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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens provided by Getaways Greece

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 20-06-12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens
Maximum 8 clients in a 14 seater minibus to secure social distance between tourists ( for shared small group tours only). Face masks available for clients. Guides will wear facemasks and use microphone when guiding.
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Updated 20-06-12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Athens
    Glyfada Beach
  • 1
    Lake Vouliagmeni
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Temple of Poseidon
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Athens
  • 3
    Sounio Beach
    Stop: 60 minutes
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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
  • 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
Duration
4–5 hours
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour escort/host
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Post Covid 19 Policy: Vehicles will be sanitized before every pick up. Hand sanitizing done before departure and after every major stop.Maximum 6 clients in a 12 seater minibus to secure social distance between tourists ( for shared small group tours only). All our vehicles will operated with 50% capacity ( for shared small group tours only). Face masks available for clients. Guides will wear facemasks and use microphone when guiding. Fresh trash bag will be place in every vehicle and waste will be destroyed at the end of the tours.
  • 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.
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Anita C wrote a review Oct. 15
2 contributions
The best part of the trip was swimming at the beach with the Temple of Poseidon perched above. Our driver, Sotiris, was funny and informative. He made the trip even more memorable.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Julian D wrote a review Sep. 2020
Montreal, Canada1 contribution
Christos was knowledgeable, charming and a great driver. The dip in the sea and drink at the taverna before the temple is almost as sweet as the sunset.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Anaisa wrote a review Sep. 2020
Linköping, Sweden5 contributions2 helpful votes
Our guide Christo provided us information about everything we saw in our way to the temple, including, of course, the historical context for the construction of the temple. The beach stop is near the temple, then we had a nice view of it from there. The sunset is really
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Amrita K wrote a review Sep. 2020
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Amazing experience... the sunset was just incredible. The little stop at the beach was nice too. So overall well worth the price ... however it is a long car journey and they don’t tell u that when u get to the temple of posiedon, they charge u €10 at the gate if u are 25 or
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Companion705713 wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Wonderful trip. The views on the way were great and the sunset was absolutely stunning. The temple of Poseidon is a must see - truly beautiful.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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