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Temple of Poseidon, Sounio

The Athenians built sanctuaries to their two most important deities, Poseidon and Athena, on the rocky peninsula that projects into the sea at the south-east tip of Attica. The Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea, was built on the summit of the rock, which rises 60 meters above the sea. It is surrounded by fortification walls. Two temples to Athena Sounias were erected at a lower level.









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