The 10 Best Historical & Heritage Tours in Sounio, Attica

May 18, 2022 Ying Subia

Sunset is the best time to arrive at the 5th-century-B.C. Temple of the mythical sea God Poseidon. Perched on cliffs above Cape Sounio, the temple ruins, surrounded on three sides by sea, have stunning views out over the Aegean. It was mentioned in Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. More recently, English Romantic poet Lord Byron visited this atmospheric spot in 1811 and inscribed his name at the base of one of the temple's Doric columns.
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1. 7-Day Classic Greece Private Tour

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This private tour exclusive of your group journeys to 8 UNESCO world heritage sites, visiting some of the most impressive remains of Ancient, Classical, and Byzantine Greece spanning over 5000 years in the development of one of the worlds great civilizations. From the Sanctuary of Asclepius, to the first regional culture at Mycenae, breathtaking Olympia, and the center of the ancient world at Delphi. Equally impressive is the natural beauty of the locations as you sit back & relax along the way in full leather comfort in one of our new Mercedes E-Class, AudiA6 or Minivans with WiFi. With minimum 4 star hotels at the end of each day the program is also thoughtfully designed with details of flexibility, travel stops and guest experience. Perfect for couples, families & small groups our tour offers a thoroughly rewarding and memorable experience. To make things hassle free you can also choose the lunch option to include a delicious 3-Course traditional meal

Inclusions: Athens Hotel, Residence or Cruise ship pickup & return, Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day, First class transport: Groups of 1 to 3: Mercedes EClass or AudiA6; 4 to 7 Minivan; 8 to 14 Sprinter, All vehicles with WiFi, A/C, Chilled Bottled Water, STANDARD RATE ACCOMMODATION: Minimum 4-Star or Boutique style Hotel including breakfast, FAMILY / DISCOUNT RATE ACCOMMODATION: Minimum 3-Star or Boutique style Hotel including breakfast

Exclusions: Gratuities, Food & Drinks unless specified, Licenced guide for guiding in archeological sites, Entrance fees, Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens: arranged on request with extra cost

Reviewed By Naseneis

It was a great tour to the classical hotsots of Greece. Due to Corona on all visited sites were only a few tourists what I never had before. The hotels were at nice places in walking distance to the city center, so that we could enjoy Greece evening life easily. Our driver did a great job and had always interesting stories about ancient history and modern Greece to tell during our journey - thank you for this experience Yanis!

2. Full Day Tour Athens Highlights & Cape Sounio

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Take the tour and discover Athens Highlights with the amazing sunset at Sounio throught the eyes of a Local!!

Inclusions: Bottled water, All Fees and Taxes, Soda/Pop

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Reviewed By SirTrevorBrooking

We were picked up very punctually by the driver. The minibus was extremely clean and luxurious. I found our driver to be very helpful and kind. He spoke very good English. I would definitely recommend Greek Minibus Tours.

3. Athens&Cape Sounion full day tour: The Golden Age of Athens

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See all major attractions of Athens on a private full-day tour. Visit the Acropolis and see the Parthenon (perfection in architecture), watch the changing of the Guards at the Parliament), the Olympic Stadium where the first Olympics took place, see the biggest temple of ancient Greece and experience the culture and history of the ancient city. Then take a scenic drive to Cape Sounion passing by the Athenian Riviera and enjoy the breathtaking sunset at the impressive Temple of Poseidon. During the tour, you can choose a restaurant next to the sea and enjoy Greek cuisine.

Inclusions: Private transportation, WiFi on board, Bottled water, Pick up/drop off from Port or Hotel

Exclusions: Entrance Fees, Licensed guide that will entrance to the sites, Lunch

Reviewed By 528maribels

Delphi Day Tour- My husband and I would like to thank Key Tour for an enlightening and wonderful experience in touring Delphi. Our guide; Marianna showed her heart and passion because you can tell she truly is immersed and holds the value of such a treasured iconic cultural site in her heart. Thank you to the driver Zacharias for his great driving and keeping us safe as well! I loved it!

4. Cape Sounion Half-Day Private Tour Including Vouliagmeni Lake

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Cape Sounion, a strategic point rising above the Aegean sea about 70 kilometers away from Athens in the southern region of Attica, was known by Ancient Greeks as the “Sacred Cape.” On top of this 60 meter cliff stands one of the most important sanctuaries in the region: the temple dedicated to Poseidon, God of the Sea. • Convenient and comfy air conditioned vehicle • Get the unique experience of a hassle-free private tour • The tour includes free hotel pick-up and drop-off • Relax and enjoy the scenery on the way to Cape Sounion • Visit the temple of God Poseidon where the horizon meets the Aegean Sea

Inclusions: Private transportation, Air-conditioned vehicle, All Fees and Taxes, Bottled water

Exclusions: Entrance fees to archaeological site, Professional (licensed) guide (you may ask one at the booking procedure)

Reviewed By 868liews

We booked the CityCab for Athens Airport - Athens Hotel - Athens Airport transfer for 7 persons. We are very satisfied with the service as it was timely. Pricing was very reasonable. We highly recommend CityCab if you are travelling in a group and require airport transfer. We also took the one day Athens City tour (please note that this is NOT a guided tour but merely transportation). Not quite satisfied as some of the stops were merely "drive pass" due to the very bad traffic in the city. It's understandable though and so it is better to walk or take the metro rather than be in a car if you want to go around the city, especially around Syntagma Square, Acropolis, Trilogy of Athens. We also took the day trip excursion out of Athens to Corinth Canal, Mycenae Nafplio & Epidaurus Tour (Citycab's standard tour). This was excellent as we were not restricted by the traffic jam and it was really fun to have George driving us and sharing knowledge. We highly recommend this if you are first time visiting and its really worth it. CityCab's boss Mr. Vangelis is very responsive and you will feel very comfortable arranging your itinerary with him.

5. Athens and Sounio full day tour by car/luxury minivan/minibus

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That private tour is an unique opportunity for tavellers to be in touch with maybe the most ancient civilization in the world. Travellers will have a complete taste of both sides of Athens, ancient side and modern side. They will enjoy a route near to coastline and they will have lunch in a local tavern near to beach.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, WiFi on board, Private transportation, Bottled water, English Speaking driver(Not licensed to accompany you in any site), Monitors on board

Exclusions: Lunch, Entrance fees for museums and arcaeological sites, Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability

Reviewed By U9132AA_

Absolutely amazing tour!!!!! I did it before 10 days and i absolutely recommend it to everyone!!!!! I visited Monemvasia castle and we had an amazing experience!!! It was a lifetime journey!!!

6. Sounion Sunset Private Tour from Athens

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This tour is unique because you get to experience the other side of Athens which is serene and beautiful. Watching the sunset next to the temple of Poseidon is truly an unforgettable experience.

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Reviewed By lynlcee

We engaged Elite Tours to take us from Pireaus where our ship was berthed to Cape Sounin. There were six of us in a Mercedes van. The driver/guide was Spiros and what a wonderful guide he was. He took us to various places along the way and he was very informative. We enjoyed the scenery out at Cape Sounin. It is a beautiful spot and well worth visiting. The ruins were magnificent. Spiros took us to a restaurant overlooking the sea on the way back to the ship. This was an excellent tour and Elite Tours and Spiros come highly recommended. Lyn, Brisbane Australia

7. Half-day private getaway to Athens Riviera and Cape Sounion

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Contemporary glamour meets ancient legends in this bespoke, half-day private tour to the Athenian Riviera & Cape Sounion. Leave the gray urban landscape behind to discover Athens’ blue and gold playground, where it is always summer: A 70 km coastline leading to Attica’s southernmost tip, with palm tree esplanades, idyllic beaches, fancy establishments, and seaside resorts. On the way to Cape Sounion, will stop at Vouliagmeni Lake. Once you reach the top of the majestic promontory, you won’t help but gape at the 2500-year-old Temple of Poseidon. The same way that ancient Athenians once did. When the sight of its 16 Doric columns welcomed them back home from their adventures in the Aegean. Enjoy the once seen, never forgotten, spectacle of the fiery sunset. • Admire the imposing 5th century Temple of Poseidon, climbed on top of a cliff overlooking the Aegean • Have a selfie against the tangerine sunset - guaranteed instahit on Instagram • Savor seafood delicacies in a local tavern

Inclusions: Private Transport by Luxurious Mercedes Vehicle, English Speaking Chauffeur - "Tour Insider", Welcome & Goodbye Surprise Group's Gift, On Board - Mini Fridge, WiFi, USB charger sockets per seat, All taxes, fuel, tolls, parking fees

Exclusions: Licensed Tourist Guide, Entry / AdmissionTickets, Personal Expenses & Meals (Lunch / Dinner), Gratuities (optional)

Reviewed By Albualba

Nikos organised a customised trip for us and took us to the best spots around. We went to Delphi and the museum and then to have lunch locally to a place he recommended. All was great and we had a lovely day. Very recommendable!

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

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Escape & experience beautiful blue Greek beaches and the impressive Temple of Poseidon on a fantastic private day trip experience! Have fun under the sun, taste fresh seafood and see for yourself stunning ruins full of history.

Inclusions: Private guide, Driver, A/C Car, Greek traditional breakfast, Greek coffee, Pick Up, Drop off, Bottled water

Exclusions: Extra food & drinks, Entrance Tickets

Reviewed By Z7068WTjow

We had a great time with Yorgos! He demonstrated the steps excellently and we had loads of fun learning the dance. We would all highly recommend! Thank you Yorgos! ????????

9. Cape Sounion Private Sunset Tour From Athens With Seaside Dinner

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Gaze one of the most majestic sunsets in Greece with a private trip to Cape Sounion. After your private pick up by luxury car or mini van, relax and travel along the scenic Saronic Gulf, all the way from Athens Riviera to the cape and listen to your driver sharing tips and insights. Admire the temple of Poseidon, which sits atop a sheer sea cliff and was a sacred site in the ancient world. Absorb the unique views across the Aegean and take unique photos. After, taste the delightful Greek dishes in a picturesque seaside tavern with great view of the illuminated Temple of Poseidon. As you return, you can enjoy a delicious waffle with ice cream that only locals know. You get to admire stunning Archeological Sites. Admire one of the most amazing sunsets you could ever imagine. 100% personalized tour. No prearranged fixed tour. Taste local cuisine and hear stories about the visited sites. Private English speaking driver sharing tips. Extra stop for ice cream.

Inclusions: Visit a nearby tavern and taste Greek delightful dishes.Try the well-known Greek “mezedes” and enjoy a good wine (1 main course p.p, appetizer, salad, drinks, included)., Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation by luxury car or mini van, Culinary Welcome Gift, English speaking Driver sharing tips, Extra stop for ice cream

Exclusions: Entrance Tickets ( Temple of Poseidon) 8€ per person, Tour Guide in Archeological sites., Gratuities

Reviewed By 361kata

One of the best places to visit close to Athens. It is only about 1 hour drive and the route is rewarding. Ioannis is very knowledgeable and really shared many insights. I strongly recommend this trip to cape sounio.

10. Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion Half Day Luxury Private Tour

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Exclusive to your group alone, sit back in comfort in one of our new Mercedes EClass or AudiA6 models as your informative tour driver takes you out of the city for an hour of beautiful coastal scenery to one of the ancient world’s most important and impressive sites, the Temple of Poseidon. Learn how the Aegean got its name, its importance in Greek history, and of previous visitors from Theseus to Lord Byron during his own Grand Tour.  A gift shop & cafe with sea view are located at the site, and if choosing the Lunch Rate from your booking options, you will have your choice of menu at the bay of Sounion by the waters edge with a view to the temple and the pretty sandy beach is ideal for a stroll before your return. Morning, After lunch or Sunset departure at the time you request.

Inclusions: Tour 100% exclusive to your group, Flexible pick up time on request & for Sunset, Athens Hotel, Residence or Cruise ship pickup & return, First class transport: Mercedes E-Class or Audi A6 sedan; Mercedes minivan or Sprinter, All vehicles with WiFi, A/C, Chilled Bottled Water, Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Entrance fees (8 euro), Licensed archeological guide for private guiding inside the site (available on request), Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens: arranged on request with surcharge

Reviewed By Naseneis

It was a great tour to the classical hotsots of Greece. Due to Corona on all visited sites were only a few tourists what I never had before. The hotels were at nice places in walking distance to the city center, so that we could enjoy Greece evening life easily. Our driver did a great job and had always interesting stories about ancient history and modern Greece to tell during our journey - thank you for this experience Yanis!

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