Cape Sounio, the temple of Poseidon.

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.

 

Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio.

Published by athenianwriter

Permanent resident of the center of Athens , with an excellent knowledge of English and with more than 20 years of experience in welcoming and accompanying tourists both in Athens and all over Greece , I undertake to introduce you to international Greece and at the same time make you feel part of modern Greek reality . Based on love for people and aiming at quality time and unforgettable memories , the boundaries between professional and friendly relationships are often inconspicuous ... Don't hesitate to text or call for any questions or clarifications. Enjoy your vacations !

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