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Poseidon Temple, Cape Sounion

Poseidon Temple, Cape Sounion
Cape Sounion (Aκρωτήριο Σούνιο, Latin: Sunium promonturium; Venetian: Capo Colonne - "Cape of Columns") is a promontory located 69 km SSE of Athens, at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula in Greece.
Cape Sounion is noted as the site of ruins of the 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 - 1824).
The inscribed name of the famous Romantic poet George Lord Byron, carved into the base of one of the columns of the Temple of Poseidon, possibly dates from his first visit to Greece, on his Grand Tour of Europe, before he acquired fame. Byron spent several months in 1810-11 in Athens, including two documented visits to Sounion. There is, however, no direct evidence that the inscription was made by Byron himself. Byron mentions Sounion in his poem Don Juan:
Place me on Sunium's marbled steep,
Where nothing, save the waves and I,
May hear our mutual murmurs sweep...
Byron, a passionate philhellene, returned to Greece in July 1823 to support the Greeks in their struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire.
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Pierre
Pierre
joli cliché
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Pierre
Merci Pierre !!
8 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
...love Lord Byron's place to hear him and sea murmurs...very interesting...
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Armando Taborda
Thank you very much Armando !!!
8 years ago.
Ester
Ester
Impressing
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Ester
THX Ester !!!
8 years ago.
Nini
Nini
Magnifique.....trés jolies couleurs !!!!
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Nini
Merci Nini !!
8 years ago.
Renate
Renate
Sehr schön und beeindruckend.
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Renate
Danke Renate !!
8 years ago.
helimars
helimars
Da ist es wenigstens richtig warm. Und schön ist es da auch. Und das Bild ist auch sehr schön.
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to helimars
Vielen herzlichen Dank helimars !!
8 years ago.
Adrián Caldera
Adrián Caldera
Una imagen clásica como la arquitectura que representa, Gracias por compartir, amigo.
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Adrián Caldera
Thank you very much Adrián !!
8 years ago.
Nada
Nada
nice
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Nada
THX Nada !!!
8 years ago.
Jacky
Jacky
Des ruines superbes.
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Jacky
Merci beaucoup Jacky !!
8 years ago.
Delirium
Delirium
Wann werden die fertig ??? :)
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Delirium
Wer weiß ....
8 years ago.
andzer
andzer
great presentation!
thank you for your wishes my friend!

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8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to andzer
Thanks a lot andzer !! Greetings ;))
8 years ago.
DAME TARTINE
DAME TARTINE
qu'est-ce que c-est chouette ! que de souveirs ! vacances d'été wouahhh !
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to DAME TARTINE
Merci beaucoup de tartine !!! Amitiés ;))
8 years ago.
Olga Belyaeva
Olga Belyaeva
l'antiquité superbe...
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Olga Belyaeva
Merci beaucoup Olga !! Amitiés ;))
8 years ago.
Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den…
magnifique image!
le cap Sounion ! un merveilleux rendez-vous de photographe!
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Claudine Gaulier-Den…
Merci Claudine !!!
8 years ago.
Kristín
Kristín
beautiful photo, I came to Cape Sounion 10 years ago!
7 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Kristín
THX Kristín !!
7 years ago.