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Cape Sounio Half-Day Afternoon Tour

Cape Sounio Half-Day Afternoon Tour

Cape Sounio Half-Day Afternoon Tour

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Go beyond Athens to see the ruins and views Cape Sounio has to offer. Travel along the scenic Greek coast to the ancient Temple of Poseidon, where a stunning panorama across the Aegean awaits.
Take an afternoon and explore Greece's Attika region outside of Athens. Cape Sounio is a 45-mile (72-kilometer) drive from the country's capital, so you can see the sights and still be back in time for dinner. A coastal road along the Saronic Gulf takes you from Athens through some of the city's most beautiful suburbs, including Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza, before the ancient Temple of Poseidon—built in 44 B.C.—marks your arrival at Cape Sounio. Perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea, the temple retains many of its original Doric columns, one of which bears a carving left by Lord Byron in the early 1800s. Set 197 feet (60 meters) above the water, Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon afford expansive views over the Aegean Sea that stretch all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day.
Inclusions :
  • Tour to Cape Sounio with knowledgeable English-speaking guide
  • Admission fees
  • Roundtrip transportation from your Athens hotel

Duration:
Approximately 3 1/2 hours
Available:
Daily
Departure time and location:
April–September: 2 PM–2:45 PM; from the lobby of your Athens hotel
Tours depart 30 minutes earlier October–March
Exact pick-up time is determined by the location of your hotel
Return time and location:
6:30 PM; to the lobby of your Athens hotel
Note:
Reservation confirmation is required. Tour guide gratuity is not included and is at your discretion. Children age 3 and younger participate at no charge, but must share a seat with a paying accompanying adult. Please note that this tour involves walking on small and uneven gravel surfaces, as well as some steps at the archeological site. Outside temperatures can reach extreme highs during the summer months, and it is recommended that you drink plenty of water and use suitable sun protection when necessary.
In addition to English, commentary is available in French on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Spanish commentary is available on Tuesdays and Fridays. Commentary is also available in Italian on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays from 19 June until 10 September.

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