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Excursion to Cape Sounion

  • When does it run?
    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: Mon,Wed,Fri & Sat
  • Start time
    2:45pm
  • Duration
    Approx. 4 hours
Inclusions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees

Key Highlights

  • See the magnificent ruins of the ancient Temple of Poseidon
  • Cape Sounion is one of the most picturesque places in Greece

Overview

Lying at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula, Cape Sounion is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in Greece. The Cape rises high above the serene Aegean Sea and was an important nautical look-out point in ancient times.

The Cape is renowned for the ruins of the ancient Temple of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea in classical mythology. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea and offer one of the most picture-perfect sunsets in Greece.

Enjoy a scenic drive to the Temple, and time at leisure to explore the area.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: Mon,Wed,Fri & Sat

  • Duration

    Approx. 4 hours

  • Start time

    2:45pm

  • Meeting Point

    The tour starts from KEY TOURS Terminal, 26 Athanasiou Diakou street, Athens.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Itinerary

  • An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

    The drive to Cape Sounion takes about one hour and follows a scenic route along the Apollo Coast. The scenic coastal road offers a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs such as Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza to Cape Sounion. The rock face at Cape Sounion has a breathtaking, sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.

    Visit the 5th century B.C.Temple of Poseidon, the main attraction of the Cape. The serene, imposing edifice offers spectacular views of the shimmering Aegean Sea. Though the statue of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea is long gone, his presence is still felt by the people who watch for the return of their loved ones from the sea.

    After the visit to the temple, explore Cape Sounion at leisure.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at the starting point in Athens.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

The tour operates in following langauges as per the below availability from summer -

It operates daily in English language.

• It operates daily except Thursday and Saturday in French language.

• It will be operational on every Saturday (from 1 April to 27 Oct) in case of Italian Language.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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