Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
Cleaning and safety practices
- Tour group numbers restricted to a maximum of 25 people
- Whispers audio devices for social distance during the tour
- The mighty temple of Poseidon, the God of the sea
- Panoramic views of Saronic Gulf & its crystal-blue waters
- Doric columns that inspired many poets, including Lord Byron
Half Day Tour
Live Commentary in English.
What's included, what's not
Know before you book
- Whispers audio devices will be given to you in order to keep social distance guidelines inside the archaeological site without missing any word of the fascinating narration of our guide. Mini Whispers are thoroughly sanitised from our staff and inside the charging cases with UVC lights.
- Buses are filled to only half of their capacity and the number of buses used is increased.
- The guide will wear a mask throughout the duration of the tour. Face masks are required also for travellers.
- Our staff is trained in the latest hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures and use personal protective equipment (face masks/shields and optional gloves)
- The high-traffic areas are regularly sanitised, and the gear/equipment is always sanitised between uses
- Sanitizing dispensers are available at Key Tours ticket office for use before your departure
- The temperature and wellness of all those participating in the service (guide, driver, staff) will be monitored daily.
- Children 4 years old and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.
What you can expect
Go beyond Athens to the spectacular Cape Sounion, and see the ruins of the Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. Admire the views of the Aegean Sea, marvel at the carvings left by Lord Byron, an English Romantic poet from the 1800s, and hear about the legend of Aegeus.
Cape Sounion is a 43-mile (69-km) drive from the country’s capital, so you can see the sights and still be back in time for dinner. Drive on the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf from the capital through some of the city's most beautiful suburbs, including Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, and Glyfada, the largest southern suburb, known for its fashionable atmosphere and upmarket boutiques and cafes.
Visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon, built in the 5th century BC, settled on a rocky hilltop overlooking one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the Cyclades islands and the Aegean Sea. Learn about the legend that named the Aegean Sea after the king of Athens, Aegeus, who leapt to his death off the cliff—197 feet (60 m) above the water—after believing his son was dead. Marvel at the Doric columns that inspired many poets, including Lord Byron, and then make your way back to the capital with a breath of fresh air in your lungs.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Masks required
- Hand sanitizer provided