Cape Sounion or Sounion is a beautiful place to visit if you are looking to travel outside of Athens for a half-day trip. I believe it is one of the best places to visit outside of the main city because of the gorgeous view over the Aegean Sea. If you take a bus, you will pass by many towns and as you get closer to the Temple of Poseidon, you will see many small beaches and resorts all along the coast toward the peninsula. It is honestly a breathtaking and scenic ride on a sunny day.
When you arrive, the bus drop you off in the parking lot. All you need to do is climb up some steps and you will arrive at the entrance of the Temples of Poseidon. It was windy the day I went but that should not stop you if it is sunny and warm. You are free to take as many photos as you would like. Do not be surprised if you see painters working on their canvases to capture the beautiful scene. I am sure the view is great if you stay for the sunset but you just have to time yourself correctly because it is near closing time.
When you exit the historical attraction, there is a restaurant called Noah where you can have breakfast or lunch. There is also a souvenir shop right beside it. When you are ready to leave, buses will arrive the same place you are dropped off. I promise you will not regret visiting!
Photography by me and my family.
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