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Temple of Poseidon Sounion, Sounio
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Study the ruins of Temple of Poseidon Sounion, 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 Sounion and get the most from your holiday in Sounio, create itinerary details personal to you using our Sounio vacation planner.
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  • I decided to take a bus tour to Cape Sounion to see the Temple of Poseidon. It was definitely worth it, you get a nice ride along the coast with the guide giving you a history lesson. Highly recommend...  more »
  • The history of temple is very interesting and it is located a very strategic point. The drive along the shore from Athens is picturesque . Please do carry camera and be prepared to walk for a km. The ...  more »
  • The Temple of Poseidon sits up on a hill overlooking the sea. The best part of it is the gorgeous pictures you get when the sun sets behind the pillars. It's a lovely bunch of ruins. We went after a d...  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!