Duration

4 hrs

Destination

Cape Sounion

About The Tour

Join us on this half-day tour to Cape Sounion and experience guided tour to the unique Temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the mythological God of the Sea, and sip a glass of sparkling Greek wine as the sun dips below the horizon and several islands in the distance.

Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and Travel Agencies

Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24 hrs prior the tour.

Overview

Tour to Cape Sounio starts with a splendid drive along the Athens Riviera.

Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable 50 minutes’ drive; admire the splendid views of the Saronic Gulf while passing through some of Athens’ most beautiful suburbs, including Hellinikon Olympic complex, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza.

When arriving to Cape Sounion your first stop is at the ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon which is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age in Athens. 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 the 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.

Return back to your accommodation full of new images and memories from your Athens romance.

Highlights

  • Athens Riviera
  • Saronic Gulf
  • Cape Sounion
  • Temple of Poseidon
  • Sanctuary of Poseidon
  • Golden Age in Athens
  • Poseidon, god of the sea
  • Sunset

Additional Info

  • Bring sun protection (sun cream, hat, sunglasses); temperatures can reach over 86°F (30°C) during summer.
  • Low heeled comfortable shoes are recommended due to some uneven and slippery paths.
  • Minor under 18 years old are allowed to participate only along with guardian or parents without wine consumption as according to the Greek low, legal drinking age is 18 years old.
  • Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24 hrs prior the tour. Full payment for the trip is required upon the confirmation of the reservations. All the last minute reservations are non-refundable.
  • Lower rates for larger groups (20+pax) available upon request!

Terms & Conditions

Amendments
Geo Travel reserves the right to accomplish any amendments on regular shore excursions’, one day tours’ programs & timings and also abort a specific program/timing during the season. For any previous booked tour/timings which have been cancelled, a new tour program or timing will be suggested as a replacement. If the replacement does not satisfy you, you will be granted with a full refund.

Any scheduled tour or visit, in case of delay due to bad weather, damage of the vehicle used for transportation or any other reason is postponed to the next few days, and if this is not possible it is permanently canceled and no claim is made against the office for compensation as the reason of the cancellation is “force majeure”.

 It is emphasized that the travel agency is not able to anticipate or control circumstances that are foreign to its sphere of influence and may lead to the cancellation of the trip or damages due to non-performance or faulty performance of the agreed travel services.

Typical examples of such cases are: strikes, accidents, diseases, epidemics-pandemics, organic disturbances due to local conditions, altitude, climate, due to meals not included in the itinerary or due to insufficient hygiene conditions due to external factors, external factors, injuries, wars or terrorist acts, airstrikes, earthquakes, weather conditions, fires, epidemics, toxic infections and any other emergency or «force majeure». In the above cases, the travel agency is not responsible for repairing any damage caused by them.

Insurance
Our clients are covered by the professional indemnity insurance of our office as well as from the bus transfer insurance which is obligatory in Greece. Our buses are fully insured. Concerning the rest of the tour, if the clients wish to be covered by commercial general liability, it is upon request and a matter upon negotiation with our clients with an extra cost.

Cancellations

In case of cancellation due to withdrawal the following cancellation policy is acceptable:
7 days prior service:                    pay 50% on the total
3 days prior service:                    pay 75% on the total
24 hrs and less prior service:     pay 100% total

Notes

1/ In all above cases, bank expenses that occur for the refund will be deducted from the payment.

2/ For large groups (15 people or more), some expenses, due to their nature, (example: restaurants, prepaid entrance fees) might not be refundable, if the cancellation comes within 4 days before service, whatever the cancellation reason is.

3/ by reserving one of our services you agree with the above terms.

Price Includes

  • Transfer by deluxe A/C vehicle
  • Service of professional licensed escort or guide
  • Entrance fees into the Archaeological Site of Sounion (The Sanctuary of Poseidon): Full: €10, Reduced: €5
  • Glass of wine per adult while watching a sunset
  • All the taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities
  • The price does not include what is not listed as included.

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