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Temple of Poseidon, Sounio
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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. To visit Temple of Poseidon and get the most from your holiday in Sounio, create itinerary details personal to you using our Sounio vacation planner.
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  • Are some two hours of bus from Athens, but deserves the penalty completely. The Filellinon Street with Souri more or less you can take the bus there is an orange pole that puts Sounion. I caught it at 15:40 more or less; origin station leaves at 15:30. This is what makes the route along the coast, whose views are lovely going next to the sea and watching the Sun and all the islets. Them schedules van changing depends on of the season and is a little confusing, it better is ask when reaches the bus to what hour passes the last of turned to Athens, in my case in December passed to them 18:30. To take into account if in winter bring warm clothes, the wind was cold muuucho but watch the sunset there with the Temple of Poseidon makes you cold almost forget. Completely advisable to devote an afternoon to go to Sounion.
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  • The temple, the location, the view, sunset, all fascinating. It is very beautiful Ms. for tourists and for Athenians. Ride, coffee, after or before the bath, as desired. Easily accessible Drive until you reach, especially in summer. Best afternoon coffee there could have been more courteous service
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  • The Temple of Poseidon is situated on a cape. We travelled to this place from Athens using a sea shore road. Don't miss a chance to do it the same way - there are a lot of wonderful views along the ro...  more »
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  • €8 entry per person. A beautiful ancient ruin very close to the sea is so appropriate considering the God it is dedicated to. It's particularly spectacular during the sunset but be warned - there are a lot of people during that time and it closes just after the sun completely sets.
  • We went on March and nearly had the place to ourselves. That's the way to do it. Incredibly beautiful and significant spot. We think it's best to go on your own (not part of av tour group) so that you have time to soak in the place.
  • Unforgettable experience. It's a must for everyone who wants to see archeological sites outside Athens. Except for the temple of Poseidon, there's also the fortress, the sanctuary of Athena and the ship decks. Don't forget to visit also the Lavrion Archaeological Museum with the frieze of the temple.
  • Small temple by the sea with incredible view. If youre nearby worth a visit very scenic
  • Such a gorgeous spot. Lots of history! Make sure you have a tour guide to explain it all!