Sunset at Cape Sounio
Experience one of the most famous sunsets in the world while standing in a 2,500-year-old temple and getting lost in the endless blue of the Aegean Sea!

Sounio is a rocky cape, the southernmost point of Attica. At a distance of 68 km from Athens,  Sounion had a strategic location for the city state of Athens. It is located at a site where those who leave by boat pass for the last time, or the spot where one first encounters when approaching Athens. According to mythology, Theseus, the son of Aegeas began his journey from Crete to Crete to kill Minotaur beast. On leaving, he put black sails on his ship, promising to change them to white if he returned alive. Turning on his excitement, however, he forgot to put on the white sails. His father, seeing the black sails thought that his son had died and killed himself by jumping of the cliff. Since then, the sea has been named the Aegean Sea.                                                                   

Spectacular sunset!                                                                                                                      Sounio is a site that you must visit at least once in your lifetime. The view from the Temple of Poseidon is breathtaking. Especially the sunset at cape Sounio attracts countless visitors from all over the world. There, where the high rock connects the sky with the sea, the past with today, the myth with history as well as the unparalleled beauty with simplicity. It is no coincidence that it has been used as a scene for movies quite a few times. It is also one of the top destinations of travel agencies. After all, it was praised by all the ancient authors and poets in their works, including Homer and Sophocles.
In modern times, Sounion was a popular destination for travelers. Many of them have carved their names on the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon. The most famous signature is that of George Gordon, 6th Lord of Byron. He is widely known as Lord Byron. If you visit Greece, do not miss the chance to enjoy the famous sunset at Cape Sounio.
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Easy and fast destination for a day’s walk, almost an hour drive from Athens.