Sounio is located on the southernmost tip of Attica, best known for the temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the sea. Poseidon dominates Attica where the horizon meets the Aegean Sea. Perched on the craggy rocks of Cape Sounio, the temple is enveloped in myth and historic facts dated from antiquity until the present times.
Notice the Doric columns, count their flutes and you will see that they are less in number than those on other temples of the same period (mid 5th c. BC). The temple is decorated with sculptures made of Parian marble, which depicted the labors of Theseus as well as battles with Centaurs and Giants (Gigantes).
Indulge yourself with a refreshing swim in the small beach by the foot of the temple of Poseidon. The breeze of the ancient history will make you feel calm, as you will become a small part of it. Don’t forget to taste some fresh fish and seafood in the local tavernas. Drink in the lovely sunset – in one of Attica’s best locations – having the ancient temple as a backdrop and facing the deep blue sea!