Temple of Poseidon

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The sanctuary of Poseidon at the promontory of Sounio is one of most important in Attica and truly proves that the ancient Athenians knew how to build their temples. The panoramic view to the Saronic Gulf will impress you. You will encounter the impressive temple at a distance of about 70 km from the centre of Athens. At the area of Sounio survive today the fortress with the sanctuary of Poseidon and the settlement. At the enwalled area are the porticos and the galleries, while at a high location is the marble Doric temple of Poseidon. The temple was built in the middle of the 5th century BC on the southernmost and highest point of the promontory. You can admire here the large Ionic temple of Athena, as well as a smaller temple of Doric order.
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