Friday, 20 June 2014

SOUNION, GREECE

Cape Sounion (Modern Greek: Aκρωτήριο Σούνιο, transliterated Akrotírio Soúnio; Ancient Greek: Ἄκρον Σούνιον, Άkron Soúnion; Latin: Sunium promontorium; Venetian: Capo Colonne - "Cape of Columns") is a promontory located 69 kilometres (43 mi) SSE of Athens, at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula in Greece.

Cape Sounion is noted as the site of ruins of an ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea.

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful. I love Greece. I lived there for a year and seeing images of Greece always makes me pine!

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  2. A gorgeous scene! Greece is n my bucket list.. Happy skywatching, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. The radiance of the sky adds so much extra magic to these beautiful ruins.

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  4. Love the composition of the shot, the single tree with a person nearby. Enhances the size perception. And the beautiful sky!

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