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The sheer cliffs, sweeping views, epic sunsets, and photogenic ruins of Cape Sounion (also written Cape Sounio) form one of the most popular Athens day trips. Built in 444 BC, the Temple of Poseidon with its elegant white-marble columns is the star of the show, but there’s a small beach on-site and a wealth of dining options nearby.

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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens

Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens

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Visit one of Greece’s most picturesque coastal viewpoints on a half-day small-group tour from Athens to Cape Sounion. Travel by minivan along south Attica’s scenic shoreline roads to reach the ancient Temple of Poseidon, built atop a towering sea cliff with fantastic views of the Aegean. Explore the ruins of this temple dedicated to the Greek god of the sea, and opt for an afternoon tour to catch a famously beautiful sunset.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.32
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$62.32
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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens

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

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Marvel over one of Greece’s most photographed monuments on this half-day tour to the Temple of Poseidon from Athens. Wind your way along the coastal cliffs and beaches on the scenic drive to Cape Sounion, then grab your camera as you spot the magnificent remains of the Temple of Poseidon, perched high on the sea cliffs. You have a chance to get up close to the ancient monument, explore ruins dating back to 444 BC, and soak up the impressive coastal views.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.08
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$53.08

Sunset at the Cape Sounion Half Day Tour

Sunset at the Cape Sounion Half Day Tour

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Watch one of the most majestic sunsets in Greece with a half-day twilight tour to Cape Sounion. Travel along the Saronic Gulf and Athens Riviera to the cape, which sits atop a sheer sea cliff and was a sacred site in the ancient world. Tour the Temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the mythological god of the sea, and see the sun dips below the horizon and several islands in the distance.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.93
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$51.93

Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

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Discover the best of Athens and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion on this full-day Super Saver—a combination of two popular tours for a great discounted price. Start with a guided morning stroll around top Athens attractions such as Syntagma Square, the charming old Plaka district, and more. Then, take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis to see its classical showpieces, including the Parthenon. Finish with a scenic afternoon trip to see the Temple of Poseidon, a 5th-century BC temple perched on sea cliffs at Cape Sounion.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.47
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$93.47

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

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Combine two popular tours of Athens and Cape Sounion into one day at a discounted price with this Athens Super Saver. In the morning, board an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights. With an expert guide, stroll around the Parthenon and antiquities on the Acropolis; visit the New Acropolis Museum; see the Panathenaic Stadium and more. Then, take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, where the Temple of Poseidon overlooks the Aegean Sea. Admire the glittering temple and stellar views before your return by coach to Athens.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.40
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$118.40

Private Day Trip to Cape Sounio & Temple of Poseidon
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Private Day Trip to Cape Sounio & Temple of Poseidon

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Venture out of the bustling city of Athens and explore Cape Sounio, home to the stunning Temple of Poseidon. This 6-hour private tour is perfect for those interested in Greek history and mythology and see beautiful views of the Aegean Sea. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters, enjoy a delicious Greek breakfast, and catch a beautiful sunset before heading back to Athens.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.86
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$88.86
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

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Make the most of your time in Greece on this full-day privately chauffeured tour of Athens. Get a true insider's view of this bustling Mediterranean metropolis and learn the history and culture of the city along the way. Explore the city while visiting such sites: Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus, and the New Acropolis Museum. Watch the changing of the guard at the parliament and then take a coastal road trip to the dramatic clifftop Temple of Poseidon. This tour is flexible and allows you to go at your own pace.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$233.10
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$233.10
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Cape Sounio Private Tour From Athens With Greek Traditional Food
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Cape Sounio Private Tour From Athens With Greek Traditional Food

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Head south of Athens to Cape Sounio on a private tour that takes you to the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, dating back to the 5th century BC and known for its location perched above the sea. On the way, admire the scenery of the coastal road through Vouliagmeni and Lagonisi, winding past beaches and the sparkling water. This tour allows you to skip the hassle of finding your own way to Sounion so you can relax and enjoy a pre-planned activity.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.86
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$103.86
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Athens Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

Athens Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

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Want to see the Athenian Riviera and spend some time checking out the top sites in Athens? If so, save time and money buy pre-booking this combo package, which includes a Sunset tour along the Mediterranean and a two-day ticket on an Athens hop-on, hop-off bus. The sunset tour will take you the Temple of Poseidon, with gorgeous views over Cape Sounion, while the hop-on, hop-off tour ticket will give you access to four lines over two days, giving you easy access to many of the city's top spots.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.85
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$43.85

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounio & Temple of Poseidon (fixed price per person)

Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounio & Temple of Poseidon (fixed price per person)

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Pack stops to the Temple of Poseidon and Athens Riviera into one day with this Athens Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour and save time if you were to travel to them alone. You’ll see Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon right at sunset, and then continue on to stop for a walk along the waterfront of the Athens Riviera.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.01
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$45.01

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion Half Day Luxury Private Tour

Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion Half Day Luxury Private Tour

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Journey to one of the most impressive and picturesque ancient sites in Greece on a private, half-day tour to the Temple of Poseidon. Travel along the Saronic Gulf to Cape Sounion, where the well-preserved temple ruins sit high atop a dramatic sea cliff. Learn about the history of the site and the mythological sea god to whom it was dedicated at the visitor’s center, and take in spectacular coastal views of the gulf and surrounding islands. Enjoy the customized nature of a private tour and personal attention from an English-speaking driver and guide.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.10
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$188.10
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Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

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Travel back in time to the thriving empire of ancient Greece on a full-day tour of Athens led by an expert guide. In the morning, visit a combination of classic and contemporary sites to gain a holistic picture of the bustling Greek capital including the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. Then, after savoring a delicious lunch, head out to the Saronic Gulf to Cape Sounion where the great Temple of Poseidon is still standing.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.09
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$98.09

Cape Sounion Private Sunset Tour From Athens With Seaside Dinner

Cape Sounion Private Sunset Tour From Athens With Seaside Dinner

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Treat yourself to a relaxing and enriching 5-hour adventure on a private tour to Cape Sounion from Athens. Begin with a picture-perfect chauffeured drive along the Greek Riviera, then enjoy free time to explore the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon. Watch as the sun sinks into the Aegean Sea, with a glass of sparkling wine in hand, before dinner at a local restaurant.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.59
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$161.59
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Athens, The Acropolis and Cape Sounion Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Athens, The Acropolis and Cape Sounion Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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Admire ancient treasures side-by-side with modern marvels on this full-day sightseeing tour of Athens and Cape Sounion. Visit the famous Acropolis and Temple of Olympic Zeus, plus contemporary Athenian highlights like Panathinaikon Stadium and Parliament House. Savor traditional Greek flavors with an included lunch, and travel to Cape Sounion in the afternoon for spectacular views of the Saronic Gulf and the ancient Temple of Poseidon perched dramatically atop sea cliffs.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.70
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$102.70

Athens Sea Kayak Tour to the Temple of Poseidon with entrance fee and lunch

Athens Sea Kayak Tour to the Temple of Poseidon with entrance fee and lunch

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Leave the bustle of Athens behind for a half-day sea kayak adventure along the Athenian Riviera. Paddle up the scenic coastline of the Saronic Gulf, stopping for a swim and snack among hidden beaches and islets on the way to Cape Sounion. Admire a unique view of the Temple of Poseidon from the water, and then go ashore to explore the ancient archaeological site dedicated to the Greek sea god. Reward your efforts with stunning panoramic views over the cape and a delicious meal at a Greek tavern.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.64
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$184.64
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Private Cruise to Poseidon Temple at Sounio Cape with Snorkeling and Swimming

Private Cruise to Poseidon Temple at Sounio Cape with Snorkeling and Swimming

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Make the most of your time in Greece with this private cruise to Poseidon Temple at Sounio Cape. Enjoy the time on the cruise to the temple, about 43 miles (69 kilometers) southeast of Athens. Spend some time at the temple, the second most visited ancient site after the Acropolis in Athens. And then take some time to go swimming in the sea or snorkeling.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,136.67
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$1,136.67
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Cape Sounion & Temple Of Poseidon Private Trip

Cape Sounion & Temple Of Poseidon Private Trip

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Traveling independently from Athens to Cape Sounion can mean figuring out bus timetables or sorting out a rental car. With this private tour, forget about both and enjoy the freedom of traveling with your own dedicated guide. Stop at the Temple of Poseidon for as long or short as you wish, and enjoy a drink, snack, or meal while soaking up the sunset.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.49
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$111.49
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7-Day Luxury Catamaran Tour from Athens to 5 Greek Islands

7-Day Luxury Catamaran Tour from Athens to 5 Greek Islands

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Free route selection below: 1. Route Mykonos: Athens - Sounion - Kea - Syros - Mykonos - Kythnos - Athens 2. Route Milos: Athens - Sounion - Kythnos - Milos - Kleftiko - Kimolos - Serifos - Kolona - Athens 3. Route Saronic: Athens - Poros - Spetses - Hydra - Ermioni - Aegina - Athens. Exploring the Greek islands on a sailing yacht is a unique and unforgettable experience. Sailing is relaxing and will make you forget your everyday routine from the first moment. Far from roads, cars, pedestrians and traffic lights you will be able to feel the nature of the Aegean sea, the deep blue colours under the bright sun, you will swim in lonely bays, visit traditional fishing villages, explore caves and shipwrecks. You will be surprised to notice that on most of these islands was a civilization 5000 years ago, which created interesting monuments on the land or under the sea. Our skippers have sailed in these waters numerus times and are able to guide you to the secret treasures of our country.
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  • 6 days 16 hours
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$7,731.68
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$7,731.68
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Athens Sea Kayak Tour

Athens Sea Kayak Tour

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See a perspective on the Athenian coastline that most visitors miss—and discover rare highlights like the Temple of Poseidon—on this private, full-day tour. Depart in the morning from your Athens accommodation, and head to the water’s edge. After an introduction and a chance to get familiar with your equipment, head out onto the water. You’ll paddle along the sun-drenched coastline, and will spy both natural and historical highlights as you go. Enjoy delicious Greek fare as part of your adventure.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.64
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$184.64

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip

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Combine two popular day tours into one great-value deal with this Athens Super Saver! On your first tour, spend the morning exploring the highlights of Athens including the UNESCO-listed Acropolis and Parthenon, then pay an afternoon visit to the Temple of Poseidon, perched on the sea cliffs of Cape Sounion. The next day, discover more of Greece’s fascinating history with a full-day tour to the ancient city of Mycenae and Epidaurus, home to the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$221.22
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$221.22

Sounion Sunset Private Tour

Sounion Sunset Private Tour

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Begin your 5-hour private tour to Sounion with a delightful drive along the spectacular Aegean coast. Along the way, pause for photo opportunities at picturesque beaches, scenic yacht harbors, and Vouliagmeni Lake. Once at the cape, visit the Temple of Poseidon, which offers exceptional sea views. Conclude with a traditional seafood meal at a waterfront tavern (own expense), before returning to your Athens hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.04
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$300.04
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Private tour to Cape Sounio with exquisite meal at Vouliagmeni

Private tour to Cape Sounio with exquisite meal at Vouliagmeni

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Marvel at the evocative ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, then dine on delicious Greek cuisine on this private half-day tour of Cape Sounion from Athens—a Viator Exclusive that you can’t book anywhere else! Admire views along the Attica Riviera as you travel out to Cape Sounion, then stand in awe before the cliff-top ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, which dates back to 444 BC. Finish your tour with an indulgent 3-course lunch or dinner (depending on the option chosen) at the romantic Ithaki restaurant, with stunning views over Vouliagmeni Bay.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$528.52
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$528.52
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Athens Best and Cape Sounion Private Full Day

Athens Best and Cape Sounion Private Full Day

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Whether it's your first time in Athens or you're a repeat visitor, see the best of the Greek capital the easy way on an expertly planned tour that packs in all the essential sights plus a visit to Cape Sounion. Explore ancient history and modern Greek culture, from the Acropolis to the changing of the guard ceremony, then head north to the Peloponnese for stunning views from the clifftop Temple of Poseidon—the Greek god of the sea.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.97
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$190.97
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Athens Highlights & Temple of Poseidon -Cape Sounio Full Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights & Temple of Poseidon -Cape Sounio Full Day Private Tour

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Instead of tying yourself to a tour group with a rigid and stressful schedule, see what you want during your time in Athens with this customizable private tour. Explore Athenian landmarks without worrying about terrible views at the back of the crowd. Tour with a private guide and ask them all the questions you have, all without worrying about being ignored. Visit highlights of your choice, with potential stops including the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.05
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$450.05
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Should I book Cape Sounion tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cape Sounion can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Cape Sounion 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Cape Sounion costs USD 43.85. Guided Cape Sounion tours start around USD 43.85 per person.
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