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Sounion Beach

The Sounion beach is under the ancient temple of Poseidon. The central beach is located on the west of side the cape.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

North of the Temple of Poseidon is the Sounion beach. It is about 200m long, sandy, family friendly and most of it is organized as there are hotel facilities. The waters are clear and the experience of swimming under such a rare ancient monument is unique.

What I can't see

There is a rocky shore under the archaeological site, which is visited by daring swimmers, mostly nudists. Although the idea of swimming at the southernmost tip of Attica is appealing, the sea is often rough, there are sea currents, and swimming is not always a good idea. There are safer rocky coves on the eastern side of the peninsula.


Field observation by scientific editors