Athens

Private tour at the Temple of Poseidon

Athens

There are stories about the ship of King Menelaus who stopped briefly at Sounio on his way back from Troy; or about the unfortunate King Aegeus who drowned himself on that spot and the Aegean Sea got named after him; or about the people who built a temple using local marble to honor the god of the sea and safeguard the profits from the neighbouring Lavrio mines.

The notions of myth and reality are perplexed in the most amazing landscape of Attica justifying Lord Byron’ s lines in Don Juan: “Place me on Sunium’ s marbled steep, where nothing save the waves and I may hear our mutual murmurs sweep”.

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