Nicole & Maria
What an Adventure!
Cape Sounion is a wonderful temple situated in front of the island "Negro Ponte" which means black bridge. People that lived in Negro Ponte called it like this because it was very difficult to cross the sea. This temple surrounded by the glimmer of the sea is an antique temple dedicated to Poseidon, the God of the Sea in capital Greek mythology. We learned from Wikipedia.org that it is 69km from Athens."The temple is made of marble and it is similar to the temple in the Agora, in Athens, which is the square of the city where the citizens met.
When we were told about Cape Sounion we were excited to visit it but when we really were there it was an amazing emotion to see the beauty of the place, the sea, and the remains of an incredible temple. The temple was so incredible because it was humongous. We wanted to explore and to learn about it, so we listened while the guide was talking and when she finished we walked around looking at the view and the temple. A famous romantic poet wrote his name "Byron" in the columns of the temple, he even wrote a poem about it in his collection of "the Isles of Greece”, the guide told us that but then we searched for more information on Wikipedia.org.
Cape Sounion is a place that has been mentioned in greek myths and litherature.
Infact, the myth says that Aegeus, King of Athens ended his life by leaping off the Sounion cliffs and that is why the sea is called Aegean Sea, we got this information from Wikipedia.org.
Cape Sounion was also mentioned in the Odyssey by Homer: Menelaus, King of Sparta, died at his post while coming round Holy Cape Sounion.
Personally we think that this is a memorable experience that will remain in our hearts and our minds forever. We loved the brightness of the marble and the incredible view, everything was perfect! The wind was blowing and a fresh breeze was everywhere; it refreshed us from the bus ride.