Temple of Poseidon, Sounio

Study the ruins of Temple of Poseidon, where the ancient Greeks brought sacrifices to the powerful god of the sea, Neptune. The Doric columns still stand 60 m (200 ft) above the ocean, even in their ruined state. The artifacts harvested from the site, including the Kournos of Sounion, are on display at the Athens National Archeological Museum. Take a guided tour from the entrance or walk the grounds on your own along the trail that leads to the temple. The attraction is visible from all around the peninsula, but the view from the ruins is by far the highlight. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. A visit to Temple of Poseidon represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sounio trip builder site to plot your vacation.
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  • Visit in the morning mid-August 2017. Quite few people arriving. The view from the temple is spectacular and attend a sunset should probably be a remarkable experience. But the development of the archaeological site is more than minimalist. A few information panels, little facilities to accommodate visitors for an entry price of € 8 per person (free for children under the age of 18). So a rating of 3/5 more for the lack of effort of development for the site itself.
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  • Excellent view, evocative environment. Can be combined with the bathroom in a day trip from Athens. The Greeks could admission to be free
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  • Amazing sunset, just touching there on time! You might want to then watch as mythological. Beautiful place. Be sure to be comfortable shoes
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  • Parking, next to it a newly looking souvenir shop with very friendly personnel and next to it, clean toilets and a spot to sit and enjoy the view. Then, a paved path leading behind the restaurant / snack bar to the temple of Poseidon. At the entrance (4 euros for grown ups) large groups were organising but we did not have to wait long. The path leads to the temple, other paths then lead to the other side of the hill. Makes for astonishing photos, an incredible view. If you wait for the sunset, you'll enjoy the sun dipping into the Aegean sea.
  • One of the coolest sights to visit when in Greece! Worth the beautiful coast drive, somewhat reminded me of the famous hwy 101 that runs along the Pacific Coast in USA. The temple area is very neat and the location is epic as it is perched right on the sea. Loved it!
  • Accessible wheel-chair ramp that gets you (almost) to the top but still with a great view. The temple is in a spectacular location; on top of a cliff with incredible views of the sea and coastline. The temple is in excellent condition. Well worth a morning trip from Athens.
  • Absolutely stunning piece of history that stands on the beautiful shores of Greece. Definitely stay for the sunset, though be prepared to be yelled at by caretakers as they rush you out of the area before the sun fully sets. One star taken off for that. Otherwise, highly recommend the trip!
  • Worth a visit though entrance fees are on the higher side. 8€ just mainly to see the remains of the temple is a bit too much to ask in my opinion.b some great views of the Aegean sea.

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