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

Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
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Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion from Athens without any worries about car hire or public transportation on this half-day tour. Make the scenic coastal journey by comfortable air-conditioned coach, and learn about the temple’s history from your guide. Then, enjoy ample time to explore the white-marble temple and absorb the cliff-top views across the Aegean. Round-trip transportation from Athens city center or hotel adds extra convenience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31403
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 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
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 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.
  • Hotel Amalia Athens, Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece One corner away from central metro station Syntagma, opposite the National Garden entrance.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • IMPORTANT: Due to existing Civid 19 protocols please have with your copy of your Vaccination or PCR test
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • French speaking available ONLY on Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat
  • Very important: Children , students aged 5 to 18 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums
  • Guides allowed only through the mobile App to guide in the archaeological sites and museums
  • Port or private apartment or airbnb pickup are not available
  • Mask: is mandatory for clients and staff
  • Social distancing: Maintain distance of 1.5 meters
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 40 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 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
Departure details
  • 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.
  • Hotel Amalia Athens, Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece One corner away from central metro station Syntagma, opposite the National Garden entrance.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • IMPORTANT: Due to existing Civid 19 protocols please have with your copy of your Vaccination or PCR test
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • French speaking available ONLY on Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat
  • Very important: Children , students aged 5 to 18 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums
  • Guides allowed only through the mobile App to guide in the archaeological sites and museums
  • Port or private apartment or airbnb pickup are not available
  • Mask: is mandatory for clients and staff
  • Social distancing: Maintain distance of 1.5 meters
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 40 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hotel Amalia Athens
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Glyfada Beach
    Lake Vouliagmeni
  • 1
    Temple of Poseidon
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Cape Sounio , Aegean sea
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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NC97120
Montpellier, France36 contributions
Nice trip
Aug 2020
Nice trip, but before sunset.
Excellent guide Iota : Nice greek woman speaking very fluent english.
But they didn't pick up us at the hotel... as annouced ...!
Written August 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chatours1
Dear clients, We are thanking you for nice review for our guide and hope that you enjoyed both tours in Athens! As for the pick up we announced that we provide pick up service from Athens city center hotels BUT your hotel Emmantina was out of Athens city 45 minutes min driving on the seaside at Glyfada area therefore we couldn't provide pick up ! You forgot to mention that we offer you drop off at your hotel as was on the way back to Athens from Cape Sounio!!!!! Stay Safe and hope to see you again!!! Hara Kritikidou/ Customer Service Manager
Written August 22, 2020
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RodicaC
Bucharest, Romania79 contributions
Very good day
We really enjoyed our tour, despite the strong wind our guide, Nancy, kept us entertained with very good stories and Mr. Tanasious, the driver, took us very carefull and in a profesional way all around. It was a good day to escape from Athens.
We reccommend this tour.
Written February 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

belmarjohn
Belmar, NJ3 contributions
Poseidon
Jan 2020 • Friends
Beautiful trip out of the city..it was refreshing to see how amazing the country is outside of Athens.
Written January 23, 2020
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Vero
20 contributions
Very knowledgeable guide
Jan 2020
This was a great half day tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. At times her tone was monotone as she was trying to give us a lot of information but none the less, she had a lot of information. Mainly its a long drive and then in my opinion there was enough time at the site. Since I went in January, sunset was early which was amazing! I got some really beautiful pictures and it wasn't crowded.
Written January 21, 2020
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Arvindnc
Greensboro, NC38 contributions
A good destination ruined by careless operator and guide
Dec 2019
We were picked up around 2.15 from our hotel in Athens. The 90 minute trip was good with beautiful coast providing an eyeful. Got to Poseidon's Temple and it was all hurry up and go! The guide (Nancy) didn't want to wait till sunset and wanted to leave 10 minutes before the sunset. She seemed to be in a hurry to get out paying no attention to the requests of the customers No reasons given. We were looking forward to the sunset from Poseidon's Temple and were denied it by 10 minutes!
Written December 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chatours1
Hello from CHAT Tours, Thank you for your kind review. The tour was organised and not private. At the organised tours we have to follow the departure times and itinerary. Your request was beyond the time and was not our guide's fault. We are looking forward to seeing you again in one of our tours and provide you again a memorable experience. Kind regards, Julia Petridou
Written January 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DidC17
6 contributions
Cape Sounion short trip
Dec 2019
We did the afternoon tour. Chat Tours were kind enough to provide plastic raincoats as it was pouring on the day. The guide was very good and did her best to keep everyone interested despite the weather.
Written December 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SammieAR
United States336 contributions
Key Tours: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
Nov 2019
We took the afternoon tour in November 2019. We were picked up near our hotel.

I would call this a bus ride more than a tour. Tour guide was boring and did not explain much about the history of the area and the temple. We could just as well read a guide book.

Small group tour on a mini bus. Weather was nice and we had plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and beautiful sunset.
Written December 8, 2019
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Chatours1
Hello from Chat Tours, We would like to inform you that we are Chat Tours and not Key Tours. With us you would never be bored and all our guides are professional lisenced and exprerienced with extensive archaeological and historical knowledge. Hope next time you will visit our beatiful city of Athens, you will prefer our company Chat Tours. Kind regards, Julia Petridou
Written December 11, 2019
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KhalidRashid15
Motherwell, UK3 contributions
Review of Temple of Poseidon
Nov 2019 • Friends
Dramatic and romantic location, unfortunately the weather was very cloudy so didn’t get the deep blue colour from the sea
Written November 17, 2019
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Hello from Chat Tours, Thank you for taking time to make a review, We are glad you enjoyed your trip to Cape Sounion, we hope we see you again in one of our tours and that next time you experience better weather conditions. With best regards, Kostas Pappas
Written December 11, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chakmitis
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK30 contributions
Brilliant.
Really good trip. And since we were there in October go to see the sunset. Our guide was knowledgeable and there was enough free time to explore. When you visit places such as these, I guess you never feel like coming back but then I think we had enough tome. The ride from the city was scenic as well. Kids loved it.
Strongly recommended.
Written November 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kayla S
4 contributions
Breathtaking!
Sep 2019
Very fun tour and gorgeous drive along the coast! There is enough time to see the temple and museum, however I could have used a bit more free time to just enjoy the area.
Written November 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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