Temple of Poseidon

Built in the same time as Parthenon, the Doric Temple of Poseidon is situated on the edge of the magnificent Cape Sounio, 70km south from Athens. 16 remaining slender columns of Doric order reveal that Greeks, indeed, knew where to "place" their temples.

On the coast of Attica, Cape Sounio is a jewel overlooking the Aegean Sea. Once upon a time, the Temple of Poseidon used to serve as a sacrifice point, since the sailors tried to appease God of the Sea, Poseidon, before entering the Aegean Sea.

The distinctive cape crowned with the imposing Temple of Poseidon offers impressive views of the Saronic Gulf and the Aegean Sea with the Greek islands.

A great cultural landmark and a delightful sunset spot. There is a saying that Lord Byron fell so deeply in love with this temple that he dedicated a line for Sounio at his masterpiece "Don Juan".

Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon are one of the most majestic day tours you can take near Athens. Lying on the Attica coastline, a scenic road trip that can lead you from the seaside idyllic towns and beaches of Athens to the exceptional archaeological site of the Temple of the God of Sea. Take a dive; take a ride, Athens is for You.