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Cape Sounio Afternoon Tour

  • When does it run?

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 01 Nov - 20 Jun
    Daily Except Friday:19 Dec - 07 Jan
    Daily: 21 Jun - 31 Oct
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 08 Jan - 20 Jun

  • Start time

    3pm

  • Duration

    4 hours

Inclusions
  • Entrance fees of the Temple of Poseidon
  • Transport by luxury air conditioned bus
  • Professional and Lisensed guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off service
  • All taxes

Key Highlights

  • 4-hour guided excursion of Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon
  • Relax on a scenic drive along the Athens Riviera & enjoy breathtaking views of Aegean sea
  • Marvel at the Temple of Poseidon and discover the stirring legends that surround it
  • Pass by some of the most expensive & highly rated areas of Athens like Vouliagmeni, Varkiza & Glyfada area
  • Visit Cape Sounion and see graffiti left by English poet Lord Byron

Overview

Begin your Sounio tour with a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. Pass through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada,Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) and idyllic beaches as you approach Cape Sounion, one of Greece’s most photographed monuments which rises like a sheer cliff out of the sea.

At Cape Sounio, visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, where on a clear day you can see at least seven islands! The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea. Land masses to the west stand out in sharp profile: the island of Aegina backed by the mountains of the Peloponnese.

The beauty of the surviving Doric columns has inspired many poets, including Lord Byron who carved his name on one of the columns. This half day excursion is a great option if you want to discover Greece beyond Athens, enjoy stunning views and visit world famous Greek ruins.

Know Your Guide:

In 1963, a number of leading Greek travel agents have decided to join forces and create a sightseeing operator with the purpose of organizing quality sightseeing tours and cruises, on a daily or weekly basis. Over the years it has been organizing excursions for hundreds of Greek and foreign tour operators. Today, Key Tours is still owned by some of its founders that include major Greek travel agencies. Also, since its foundation in the 1960s, it has been an Exclusive Supplier of sightseeing tours and excursions to American Express International and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.It serves annually over 60.000 visitors to Greece, by organizing 20 scheduled excursions and numerous other tours on a private/tailor-made basis. Key Tours distributed its tours via 500 contracted agents and approx. 100 hotel front desks.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 01 Nov - 20 Jun
    Daily Except Friday:19 Dec - 07 Jan
    Daily: 21 Jun - 31 Oct
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 08 Jan - 20 Jun

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    3pm

  • Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees of the Temple of Poseidon
  • Transport by luxury air conditioned bus
  • Professional and Lisensed guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off service
  • All taxes

Exclusions

  • Meals

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

Please remember to carry your photo ID card.

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