Sounion – Attica

Cape Sounion is the promontory at the southernmost tip of the Attic peninsula, 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Athens.

Cape Sounion is noted for its Temple of Poseidon, one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. Its remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea.

This place is emotionally important to the Athenians, because it was the first and last place that the ancient Athenian navigators and warriors could see when they sailed around the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, it would be their first stop when coming back from the journey or the war. This is why the Athenians decided to build a temple there to worship Poseidon, the god of the sea, so that they can enjoy a wonderful sea trip while going home.

Less than an hour’s drive from Athens, the Temple of Poseidon continues to enthral visitors today who can combine a visit the archaeological site with time at the nearby beach.

Where else can you swim in beautifully clear water and gaze up at the marble-white columns of a 5th-century BC temple?

Together with neighbouring Lavrio (just eight kilometres distance from Sounio), there are plenty of things to see and do in this verdant area with crystal clear waters, a special energy, and excellent food.

With information from: https://www.greeka.com/attica/athens/sightseeing/sounio-poseidon-temple/ & https://www.discovergreece.com/blog/athens-big-secret & https://greekcitytimes.com/2019/06/26/insiders-guide-sounio/