Athens: Blue Hop-on-Hop-off Bus and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

4.4 / 5

76 reviews

Athens: Blue Hop-on-Hop-off Bus and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

From US$ 42.99 per person

Drive through the sandy beaches and seaside villages of the idyllic Athenian Riviera. Explore the Mediterranean coastline and see the sunset next to the Temple of Poseidon, & enjoy a 2-day ticket for the Athens hop-on-hop-off blue bus, including 4 lines.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Valid 2 days
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Driver
English
Audio guide included
Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Greek, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Pickup included
Be at one of 3 meeting points 10 minutes before the departure: 1) Omonoia 2) Old Parliment 3) Plaka Area/Melina Merkouri Monument A representative with a blue T-shirt will be at the stop to redeem your tickets and give you information.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the amazing sunset at Cape Sounion
  • Explore the ancient temple of the god Poseidon
  • Drive through the magnificent Athenian Riviera
  • Gaze at the crystal-clear waters of Attica's southern coast
  • Enjoy the convenience of a 2-day hop-on-hop-off bus ticket
Full description
Temple of Poseidon and Cape of Sounio sunset tour: You will drive along the south coast to the Athenian Riviera, which will allow you to easily reach the otherwise hard-to-get-to Sounion. Once there, you will be dazzled by the famous landscapes that surround Sounion. In the times of the ancient Greeks, this site was revered as sacred ground dedicated to the gods Poseidon and Athena. You can marvel at the Temple of Poseidon, which perched upon the cliff’s edge 70 meters above the sea. Later, walk the blessed earth of Sounion, one of the places sung about it in Homer’s Odyssey. You can then stand upon the same cliff where it is said King Aegeus threw himself off. The tale is told in Greek mythology that Aegeus told his son Theseus that if he defeated the Minotaur, he should return to Athens with ships bearing white sails. Theseus forgot this request, and when Aegeus saw Theseus’ black sails, he threw himself from the Sounion in despair. While here, you can watch the sunset over this legendary horizon. Athens Hop-on-hop-off blue bus : Explore Athens, the Port of Piraeus and the beaches at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Benefit from easy transportation to key attractions, such as the Panathenaic Stadium and Parthenon at the Acropolis. You can travel on 4 lines for 2 days, including Athens (Orange Line), Piraeus (Blue Line), Glyfada (Yellow Line), and Vouliagmeni (Green Line).
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off from 3 central locations
  • English-speaking driver
  • Tolls and taxes
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2-day pass for the hop-on-hop-off blue bus for 4 city lines
  • Guide on the Cape of Sounion bus tour
  • Multilingual commentary in 16 languages aboard the hop-on-hop-off bus
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Professional guide in the monuments
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The date that you choose will be for the Cape Sounio sunset tour and will be valid for one tour to Sounio and back
  • The 2 days hop-on-hop-off bus ticket has no date limitation (you can choose any 2 days and gives you unlimited access to all 5 lines
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 76 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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It was a nice tour. The bus is very comfortable and you learn alot from the audio tour. Be aware it is a sunset tour so you'll arrive with only an hour and a half to do things. This is fine if you only want to have a drink and explore the temple. If you want to explore the beaches and towns you will need more time.

September 7, 2021

thanks to our super nice and funny guide Dimitri. He speaks English, Spanish and Greek of course. We went in vans with about 15 people it was good kids. the view on Cape Sounion was superb at sunset and we were able to enjoy the full blue moon in the same evening. A lot of people but with patience we were able to return to Athens without incident.

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August 24, 2021

The sunset at Cape Sounion was amazing, however, I felt too much time was spent there. It wasn’t a guided tour as such. We were met by someone from the tour company who joined us on the bus, however, all commentary was prerecorded .. unfortunately I fell asleep right before we arrived and missed the info relevant to the site! (Totally my fault). There is a restaurant/cafe up there and in hindsight that would have been good to grab a bite to eat or drink before entering the ruins to pass some time, as once you enter you are not supposed to get a pass out and return. The hop off/on passes are a great way to get around ... although the Port Piraeus stop is basically for the cruise passengers I think .. pulls into the carpark for people to get off and on and continues on. The audio also didn’t work when we used that line...was cracking up. The drivers are amazing!

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October 23, 2019

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