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Temple of Poseidon

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Address: Athinon-Souniou Road | Cape Sounio, Sounio 195 00, Greece
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This place is amazing, the view from the temple is breath taking! The beach also that is very close to the temple is beautiful, with sand and very clean water! Love it! <3

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is amazing, the view from the temple is breath taking! The beach also that is very close to the temple is beautiful, with sand and very clean water! Love it! <3

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a trip worth making when visiting Athens. Less that an hour away from the center of Athens, follow the route through Lavrio, visit one of the most beautiful ancient Greek temple, find out how the Aegean see has taken its name and enjoy a breathtaking view with a cup of coffee overlooking the shades of the Greek Aegean... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit...stay at the suonio grecotel! See our review...stunning views from the hotel...the little eatery next to the temple is lovely...the toilets are nicer than most 5 star hotels

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Greek Mythology, like Indian Mythology, every element has god or goddess. Temple of Poseidon, located at sounion is a tribute to water, the element. It appears that the temple was dedicated to Poseidon, and it was built upon the remains of an even earlier poros temple whose foundations are still visible. The temple has marble doric columns. Located atop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there just before the sunset, and there are multiple vantage points from where you can take in the beautiful sunset with the Temple. You can enjoy the Temple/Sunset from the temple itself, or take a short 2-3 minute walk up the hill located next to the parking lot to view the sunset in the background of the temple, or... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the temple is unique. Try to visit before sunset, and enjoy the magic of the Saronic gulf and the Aegean Sea that meet at this place. The ruins are imposing although quite damaged from the elements of nature that can be quite harsh at this point, and from human intervention through the ages. Try to combine with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing the barbarians would see when approaching from the sea the temple of Poseidon. A magical spot and a lovely place to watch the sunset. When in Athens a must on your itinerary.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very popular for sunset view. So lot of tour companies are arranging afternoon tours to cape Sounio and Temple of Poseidon. the coastal line route is also very beautiful for travelling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice day trip from Athens - well worth the 1 hour drive, which is so beautiful. As you get closer to the sea, it gets better and better. Such an awesome piece of history in such a beautiful setting. Wonderful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Definitely MUST see when you are in Athens. Only about one hour by car along nice coastline. Amazing, peaceful view. It was not crowded at all but probably because we visited it out of season (February).

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