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Dramatically situated on the coastal cliffs of Cape Sounion, overlooking the Aegean Sea, the Temple of Poseidon is one of the most evocative sites of ancient Greece and a top visitor attraction. The magnificent monument dates back to 444 BC, but today, all that remains is a series of gleaming white marble columns, standing proudly atop the cape.

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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

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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$268.92
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$268.92
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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens
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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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$56.07
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$56.07
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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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$160.94
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$160.94
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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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$88.26
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$88.26

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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$106.53
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$106.53

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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$47.76
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$47.76

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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.13
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$166.13
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Cape Sounio Private Tour From Athens with Greek Traditional Food

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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$96.56
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$96.56
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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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$46.72
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$46.72

Private Day Trip to Cape Sounio & Temple of Poseidon

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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$180.66
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$180.66
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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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$46.72
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$46.72

Private Sunset Tour of Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon & Athens Riviera

Private Sunset Tour of Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon & Athens Riviera

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The Athens Riviera is an alluring stretch of coastline south of the capital. With this sunset tour, avoid being tied to bus schedules and enjoy the convenience of your own private driver. Stop at the Temple of Poseidon, where you can enter at your expense and watch the sun set. Plus, there will be free time to indulge in the gastronomic delights of the Kavouri Beach area.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.98
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$134.98
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Essential Athens and Cape Sounion, Poseidon's Temple, Private Day Tour

Essential Athens and Cape Sounion, Poseidon's Temple, Private Day Tour

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Visit the Acropolis, Cape Sounion, the Temple of Poseidon, and more, on a full-day, private Athens tour that’s customized to your preferences. Since some of these top sites are beyond city limits they’re frequently left off tour itineraries, but skip-the-line access and the services of a private driver mean you don’t have to miss out.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.13
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$166.13
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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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$114.21
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$114.21
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Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Half Day Afternoon Tour

Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Half Day Afternoon Tour

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If you want to explore beyond Athens but have limited time, you can still see one of the most stunning temples in all of Greece on this afternoon tour to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Take in sweeping views of the Saronic Gulf on the drive to the ancient site, where you can step inside temple ruins perched high on a cliff overlooking the sea and neighboring islands.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.72
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Private Tour: Cape Sounion Half-Day Trip from Athens
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Private Tour: Cape Sounion Half-Day Trip from Athens

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Savor sensational views of Cape Sounion and the sacred Temple of Poseidon on this private half-day tour from Athens. Set out on a thrilling coastal drive along the picturesque Attica Riviera, then marvel at the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, perched high on the sea cliffs at the tip of the Cape. Learn how the temple was built back in 44 BC, in honor of the god of the sea; explore the remarkably preserved ruins, including grand marble columns; and gaze out across the Aegean Sea.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$317.72
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$317.72
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Cape Sounio, Temple of Poseidon, Athenian Riviera Private Tour from Athens
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Cape Sounio, Temple of Poseidon, Athenian Riviera Private Tour from Athens

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The lacy coastal road that begins in the Athenian suburb of Glyfada and winds its way through Vouliagmeni and Lagonisi to reach Cape Sounio is one of Attica’s most sublime routes. Small beaches with their sandy shores or rocky stretches, crystal-clear sparkling water and a perfectly blue sky accompany you along the way and delight the senses, mind, and soul of anyone taking this gorgeous route to get to one of Greece’s most idyllic spots, Cape Sounio. From a distance, your gaze is captivated by the ruins of the temple of Poseidon, commanding, stunning, a characteristic example of classical architecture of the 5th century BC. This is the spot that the ancient Athenians chose to honor their god Poseidon, within a fortress constructed to protect their coastline. Millions of visitors from around the globe also come here to gaze upon the sun setting into the arms of the Saronic Gulf. A memory that stays with them for a lifetime...
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.56
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Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon and Athenian Riviera Sunset Guided Tour
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Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon and Athenian Riviera Sunset Guided Tour

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Enjoy the scenic coastal area of Athens in our luxurious vehicle. Find yourself being immersed by the stories of your licensed tour guide and enrich your historical knowledge Visit the Temple of Poseidon, one of the most famous landmarks of Greece Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea from Cape Sounion during the sunset hour. Marvel at the majestic colors of the sky.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.88
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$50.88

Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Half-Day or Sunset Tour with Flexible Options

Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Half-Day or Sunset Tour with Flexible Options

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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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$211.81
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Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounio and Temple of Poseidon Full Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounio and Temple of Poseidon Full Day Private Tour

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If you’re only in Athens for a day or so, you can still see the major highlights in Athens and nearby Cape Sounion. Avoid wasting time hailing taxis or hiring a car; instead, get around with a chauffeur-driven car and spend that time exploring more of this ancient city. Enjoy a whistlestop tour of the city’s major landmarks, including the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, before heading out to Cape Sounion to visit the Temple of Poseidon, perched on a cliff at the southernmost point of Attica.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.20
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$168.20
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Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip
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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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$84.10
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Sounion Sunset Private Tour
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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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$298.91
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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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$456.23
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Swimming & Sunbathing by Athenian Riviera + Poseidon Temple Tour By Locals

Swimming & Sunbathing by Athenian Riviera + Poseidon Temple Tour By Locals

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Escape the crowds and heat of Athens and head to the Athenian Riviera for a day of swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. Stop to snap photos of Vouliagmeni Lake before settling onto your reserved sunbeds on one of the top beaches along this stretch of coastline. On the way back to Athens, visit the Temple of Poseidon on scenic Cape Sounion and enjoy a sunset seafood dinner (own expense) on the waterfront.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.36
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$145.36
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Temple of Poseidon hours of operation: Open daily from 8am to sunset. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.