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

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
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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
From $52.14
Overview
Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion from Athens without any worries about car hire or public transportation with 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.
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.
Reviews (438)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Early evening tour

Myself and my wife went with Keytours. Our tour guide was Katarina who was excellent, lots of interesting information and that was as soon as we pulled off from Athens. It was just over an hour away, the view was Amazing. As soon as we...More

Thank michaelaV983VJ
Christos N, Manager at Chat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Michael, Thank you for your kind words, but you you you confused, the tour was by CHAT Tours not from key. Thank you again and we hope to have again the chance to offer you the high quality of our services. Always at your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Historic place must visit

It was good place to visit although it’s next to Hadrian wall, it has no access through it, which should have been in place !

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nafiz333
Reviewed October 16, 2018
Stunning place

The views are wonderful. The temple itself is imponent, with a kind of a "special energy" that makes you feel that you have been in a special place. Good memories.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank gustcrur
Christos N, Manager at Chat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our services. We hope to see you again in our beautiful country. Kind regards, Petros Monos CHAT Tours

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile
Fantastic site. Well worth a visit

A well kept site with some breathtaking views 😁. The gift shop is a little pricey but hey, you're on holiday

2  Thank rd3001
Christos N, Customer Service Representative at Chat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hello from Chat Tours, Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again in Athens ! Always at your disposal, Angelina Skyla.

Reviewed August 7, 2018
LOVELY SUNSET

The tour was good, this included a sundowner. Very informative and a beautiful view. The sunset is magnificent.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Shirlz04
November 9, 2018|
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Response from lokisdottr | Reviewed this property |
The tour can be a sunset tour. We only did the day trip. Many say the sunset tour is fabulous.
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annekitchen2017
April 17, 2018|
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Response from EatonsNeckDen |
It looks like the Half Day Small-Group Tour to Cape Sounion from Athens By: Getaways has a 930AM departure.
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