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Athens ⇆ Cape Sounio - Temple of Poseidon plus Sunset

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2024

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May 2024

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Description


We enjoy a half-day trip to Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon enriching our visit with one of the most astonishing sunsets in Greece. On the way back, we drive through the Athens Riviera and learn about all the interesting waterfront points where the locals hang out. Be like a Greek with us! Don’t miss it!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn about the oldest preserved theater in all over the world the ancient theater of Thorikos.
     
  • Visit the Temple of Poseidon one of the most important temples in Greece
     
  • See the impressive panoramic view from the southeastern peak of Sounion.
     
  • Experience the breathtaking sunset over the Aegean Sea.

STARTING POINT AND DEPARTURE TIME

  • Smart-Eco-Pickup at Halandri metro station at 
    16:00 from September 16th to October 28th 2023
    15:00 from October 29th until November 19th 2023
    14:30 from November 20th until January 31st 2024
    15:30 from February 1st until February 29th 2024
    16:00 from March 1st until March 30th 2024
    16:30 from March 31st until April 30th 2024
    17:00 from May 1st until May 2nd 2024
    11:30 from May 3rd until May 4th 2024
    17:00 from May 5th until June 7th
    17:30 from June 8th until July 17th 2024
    17:00 from July 18th until August 17th 2024
    16:30 from August 18th until September 7th 2024
    16:00 from September 8th until September 25th 2024
    15:30 from September 26th until October 26th 2024
    14:00 from October 27th until December 31st 2024

Pick up is at Halandri Metro Station, very close to the city center in order to avoid the city traffic jam.

Drop off point is at Syntagma metro station, at Syntagma Square in the city center.

You will receive directions by e-mail with the location of Halandri metro station.

With the "Smart-Eco-Pickup" and drop-off service we depart directly from Athens and save time (up to 2 hours), which is disposed for the main attractions and sights during the day.

Be a Smart-Traveler and join our green environment policy to reduce the city’s pollution and traffic jam.

Act like a local by using the modern metro of Athens just 1min from the highway.

AVERAGE EXCURSION DURATION

  • 5.5 hours

EXCURSION DESCRIPTION

Experience a journey back in time with our guided tour from Athens to Cape Sounion. Depart from Halandri Metro station and relax in a comfortable bus while learning about the mythology and history of the area. Discover the ancient theater of Thorikos, the oldest preserved theater in the world, and admire the historic ancient silver mines of the region.

Enjoy a delicious snack of coffee at the local restaurant before reaching Cape Sounion, where you will have approximately 2 hours to explore the breathtaking Temple of Poseidon, one of the most important ancient temples in Greece. Take a leisurely stroll around the temple and enjoy the stunning views of the Aegean Sea as the sun sets, casting a golden glow over the crystal-clear waters.

Capture the picturesque area of Sounion during this magical time, and witness the beauty of the temple as it is bathed in golden light. Before departing back to Athens, take in the stunning scenery and enjoy a peaceful moment at the temple. Return to Athens via Syntagma metro station, located in Syntagma Square, with memories of an unforgettable journey etched in your mind. Join us on this captivating tour and experience the beauty and history of Greece’s ancient landmarks.

THE PRICE OF THE EXCURSION INCLUDES

  • Round-trip transportation to Thorikos Theatre, Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon
  • Transportation in a new luxury air-conditioned bus

  • English-speaking escort archaeologist

  • Free Wifi on the bus

  • Basic travel insurance (during transport)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site of Sounio (10€)

  • Personal expenses

  • Guided tour inside the sites

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • Our trip attendant-archaeologist shall have a sign of Ammon Express so that he/she will be recognizable easily once you validate your ticket before the exit of the metro station

  • You should be at the departure point 10΄ before the time indicated in the schedule

  • Please be consistent with the exact appointment times specified by the Ammon Express escort, so that the excursion will remain unforgettable to all participants

  • Wear comfortable shoes to walk around the archaeological site of the Temple of Poseidon

  • In summer season bear in mind to have sunglasses and a hat

  • Free of charge entrance is valid for youths up to 18 years old and University and Technological Educational Institutes students or students of equivalent schools of EU Members

  • Reduced fee (-50%) admission is valid for European Union citizens aged over 65 and for students of Higher Education Institutes outside the European Union

  • In winter season, 01/11 - 31/03, the general entrance fee is 5€

  • Have a nice trip and a lot of fun!

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