A half-day afternoon trip from Athens full of images. Drive along the coastal road, passing by the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza, to the southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounio, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. You will visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world(on a clear day you can see at least seven islands).The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea. Landmasses to the west stand out in sharp profile: the island of Aegina backed by the mountains of the Peloponnese. The beauty of the surviving Doric columns has inspired many poets, including Lord Byron who carved his name on one of the columns. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion.
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