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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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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Call +44 12 2492 8241
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
Last updated: 21 Aug 2021
A note from Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens
Maximum 10 clients in a 14 seater minibus to secure social distance between tourists ( for shared small group tours only). Guides will wear facemasks and use microphone when guiding.
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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Janellrajeski
3 contributions
Great for one time experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
Great experience! Short but to the point. If this is something you must see do it but definitely not necessary
Written 23 October 2021
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Alice T
12 contributions
Great time!
It was a great tour. Teddy the tutor was hilarious and engaging. He kept the trip interesting and asked us questions rather than vice versa. It kept us on our toes and really made us think. Each stop was amazing to look at and the temple of Poseidon was the icing on the cake. Sitting and watching the sunset have the tour a peaceful ending. I would highly recommend this tour especially the sunset tour.
Written 23 October 2021
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Julie F
Hong Kong, China17 contributions
Beautiful Sunset Views
Oct 2021 • Family
Great tour to Temple of Poseidon for sunset views. Teddy was a great guide! Very engaging and entertaining for children and adults. A few stops along the way were enjoyable. Plenty of time at Temple of Poseidon for soaking in the views and sunset.
Written 22 October 2021
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Vacationer629352
1 contribution
Excellent tour, beautiful views!
Oct 2021 • Solo
Great tour!! Some beautiful stops on the way out to the temple and the views at the temple at sunset are just incomparable! The tour guide (Teddy) was engaging, funny, and full of knowledge! Small note for people considering this tour, one of the stops is at a beach you can swim at (even during off season) so if it’s October but still warm enough and you want to swim, bring a suit (I did even though the high was only 70 degrees Fahrenheit, the water was still amazing!). Overall, highly recommend!
Written 19 October 2021
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PeterG1612
Miami Beach, FL25 contributions
Nice get away…
As expected. From the on time pick up to the drop off, Cristol, the tour guide person was very informative, pleasant and always concern about your comfort. Thank you.
Written 11 October 2021
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Spunky63
Bingham Farms, MI26 contributions
Beautiful Drive up the Coastline of the Aegean!
Sep 2021
Our Cape Sounion trip included a coastline drive, which was stunning, complete with the Aegean Sea blues contrasting with the rocky coastline. Welcome Pickups was a great way to see this part of Greece and our drive George, was a friendly guy with great facts to share along the way. He even bought 2 postcards for our kids, which was a wonderful touch!
Written 6 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bunnycathy1
buffalo29 contributions
DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS TOUR AGENCY!
Sep 2021
When it says they pick you up at the hotel this is NOT TRUE, they changed the time & location the day before but because of bad wifi in Greece emails were sometimes delayed more than 24 hours so we did not receive the message. They never tried to contact us when we weren't checked off the list even though they had our phone number. We called the tour operator when we started getting worried about the pick up but the person at the office said the driver was not picking up the phone. He kept us on hold for over a half hour. We would have had plenty of time to make it to the new location but no one was giving us any answers and they finally just hung up on us without any kind of help. Now they REFUSE TO REFUND OUR MONEY!
They have the WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER!

Do yourself a favor and use ANY OTHER TOUR COMPANY to take this tour!
Written 4 October 2021
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christosgeorgiadis
Dear sir, We are very sorry for the content of this review and we really feel we have to clarify the following:As we clearly indicate in the products description, section " additional pick up details " " if a hotel/apartment is not accessible due to pedestrianized area or narrowness we apoint a nearby pick up location within a walking distance".Your hotel was located in a pedestrian area and therefore you received clear instructions for a nearby walking distance pick up.This email was sent to you 48 hours prior departure and the reason you didn't received it is unclear and disputed .Greece works with a 5G network and there is wifi conection everywhere, so, we really try to understand how you never manage to receive the email while hundreds of clients do…!. Regarding the phone call you are mentioning, we do not use recorded messages. The phone indicated to all client's voucher is a cell phone for this exact reason! A direct reply with the stuff on duty! We really believe you should reconsider the content of this review as it addresses to Viator / Tripadvisor comunity and it is really misleading for both Greek wifi infrastructure as well as pre-activity comunication quality of the booked product.
Written 10 October 2021
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532thomash
3 contributions
Day along the Greek coast
Sep 2021 • Couples
Beautiful drive along the coast. Lake Vouliagmeni is beautiful: would have been the place my wife would have wanted to swim. Sounion beach and restaurants were very basic. Our guide, Teddy, did a fantastic job.
Written 1 October 2021
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Christine W
2 contributions
Great trip
Teddy was a hoot to have as a tour guide! He kept us entertained and gave us Lots of great information about Greece and Greeks that we hadn’t known. Amazing sunset over the temple with fantastic picture opportunities. It was a great tour and could highly recommend.
Written 27 September 2021
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Brigette
7 contributions
Must do
Sep 2021 • Family
Awesome tour. Our guide Teddy was very informative about all things Athens particularly Greek history. Teddy was entertaining and had tons of great recommendations. Our driver was very friendly too, though we forgot his name. The temple was very beautiful with great views and photo opportunities.
Written 27 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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