Temple of Poseidon
Temple of Poseidon
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The temple of Posidon is situated on the northern part of Poros. There are onnly ruins now but it used to be a great temple in ancient times. This is the place where Dimosthenis killed himself.
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glecoq
Portland, OR34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Know what you’re getting—note, it’s NOT the Temple of Poseidon south of Athens which is in many of the photos here (with the columns). It’s a site of ruins only. Not much to see other than a great view and a nice road up/down. I jogged up and it was super quiet, but the drive would be pleasant as well.
Written November 6, 2021
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JJSW_UK
Rhos-on-Sea, UK187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It's laways good to revisit this site. In recent years there hasn't been a season of digs but the area, the lower courses of stonework and inscriptions on some of the block stones are very well-worth seeing.

IMO the best way to get the the Temple is to walk
Written September 17, 2022
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Danny J
Phuket, Thailand34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
The Temple was very peaceful and beautiful, cost me €8 for entrance fees. Tourist can also request your guides for site seeings. But would recommend to anyone who visits or passing through Greece 👍
Written July 2, 2019
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PhilippaIsabelle
Rugby, UK224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
As a graduate of Classics, this was another site to delve into. Whilst it may appear to be "scattered rocks" to some people, those that have imagination (you don't need a degree for that!) and an interest in how people live, used to live and how it's evolved over the thousands of years it's a lovely place. It's free entry and is a small and local site. If you're hoping for a Mycenae/ Athenian Acropolis (or as people often lump all Classics together, Rome's Colosseum or Forum) then this is very different! You have to appreciate the lack of funding a small local site like this has, and unfortunately with the world turmoil, preservation and excavation often takes a back seat in competition for funding. However, if (like me) you love the little archaeological sites as much as the larger, more well known sites, then you will enjoy this place. There are a few plaques dotted around and they are in both Greek and English. They provide a good understanding of the history of the site, the architectural history and design, and also the teams of excavators. Easy parking if you have a car, and it's a nice ride up. If you're walking and don't have an interest in Ancient sites, I wouldn't make a beeline for it. If you want to visit sites that's aren't just "scattered rocks" then you need to go to more tourist-y places like Mycenae, Epidavros, Athens etc, not a little island off the coast. If however, like me you just happen to be here and see there's an ancient site you want to visit and are interested regardless of size, then I would recommend.
Written September 29, 2017
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Sandra Pokorny
Kamloops, Canada31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
We didnt have this on our agenda and ended up going on a whim. Pay the extra cost to take a driver- the bus doesnt follow the coast route and you will miss out on great views and you can stop to ear fresh fish!- this visit is worth the 70km drive from Athens
Written November 14, 2018
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normadaremas
Glasgow, UK64 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
It is said that Hercules, after visiting the family of Theseus across the water in Trizina, made a detour to the Temple of Poseidon. All I am saying is he could have added the hike up the hill to his monumental feats and had 13 labours instead of 12. What a trek! Worth it? ........in a word, NO. Some scrubby grassland with a few vestiges of the temple. If you close your eyes and imagine (very hard) what it used to look like, then so much the better. Some people could;t (including myself) Nice views for photos though.
Written April 17, 2017
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JamesMc87
Bournemouth, UK218 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
Agreed, it isn't most exciting ruined temple you'll ever come across, but the views are wonderful, and you really should do the circuit of the island of Poros once on your stay, so it's worth a stop.

I always stand and wonder in places like this just why this spot was selected so far away from everywhere else and seemingly without any special significance, for the creation of the Temple. Of course we'll never know, and generations to come will probably have far more questions to ask about the things modern man got up to....

It is interesting and the information boards are at least descriptive and informative. So don't dismiss it and drive by.

Stop, wander amongst the ancient olive trees and enjoy the views and ponder your own thoughts.
Written October 11, 2016
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Traveller
Vienna, Austria81 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
There is nearly nothing to see, Just Ruins.

Not strongly recommended If you don't have much time. On this Island there are Vetter Things to see.
Written August 2, 2019
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JJSW_UK
Rhos-on-Sea, UK187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Whilst there is not great deal to see at the Sanctuary (the walls of the actual sanctuary can’t be seen) there is more excavated than when I firsted 30 years ago; thanks to Bettina Wells, sadly no longer with us.

The Stoa pediments are exposed. And interestingly there are several graffiti on the leading step ... if you go with kids get them to seek them out!

The Sanctuary site boundary walls are also worth looking at, but the best part is standing near to the Sanctuary site and looking out across the sea. It becomes immediately obvious why the site was selected.

For history buffs, the Ancient Greek orator Demosthenes took refuge in the Sanctuary when fleeing the irritation of Antipator, Macedonian general from Alexander the Great’s retinue. Demosthenes was sought out in the Sanctuary and took poison rather than facing Antipator’s wrath. And that was all way-back in 322 BCE.

For energetic types, walk to the Sanctuary (it took me an hour). For those with a motorbike or car the trip with take 10 minutes.
Written July 24, 2019
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Katarina
Houten, The Netherlands103 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
Do not waste your time, here is nothing to see, no temple, only some stones in the middle of nowhere.
Written February 7, 2016
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