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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens provided by Chat Tours

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

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Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion from Athens without any worries about car hire or public transportation on this half-day tour. Make the scenic coastal journey by comfortable air-conditioned coach, and learn about the temple’s history from your guide. Then, enjoy ample time to explore the white-marble temple and absorb the cliff-top views across the Aegean. Round-trip transportation from Athens city center or hotel adds extra convenience.
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Hotel Amalia Athens
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  • Pass by Glyfada Beach
    Pass by Lake Vouliagmeni
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    Temple of Poseidon
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Cape Sounio , Aegean sea
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You'll end at
Hotel Amalia Athens
Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, GreeceOne corner away from central metro station Syntagma, opposite the National Garden entrance.
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  • See the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion in half a day from Athens
  • Travel by air-conditioned, Wi-Fi-enabled coach with a guide for added insight
  • Ample time to explore the temple and absorb the cliff-top views
  • Includes entry fee, city map, and central or hotel pickup and drop-off
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Athens hotel or near Syntagma Square, settle into your air-conditioned, Wi-Fi-enabled coach destined for Cape Sounion. Then, enjoy the scenic drive along the Saronic Gulf, passing beaches and seaside resorts. En route, hear from your guide about Cape Sounion and why it provided the perfect location for the ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon, built on the promontory between 444 and 440 BC. Learn how the temple stands on the site of an older version and acted as a beacon for ancient sailors. On arrival, admire the white columns perched above the sea and hop out to explore. Wander around the ruins and view the signature of Lord Byron, carved here in the early 1800s. Absorb the far-reaching views over the Aegean—on a clear day, you can see the Peloponnese—and take photos before your tour concludes at your original meeting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Amalia Athens, Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free Wifi on the coach
  • Free map of Athens
  • Entrance ticket to Temple of Poseidon (Sounio)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Port or private apartment pickup are not available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • French speaking available ONLY on Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat
  • Very important: Children , students aged 5 to 18 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Guides allowed only through the mobile App to guide in the archaeological sites and museums
  • Mask: is mandatory for clients and staff
  • Hand cleaning: Visitors are asked to wash their hands regularly and use the hand sanitizers that are in place.
  • Social distancing: Maintain distance of 1.5 meters
  • People with fever (≧ 37 ℃) with issues like cold, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, mild cough, or shortness breath cannot participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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RodicaC wrote a review Feb 2020
Bucharest, Romania79 contributions11 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our tour, despite the strong wind our guide, Nancy, kept us entertained with very good stories and Mr. Tanasious, the driver, took us very carefull and in a profesional way all around. It was a good day to escape from Athens. We reccommend this tour.
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belmarjohn wrote a review Jan 2020
Belmar, New Jersey3 contributions
Beautiful trip out of the was refreshing to see how amazing the country is outside of Athens.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Vero wrote a review Jan 2020
20 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a great half day tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. At times her tone was monotone as she was trying to give us a lot of information but none the less, she had a lot of information. Mainly its a long drive and then in my opinion there was enough time at the site.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Arvindnc wrote a review Dec 2019
Greensboro, North Carolina38 contributions25 helpful votes
We were picked up around 2.15 from our hotel in Athens. The 90 minute trip was good with beautiful coast providing an eyeful. Got to Poseidon's Temple and it was all hurry up and go! The guide (Nancy) didn't want to wait till sunset and wanted to leave 10 minutes before the
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Chatours1, reservation department at Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Hello from CHAT Tours, Thank you for your kind review. The tour was organised and not private. At the organised tours we have to follow the departure times and itinerary. Your request was beyond the time and was not our guide's fault. We are looking forward to seeing you again in one of our tours and provide you again a memorable experience. Kind regards, Julia Petridou
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DidC17 wrote a review Dec 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We did the afternoon tour. Chat Tours were kind enough to provide plastic raincoats as it was pouring on the day. The guide was very good and did her best to keep everyone interested despite the weather.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French
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