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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$62.87
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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.
US$62.87
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.
US$62.87
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 21 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing

As a nature and history lover this couldn't be better first trip to Europe for me! I was enjoying in every moment ...too bad that tour lasts only half day :(

1  Thank LewisMelissa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Excellet trip!

This half day trip was an excellent way to end our first day in Greece. The best part of the trip was our guide, Christos. He gave us a fun interactive history lesson about the Posiedon's temple, and other points of interest in Ancient Greek...More

Thank Shahreen L
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Good value for money!

We wanted to take a half day tour to Temple of Poseidon to catch the sunset and this was one of the more convenient and cheaper options (rather than getting a bus). They were excellent as my original flight into Athens was cancelled, which also...More

Thank ccstwb
Reviewed 5 July 2018
Great trip

This was a great afternoon/evening tour to Cape Sounion. We were picked up in a spacious minivan at our Hotel. There were 5 people on the tour. Our guide was a great driver. He gave us lots of info as to what we were seeing...More

Thank Sam T
Reviewed 2 June 2018
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
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Agnes2016
31 July 2018|
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Response from ccstwb | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I’m not sure if it’s changed, but when I went about 3 weeks ago the departure time was 4.30pm - maybe ring to double check? 4.30 is a good time to depart and do everything in between during the tour to arrive at Poseidon... More
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Sallygohappy
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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