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The sheer cliffs, sweeping views, epic sunsets, and photogenic ruins of Cape Sounion (also written Cape Sounio) form one of the most popular Athens day trips. Built in 444 BC, the Temple of Poseidon with its elegant white-marble columns is the star of the show, but there’s a small beach on-site and a wealth of dining options nearby.

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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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Visit one of Greece’s most picturesque coastal viewpoints on a half-day small-group tour from Athens to Cape Sounion. Travel by minivan along south Attica’s scenic shoreline roads to reach the ancient Temple of Poseidon, built atop a towering sea cliff with fantastic views of the Aegean. Explore the ruins of this temple dedicated to the Greek god of the sea, and opt for an afternoon tour to catch a famously beautiful sunset.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.09
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$62.09
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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens

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

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Marvel over one of Greece’s most photographed monuments on this half-day tour to the Temple of Poseidon from Athens. Wind your way along the coastal cliffs and beaches on the scenic drive to Cape Sounion, then grab your camera as you spot the magnificent remains of the Temple of Poseidon, perched high on the sea cliffs. You have a chance to get up close to the ancient monument, explore ruins dating back to 444 BC, and soak up the impressive coastal views.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.89
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$52.89

Sunset at the Cape Sounion Half Day Tour

Sunset at the Cape Sounion Half Day Tour

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Watch one of the most majestic sunsets in Greece with a half-day twilight tour to Cape Sounion. Travel along the Saronic Gulf and Athens Riviera to the cape, which sits atop a sheer sea cliff and was a sacred site in the ancient world. Tour the Temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the mythological god of the sea, and see the sun dips below the horizon and several islands in the distance.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.74
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$51.74

Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

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Discover the best of Athens and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion on this full-day Super Saver—a combination of two popular tours for a great discounted price. Start with a guided morning stroll around top Athens attractions such as Syntagma Square, the charming old Plaka district, and more. Then, take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis to see its classical showpieces, including the Parthenon. Finish with a scenic afternoon trip to see the Temple of Poseidon, a 5th-century BC temple perched on sea cliffs at Cape Sounion.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.14
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$93.14

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

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Combine two popular tours of Athens and Cape Sounion into one day at a discounted price with this Athens Super Saver. In the morning, board an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights. With an expert guide, stroll around the Parthenon and antiquities on the Acropolis; visit the New Acropolis Museum; see the Panathenaic Stadium and more. Then, take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, where the Temple of Poseidon overlooks the Aegean Sea. Admire the glittering temple and stellar views before your return by coach to Athens.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.97
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$117.97

Private Day Trip to Cape Sounio & Temple of Poseidon
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Private Day Trip to Cape Sounio & Temple of Poseidon

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Venture out of the bustling city of Athens and explore Cape Sounio, home to the stunning Temple of Poseidon. This 6-hour private tour is perfect for those interested in Greek history and mythology and see beautiful views of the Aegean Sea. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters, enjoy a delicious Greek breakfast, and catch a beautiful sunset before heading back to Athens.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.54
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$88.54
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

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Make the most of your time in Greece on this full-day privately chauffeured tour of Athens. Get a true insider's view of this bustling Mediterranean metropolis and learn the history and culture of the city along the way. Explore the city while visiting such sites: Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus, and the New Acropolis Museum. Watch the changing of the guard at the parliament and then take a coastal road trip to the dramatic clifftop Temple of Poseidon. This tour is flexible and allows you to go at your own pace.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$232.27
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$232.27
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City Sightseeing Athens & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Athens & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Experience the best of Athens in one day and your own way, on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off Athens bus tour. Travel around by open-top double-decker bus and create your own sightseeing itinerary. Learn about Athens’ history from the onboard audio guide and choose from various routes. Perhaps visit the spectacular Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, or other top sights—you set the pace and choose where to explore on foot.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.00
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$23.00

Delphi Day Trip from Athens

Delphi Day Trip from Athens

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Immerse yourself in the myths and monuments of classical Greece on this full-day tour of Delphi from Athens. Explore the UNESCO-listed archeological site of Delphi with an expert guide and learn how the city was considered the ‘Center of the World’ in ancient Greece. Stand in awe before the dramatically situated Temple of Apollo, then discover long-lost wonders at the Delphi Archeological Museum, including the Charioteer of Delphi and the Sphinx of Naxos. After lunch in Delphi (optional upgrade or at own expense), visit the handicrafts towns of Arachova and Levadia on the way back to Athens.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.19
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$101.19

Cape Sounio Private Tour From Athens With Greek Traditional Food
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Cape Sounio Private Tour From Athens With Greek Traditional Food

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Head south of Athens to Cape Sounio on a private tour that takes you to the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, dating back to the 5th century BC and known for its location perched above the sea. On the way, admire the scenery of the coastal road through Vouliagmeni and Lagonisi, winding past beaches and the sparkling water. This tour allows you to skip the hassle of finding your own way to Sounion so you can relax and enjoy a pre-planned activity.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.49
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$103.49
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Athens Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Athens Airport Private Arrival Transfer

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Enjoy a hassle-free arrival in Athens with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at Athens International Airport, and relax on the journey to your Athens city or coast hotel. These private vehicles can accommodate up to fifteen passengers.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.87
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$25.87
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Athens airport to Athens hotels Private arrival transfer

Athens airport to Athens hotels Private arrival transfer

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Book a reliable transfer from Athens Airport to Athens hotels with this private transportation service. Skip the hassle of the taxi line and maximize time after your arrival in Athens. Meet your driver at the airport arrivals hall and get luggage assistance. Proceed to the destination of your choice in Athens and travel in comfort. Flight tracking is included with this service.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.20
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$32.20
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Athens Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

Athens Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

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Want to see the Athenian Riviera and spend some time checking out the top sites in Athens? If so, save time and money buy pre-booking this combo package, which includes a Sunset tour along the Mediterranean and a two-day ticket on an Athens hop-on, hop-off bus. The sunset tour will take you the Temple of Poseidon, with gorgeous views over Cape Sounion, while the hop-on, hop-off tour ticket will give you access to four lines over two days, giving you easy access to many of the city's top spots.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.69
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$43.69

Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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Enhance your experience of Athens on a mythological tour of the ancient Greek city. Alongside an entertaining guide, visit major landmarks like the Acropolis and the Olympian Zeus Temple and listen to the captivating myths that surround each landmark. Hear tales that combine myth, legend and historical fact; and gain valuable insight into the culture of modern and ancient Greece on this educational tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.04
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$77.04

Delphi: A Day Tour at the Navel of the World from Athens

Delphi: A Day Tour at the Navel of the World from Athens

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Follow in the footsteps of ancient heroes and legends with a full-day tour from Athens to Delphi, a UNESCO-recognized archeological site that’s among Greece’s most iconic places. Travel past the plain of Boeotia and the birthplace of King Oedipus, then explore a historic monument and treasury, the scenic ruins of the Temple of Apollo, and the spectacular friezes in the Delphi museum. After an optional lunch at a local restaurant, visit a picturesque mountain village to browse woven handicrafts and carpets before returning to Athens.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.04
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$100.04

Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour

Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour

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Get an expert introduction to Athens’ most important archaeological sites—the Acropolis and Ancient Agora—during this walking tour with skip-the-line access. Slip past the crowds at the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, where you learn about the Parthenon, Propylaea gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Monument of Agrippa and more. After free time, follow your guide on foot through Athens' political center of Ancient Agora and its famous monuments, including Hephaestus Temple. Top off your itinerary at the museum, housed in the Stoa of Attalos. Please note admission to the attractions is not included in the tour price, and needs to be paid in cash to your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.09
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$62.09

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. Want to add more sightseeing in Athens? Upgrade your morning tour to include entry to the Acropolis Museum to see its incredible Parthenon friezes, and other archaeological exhibits.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.24
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$63.24

Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens
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Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens

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Travel by train through the beautiful countryside on a full-day tour from Athens to the Meteora monasteries. Your driver meets your train in the town of Kalambaka and take you to the medieval monastery complex, which sits perched high atop sandstone cliffs and is honored by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It’s a wonderful way to experience one of Greece’s most breathtaking and off-the-beaten-path cultural treasures.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.34
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$79.34

Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

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Explore Athens at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that provides easy transportation to key attractions like the Panathenaic Stadium and the Parthenon, part of the Acropolis. Travel across two interchanging lines—the Blue and the Orange—plus enjoy access to/from the port in Piraeus for cruise passengers.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours
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$14.95
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$14.95

Athens hotels to Athens airport Private departure transfer

Athens hotels to Athens airport Private departure transfer

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Travel from Athens city center, or your downtown hotel or rental, to the airport without stressful public transport or unpredictable apps when you prebook this private departure transfer. Prepayment means there’s no need to worry about cash, while a meet-and-greet service means you don’t need to wait outside in harsh weather. All vehicles, from sedans to minibuses, are either Mercedes-Benz or Peugeot, fulfilling the highest international safety standards.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.20
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$32.20
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Skip the Line Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour

Skip the Line Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour

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For lovers of classical Greek culture and history, a visit to the Agora of Athens is a must. On this guided tour, explore the temples and an ancient concert hall, follow in the footsteps of Plato and Socrates through its marble colonnades, and see the most significant artefacts in the Museum of the Ancient Agora.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.79
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$36.79

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounio & Temple of Poseidon (fixed price per person)

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounio & Temple of Poseidon (fixed price per person)

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Pack stops to the Temple of Poseidon and Athens Riviera into one day with this Athens Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour and save time if you were to travel to them alone. You’ll see Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon right at sunset, and then continue on to stop for a walk along the waterfront of the Athens Riviera.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.84
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$44.84

Athens Morning Electric Bike Tour

Athens Morning Electric Bike Tour

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Hop on an e-bike for a leisurely morning cycle through the historical center of Athens. With the bike’s electric motor, you’ll save your energy for sightseeing on a route that takes in landmarks such as the UNESCO-listed Athens Acropolis, National Garden, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Ample photo stops are included through the tour, and you’ll also get a break for a coffee or ice cream, depending on the season.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.74
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Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion Half Day Luxury Private Tour

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion Half Day Luxury Private Tour

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Journey to one of the most impressive and picturesque ancient sites in Greece on a private, half-day tour to the Temple of Poseidon. Travel along the Saronic Gulf to Cape Sounion, where the well-preserved temple ruins sit high atop a dramatic sea cliff. Learn about the history of the site and the mythological sea god to whom it was dedicated at the visitor’s center, and take in spectacular coastal views of the gulf and surrounding islands. Enjoy the customized nature of a private tour and personal attention from an English-speaking driver and guide.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$187.42
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$187.42
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Should I book Cape Sounion tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cape Sounion can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Cape Sounion 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Cape Sounion costs USD 14.95. Guided Cape Sounion tours start around USD 14.95 per person.
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