“We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.” - Aristotle Onassis
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Cape Sounion (Modern Greek: Aκρωτήριο Σούνιο, transliterated Akrotírio Soúnio) is a promontory located 69 kilometres south-southeast of Athens, at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula in Greece. Cape Sounion is noted as the site of ruins of an ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea. The ruins bear the deeply engraved name of English Romantic poet Lord Byron (1788–1823).
The site is a popular day-excursion for tourists from Athens, with the sunset over the Aegean Sea, as viewed from the ruins, a sought-after spectacle. The sea and the Greeks have a strong bond from ancient times and this is no wonder, for anywhere you are in Greece, the farthest from the sea that you can be is just 85 miles away (approx. 135 km).
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Beautiful view of the Greek sea...ReplyDelete
Greece is a beautiful country. I am really glad to see the lovely photo of Cape Sounion today. Hugs from Athens!!!ReplyDelete