54 Days at Sea — Wandering around Cape Sounion


Temple of Poseidon

Ursula and I found ourselves on this little excursion because of a couple of good friends whom we met aboard M.S. Prinsendam. Marilyn Anderson, the Taco Bell Queen of Farmington, New Mexico, and her mother Margaret. When we weren’t sightseeing together, we were playing bridge or sharing a table in the main dining room aboard M.S. Prinsendam. You meet some really neat people aboard these cruises, and if you’re lucky you make some lifelong friends as well.

Marilyn Anderson (right) and her mother Margaret

The Temple of Poseidon lies atop a bluff at the southernmost tip of the Attic Peninsula. Up here you are 200 feet/60 meters above the rugged and scenic Aegean coast:

Cape Sounion

With a good telephoto you can snap an image of the Sounion Beach:

Cape Sounion

But it’s the jagged cliffs to the in the opposite direction, to the east, that for me gave the better photographic opportunity:

Sounion Cliffs

But after taking a quick look around the summit, it’s time to get back to the 2,400-year-old Temple of Poseidon, which doesn’t look half bad for its age:

Temple of Poseidon

Temple of Poseidon

Temple of Poseidon

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