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Temple of Poseidon

2. CAPE SOUNION-TEMPLE OF POSEIDON                    Duration of visit: 1 hour

At the southernmost tip of Attica, in a geological projection which is surrounded on three sides by the sea, stands the ancient temple of Poseidon built by the Athenians to honor and worship Poseidon, the god almighty sovereign of the sea. The archaic temple was destroyed by the Persians in 480b.c. and rebuilt like numerous other shrines throughout Attica by Pericles. The pure whiteness of the 12 remaining Doric columns is still dazzling.
Entrance fees: 4€
After driving 1 hour from Sounio we will reach Vouliagmeni Lake.