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Temple of Poseidon, Sounio

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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 visited the temple on our last day in Greece. It is about an hour away from Athens. Glad we visited as it is a beautiful sight at sunset. We walked around the temple, saw the surrounding areas... 
    We visited the temple on our last day in Greece. It is about an hour away from Athens. Glad we visited as it is a beautiful sight at sunset. We walked around the temple, saw the surrounding areas...  more »
  • The Temple of Poseidon is a must see historical site. The drive from Athens isn't very long and it is a sight to behold at sunset. 
    The Temple of Poseidon is a must see historical site. The drive from Athens isn't very long and it is a sight to behold at sunset.  more »
  • We had a wonderful time at the archeological site, the temple is very pretty and the view is amazing, important historical site and amazing views of the Aegean 
    We had a wonderful time at the archeological site, the temple is very pretty and the view is amazing, important historical site and amazing views of the Aegean  more »
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  • The Temple has a stunning view, and apart from the hugely significant historic value, there is very little too the site. There is also the €10 entrance fee, which i would not describe as value for money. There is a cafe at the site which is friendly and serves food and drinks. But nothing else within walking distance (walking is on main road anyway). I visited the Temple of Poseidon in the morning (apparently the experience is much better at sunset for the views).
  • Lovely place although there is no public transportation to get there. We ended up renting cars at the airport for 45€ each. Its a nice place for a daily/ semi daily trip, including lunch at the nearby Taverns and a slow drive through the countryside
  • Stunning views from the top! A must visit if you’re in Greece It is about an hour or so drive from Athens. The tickets for the site cost around 5 or 10EUR (depends on if you are a student etc.,) Try and watch the sunset from here, it looks magnificent!
  • We took the sunset tour, and it was amazing. The sunset pictures we took does not give justice to the true beauty of nature. The temple was on top of a hill and it was going around the hill and up looking at the temple and the view from different angles. The bus took us along the southern coastline of Greece passing through the east coast to the temple and then up through the west coast. Greece has some of the most amazing coastlines in Europe with its turquoise green color.
  • An absolute beautiful site. The drive is gorgeous. We visited at sunset and it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. There is a yummy little restaurant I Def recommend eating at. If you have the chance definitely go see.

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