Aerial View of Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon, Attica, Greece

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Cape Sounion is the promontory at the southernmost tip of the Attic peninsula, 8 kilometres south of the town of Lavrio (ancient Thoricus), and 70 kilometres southeast of Athens.

Cape Sounion is noted for its Temple of Poseidon, one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. Its remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea.

The earliest literary reference to Sounion is in Homer’s Odyssey (III. 278–285). The story recounts that as the various Greek commanders sailed back from Troy, the helmsman of the ship of King Menelaus of Sparta died at his post while rounding “Holy Sounion, Cape of Athens.”

The temple of Poseidon at Sounion was constructed in 444–440 BC. This was during the ascendancy of the Athenian statesman Pericles, who also rebuilt the Parthenon in Athens. It is perched above the sea at a height of almost 60 metres (200 ft).

It is a great spot to enjoy the sunset, go for a swim in any of the wonderful beaches near the Temple and try the greek cuisine in the local tavernas.

Here is the video we created for you from our visit there, using wonderful aerial footage from our drones and cameras.

Enjoy the aerial view of Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon and relax!

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Info sources:
The locals