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Travel to Sounion and the Magnificent Temple of Poseidon

One of the major attractions in Athens is without any doubt the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion. If you are visiting the capital of Greece, it goes without even saying that you should include a tour to Sounion for an excursion to treasure for a lifetime. Starting from the center of Athens, you may arrange a trip to Sounion that will take you across the Athenian coastline and allow you to admire the beauty of the sea, the sky and nature.
The landscape is deeply inspiring, as the Temple has been built on the edge of Cape Sounion. Ancient Greeks built the temple to honor God Poseidon, the god of the seas. So, this was the perfect location for paying tribute to his glory. After reaching the top, you will be able to enjoy the most breathtaking view to the sea and skyline. Especially as the sun is setting and is getting ready to offer its place to the moon, the sunset is purely amazing. Different shades of pink, red, purple and blue are mixed together and the outcome blows your mind!
Greece has always been a country where maritime was prominent. So, this explains the will of the Athenians to win the favor of God Poseidon. This is why they created the Temple, to offer sacrifices and pray for smooth seas throughout their journeys. You feel the aura of devoutness, as soon as you walk up the hill and wander through the columns of the Temple, gazing at the horizon. 
Schedule a daily trip to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. You will find quite a few amazing places to stop for a cup of coffee and a traditional meal by the sea, completing the absolute day out in Athens!
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