The Temple of Poseidon in Sounion Athens
The area where the horizon meets the Aegean Sea, the temple of Poseidon dominates the place.
Cape Sounion is found about 70 km to the south-east of Athens, on the southernmost tip of Attica peninsula.
According to the myth, this is the site where Aegeus, king of Athens, fell into the sea because of a misunderstanding.
In fact, this place was emotionally important for the Athenians, as this was the last point of their land that the ancient Athenian sea farers and warriors could see when they sailed away into the Aegean and around the Mediterranean Sea and also this was the first spot of Attica to see when they returned from the journey or war. That is why the Athenians decided to built a temple there, dedicated to Poseidon, the god of the sea, to give them nice sea trips so that they would come back home.
The positive aura of the place is impossible to be written down. Only if you visit this place, you may feel the vibes of the site and your will to visit this place again will not "leave" you. The sea view is awesome. And the only thing that you want to do while visiting this place, is to admire the Temple of Poseidon and then admire the deep blue that unfolds in front of you.
Temple of Poseidon is its best during the sunset, when the sky colors beautiful match with the temple. But if you decide to visit the place during the day, of course you won't get disappointed.
To enjoy your coffee or snack, Naos Cafe, Restaurant is an option, but it's fully crowded. It's located just in the entrance of the archeological site of Temple of Poseidon.
Another option is to visit Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort. It's more quiet, the service is excellent and the view to the Temple of Poseidon will make your day memorable.
For lunch, the best place to enjoy real fresh fish Marida tavern is a great option. It is close to Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort, but you have to drive up there.
* All photos featured are taken by me