Entry to Sanctuary of Poseidon from SE, Sounion, Propylon to the Sanctuary...

Plan, Sounion, Propylon to the Sanctuary of Poseidon

Aerial view, from NW, Sounion, Propylon to the Sanctuary of Poseidon, Temp...

Context: Sounion
Type: Gate
Summary: Gate building; in north wall of the Sanctuary of Poseidon.
Date: ca. 550 BC
Region: Attica
Period: Archaic


Steps divided by a central ramp led up from the north side to a gate distyle in antis at each end. Two interior pillars formed 3 openings.


The original, poros building was faced and decorated with marble sometime in the 5th century B.C.

Other Bibliography:

Davaras 1979, 31