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Half-day from Athens to Cape Sounion

Take a break from the city center and spend a few hours exploring the beautiful Athenian coastline, Cape Sounion and the majestic Temple of Poseidon

From€160For 1-4 Persons

This ride has been booked
59 times this week

This ride has been booked
59 times this week

About the ride

Escape the city heat and explore one of Greece’s most important historical landmarks, the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Located at the southern-most tip of the Attica peninsula, it is a relaxing 45 minutes drive through some of Athens’ most beautiful suburbs and coastal regions.

On the day of the tour, your Welcome Driver will pick you up from your accommodation in a spacious and comfortable sedan and set course towards the Cape of Sounion. Each Welcome vehicle is equipped with wifi, air conditioning, water, and light snacks, to ensure an enjoyable ride throughout the day. Your friendly driver will share local knowledge with you along the way, as well as insider tips and personal recommendations. On your drive from Athens, you will get the opportunity to explore the scenic Athenian Riviera before arriving at Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. Your experience ends with an authentic Greek lunch in a traditional seaside taverna close to the Cape. The tour is completely customizable, so you can choose how long you wish to spend in each location as well as make extra stops if you like.

Your day will begin with a personal pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment in Athens. Throughout the day your driver will share with you his local knowledge as well as personal recommendations in each area. Your driver will also suggest photo stops at all important landmarks to be seen along the way, however, you may choose yourself where and for how long you wish to stop at each place. 

After a quick introduction, you will board your private ride and head towards the southern-most tip of the Attica peninsula, Cape Sounion. Located approximately 65 kilometers outside of the center of Athens, it is a relaxing seaside drive along the western coastline with a view to the Aegean sea. On the way, you will pass through the scenic Athenian Riviera, made up of several of Athens’ wealthier municipalities and best beaches. The cosmopolitan town centers of Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni are all buzzing with bars, cafes and seaside restaurants that attract people from all over Athens. It is also home to Vouliagmeni Lake, a must-see geological phenomenon made up of thermal springs and underwater caves leading out to the sea.

Enjoy your travel to a maximum

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You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time

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Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi

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Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one

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Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel

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We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city

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Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms

Included in the price

  • Hotel pickup and dropoff
  • Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
  • Free wifi onboard
  • Fuel and tolls
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Water and snacks

Not included

  • Entrance fees for all attractions
  • Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
  • Lunch, other beverages and meals
  • Tips and gratuities

Frequently asked questions

What happens after I book?

Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the Visit Cape Sounion tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at hello@welcomepickups.com for any specific questions regarding the experience.

Can I customize the tour based on my needs?

Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.

Will there be an official tour guide?

An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in depth information regarding historic facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.

Do I need to be in a good physical shape?

The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly.

Useful tips

Comfortable Clothes & Shoes

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes since certain areas, such as the walk to the Temple of Poseidon, may have uneven or rocky ground.

Summer Essentials

In the summer months, the Greek sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also, be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.

Bring your Camera

Photography is permitted in most historical sites unless otherwise mentioned.

Local Currency

We recommend you always keep local currency on you (euro) as many local merchants do not accept cards as payment.

Accessibility & Special Needs

Should anyone in your group have special needs or have advanced accessibility requirements, please specify upon booking and we will make sure to accommodate your needs and customize your tour accordingly.

Admission Fees

Temple of Poseidon: €4 per person

No admission fee for persons who are:
Under 18 years of age (please bring a valid ID)
University Students within the EU (please bring a valid Student ID)

No admission fees for anyone on the following dates: 
6 March
18 April
18 May
5 June
Every last weekend of September

Terms of service

  • Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
  • Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
  • Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws

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4 Hours

Total price

1 to 4 people costs €160


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