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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens - with unbiased reviews

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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens

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Unless you hire a car, visiting Cape Sounion from Athens independently means a relatively long bus journey, with multiple stops. This half-day, small-group tour provides an easy alternative, with air-conditioned minivan travel, guided commentary on the cape’s Temple of Poseidon, and ample time to admire the ruins and Aegean views. A choice of departures allows for a sunset visit, plus there’s a beach break en route as a bonus.
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  • 1
    Sounio Beach
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 2
    Temple of Poseidon
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Lake Vouliagmeni
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • Hassle-free half-day trip to Cape Sounion from Athens
  • Travel in comfort by minivan with a beach stop en route
  • Admire the clifftop views and Poseidon Temple with insight from a guide
  • Limited to 11, with option of sunset trip
What to Expect
Select your preferred departure on booking and, after pickup from your central Athens hotel, set off along the Athens Riviera by air-conditioned minivan. Pass through Athens’ suburbs of Glyfada and Vouliagmeni, and admire the Saronic Gulf, seaside resorts, and villages as you follow the coastal roads east. During your outward or return journey (depending on selected departure), take a break beside the sea. Perhaps enjoy a light meal or drinks (own expense) or lounge or swim at a beach. If you plan to swim, bring your swimming gear. On arrival, explore the 5th-century Temple of Poseidon perched on the headland. Listen as your guide narrates its history, including how it was dedicated to the god of the sea, Poseidon, and served as a beacon for mariners. (Entry to the Temple of Poseidon is at your own expense.) Soak in the sunset over the Aegean (depending on selected departure), and take photos of the panoramas before your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
4–5 hours
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour escort/host
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees to the Temple of Poseidon (8 euros per person)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Don't forget to bring your swimsuit and towel if you like to swim
  • Starting time may vary based on the sunset time of each month
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Getaways Greece
Good tour to a stunning location!
There are several tours available to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, but we chose this one because they
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Alexis W
This trip was well worth it! I took a morning trip and everything was running perfectly on time and to schedule
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
Amazing View
Overall, a very nice way to spend my first evening in Athens! The view of the sunset from Poseidon's temple was
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Swindon, United Kingdom
A disappointment
Whilst the Temple of Poseidon did not disappoint in any way, it was the tour organisation which was sadly lacking.
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
Great trip, beautiful sunset, perfect organisation
Absolutely perfect - thank you! Pickup exactly on time (a few minutes walk from our hotel), great commentary along
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Jessi G
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Windy but worth it
Our trip Lake Vouliagmeni & Cape Sounion where the Temple of Poseidon sits was fantastic. Our driver was
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Professional and friendly...
I went on this trip and it was just as advertised. We had a small group and a very friendly tour guide. Very much
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Shi x
Went up just as the sun was setting. Very nice photo location with a good view of the sunset and the Aegean Sea.
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Narelle R
Lucky with weather - gorgeous sunset
Beautiful tour - we were fortunate to do the afternoon half-day to catch the sunset over the ruins. It had rained
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Elena M
Amazing sunset!
Our driver picked us up on time at the agreed location on a comfortable mini van. We had a coupe of stops on our
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4–5 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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