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Half-Day, Small-Group Tour to Cape Sounion from Athens

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Highlights
  • 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
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Half-Day, Small-Group Tour to Cape Sounion from Athens
From US$63.80
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16:30pm DepartureMost Popular
Join this 5-hour half-day trip with minivan along the picturesque south Attica coastal road and visit to the 5th century BCE temple of Poseidon departing at 5pm. Maximum group size of 11 persons.
From US$63.76
9:30am Departure
Join this 5-hour morning trip with minivan along the picturesque south Attica coastal road and visit to the 5th century BCE temple of Poseidon departing at 9:30am. Maximum group size of 11 persons.
From US$63.76
Overview
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.
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 fifth-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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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful sunset!

This was a great experience. The ride was very pleasant and our guide Christos was very knowledgeable, told us a lot about the Hellenic history. We also had several stops for great views on our way to the temple. And the temple.. well, you get...More

Thank Tanya C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
The best tour I've ever had.

We booked this tour initially because it's a great way to get to the Temple. However we were do happy we did because Christos was a fantastic informative, enthusiastic guide. He really made the trip for us, we learned loads of information we did not...More

Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile
What a disapointment

Only thing I can say is what a disappointment when I was emailed the morning of the tour to tel us that the transport was in an accident unfortunately we could not postpone due to other tours

2  Thank Cornelia M
Reviewed 5 May 2018
Beautiful

Had a lovely trip with Panos. Our ride was very picturesque and we had a great stop at a beach. The Sanctuary of Zeus was really amazing, and the scenery around the Sanctuary was gorgeous. Great trip and fantastic guide, Panos!!

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile
Go for the sunset!

Beautiful place, great tour guide. Going for the evening option allows you see the spectacular and romantic sunset over the coastline and the temple. Christos was a great guide, very informative, but did keep talking for a long time at the rest point! This was...More

Thank Laura K
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3 June 2018|
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Response from Lucy M | Reviewed this property |
Yeah it's a temple ruin.... And it's 8 euro to have a look at it and to enjoy the views.
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