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doloresmercado May 10th, 2018 11:21 AM

Sunset cape sounion help with provider
 
Hello

I am only staying 2 days in Athens and on MONDAY SEP 10 I am after a SUNSET TOUR half day to Cape Sounion/ temple of Poseidon

Most tours leave at 1500 hours and come back at 1900

There are a few that leave as from 1630 1700 or 1800 hours

Can anyone recommend a provider that operates that tour on MONDAYS and is reliable?

THANK YOU

PS.. I AM DOING CORINTH IN THE MORNING ARRIVING ATHENS AT APROX 1400 HOURS

clausar May 12th, 2018 08:55 AM

There aren't really many providers offering organized tours in Athens, and the ones that operate are all reliable....
Can you tell us which ones did you find ?
Some of them will probably book your tour through one of the big ones :)

doloresmercado May 13th, 2018 12:42 PM

Hi Fodors Team

Thank you for your reply

I finally found two providers that do the sunset late at 1730 and 1800 hours

www.travelorama.gr
and
www.greeceathenstours.com

getawaysgreece has one at 1630 but as I need to combine the Corinth in the morning with the Sunset...he didnt want to book both tours for lack of time in between
so now I will book the sunset with either the two above and book Corinth and Delphi with getawaysgreece who is the only one using 12 seater vans

thank you again for your interest and help
Kind regards
Dolores

clausar May 19th, 2018 03:50 AM

Both providers that you mentioned don't seem to offer organized tours.
Reading the description of the Sounion tour, this is just a car with an English speaking driver, who is not not licensed and has no permission to guide you
through the archaeological site of Sounion.

I don't know either of the two providers, but they seem to be travel agencies based in Athens.
Any travel agency can organize such a half day tailor made tour based on your time frame.

thursdaysd May 19th, 2018 05:11 AM

I went to Cape Sounion by public bus.

doloresmercado May 21st, 2018 07:01 AM

Clausar..ok thank you for your feedback!

best regards

doloresmercado May 21st, 2018 07:02 AM

hi Thursdaysd..thank you..but I am after a gorup tour.. more fun..and I think the public bus gets complicated being the last like 2030 hours and everybody trying to get in... thank you!

doloresmercado Jun 3rd, 2018 05:22 PM

QUESTION

Can anyone give me references of www.greeceathenstours.com ?

I finally plan to do the Sounion tour with them as they leave 1730 but cannot manage a reply by mail

He confirmed by messenger.. that OK it is confirmed... doesn't give me any peace of mind.

They are recommended by TripAdvisor...

thank you

cheers

doloresmercado Jun 3rd, 2018 06:53 PM

to CLAUSAR

Which are the reliable tour providers that are not agencies?

GETAWAYSGREECE
GOTOURS,
KEY TOURS
http://www.athenstoursgreece.com

ARE THOSE THE ONES? THANK YOU

I will do 2 with getawaysgreece and probably the third with GOTours.. after you give me green light..thank you

neckervd Jun 4th, 2018 02:34 AM

Why not ask the hotel reception once you are in Athens? They will be glad to book a guided tour for you (if there is any) or a car with driver.
As said above, most Europeans reach Cape Sounion by public bus.

sophiajones Jun 4th, 2018 04:00 AM

@doloresmercado, thanks for the sources...this information will be very helpful during my next trip.

thursdaysd Jun 4th, 2018 04:21 AM

You could always ask Matt Barrett. Or just use one of the taxi drivers he recommends.

https://www.greecetravel.com/travel-agents.htm

clausar Jun 5th, 2018 12:48 AM

GO and Key are the oldest , best and absolutely reliable ones when it comes to organized tours.
The other two just hire a car with a driver. Most tourists in Athens choose the organized tours because of the lower cost
and the licensed Guide, who will give you detailed information on the archaeological sites that you will visit.

Personally after having worked many years in tourism i would never ask the reception for anything, knowing that they co operate with
specific companies and drivers, getting up to 20% commission on their sales.

Heimdall Jun 5th, 2018 01:27 AM

The taxi drivers Matt Barrett recommends are just that—taxi drivers. They are not licensed guides, so can't accompany you onto the archaeological sites. I would say use one of the organised tours, or just use public transport to get there on your own.

doloresmercado Jun 5th, 2018 06:50 AM

thank you Clausar.....

doloresmercado Jun 5th, 2018 06:50 AM

thank you Heimdal... yes not keen on taxi drivers being a solo traveller...cheers thanks

doloresmercado Jun 5th, 2018 06:51 AM

thank you thursdaysd....as a solo traveller I rather go with a group..yes I think I saw his site.. thank you...cheers

doloresmercado Jun 5th, 2018 06:51 AM

Hi sophiajones... good...happy to help! cheers

doloresmercado Jun 5th, 2018 06:52 AM

thanks neckervd..... as a solo traveller I rathe rjoin groups..! dont dare the public bus...thank you..cheers


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