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

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  • 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$62.65
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SUNSET TOURMost 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$62.65
MORNING TOUR
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$62.65
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.
Reviews (156)
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
Reviewed December 11, 2018
True beauty!

Out guide was warm and pleasant. He knew all sorts of worthwhile information that made the tour even more worthwhile.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Volunteer2002
Reviewed November 15, 2018
Good tour, great views

This is a well priced tour, good value for the money. Went on November 12th, was too cold to swim, so just stopped at a heated spring to see it from above, and then stopped at a chapel on the side of a mountain on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kristina G
Reviewed October 18, 2018
Lots of driving

I went with G.O Tours....they were Ok. A little disorganized with the hotel pick ups. 11/2 hours drive each way, and an hour at the temple. A nice drive, but a long drive. The temple was great and worthy of a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank John L
Reviewed October 18, 2018
Go see it!

The Temple of Poseidon was the first thing that ancient sailors saw as they were sailing to Greece. You must see this lovely monument, and take the sunset tour if you can -- it's amazing! We were on a very small tour (11 people in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank dianec9119
Reviewed October 12, 2018
Perfect size tour

This affordable tour is very pleasant. There are only 11 seats in the van, so it’s a nice small group. We actually got to chatting with everyone, which made it even more fun! The monument is a must see, and this is a great way...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank dianeD7927PV
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Response from mzugibe | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t get back until 11pm. Much later than we expected.
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