SIGHTSEEING IN THE SUMMER HEAT CAN BE TIRING FOR EVERYONE. THE COTTAGE IS AVAILABLE TO LET 12 MONTHS OF THE YEAR AS IT IS FULLY CENTRALLY HEATED AND ALSO HAS A FIRE PLACE. THE THICK STONE WALLS ENSURE WARMTH IN THE WINTER AND COOL IN THE SUMMER.

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. The ruins bear the deeply engraved name of English Romantic poet Lord Byron (1788-1824). The temple of Poseidon is a popular day-excursion for tourists from Athens and from Evia, with the spectacular sunset over the Aegean Sea, a spectacle not to be missed. 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. The Minotaur was confined by its owner, King Minos of Crete, in a specially designed labyrinth. Every year, the Athenians were forced to send 7 men and 7 women to Minos as tribute. These youths were placed in the labyrinth to be devoured by the Minotaur. Theseus had volunteered to go with the third tribute and attempt to slay the beast. He had agreed with his father that if he survived the contest, he would hoist a white sail. In fact, Theseus had overcome and slain the Minotaur, but tragically had simply forgotten about the white sail. Take the ferry boat to Rafina, follow Attiki Highway towards Markopoulo and follow coast road signs to the Temple. Two hours door to door each way.?