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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens provided by Chat Tours

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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What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
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
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
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
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31403
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only) • Professional guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entrance ticket to Temple of Poseidon (Sounio) • 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.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only) • Professional guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entrance ticket to Temple of Poseidon (Sounio) • 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 pickup are not available
Mask: is mandatory for clients and staff
Hand cleaning: Visitors are asked to wash their hands regularly and use the hand sanitizers that are in place.
Social distancing: Maintain distance of 1.5 meters
Most travellers can participate
People with fever (≧ 37 ℃) with issues like cold, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, mild cough, or shortness breath cannot 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 26 travellers
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 end at
    Hotel Amalia Athens
    Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece
    One corner away from central metro station Syntagma, opposite the National Garden entrance.
    See address & details
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NC97120
Montpellier, France36 contributions
Nice trip
Aug 2020
Nice trip, but before sunset.
Excellent guide Iota : Nice greek woman speaking very fluent english.
But they didn't pick up us at the hotel... as annouced ...!
Written 21 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Chatours1
Dear clients, We are thanking you for nice review for our guide and hope that you enjoyed both tours in Athens! As for the pick up we announced that we provide pick up service from Athens city center hotels BUT your hotel Emmantina was out of Athens city 45 minutes min driving on the seaside at Glyfada area therefore we couldn't provide pick up ! You forgot to mention that we offer you drop off at your hotel as was on the way back to Athens from Cape Sounio!!!!! Stay Safe and hope to see you again!!! Hara Kritikidou/ Customer Service Manager
Written 22 August 2020
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RodicaC
Bucharest, Romania79 contributions
Very good day
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

belmarjohn
Belmar, NJ3 contributions
Poseidon
Jan 2020 • Friends
Beautiful trip out of the city..it was refreshing to see how amazing the country is outside of Athens.
Written 23 January 2020
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Vero
20 contributions
Very knowledgeable guide
Jan 2020
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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Arvindnc
Greensboro, NC38 contributions
A good destination ruined by careless operator and guide
Dec 2019
We were picked up around 2.15 from our hotel in Athens. The 90 minute trip was good with beautiful coast providing an eyeful. Got to Poseidon's Temple and it was all hurry up and go! The guide (Nancy) didn't want to wait till sunset and wanted to leave 10 minutes before the sunset. She seemed to be in a hurry to get out paying no attention to the requests of the customers No reasons given. We were looking forward to the sunset from Poseidon's Temple and were denied it by 10 minutes!
Written 30 December 2019
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Chatours1
Hello from CHAT Tours, Thank you for your kind review. The tour was organised and not private. At the organised tours we have to follow the departure times and itinerary. Your request was beyond the time and was not our guide's fault. We are looking forward to seeing you again in one of our tours and provide you again a memorable experience. Kind regards, Julia Petridou
Written 8 January 2020
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DidC17
6 contributions
Cape Sounion short trip
Dec 2019
We did the afternoon tour. Chat Tours were kind enough to provide plastic raincoats as it was pouring on the day. The guide was very good and did her best to keep everyone interested despite the weather.
Written 19 December 2019
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SammieAR
United States334 contributions
Key Tours: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
Nov 2019
We took the afternoon tour in November 2019. We were picked up near our hotel.

I would call this a bus ride more than a tour. Tour guide was boring and did not explain much about the history of the area and the temple. We could just as well read a guide book.

Small group tour on a mini bus. Weather was nice and we had plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and beautiful sunset.
Written 8 December 2019
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Chatours1
Hello from Chat Tours, We would like to inform you that we are Chat Tours and not Key Tours. With us you would never be bored and all our guides are professional lisenced and exprerienced with extensive archaeological and historical knowledge. Hope next time you will visit our beatiful city of Athens, you will prefer our company Chat Tours. Kind regards, Julia Petridou
Written 11 December 2019
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KhalidRashid15
Motherwell, UK3 contributions
Review of Temple of Poseidon
Nov 2019 • Friends
Dramatic and romantic location, unfortunately the weather was very cloudy so didn’t get the deep blue colour from the sea
Written 17 November 2019
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Hello from Chat Tours, Thank you for taking time to make a review, We are glad you enjoyed your trip to Cape Sounion, we hope we see you again in one of our tours and that next time you experience better weather conditions. With best regards, Kostas Pappas
Written 11 December 2019
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Chakmitis
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK30 contributions
Brilliant.
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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Kayla S
4 contributions
Breathtaking!
Sep 2019
Very fun tour and gorgeous drive along the coast! There is enough time to see the temple and museum, however I could have used a bit more free time to just enjoy the area.
Written 7 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Great experience!
I love Greek history and traveled solo to Greece. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we saw most of Athens.
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A trip of a lifetime!
As someone who loves ancient Greek history, this was the trip of a lifetime. I traveled solo to Greece and it was a
Shabel M
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Fascinating Tour!
Our guide was exquisite! He took time, walking us through ancient history and helping us understand this fascinatin
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Disappointed
Before I give you my opinion of the tour I’d like to say that the lady tour guide was nice however, the tour was ho
coylem37
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Joy was a joy
Having a bus drive you around to each destination was great to have in 100 degree heat. While off the bus we learne
medikicoco
medikicoco
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Very good guide!
We spent one interesting day tour with Giota. She explained many details with passion, being very professional tha
Poop P
Poop P
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History of Greece and background
Bus was comfortable with decent WiFi Great AC and all around comfortable seats. Driver was great and narrators two
Pathfinder176069
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So relaxing!!
This was a great way to relax and beat the summer heat. The crew was super accommodating and professional. It was n
sarendipitousmoments
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Stupendous trip to Greek ruins
We absolutely loved this excursion! Our guide was very informative, but also gave us freedom to explore on our own
Mark L
Mark L
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Good trip and good lunch
We took the trip with the lunch. The tour starts with a long bus ride to Delphi followed by the museum. Lunch in a
Q8047YUvalerieh
Q8047YUvalerieh
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Amazing!
This was a great tour with excellent guides! It was a great way to spend the day outside of Athens! It is a scenic
dagoaspra
dagoaspra
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A day on the Peloponnese
Nancy was very knowledgeable. We were a small group because of COVID. Very complete tour of the Peloponnese (of the
Pekard
Pekard
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Hydra is magnificent
We have been to Hydra several times since our fat grandmother is from there. Hydra is a magnificent place which wo
Roving02996812963
Roving02996812963
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Great day:
We were very satisfied with the whole process. Our driver was very nice and accommodating. He provided us with info
John F
John F
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Better off taking the public bus
Not really anything you can't do on the KTEL public busses for cheaper. Great guide and Delphi was amazing, just wa
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