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The Temple of Poseidon
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Published: January 3, 2010
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According to legend, Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea. The story goes that Aegeus, anxiously looking out from Sounion, despaired when he saw a black sail on his son Theseus 's ship, returning from Crete. This led him to believe that his son had been killed in his contest with the dreaded Minotaur, a monster that was half man and half bull.

Apart from a world-renowned archaeological site, Sounion is an upscale summer home location for Athenians. Construction flourished between the 60s and 70s, with massive yet minimal villas and condos erected. Sounion is one of the most expensive areas in Greece, with the value of some homes exceeding twenty million euros.

Shot in the same location:
Mixed emotions by StamatisGRAegeus waiting for his son by StamatisGR
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Thank you :D
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featured in the special "Atlantis" here [link]
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Thank you  so much! :)
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marlotjeHobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful picture! It really reminds me of last year when I was there, with my school. Amazing memories :')
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I'm glad you had a good time there :)
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Wow, just wow. It makes me want to go to Greece, like right now!
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Thank you :)
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You most welcome! ;D
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This image makes my heart ache with longing to return to Sounion. Astonishingly beautiful.
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Thank you :)
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JStavridisProfessional Filmographer
A capture unlike any other I've seen. Bravo!
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Thank you! :)
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it is so beautiful, as if the myths are still alive
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they are :)
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This is stunning. The sunlight, the lighting of the temple, the sky, the little bit of the Sea. It's just breathtaking! Wonderful photo! :faint:
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Thank you! :)
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You are welcome
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AMAZING.
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Thank you! :)
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pullingcandyHobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous :) The sun is strong but you've managed to make it work for you here, instead of it overcoming the entire shot. There is enough detail elsewhere to make up for how bright it is, and it doesn't look blown out. Beautiful :)
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thank you very much for your kind words!
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You're totally welcome <3
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The sun is completely out of place and over powers anything else in the photograph in terms of drawing the eye toward a focal point. Such a shame a great opportunity was lost because of it.
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