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  2. Attica
  3. Athens
  4. Cape Sounion

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

Product ID: 213792
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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 5 lines.
About this activity
Valid 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian
Booklets
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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), Vouliagmeni (Green Line), and the "Happy Train of Piraeus."
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 5 city lines
  • Guide on the Cape of Sounion bus tour
  • Multilingual commentary in 16 languages aboard the hop-on-hop-off bus
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Professional guide in the monuments
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

For the Cape Sounion Bus tour: the bus is a white coach with "Sights of Athens" sign in front of the bus. For the hop-on-hop-off tour: you can go to any stop and find the double decker blue bus.

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Important information
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
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From £39.56 £31.65 per person

Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 35 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.1/5
Organization
4.1/5
Value for money
3.9/5
Safety
4.5/5

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Product ID: 213792