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Temple of Poseidon, Sounio

The excavations at the beginning of the 19th century revealed that there was an organized sanctuary here in de Geometric period (tenth to seventh century BC) and some of the earliest kouroi (boy statues) of Greek art were erected in the open-air sanctuary of Poseidon in the early 6th century BC. These kouroi are now in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.












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