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Cape Sounion, Lavreotiki

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Contact: +30 210 321 7116(Tourist Information)
Open Hours: 10am-sunset daily
One of the most romantic spots in Greece can be found south of Athens at Cape Sounion. The ruins of an ancient temple built on a cliff-top offer spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and a picture perfect sunset. The temple (dating back to the 5th Century BCE) was dedicated to Poseidon, god of the sea. It can be reached in an hour from Athens, by following a scenic route along the Apollo Coast. There are excellent beaches along the road to Sounion, so don't forget to pack your bathing suit. The inter-city (orange) bus to Sounion departs every hour from Egyptou Square and stops at Filellinon Street near Syntagma Square.