The Temple of Poseidon in the Cape of Sounion and the city of Marathon are two remote gems, one hour each away from Athens ready to be explored. This 1-day excursion combines Ancient Greek history with Mythology through a wonderful…
The Temple of Poseidon
Dedicated to the god of the sea
Sounion, also known as Kavos, delivers a unique sense of the greatness of nature. Steep rocks that flow out of the water, an endless light blue horizon and a magnificent temple, the Temple of Poseidon, the finishing touch of this wonderful art of nature.
The first time we come across the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion is through the writings of Homer specifically referred to as the "Sunni Temple" in the writings of the Odyssey. Menelaos is said to have buried the captain of his ship in Sounion, upon his return from the war of Troy. Findings from the archaic period when Sounion was first created are found in the archaeological museum of Athens. During the Macedonian wars, Sounion and its temples were destroyed, but the Athenians, wanting to show how much they loved the god of the sea, they rebuilt the last Temple of Poseidon which we admire to this today.
Sounion was founded by the Leontinian tribe, and later by the Attalida tribe. Little can be said about the endless history of the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion that will do it justice. Come and join us in this fascinating adventure and admire one of the most beautiful sunsets at the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion which can be witnessed in the Greek land.