Looking for the best sunset in athens. We are leading to the end of the Athenian Riviera route. On peak of Cape Sounio at the southernmost tip of Attica. At the top of a 60 meter above the agean sea. There stands the temple of Poseidon. Built at the same time as the Parthenon, during the Golden Age of Pericles, it was not just a place of worship of the God of the sea but also an important strategic point. From there the city-state of Athens controlled the sea passage to the Agean and Piraeus its main port as well as Lavreotiki peninsula,with its rich silver mines thanks to which Athens became superpower in the 5th century. When the horizon is clear, from the temple of Poseidon can be seen the Kea, Kythnos and even Serifos island to the southeast and Aegina island to the west.
The breath-taking temple of Poseidon with it magical sunset is a must visit for the lovers of ancient Greece and for the romantics. Maybe you are both. Like the British poet and philhellene, Lord Byron (19th century), even felt so enchanted that he engraved his name on one of the stones.