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

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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.
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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • French speaking available ONLY on Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Trip was well organised, comfortable and informative. Guide provided a great deal of information in a friendly way but also gave enough time to explore on our own. It is a long journey, but the route is interesting and worth seeing.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Silvertraveler64
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bus trip was a specular sightseeing experience of the beautiful coastline of the Sunion Peninsula on the way to the Temple of Poseidon. We had one hour to see the temple and its magnificent setting overlooking the sea. The guide was entertaining and informative...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Y5615DXwalterp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the quick hour drive youll see all the beaches and coastline of Athens. Our guide was able to give us great commentary and details about the country and city in both English and French. When we were at the temple we learned more about...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank angela7marino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a tour through our hotel which was a good option that got us to the beach below the temple to swim before sunset. We got amazing views of the temple at sunset though there are many people at this time so try get...More

Thank Avs1404
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was lovely to see the views and coast outside of Athens during the bus drive. The temple it self boasted great scenery and was very beautiful. We had enough time to get pictures of the sight and have a refreshment and ice cream. They...More

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kljtsnghr
19 September 2019|
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Response from James G | Reviewed this property |
I was in Athens in February. When the tour bus left Sounion there was still daylight. This would be the case for October if Chat tours is consistent with the start time for the half day trip to Sounion. You might want to... More
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806ann
7 August 2019|
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Response from James G | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I pre-booked the tour with Chat Tours and do not know if they operate outside of Athens.
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Abisola C
21 July 2019|
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Response from James G | Reviewed this property |
The hotel pick up point is close to your hotel. I don't remember the name of the specific hotel, but it is located just one block south of Syntagma Square. Your hotel is just a few blocks from this location.
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