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

by Key Tours
per adult Price is C$72
Duration: {0} Duration: 3h 30m Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

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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 69 km (43-mile) 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—60 m (197 feet) 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.

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 69 km (43-mile) 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—60 m (197 feet) 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.

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3:00 PM, Half Day Tour in English

Duration 3h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
C$71.86

Total price is C$71.86, taxes included

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

Activity Location

Cape Sounion

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • KEY TOURS S.A. Office

    26 Athanasiou Diakou Street

    Athens 11743

  • Athens City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Athens


Highlights

  • Panoramic views of Saronic Gulf & its islands

  • The mighty temple of Poseidon, the God of the sea

  • The southernmost tip of Attic peninsula in Greece

  • Steep cliffs & crystal-blue waters

  • Doric columns that inspired many poets, including Lord Byron


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your central Athens hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 years old and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Family Pack is only available for a combination of 2 adults and 2 children (4–12 years old).

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens ratings based on 74 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5

5/5 20 Jul. 2019

As a teacher, I greatly appreciated this tour! The information given and the knowledge of the guide was stellar. It’s an hour and a half drive there and back but you’ll see the clearest waters on the way! If you get motion sickness, bring Dramamine because it can get windy on the turns. Although an hour and a half ride (traffic), you only get an hour there: 30 min with guide, 30 min on your own. If you take the last tour, you will see the second most beautiful sunset in all of Greece. Enjoy! Well worth the money.

Olivia E

United States

5/5 9 Jul. 2019

We liked the coastal drive. It’s such a nice way to contour the island and sight see it. Our guide was very sweet, flexible and knowledgeable. I loved the cape Souniou area and the stories around it.