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Cape Sounion. mod. Greek: ακρωτίριο Σούνιο (''akrotirio Sounio''); Latin: ''Sunium promonturium''; ancient Greek: ακρον Σούνιον; Venetian: ''Capo Colonne'' is a promontory located 69 km (by road) SSE of Athens, at the southernmost tip of the peninsula of Attica in Greece (Fig.2). Its position is (...)
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"For a Half Day Temple of Poseidon: Built in 444BC, the Temple of Poseidon stands on the tip of Cape Sounion, overlooking the Aegean Sea, and is a spectacular sight, particularly when there is a good sunset."
"Nonetheless, two excursions -- the Monastery at Kaisariani and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion -- can be more easily done as day trips from Athens."
"One of the easiest and most popular day trips from Athens is to the 5th-century-B.C. Temple of Poseidon on the cliffs above Cape Sounion, 70km (43 miles) east of Athens (about 2 hr. by bus)."
"Altitude: 60m/200ft Cape Soúnion, at the southeastern tip of Attica, is famed for the magnificent situation of its temple of Poseidon, perched on the edge of a precipitous crag."
"Ruins of the temple of Poseidon, constructed in the 5th century BC over the ruins of a temple constructed in the Archaic Period, are perched above the sea at a height of almost 60 metres."
"There's nothing like taking a 30-foot plunge into the Aegean and then swimming in the open seas with the 2,500-year-old Temple of Poseidon looming on a cliff in the distance."
"The original, Archaic Period temple of Poseidon on the site, which was built of tufa ,was probably destroyed in 480 B.C. by Persian troops during shahanshah Xerxes I 's invasion of Greece (the second Greco-Persian War )."
"Here, the spectacular Temple of Poseidon sits atop a cliff 195 feet over the Saronic Gulf."
"There, on Attica's southern tip, you'll find the well-preserved, fifth-century-BC Doric Temple of Poseidon."
"of Poseidon: Built in 444BC, the Temple of Poseidon (tel: 229 203 9363) stands on the tip of Cape Sounion, overlooking the Aegean Sea, and is a spectacular sight, particularly when there is a good sunset."
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