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Sunset cape sounion help with provider

Old May 10th, 2018, 11:21 AM
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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
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Old May 12th, 2018, 08:55 AM
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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
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Old May 13th, 2018, 12:42 PM
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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
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Old May 19th, 2018, 03:50 AM
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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.
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Old May 19th, 2018, 05:11 AM
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I went to Cape Sounion by public bus.
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Old May 21st, 2018, 07:01 AM
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Clausar..ok thank you for your feedback!

best regards
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Old May 21st, 2018, 07:02 AM
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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!
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Old Jun 3rd, 2018, 05:22 PM
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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
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Old Jun 3rd, 2018, 06:53 PM
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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
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Old Jun 4th, 2018, 02:34 AM
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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.
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Old Jun 4th, 2018, 04:00 AM
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@doloresmercado, thanks for the sources...this information will be very helpful during my next trip.
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Old Jun 4th, 2018, 04:21 AM
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You could always ask Matt Barrett. Or just use one of the taxi drivers he recommends.

https://www.greecetravel.com/travel-agents.htm
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 12:48 AM
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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.
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 01:27 AM
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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.
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 06:50 AM
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thank you Clausar.....
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thank you Heimdal... yes not keen on taxi drivers being a solo traveller...cheers thanks
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 06:51 AM
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thank you thursdaysd....as a solo traveller I rather go with a group..yes I think I saw his site.. thank you...cheers
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 06:51 AM
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Hi sophiajones... good...happy to help! cheers
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 06:52 AM
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thanks neckervd..... as a solo traveller I rathe rjoin groups..! dont dare the public bus...thank you..cheers
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