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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
Half-Day, Small-Group Tour to Cape Sounion from Athens
From US$63.63
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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.
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.
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 (149)
1 - 5 of 33 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
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

Thank dianeD7927PV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Half Day Tour to Cape Sounion

Our driver, Spiros is a good driver, pleasant and very knowledgeable of the history. Gorgeous coastline of the Attica Riviera on the way to the Southern tip of Attica region. I recommend this tour.

Thank Gena G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best thing was the company

We were under the impression that we would hear about the temple of Poseidon and spend time there for sunset and stop along the way at some beaches. Our driver didn't stop at any beaches and instead drove us to a restaurant where he obviously...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful guide, great experience

We had Panos as our guide and he was so knowledgeable and kind. He took us to a couple of places along the way that were so beautiful and we would never have found without his advice. The sunset was great and we had plenty...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
It was just OK.

The tour was fine. The driver was very nice and the sunset was gorgeous. I want to note, however, that the description of this tour says we will learn about the Temple of Poseidon with commentary from our guide. We did not receive any such...More

Thank Meghan Z
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September 20, 2018|
Response from Meghan Z | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t get back until 11pm. Much later than we expected.