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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, WiFi-enabled coach with a guide for added insight
  • Ample time to explore the temple and absorb the clifftop views
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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
From US$58.10
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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
From US$58.14
Overview
Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion from Athens without any worries about car hire or catching public buses 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 clifftop views across the Aegean. City-center or hotel pickup and drop-off make everything extra- convenient.
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Athens hotel or near Syntagma Square, settle into your air-conditioned, WiFi-enabled coach destined for Cape Sounion.

Then, enjoy the scenic drive along the Saronic Gulf, passing beaches and seaside resorts. On 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.
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1 - 5 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing ruins near Athens

The bus ride along the coast of the Attica peninsula was beautiful in May. At other times of the year, this drive may be even more amazing. The time spent at the Temple of Poseidon was a little brief. About 1 hour. I would love...More

1  Thank lokisdottr
Reviewed 25 April 2018
Under own steam

Fantastic temple and view. Got there independently by public bus from Athens, only 12.50 Euro return, takes around an hour to get there. 6 Euro entrance fee. well worth the trip, coast line is spectacular.

6  Thank qqnny
Reviewed 21 April 2018
Well Organized

Very friendly team.... well organized and informative.... Their team was accomodating - we were staying in Glyfada, and they agreed to pick us up en route as opposed to going north into central Athens, then coming back South. Would recommend...scenic drive and beautiful views

Thank TheJGs
Christos N, Customer Service Representative at Chat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello from Chat Tours, Thank you for your kind words. We are looking forward to seeing you again in Athens and offer you more unforgettable moments. Always at your disposal, Angelina Skyla.

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Long Drive

It was exciting at first but never realized how long the drive is going to Cape Sounion and the excitement drained away. We left Athens almost 3:00 pm by the time everybody was picked up. The tour guide Helena was good and kept us informed...More

1  Thank Alma lou S
Reviewed 31 March 2018
Best temple we visited

We spent a week in Athens and hit up just about every site - except the Olympic stadium but we drove past it af ew times. Yet it was the trip to Poseidon’s temple that was the most impressive. Look, the Acropolis is awesome and...More

1  Thank Irish M
Christos N, Customer Service Representative at Chat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Hello from Chat Tours, Thank you for your kind review ! We hope to see you again in our wonderful city and offer you our high-quality services. Best regards, Angelina Skyla. Customer Service Representative

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17 April 2018|
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It looks like the Half Day Small-Group Tour to Cape Sounion from Athens By: Getaways has a 930AM departure.
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Response from Alma lou S | Reviewed this property |
We return to Athens around 5:30 pm and arrived just about 7pm.
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