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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  • You can look at him, be reckoned but with many people, buses, etc. Unfortunately he was not illuminated, while we stayed there in the vicinity.
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  • Really enjoyed this. It’s beautiful with far less people then Athens. Trick is getting there without a car. Few tips: First find the bus to Souniou. We took the stop by Syntagma square. It’s off Filel...  more »
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