Sunset At The Cape Sounion Half Day Tour - Athens

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Overview

Join our half day tour to Cape Sounion and experience a breathtaking sunset at the unique temple of Poseidon, the God of the Seas in ancient times.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • All entrance fees included

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Our tour starts with a wonderful drive along the Athens Rivera. During this relaxing ride you’ll enjoy splendid views of the Saronic Gulf while passing through some of Athens’ most beautiful suburbs, including Hellinikon Olympic complex, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza.

Arriving at the Cape Sounion, you will visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with its magnificent panoramic view of the Aegean Sea (on a clear day you can see at least seven islands). Cape Sounion has long played an important part in Greek mythology and history, and the first recorded mention of it occurs in the Odyssey, as the last safe landing before Poseidon scattered the returning Greek navy. As god of the sea, Poseidon was very important for ancient Greeks, and the scale of the Temple at Cape Sounion reflects that.

After visiting the Temple, filled from the beauty, the history and the culture of this site we will wait to admire one of the most amazing sunsets you could ever imagine. And when the sun begins to slowly touch the sea it is the perfect moment for a sparkling glass of wine, before returning back to your hotel.

Inclusions for Sunset At The Cape Sounion Half Day Tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Glass of wine
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Sunset At The Cape Sounion Half Day Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This was a good tour to see some of the coastline south of Athens and to see and spend some time at Sounion. The bus was comfortable and the guide was quite knowledgeable and was willing to answer any questions the group had. Be aware that this was NOT a sunset tour and there was no wine included in the tour. we arrived back in Athens at around 6pm and sunset was a 7pm. I would still recommend the tour for the site but the title of the tour was misleading.

  • Beautiful sunset and then a choice of white or red wine at the end. Not sparkling wine while watching the sunset. Wine was after and not very tasty tasted like vinegar.

  • It was so beautiful, the temple, the sunset, the ride there is breathtaking our guide was very good explaining all we saw along the way, pointing the famous points.
    Once there, we make our way up to the Temple it is wonderful, we tried looking for Lord Biron's name but couldn't find the column? Regardless we were treated to a wonderful sunset.
    Afterward we sipped a refreshment or wine on a terrace, wile gazing a the lit up Temple and the beautiful sea surrounding us.
    I really encourage you to take this excursion

  • Nice and comfortable trip, and a beautiful sunset.

  • It was awesome seeing the temple of posiedon. The bus was comfortable and the tour guide was really friendly. In future I would plan to go on a different tour that supplied food and drinks, because the drive is quite long and the cafe at the end is a bit average.

  • Poseidon's temple at sunset is beautiful. Several comments about the tour: 1 THERE IS NO WINE!!!!!! When we and other participants asked we were told that wine has not been part of the tour ever and was not planned, despite the listed inclusions in the advertisement. The tour guide's attempts to divert the discussion away from the non-existent wine should make her a candidate to become a diplomat or White House Press Secretary. 2 While the temple is impressive, especially at sunset, we spent over 2.5 hours getting there starting with 1.25 hours driving in circles in Athens picking folks up at their hotels, just 45 minutes at the temple Including the monuments folks chasing us out of the area just 10 minutes after the sunset, and then 1.5 hours riding home. This is, IMHO, a poor travel time-to-activities time ratio. Tour would be improved if we started earlier and stopped at another historic site/point of interest along the way or for dinner somewhere along the way overlooking the ocean.

  • Sounion is AMAZING. It is really really a beautiful place and I highly recommend this excursion for anyone who is interested in getting out of the city. The tour guide was really knowledgeable, however I felt completely rushed. We were there just as the sun was setting and I really wanted to take in the sights and really enjoy the grounds. The tour guide was really excellent, but we only had 10 minutes to enjoy the grounds on our own before the site closed. I'm glad I did the tour you get a lot of great information that you'd never get otherwise, but if you're looking to relax and enjoy the actual grounds, I suggest renting a car and spending more time on your own. After we left the actual site, we did get to spend about an hour sipping a glass of wine and admiring the sunset from afar. This was, again, really nice but personally I would have liked to have spent more time at the actual site/surrounding areas.

  • There was a little confusion about pick-up point and boarding. Average tour with average guide and driver.

  • Anastasia was very informative and the location was beautiful. Unfortunately the weather did not allow us to see the sunset.

  • If only we had seen the sunset, would have been magical but unfortunately it was a wet cloudy afternoon. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us great tips for our stay in not only Athens but also Greece.

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