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“Beautiful temple by the see, gorgeous at sunset”
Review of Temple of Poseidon

Temple of Poseidon
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Sunset at the Cape Sounion Half Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Sounio
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Unfortunately too many people go for the sunset at this temple. Try to get there not too late, there is a parking just below-try to avoid going all the way up to the restaurant, it is quite crowded and getting worse by the minute as sunset approaches. Getting there early will allow you to take some pictures without too many people...

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The temple is built at an amazing place where you can see the sea surrounding you. Although a little far (around an hour) from downtown Athens, it totally worth a visit. If you catch the sunset it will be even more amazing.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

I already visited the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion three times and I will go again whenever I will have the chance. The most important item of the site is the magnificent Temple of Poseidon - it awes me in silence every time.
All around the view is spectacular, especially in days with good visibility. The sea has always incredible colors and one has a view of all the islands surrounding. If you visit the place leaving from Athens, the road by the sea is also marvelous. I simply love the place.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

It's really worth the drive to the end of the coastal highway from Athens to see the Temple of Poseidon. The views along the way and upon arrival are spectacular. This is an active research site, but it's well-organized and very tidy. Great spot for sweeping Aegean views. Enjoy the nice cafe on site and stay for a while.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The ancient temple ruins themselves should not be the main reason to visit. Instead, the location, and views will compensate you for your journey time. Be there before sunset and enjoy the serenity and the light breeze. Easily accessible from Athens. If you decide to visit in the morning, then spend the rest of the day in one of the nearby beaches.

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