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This is a very relaxing tour with absoultly gorgeous views. My friends and I did this tour the last day of our stay in Athens and it was the perfect choice because by then we were super tired from all the walking we had done the previous days. This tour not only gives you the opportunity to see a lot without walking a lot, but it also gives you a chance to get out of the city and see the countryside. Although possibly less popular than the other Greek ruins, the Temple of Poseidon is a definite must see.
This tour is outstanding! Our guide was very informative and the drive along the coast was lovely. We got to see the most amazing sunset during our tour. It is a definate must do tour.
Our tour guide Dora was amazing! So sweet, funny and knowledgeable. The tour was great, but I wish it would have included lunch or maybe a coffee at the shop. Very comfortable coach though!
Excellent tour. The tour guide was very kind and explained interesting things about the history of the place. I think that should be improved if there are more stops in between to enjoy the amazing view.
excellent! was picked up on time in the bus, and then once full taken off to Cape Sounion. This is the real Athens. Passed by the resort/seaside areas outside of Athens which were beautiful, and continued onto the Temple of Poseidon. Amazing views and the ruins were great! Time for a stop in the shop for a drink and buy a postcard, and then back into the bus for the return trip. Well worth the time - another Must do!!
Wonderful half day trip and fantastic destination. Excellent and very pleasant guide
Excellent tour guide! She explained everything in Athens on our way to Cape Sounion and answered any questions we had, plus she or someone called the hotel the day before to tell us the time that we would be picked up from the hotel. Highly recommend!
Absolutely lovely tour down to Cape Sounion and breathtaking views. Vicki the tour guide was fantastic!!...ps the temple is amazing
We loved this trip. Our tour guide was very helpful and also gave us a lot of information both on the way and on the sight which made the trip even more enjoyable. We took some really good photos here. We definitely recommend this to anyone travelling to Athens.
Aphrodite was wonderful! She gave historical background of the area on the way there and back to set the stage for our visit. The view of the sea along the coast during the trip was amazing! I highly recommend this tour!
Our excellent guide was named Effie. This tour was absolutely amazing. Cape Sounion was GORGEOUS, and we were given enough time at the site to look around without feeling rushed. Mame sure you take your camera, as every two feet another picture perfect opportunity will arise!
This is a wonderful half-day trip! Getting out of the city was refreshing. Cape Sounion is beautiful. Nice paths to walk around and the temple is very picturesque.
This tour was very good. The bus trip was over an hour and the tour guide gave us a history of Athens the entire trip. I would rate the tour guide as outstanding. Her understanding of Athens is remarkable
The drive to Cape Sounion is very beautiful and the Temple of Poseidon is just stunning. The views from it are just breathtaking.
Great trip. The Temple was amazing and the Guide did a great job.
The tour was very easy-going and informative. The guide was nice and talked to us about Greece, the history, the language all the way and back to Athens. The Cape Sounion is absolutely amazing, the temple itself is very well kept and the views are awesome. The sunset over the sea is memorable. Excellent tour for a quick trip outside Athens.
This is a great tour for a half day. The guide was informative and friendly, I learned a great deal.
Bit of a long drive but worth it when we got to the Temp,e of Poisedon.
Not much to see apart from the temple, but scenery on the drive is fantastic.
Vicky as she calls herself in English is pretty well versed and knowledgeable guide who can give you give a lot of information in a short duration. Starting from mythology, to food, culture and traditions she ensures that the 1.5 hour ride is worth every penny. I took the tour in mid-october and sun was still bring in the evening so i couldn't see the sunset, not sure if this the case otherwise but beyond this small disappointment ! everything has been wonderful !
If you don't have a car but wanted to see a classical Greek site without the mad crush of tourists, this is a good little get away. Our tour guide Aphrodite (yes, like the goddess) beguiled us with stories of Athens, its different landmarks, how the city has changed, and linking the past and the present during the ride out to the site. As we get closer to it, the view of the Ionic Sea framed by the rockiness of the coast and offset by the sun and clouds made for an spectacular introduction to the drive leading to the Temple of Poseidon. While at the site, you can get some spectacular views of the Aegean and the Ionic Seas and understand why a temple dedicated to the god of the sea would be built at that location. Aphrodite not only guided us through the history of the port city, she also guided us through the myths to the anthropological history behind the myths. But like she said, we should all forget about the history and just remember the romantic stories surrounding the myths.
This was a very good tour. The guide was very pleasant and informative. The 90 minute motorcoach ride to and from Cape Sounion was beautiful and our guide gave us the backstory on the Temple of Poseidon. The site itself is really something to behold - if you have the time and want to see a bit more than what central Athens has to offer, this is a relaxing and very worthwhile experience.