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Athens: Cape Sounion Afternoon Tour

Athens: Cape Sounion Afternoon Tour

From US$ 52.40 per person

Enjoy a half-day excursion to Cape Sounion at the southermost point of Attica. See the Temple of Poseidon and take a walk along the rocky cliffs.

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Duration 4 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Drive past stunning beaches on the way to the southermost point of Attica
  • See the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
  • Enjoy a walk along the rocky promontory of Sounion
Full description
Drive along the coastal road, passing the spectacular beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza to Cape Sounion, the southernmost point of Attica, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. Cape Sounion is a promontory located 69 kilometers south southeast of Athens. According to Greek mythology, Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, King of Athens, leapt from the cliff to his death, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea. During the 4-hour tour you’ll have splendid views of the Saronic Gulf and the small islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, take some time to walk along the rocky promontory of Sounion, before heading back to Athens.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Pickup at most hotels in Athens
  • Optional gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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In general it was not bad. It gets quite heavy because there is about an hour to go to the Temple of Poseidon. They give you a brief explanation of the temple and leave you time until it is time to leave. We had in mind that it would be at sunset but, not at all. At 5:00 p.m. we start for the hotel and the sun begins to set after 6:00 p.m. For me it has been a bit disappointing

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March 1, 2020

Excursion très sympathique! Guide à l’écoute et qui répond à toutes vos questions et qui vous orientes sur d’autre possibles visites à faire lors de votre voyage (accompagné ou en solo!). J’ai trouvé la bique très intéressante et le lieu absolument splendide, allez au Cap Sounion ça en vaut la peine! Et le temple est assez bien conservé vu l’endroit dans lequel il est situé. Je vous recommande fortement cette expérience. Seul petit bémol, le manque d’informations concernant le lieu de rendez-vous. Je vous avoue que jusqu’au dernier moment j’ai eu peur qu’il m’ai oublié ahah!

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October 11, 2021

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Quite expensive for 4 hour tour (1 hour bus ride each way) but the guide was very good and knowledgeable.

January 19, 2020

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