Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Temple of Poseidon at Sounion

Sounion is on the southern tip of Attica region and the temple of Poseidon is one of the most significant ancient monuments in the country. My friend, Jerry, (who says he´s fed up with the animals in ADP) went there and sent me two pics.

Legend has it that Aegeas, King of Athens and father os Theseus, dived to his death from this spot into the sea when he thought, wrongfuly, that his son was dead after a fight with Minotaur in Crete. The sea was named after him, Aegean Sea.
From here, you can see most of the Aegean islands that lie near Attica. The English poet Lord Byron carved his name onto one of the columns.
Sounion at Wikipedia
Sounion at Google Maps (the temple is just outside the hi-res area)

6 comments:

Curly said...

The picture of the temple is really very good Ovelikios

Curly's Photoshop

matt-from oc daily photo said...

cool picture, I would love to visit someday.

Kate said...

Super pictures; almost heart stoppers, esp the temple. Very nice!

Sally said...

If you visit, would you mind lookign for my sunglasses, which I lost there in 1991?? :-)

Kris said...

how nice to have such a friend :)

they are gorgeous !

Ovelikios said...

Sally, I was ready to go search but, according to your avatar-photo, you got new glasses.