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

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Overview
Take your own postcard-perfect snaps of Cape Sounion's Temple of Poseidon on a scenic afternoon trip from Athens. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon destination.
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You'll start at
Hotel Amalia Athens
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  • Pass by Glyfada Beach
    Pass by Lake Vouliagmeni
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    Temple of Poseidon
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Cape Sounio , Aegean sea
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You'll return to the starting point
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Amalia Athens, Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece

Traveler 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.
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free Wifi on the coach
  • Free map of Athens
  • 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
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Port or private apartment pickup are not available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • French speaking available ONLY on Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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.
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Beautiful trip out of the city..it was refreshing to see how amazing the country is outside of Athens.
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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.
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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
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Response from Chatours1, reservation department at Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
Responded 7 Jan 2020
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
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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.
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Chris M.
110
Amazing despite the poor weather
So we took this trip on a cloudy and rainy day in December...and it didn't matter because everything was still
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Geanna T
137
Great way to experience island on a short trip!
This was the perfect choice to experience some Greek islands on a short trip. In this one day we are able to
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RodicaC
Bucharest, Romania
4111
Excellent tour!
We really enjoyed this day. As we expected, the landscapes of Greece are breathtaking and we could get amazing
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RodicaC
Bucharest, Romania
4111
Very good day
We really enjoyed our tour, despite the strong wind our guide, Nancy, kept us entertained with very good stories
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J P
Kaiserslautern, Germany
30
Consulted the Oracle
Great way to spend a day taking in some more historical sites. Tour guide was very informative during ride up,
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TJM
Lebanon, Indiana
40
Beautiful sights and Educated Guide
Our guide, Stathis Tsantekides, has been guiding people through Greece for 30 years and has much knowledge and
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Thadd_969
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
9032
Worth it if you have the time
This a whole day trip for four hours of ruins and museum, but worth it if if you have the day to spare. Getting
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sandypink1
Melbourne, Australia
13378
Good day trip
This was a great tour especially seeing sights of Epidaurus, Corinth Canal and Mycenae! The tour guide was
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Bill P
Woodgate, Australia
10
Highlight of our holiday
Awesome trip, well worth it. The tour guide knew her history and the lunch was great. The area is absolutely
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Lizette
Johannesburg, South Africa
40
Waste of time and money
The VAST majority of your day will be spent on the boring boat with tacky entertainment and expensive food and
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