1. Greece
  2. Attica
  3. Athens
  4. Cape Sounion

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

Product ID: 213792
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
Valid 2 days
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Host or greeter
English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
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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), 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
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
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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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

The sunset is really beautiful. The way to the Cape is also nice.

The Hop on- Hop off is really nice, the languages were sometimes configured wrong, but was still good to do it. The Cape tour you have to pay extra to get into the area, but it was a beautiful sunset and the way going. The only Thing is that the way back takes longer as the bus Drops more People.

October 1, 2019

Perfect sunset perfect tour!!!

The tour was amazing. I start from the area of plaka. At 17:00 the bus arrived and we departed. The did 1 and a half up to sounio/temple of Poseidon. The way that we we t was amazing by the sea. The commentary was helful as i learn new things about the area. Our driver and guide were very helpful as i when i asked to make a stop to buy some snacks. They not only said yes but they also help me buy them. The area of sounio was amazing. I got why the ancient greeks build the temple there. Also the area was full with partridge which was an nice surprise. I enjoyes also a called beer in the cafeteria of the area with the view of the sunset diving in the see. For me that was the peak of the tour. Just amazing a experience that everyone has to have.

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June 13, 2019

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Product ID: 213792