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ΣOYNION : Ναός του ποσειδώνα. Cape Sounion : Temple of Poseidon. Cap Sounion : Temple de Poseidon. Kap Sounion : Poseidon Tempel.

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Virginia [Sounion, Greece]

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Reverend Mother Thompson [San Diego, California]

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June 2nd / We saw this temple yesterday. It is situated on a promontory over the sea about 50 miles from Athens. It commands a wonderful view of the coast line and the islands. In ancient Grecian times it was the outpost fortress against invaders, and the Athenians were warned by a series of fires that were lighted on strategic hills all the way to Athens. At sunset it is a most beautiful sight. What artists the ancient Greeks were! Nothing like it since. Love, Virginia.

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Soúnio Cape (Greece), Temple of Poseidon (Soúnio Cape, Greece), Historic sites, Greek temples

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