Sunset at the Cape Sounion Half Day Tour
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Stop At: Temple of Poseidon, Leoforos Athinon - Souniou Cape Sounio, Sounio 195 00 Greece
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 glass of wine, before returning back to your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Transport by luxury air conditioned bus
- Professional and licenced guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels)
- One glass of wine per adult
- Entrance fees
- Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Departure time of the tour depends from sunset time and is as following: 1-18 May at 17:45, 21 May-8 Jun at 18:00, 11 Jun-21 Jul at 18:15, 23 Jul-17 Aug at 17:45, 20 Aug-7 Sep at 17:15, 10 Sep-21 Sep at 17:00, 24 Sep-30 Sep at 16.45.
- Most travelers can participate
This was a great tour, on the way there Demetrious did a great job of explaining the historical significance of the cape and what we would see. He is great! The drive was beautiful. Would highly recommend and is a nice short trip out of the city.
Stunning views. A must see when in Athens. Guide was very informative. Great views of the coastline the entire ride.
The journey through the coastal route was the highlight of the tour. The guide was boring and her English was horrible. Sunset views were great.
Nice and comfortable trip, and a beautiful sunset.
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
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.
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.