Temple of Poseidon - Sounion
Temple of Poseidon with Stunning Views
About 70 kms from Athens lies the spectacular Cape Sounion. See the ruins of the Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in mythology. Take in the views of the Aegean, see the carvings left by Lord Byron, the English poet dating back to the 1800s, live the legend of Aegeus and and see the Doric columns that inspired many other poets.
Cape Sounion is a great place to visit at any time and is easy to combine wither on your arrival or departure fromt he airport.
Visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon, built in the 5th century BC, settled on a rocky hilltop overlooking breathtaking panoramic views of the Cyclades islands and the Aegean Sea. Learn about the legend that named the Aegean Sea after the king of Athens, Aegeus, who leapt to his death off the cliff—197 feet (60 m) above the water after believing his son was dead.