Almost every major archaeological site in Greece comes complete with myths attached, and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion is no exception. Known as the Sacred Cape to the Ancient Greeks, it is today easily visited on a day trip from Athens. Here, we take a brief look at the Greek myths connected with this sanctuary dedicated to the God Poseidon.
The Temple of Poseidon at Sounion
One of the most popular day tours from Athens is a trip out to see the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. This enigmatic temple has stood watching out over the sea for nearly 2500 years, and was an important sanctuary dedicated to Poseidon in Ancient Greece. Even today you can still feel the magic of the site, especially if you take the fabulous sunset tour. Watching the sun slowly sink into the sea in the presence of this huge temple is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!