Cape Sounio

Cape Sounio

Things to do - general

Cape Sounio is noted as the site of ruins of an ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea. The ruins bear the deeply engraved name of English Romantic poet Lord Byron (1788–1824).

The site is a popular day-excursion for tourists from Athens, with sunset over the Aegean Sea, as viewed from the ruins, a sought-after spectacle.

Country Greece
Languages spokenGreek
Currency usedEuro
Half Day Cape Sounio Tour

Half Day Cape Sounio Tour

Cape Sounio
Temple of Poseidon is located 69 kilometers (43 mi) south-southeast of Athens, at the southernmost t More info