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Guided Tour of Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion from Athens

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  • Hotel pickup

Experience the best Athens has to offer on this 4-hour guided tour. Visit the Temple of Poseidon during the day or the evening, both offering some unmissable views of Cape Sounion!

Highlights

  • Enjoy this half-day tour of one of the monuments from the Golden Age of Athens with an expert English-speaking tour guide.

  • Board an air-conditioned luxury bus and make your way to Cape Sounion.

  • Enjoy the drive on the coastal suburbs of Athens Rivera and watch the scenery change to the idyllic countryside.

  • Stand at the edge of the cliff at Cape Sounion and take in the breathtaking sight of the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Visit the Temple of Poseidon, a marvelous Doric temple overlooking the sea on the edge of Cape Sounion.

  • Transport yourself to the ancient past while observing graffiti left behind by Lord Byron, a Romantic poet.

  • Upgrade your tickets to include entry to the Temple of Poseidon enjoy the beautiful colors of the setting sun over the sea.

Inclusions

  • Half-day guided tour of Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion

  • English-speaking archaeologist guide

  • Round-trip Athens transfers by luxury air-conditioned coach

  • Hotel pickup and dropoff in central Athens

  • Whispers audio set

  • Entry to Temple of Poseidon (optional)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Amanda Hosking

Amanda

4/5

Sep, 2023

The bus was comfortable the guide was kind and interesting. I wished for 30 more minutes at the site. I felt a bit rushed to see everything.
Claudia Helene Luthen

Claudia

5/5

May, 2024

Beautifully selected tour; very nice tour guide;
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Chiara Maria Puleo

Chiara

3/5

May, 2024

A good place
Vivian Pedrogo

Vivian

4/5

Oct, 2023

Beautiful place. The route to get to Poseidon Temple an hour and a half. The road is very winding.
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Juan Francisco Ávila Dávila

Juan

4/5

May, 2024

Embark upon a unique half-day guided tour to Cape Sounion, a revered archeological site with plenty of sights to offer. Your tour will start off with a drive along the Athens Rivera on a comfortable air-conditioned bus. Enjoy splendid views of the Saronic Gulf while passing along some of Greece’s stunning suburbs like the Hellinikon Olympic complex, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza.

Your 4 hour-long tour begins at the Temple of Poseidon, one of the best-preserved temples from the Golden Age of Athens. Poseidon is the Greek God of the sea and plays a vital role for ancient Greeks. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at the end of Cape Sounion, the temple stands at an elevation of 60 meters. Notice graffiti left behind by Lord Byron and soak up the stunning panoramic views of the Aegean Sea while you’re here. You will also get a chance to take a close look at the Doric architecture of the structure from the Archaic period. If you've opted for the sunset tour, brace yourself for one of the most beautiful sunsets you’ve ever seen! Glass of wine in hand, watch the sun slowly touch the sea as you commemorate the moment with a photograph.

What to bring

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes.

  • Bring along your hat, scarf, sunscreen, sunglasses and water bottle.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your guide

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting Point

  • Meet your tour guide at KEY TOURS TERMINAL (26 Athanasiou Diakou Str., Athina 117 43, Greece)

  • Key Tours Terminal is located 3 minutes from the Temple of Olympian Zeus

Getting There

By bus

  • Nearest transit stop is ‘Makrygiannē’, which is a 2-minute walk from Key Tours Terminal

  • Bus #1, 5, 040, 230 will get you here

By Metro

  • Nearest subway station is Acropoli, which is a 2-minute walk from Key Tours Terminal

By Tram

  • Nearest tram station is ‘Leoforos Vouliagmenis’, a 5-minute walk from Key Tours Terminal

  • Tram T4 and T5 will get you here.

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