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Sounio
Sunset is the best time to arrive at the 5th-century-B.C. Temple of the mythical sea God Poseidon. Perched on cliffs above Cape Sounio, the temple ruins, surrounded on three sides by sea, have stunning views out over the Aegean. It was mentioned in Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. More recently, English Romantic poet Lord Byron visited this atmospheric spot in 1811 and inscribed his name at the base of one of the temple's Doric columns.

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Temple of Poseidon Sounion
Temple of Poseidon Sounion
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins
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Paralia Xristea
Paralia Xristea
Attraction type: Beaches
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Ancient Theater of Lavrion(Lavrio)
Attraction type: Scenic Walking Areas
Mineralogical Museum
Mineralogical Museum(Lavrio)
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Temple of Artemis
Temple of Artemis(Vravrona)
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Marida
Marida
Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Sounio
Price: $17 - $34
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Syrtaki
Syrtaki
Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Sounio
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
SO Oriental Restaurant
SO Oriental Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Sounio
Cuisines: Asian
Artemis Tavern
Artemis Tavern
Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in Sounio
Cuisines: Greek, Pub
Dining options: Dinner
Syrtaki
Syrtaki
Ranked #5 of 12 Restaurants in Sounio
Cuisines: Seafood, Greek

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Aegeon Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5
Aegeon Beach Hotel
$114 - $172 (EUR 101 - 153)
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sounio
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Stefanakis Hotel Apartments
2.0 of 5
Stefanakis Hotel Apartments
$50 - $159 (EUR 44 - 141)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Varkiza
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Saily
Saily
$53 - $74
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Koropi
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Grecotel Cape Sounio
4.0 of 5
Grecotel Cape Sounio
$184 - $405
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sounio
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Grand Resort Lagonissi
5.0 of 5
Grand Resort Lagonissi
$260 - $3,027
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lagonisi
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The Porto Kea Suites Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Porto Kea Suites Hotel
$143 - $1,090
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Korissia
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