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Temple of Poseidon, Sounio

Sounio is in Attica, the historic region of Athens city-state.

Get in[edit]

A bus from Athens costs €5 and some cents. The buses start on a terminal near the southeast corner of the Areos Park few blocks east from the Victoria Metro station (but there are more bus terminals in the area - ask in the KTEL kiosk). There is one bus per hour during a day. Buses also stop on some other places in Athens. The terminus is just below the temple. The last bus back to Athens starts at 9 PM in Sounio, late enough for the famous sunset over the temple. One way takes approx. two hours.


Sunset over the temple. The temple area closes just after the sunset.




There is a taverna just below the temple, next to the bus stop. It is rather expensive and not very impressive.



  • Grecotel Cape Sounio. On Cape Sounion near the Temple of Poseidon. It is generally far (~69 km) from the centre of Athens but the location is excellent. Bangalows with private pools.


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