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The Temple of Poseidon
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The Temple of Poseidon is located at Cape Sounion, at the southeastern tip of Attica. Due to its key geographical position, the area has flourished during the Archaic and Classical periods in accordance to the prosperity of the Athenian hegemony. The temple was built in the middle of the 5th century BC, the same time period with the construction of the Parthenon. The Temple is of Doric order with 6 columns at the narrow sides and 13 at the long sides. The inner part was divided into three sections and the statue of the god Poseidon was housed in the central section. At the end of the 5th century, fortification walls has been constructed in the perimeter of the Temple, sections of which have been preserved until today.

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Access to the archaeological site is possible by car and intercity buses routed on a daily basis from Pedion of Areos (in the city center of Athens). The site is open to the public daily from 9:30 am to sunset (tel. : +30 22920 39363).

 
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