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

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

Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens
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Tour snapshot
Hassle-free half-day trip to Cape Sounion from Athens
Duration:
4–5 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4–5 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    12
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • 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
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13498P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour escort/host
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to the Temple of Poseidon (10 euros per person)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up and drop off is included from all centrally located Athens hotels and apartments. Just inform us during the booking of the hotel you are staying at, or apartment address. If the hotel /apartment is not accessible (e.g narrowness, pedestrian area) we will apoint a nearby meeting point for picking you up.You will receive an email from us us with the exact pick up time 48 hours prior departure.Please notice that pick up commerce 40 -50 minutes prior departure
  • 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
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour escort/host
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to the Temple of Poseidon (10 euros per person)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up and drop off is included from all centrally located Athens hotels and apartments. Just inform us during the booking of the hotel you are staying at, or apartment address. If the hotel /apartment is not accessible (e.g narrowness, pedestrian area) we will apoint a nearby meeting point for picking you up.You will receive an email from us us with the exact pick up time 48 hours prior departure.Please notice that pick up commerce 40 -50 minutes prior departure
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Athens
    Glyfada Beach
  • 1
    Lake Vouliagmeni
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Sounio Beach
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Temple of Poseidon
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Athens
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
149 reviews
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E8940HEjb
36 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Highly recommend this half-day tour. Our guide, Teddy, was fantastic and very entertaining. He made the roughly one hour drive enjoyable by engaging us with stories, jokes, and questions. We had three kids (9-13 yrs old), and they all enjoyed Teddy’s storytelling.

The temple itself is breathtaking with the surrounding view. Definitely recommend the afternoon trip to see the sunset. One of the best views our family has seen.
Written 30 March 2022
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WeDreamOfTravel
New Hampshire871 contributions
Feb 2020
There are several tours available to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, but we chose this one because they have the option of going for sunset and not in a private (more expensive) tour.

We had to walk about 6 blocks to be picked up, but that was not a problem. The vehicle was a large van that was comfortable and looked new. The seats, floor, and windows were clean, and there was no noticeable smell. The driver was polite and did an excellent job getting us there and back again, but he was quiet nearly the entire tour. We had no idea what we were looking at, any history about the area we drove through, anything about where we were going, etc.

The driver made a short stop at a lovely lake that is heated by geothermal from a dormant volcano, and there were several people swimming in the delightfully clear water.

Upon arrival at Cape Sounion, guests pay the entrance fee and hike a short distance up to the outstanding remains of the Temple of Poseidon. Compared to ruins in Delphi and Corinth, this site is amazingly complete. The scenic views of the sea and surrounding landscapes are stunningly beautiful, and the sunset was glorious as it exploded with rays of brilliant colors.

If you have time to make a trip here, this tour is very good and reasonably priced. If there had been some information about where we were going, what we were seeing, etc, this tour would have deserved an Excellent rating.
Written 25 February 2020
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Offandrunning
California149 contributions
This was a pleasant few hours out of Athens. Bright breezy day, picked up promptly at 9:00 a.m. and got back to my hotel at 3:00 p.m. Gary was a charming and informative guide with perfect English. She gave us lots of information during the drive (about mythology, Greek life in general etc) but did not accompany us at the Temple itself. There was also a short stop at some small lake on the way out and a 1 hour seaside stop on the way back. Lots to see and do in Athens itself but if you need a city break, this might be the ticket.
Written 8 May 2022
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Mikkaau
Newcastle, Australia154 contributions
Jan 2020
Whilst the Temple of Poseidon did not disappoint in any way, it was the tour organisation which was sadly lacking.

I was picked up from my hotel at the appointed time by the driver/guide and taken to a spotlessly clean small mini van. The goup was indeed small, with just myself and three others, however the seating arrangement in the van was rather odd, in that myself and another passenger were facing rearwards. This was not ideal for travel.

The first 'stop' was in a carpark behind a wire fence overlooking Lake Vouliagmeni. Rather strange as we were not taken down into the area around the lake.

The driver/guide provided a very basic commentary on enroute to Cape Sounion, where we were offloaded and told to meet back at the mini van at a set time. No real commentary or information provided on the Temple.

There was absolutely no interaction from the driver/guide on the way back to Athens.

I chose this tour because of the excellent ratings it had received, even though it was some £10 more expensive than other similar tours on offer. This was a mistake.

I would not recommend this tour to others. Look to other tour operators for a better experience.
Written 8 February 2020
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Ed C
7 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Our guide 10/10
The beach 7/10
The view 10/10
You have to pay €8 extra to get up to the temple (unless if you are under 25 - I was ;) )
I was having a particularly bad day (prior to this tour) and the sunset really lifted me up. The late start meant that I went to the acropolis in the day time and really got a feel for Athens. Definitly reccomend this trip.
Written 14 August 2020
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Suramy
Crete, Greece36 contributions
The tour guide stops at a beach next to a taverna for almost two hours while waiting for sunset. It has a great view of the temple up on the hill. We got to relax and eat good food. Definitely bring your swim wear to get the most out of it. Closer to sunset they drove us up to the Temple and it was breath taking. Definitely recommend this tour.
Written 20 August 2021
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christosgeorgiadis
Dear Suramy, many thanks for being our guest and for posting your wonderful rating. We look forward to welcoming you back! Until then, stay safe!
Written 30 August 2021
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peted934
United Kingdom55 contributions
Absolutely perfect - thank you! Pickup exactly on time (a few minutes walk from our hotel), great commentary along the way, and more than enough time at the Temple of Poseidon. Beautiful sunset to end the perfect trip. We had booked on Sunday morning trip, but were happy to be rebooked on the Sunday afternoon trip as not enough people were booked for the morning trip. Communication throughout was perfect. Thank you Getaways Greece.
Written 2 February 2020
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Simonne
2 contributions
Mar 2020
We had heard that the sunset at Poseidon's Temple was one of the best in the world and it was truly breath taking. We enjoyed our tour as it was a small group and we were able to visit some of the areas outside of the city of Athens. Truly beautiful and would recommend to others if they are looking for a laid back beautiful tour.
Written 10 March 2020
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Merlina N
8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
I must say, if it hadn't been for our Tour guide, Teddy, we would've just been looking at amazing beauty but would have no idea what it all meant! He gave us so much info about Greek mythology, engaged the entire bus right up to the temple. His love for his history truly showed and I am so thankful we had him as our Tour guide. The temple and cape, definitely a sight to see. We stopped along the way at Vouligameni Lake, which was beautiful and a beach for drinks and snacks before heading to the temple. If you are in Athens, definitely take the tour! By the time the sun set the clouds were back out, but it is still worth it for the temple, views and Greek history lesson! Thanks Teddy for the great tour!

Merlina and Jeffrey Newman
Written 19 April 2022
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Emily B
Frankfurt, Germany44 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Teddy was possibly the best tour guide we've ever had. Simply amazing. He taught us so much about Athens and Ancient Greek Mythology in the form of quiz questions on the ride out. He engaged everyone and made everyone feel smart - like a master teacher. Unfortunately for us, the Sahara sand made sunset at the Temple of Poseidon rather anti-climactic, and it was a bit chilly for a swim. We had a great time though and learned a lot. Would definitely recommend. Thanks, Teddy!!
Written 18 April 2022
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