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Welcome to Cape Sounion

Cape Sounion

Cape Sounion, about 43 miles (69km) east of Athens, is a popular seaside resort used by locals and visitors alike. On the cliffs above the town is the 5th-century BC Temple of Poseidon, where, according to legend, King Aegeus waited for his son, Theseus, to return from Crete after slaying the Minotaur. According to the legend, Theseus' ship displayed the wrong colour sail on its return, leading the king to believe his son was dead. He threw himself from the cliffs in grief, which is how the Aegean Sea got its name. Sounion is easily accessible by bus from the city.

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Greek is the national language, but English is widely spoken.

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change are widely available and travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining euros.

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