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

Highlights
  • See the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion in half a day from Athens
  • 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
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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
US$57.05
Overview
Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion from Athens without any worries about car hire or public transportation with 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.
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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1 - 5 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic site. Well worth a visit

A well kept site with some breathtaking views 😁. The gift shop is a little pricey but hey, you're on holiday

1  Thank rd3001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LOVELY SUNSET

The tour was good, this included a sundowner. Very informative and a beautiful view. The sunset is magnificent.

Thank Doris2103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
My favorite temple! Beautiful views of the sea!

This tour is a great option for anyone who’s already seen the highlights of Athens and is looking for an activity outside the busy city. The pickup from our hotel was efficient and on time. Our guide did a wonderful job of informing us of...More

Thank dtero
Christos N, Customer Service Representative at Chat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello from Chat Tours, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We hope to see you again in our beautiful city and offer you our services . Always at your disposal, Angelina Skyla.

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Amazing ruins near Athens

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...More

5  Thank lokisdottr
Reviewed 25 April 2018
Under own steam

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.

14  Thank qqnny
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17 April 2018|
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Response from EatonsNeckDen |
It looks like the Half Day Small-Group Tour to Cape Sounion from Athens By: Getaways has a 930AM departure.
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Giselle M
8 April 2018|
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Response from Alma lou S | Reviewed this property |
We return to Athens around 5:30 pm and arrived just about 7pm.
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