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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  • We ordered a trip to Sounion capp. The Sounion is very nice site, especially at sunset. The trip been so-so.
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  • I visited on a day trip during my stay in Athens, I recommend everyone to do it! in an hour and a half by bus you arrive at Cape Sounio and the bus will get off right next to the Temple of Poseidon, located atop a cliff. From here you can enjoy a breathtaking view, I highly recommend you visit the early evening to watch the sunset from the cliffs! a must
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  • My sister and I drove down to the Temple from Athens on a Sunday Morning. It was a beautiful drive and with amazing views at the end. The Temple was easy to locate and pretty quiet while we were there...  more »
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