Built on the ruins of an archaic temple at around 440 BC, the Ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon sits on an area of Cape Sounion deemed sacred since the Bronze Age. It is a major monument to both the Golden Age of Architecture and the Golden Age of Athens.
The gleaming white pillars of this temple are believed to have brought comfort to sailors as they caught their first glimpses of this structure while heading toward the Attica harbors.
Sixteen complete pillars still stand of the original temple, along with the scant remains of a fortified tower, a propylaeum, and a 6th-century temple built for Athena on the lower end of the hill. Visitors also have access to a quaint, combination cafe and restaurant on site.Places nearby:
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Temple of Apollo: Ruins Dedicated to the God of the Sun 286 km / 178 mi
Sarimsakli Plaj: The oldest beach in Turkey 292 km / 181 mi
Ephesus: Well-Preserved Ancient City in Selcuk, Turkey 293 km / 182 mi