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Athens - Day 6 - Temple of Sounion

GREECE | Wednesday, 25 July 2012 | Views [389]

It's my last day in Athens and I don't want to do anything too strenuous ahead of a blitz through Peloponnese. So it's another day trip. This time to Port Sounoin to see the Temple of Poseidon. Actually, I suspect it's only going to be a halfway trip, which is perfect.

There are plenty of buses from Athens going to Sounion because I guess, there's plenty of beaches on the way. I took a bus from a terminal station near Monastiraki Metro station. This option is the longer coastal, but scenic route and takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.

Located at virtually the southern most tip of Attica, the Temple is situated on a hill overlooking the sea. Quite appropriate for an ancient site of worship dedicated to the God of the Sea. The site is not vast and take all of 30 minutes to look around:

There is supposed to be a temple to Athena close by, that was destroyed by the Persians. All I found on the area was this:

Apart from beaches and resorts in the surrounding areas, there's only a cafe at the site selling food and drinks at extortionate prices.

Tags: athens, greece, sounion, temple of poseidon

 

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