promontory between 444 and 440 BC. Learn how the temple stands on the site of an older version and acted as a beacon for ancient sailors. On arrival, admire the white columns perched above the sea and hop out to explore. Wander around the ruins and view the signature of Lord Byron, carved here in the early 1800s. Absorb the far-reaching views over the Aegean—on a clear day, you can see the Peloponnese—and take photos before your tour concludes at your original meeting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Travel by air-conditioned, Wi-Fi-enabled coach with a guide for added insight
  • Ample time to explore the temple and absorb the cliff-top views
  • Includes entry fee, city map, and central or hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
After pickup from your central Athens hotel or near Syntagma Square, settle into your air-conditioned, Wi-Fi-enabled coach destined for Cape Sounion. Then, enjoy the scenic drive along the Saronic Gulf, passing beaches and seaside resorts. En route, hear from your guide about Cape Sounion and why it provided the perfect location for the ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon, built on the promontory between 444 and 440 BC. Learn how the temple stands on the site of an older version and acted as a beacon for ancient sailors. On arrival, admire the white columns perched above the sea and hop out to explore. Wander around the ruins and view the signature of Lord Byron, carved here in the early 1800s. Absorb the far-reaching views over the Aegean—on a clear day, you can see the Peloponnese—and take photos before your tour concludes at your original meeting point.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 31403
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance ticket to Temple of Poseidon (Sounio)
  • French speaking every Monday,Wednesday,Friday and Sunday.
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We are not providing pick up service from air bnb or private apartments but upon confirmation we will pick you up from the closest hotel.
  • Hotel Amalia Athens, Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece One corner away from central metro station Syntagma, opposite the National Garden entrance.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • IMPORTANT: Due to existing Civid 19 protocols please have with your copy of your Vaccination or PCR test
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • French speaking available ONLY on Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat
  • Very important: Children , students aged 5 to 18 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums
  • Guides allowed only through the mobile App to guide in the archaeological sites and museums
  • Port or private apartment or airbnb pickup are not available
  • Mask: is mandatory for clients and staff
  • Social distancing: Maintain distance of 1.5 meters
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance ticket to Temple of Poseidon (Sounio)
  • French speaking every Monday,Wednesday,Friday and Sunday.
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We are not providing pick up service from air bnb or private apartments but upon confirmation we will pick you up from the closest hotel.
  • Hotel Amalia Athens, Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece One corner away from central metro station Syntagma, opposite the National Garden entrance.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • IMPORTANT: Due to existing Civid 19 protocols please have with your copy of your Vaccination or PCR test
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • French speaking available ONLY on Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat
  • Very important: Children , students aged 5 to 18 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums
  • Guides allowed only through the mobile App to guide in the archaeological sites and museums
  • Port or private apartment or airbnb pickup are not available
  • Mask: is mandatory for clients and staff
  • Social distancing: Maintain distance of 1.5 meters
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 22 Nov 2021
A note from Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
• Conforming covid19 regulations all clients must have copy of vaccination certification (card), otherwise they cannot enter in any archaiological sites or museum
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hotel Amalia Athens
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Glyfada Beach
    Lake Vouliagmeni
  • 1
    Temple of Poseidon
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Cape Sounio , Aegean sea
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
66 reviews
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Dhruv B
4 contributions
Knowledgeable guide and easy trip. But be warned it is 1 hour (each way) of just sitting in a bus as they take you to the temple. You can listen to the guide or take a nap. Would try and couple this with other attractions nearby or on the way to make for a better experience.
Written 21 June 2022
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Vero
20 contributions
This was a great half day tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. At times her tone was monotone as she was trying to give us a lot of information but none the less, she had a lot of information. Mainly its a long drive and then in my opinion there was enough time at the site. Since I went in January, sunset was early which was amazing! I got some really beautiful pictures and it wasn't crowded.
Written 21 January 2020
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RodicaC
Bucharest, Romania79 contributions
We really enjoyed our tour, despite the strong wind our guide, Nancy, kept us entertained with very good stories and Mr. Tanasious, the driver, took us very carefull and in a profesional way all around. It was a good day to escape from Athens.
We reccommend this tour.
Written 15 February 2020
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Joshua N
4 contributions
Couples
Great half day trip! The guide was very knowledgeable. The transportation was comfortable and efficient. Great info on the way. We are so glad we went to see the temple. It is a magnificent view of the coast so has a different feel from Athens. The temple is much smaller than the Parthenon so you won’t spend a lot of time there, but there is a nice place for refreshments. It was well worth the trip. Relaxing and educational and beautiful! Great way to get out of the city for an afternoon. Highly recommend!
Written 6 July 2022
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Peter Q
London, England59 contributions
Couples
Fantastic temple and view. Got there independently by public bus from Athens, only 12.50 Euro return, takes around an hour to get there. 6 Euro entrance fee. well worth the trip, coast line is spectacular.
Written 25 April 2018
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lokisdottr
Renton, WA187 contributions
The bus ride along the coast of the Attica peninsula was beautiful in May. At other times of the year, this drive may be even more amazing.
The time spent at the Temple of Poseidon was a little brief. About 1 hour.
I would love to see the temple during the sunset (there is a package for this option), and would recommend that option, if available.
This site is a must for those wanting to see ruins of ancient temples!
Key Tours bus was OK, driver was great, guide was informative.
Written 26 May 2018
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Irish M
Zurich, Switzerland138 contributions
Family
We spent a week in Athens and hit up just about every site - except the Olympic stadium but we drove past it af ew times. Yet it was the trip to Poseidon’s temple that was the most impressive. Look, the Acropolis is awesome and all, but when you’re on the edge of a cliff looking out at the ocean with Poseidon’s temple behind you - you’re going to remember that as a unique moment in your Athens visit. Definitely worth doing.
Written 31 March 2018
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Hello from Chat Tours, Thank you for your kind review ! We hope to see you again in our wonderful city and offer you our high-quality services. Best regards, Angelina Skyla. Customer Service Representative
Written 19 May 2018
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Brenda M
Los Angeles, CA38 contributions
Amazing tour guide, and the location cannot be beat. Absolutely worth taking the time - the view from the Temple must be seen to be believed.
Written 22 March 2018
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Bryony P
86 contributions
The location is absolutely beautiful and surprisingly peaceful. We got around an hour there to wander around (there is a guided tour but they didn't seem to mind people splitting off). Very long bus journey but I would say definitely worth seeing, we got especially lucky with the weather.
Written 5 February 2018
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Hello from Chat Tours, Thank you for your kind words ! We hope to see you again in Athens ! Always at your disposal, Angelina Skyla.
Written 13 February 2018
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Chakmitis
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK42 contributions
Really good trip. And since we were there in October go to see the sunset. Our guide was knowledgeable and there was enough free time to explore. When you visit places such as these, I guess you never feel like coming back but then I think we had enough tome. The ride from the city was scenic as well. Kids loved it.
Strongly recommended.
Written 8 November 2019
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