Greece – Half Day Sounion Tour

A wonderful scenic drive along the Saronic Gulf , passing thru the beautiful suburbs. In Cape Sounion you will visit The Temple of Poseidon with its history and panoramic views.

The gulf includes the islands of Aegina, Salamis Island,and Poros along with smaller islands of Patroklou and Fleves. The port of Piraeus, Athens’ port, lies on the northeastern edge of the gulf. The site of the former Ellinikon International Airport is also in the northeast.

Beaches line much of the gulf coast from Poros to Epidaurus, Galataki, to Kineta and from Megara to Eleusisand from Piraeus down to Anavyssos. Athens’ urban area surrounds the northern and the eastern coasts of this gulf.

POSEIDON TEMPLE
The sanctuary of Poseidon at Sounion is one of the most important sanctuaries in Attica. Sporadic finds point to the conclusion that the site was inhabited in the prehistoric period but there is no evidence of religious practice in such an early date. “Sounion Hiron” (sanctuary of Sounion) is first mentioned in the Odyssey, as the place where Menelaos stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides. The finds of the 7th century B.C. are numerous and proove the existence of organized cult on two points of the promontory: at the southern edge where the temenos of Poseidon was situated, and about 500 m. to the NE of it, where the sanctuary of Athena was established.

 

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