Temple of Poseidon, Sounion - Greece

Temple of Poseidon, Sounion – Greece

Temple of Poseidon Sounion
Temple of Poseidon Sounion

Most tourists vacationing in Athens try not to miss the opportunity to take an interesting trip by car, which can be rented quite easily in Greece, or by sightseeing bus, to the legendary Cape Sounion. This cape is located in the southern part of Attica and is famous for the ruins of the once majestic Temple of Poseidon.

Sounion has always been inhabited by fishermen who, entering the Aegean Sea, have never been left without a catch. And how could it be otherwise, because the sea lord Poseidon himself was merciful to them, whose temple was erected on a high cliff right by the sea.

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Temple of Poseidon Sounion

At the moment, the road from Athens to Cape Sounion, thanks to the tourism and entertainment infrastructure developed in Greece, gives the traveler the opportunity not only to enjoy the scenic views, but also to rest on the way on one of the magnificent Greek beaches. You can often find various restaurants and bars along the road: these are not just roadside eateries, in any of them all the splendor of its national cuisine is offered to the guests of the sunny country. The end point of the path is Cape Sounion and, of course, the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, striking in their size. (more…)

Mount Lycabettus, Athens - Greece

Mount Lycabettus, Athens – Greece

Mount Lycabettus Athens Greece
Mount Lycabettus Athens Greece

Mount Lycabettus is a chalk lime hill located in Athens (Greece) at an altitude of 277 meters above sea level. This mountain is the highest point in the area of ​​the city. The following objects are located here: Lycabettus Theater, St. George’s Chapel , which was built in the 19th century, a restaurant. Below is a pineapple grove.

Mount Lycabettus Athens (Greece) is one of the most popular tourist destinations. To get there, you need to get to Kolonaki station, and then take the funicular. Several legends are associated with this place. According to them, the packs of wolves hid on the mountain, hence the name, which means “one (hill) among the pack of wolves.”

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Mount Lycabettus Athens Greece

It is interesting According to mythology, from this hill the goddess Athena dropped a drop of water from the mountain, which was intended for the construction of the Acropolis.

There is a legend according to which Mount Lycabettus ended up in Athens (Greece). The goddess Athena wanted her sanctuary, located on the Acropolis , to be as close to the sky as possible. One day, during a strong night thunderstorm, she went to Mount Pendelikon. Athena tore a large rock away from it in order to place it higher than the Acropolis. But upon returning home, two black birds told her bad news that required her intervention. The angry goddess left the rock. She forgot about it, and the rock (278 m / 847 ft) remained where it was.

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Mount Lycabettus Athens Greece

Locals still thank the goddess when they are on her. And this happens often, since the mountain is located in the center of a modern city. You can verify this if you visit Mount Lycabettus in Athens, Greece.

This is interesting In the days of the gods, there was a dense forest on the hill, and at its top was the sanctuary of Zeus. But when the city was liberated from the Turks, the mountain was empty, and there was no old forest on it. To bring it back, from 1880 to 1915 the flora of the mountain was restored.

If you visit this place, then you will see the entire majestic Acropolis and beautiful panoramas that extend to the sea. If you are a romantic then Mount Lycabettus Athens Greece is a great place to visit. This hill is dotted with pines, cypresses, benches, small paths.  (more…)