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

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

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Safety measures
icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Explore the ancient Temple of Poseidon on a tour from Athens
  • Round-trip transfers from your Athens hotel included
  • Admire the views of the Aegean Sea and learn about ancient Greece
  • A small group ensures a personalized experience
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Tour escort/host
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Entrance fees to the Temple of Poseidon (10 euros per person)

Departure Point

Traveler 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 accessable (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

  • 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 travelers 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY GETAWAYS GREECE

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How can I let you know where to pick me up?
A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens.
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What is the social distancing policy during Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The countryside is beautiful and when you have a good group on the bus, it can be real fun." See review
  • "If you’re a small group we would recommend hiring a car instead and saving yourself some money." See review
  • "There is a 30 min stop at the beach where you can cool off before going to the temple." See review

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star-5
Well Guided and Beautiful
Jamie_F
, Sep 2021
Our guide was Teddy. He was friendly and knowledgable. We enjoyed visiting the temple on Cape Sounion at sunset. The temple is impressive and the sea coast there was very picturesque. We also really appreciated getting Teddy's recommendations for where else to go on our trip.
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star-5
Great trip
Carmella_K
, Sep 2021
Great experience! Teddy the tour guide was knowledgeable and kept the group interested and entertained.
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4 Stars!
579biker
, Sep 2021
The Cape is beautiful! And our tour guide was friendly and entertaining. But the tour is basically just transport to a photogenic area -- not sure it's worth the cost.
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Not value for money
CHRISTINA_M
, Sep 2021
The tour involved picking up from the hotel in the centre of Athens and driving to Sounion with a stop at Lake Vouliagmeni. There was no guiding provided by our guide, during the driving or at the stops. It was just a long drive from Athens to Sounion rather than a "tour". Considering that there isn't any public transportation to take you from Athens to Sounio, if someone's visiting Greece for the first time, I guess it's a good option, but not cheap (£46pp and we were 2 so approx. £92). Alternatively I would recommend to rent a car for a day (around £50 for the day) and drive alone so that gives the flexibility to explore more areas.
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star-5
All the points to Teddy
Amanda_B
, Sep 2021
This was one of our favorite trips! Teddy was so much fun and informative. We had lots of time at the beach where some people swam, but we decided to get a beer and some seafood and watch the boats. The view at the temple was unbelievable. Honestly you have to go if you have the chance
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star-5
Great experience
Jorge_G
, Sep 2021
Amazing trip.. “Teddy” was a great, lovely guy, great fun and great “school day” out. Thanks Theo for making of If a fabulous experience!
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Day trip
Philippe_R
, Sep 2021
I had a great time. My guide was really good. I’ve learned a lot and I highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Athens.
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star-5
More than we bargained for!
Frances_G
, Aug 2021
Our guides’ “Teddy” was very energetic. Kept us entertained with Greek mythology during the long drive. A stop at a beach taverna for snacks and a swim was unexpected. Then we had a full hour to explore the temple grounds and take in the sunset. So glad we did this tour!
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Too long
Lorenz_M
, Aug 2021
A lot of traveling for not much experience . Drive is too long. Swimming not worth it . Poseidon temple excellent, worth 15 min
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star-5
Amazing time!
Maria_G
, Aug 2021
If you're looking for something to do outside of Athens, this is a perfect trip. Our guide Teddy was very knowledgeable about the Greek history and kept everyone engaged and entertained on an hour long bus ride to Cape Sunion. The drive itself was scenic through the Athenian Riviera and went by quick. We got there in time to explore the Temple of Poseidon at sunset and the views were breathtaking. Highly recommend!
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