Sounio is known for its important geographical location but also because of the ruins of the ancient temple of Poseidon located on it. It is only an hour's drive from the center of Athens and we are able to arrange a full-day excursion, which in addition to the Archaeological site will include bathing on a nearby beach and lunch. Indeed, where else can you swim in crystal clear water overlooking the marble columns of an ancient Greek temple? In this case you will be lucky enough to enjoy a unique sunset.
If you have limited time, you can visit the Temple of Poseidon (God of the Sea) and enjoy the route on a four-hour excursion.
The temple of Poseidon in Sounio has always held a special place in the hearts of visitors to Athens. It was built at the same time as the Parthenon, during the Golden Age of Pericles. In the area where the ruins of the temple of Poseidon are today, in Archaic times there was an altar dedicated to the god, surrounded by two large kouros, but not a temple. The first temple began to be built in the early 5th century BC. But it was destroyed before it was completed, the second temple (the one that still exists today) began to be built in 449/8 BC. by order of Pericles.
There are many famous personalities among the fascinated visitors of the temple of Poseidon. One of them, the British poet and philhellene, Lord Byron (19th century), even felt so enchanted that he engraved his name on one of the stones of the temple.
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