The Temple of Poseidon at Sounio is an ancient Greek temple located on the southern coast of Attica, near the town of Sounio. Built in the 5th century BC, the temple was dedicated to Poseidon, the god of the sea, and was an important place of worship for the ancient Athenians.
The temple is situated on a rocky promontory that overlooks the Aegean Sea, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding coastline. The temple itself is built of marble, with six columns on the front and back and thirteen on the sides. The columns are adorned with intricate carvings and are topped with Corinthian capitals.
Inside the temple, there is a small altar where offerings were made to Poseidon. The temple also features a number of inscriptions and statues, including a statue of Poseidon himself, holding a trident and standing atop a chariot drawn by horses.
Today, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a glimpse into the ancient world and the history of the ancient Greeks. The temple is well-preserved and is a testament to the ingenuity and skill of the ancient Athenian builders.
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