Temple of Poseidon

The Temple of Poseidon is build on Cape Sounio. It’s location, looking out over the Aegean is perfect for worshiping the Greek God of Sea. The current temple was built in 444 BC and was constructed on the site of an older temple. Fifteen of the original thirty four marble columns are still standing. Lord Bryon carved his name into one of the columns in 1810, only to be followed by innumerable others. Who would have thought it, Bryon the graffiti artist. Entrance was €8, compared to the usual €12 for other archaeological sites and museums, so visit the Temple of Poseidon and save yourself €4.

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