Sounion - "Luce eterna" 22 - AUG. 2011 CONTEST

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SOUNION - MYTHOLOGY: From the rock of Sounion suicided the king of Athens Aegeas, seeing in the sea returning from Crete the ship of his son Thisseas with a black flag, because Thisseas had forgotten to put the white flag, as he had agreed with his father, if he killed Minotaurus. In the memory of Aegeas, the all sea was named Aegean sea.

(C. Theodorou)

SOUNION - HISTORY AND ARCHEOLOGY: Sounion (or “columns” [kolones] or [Kavokolones]) is named the cape in the southern extremity of the prefecture of Attica. The beach are rocky and abruptly. It is raised almost vertical by the sea in big height shaping to the west a small gulf that with isthmus is separated from another eastern bay. Sounion is kown because of its important, from shipping opinion, place but also because of the ruins of the ancient temple of Neptune that are found on it. In this cape existed from their ancient years temple of Athena, protector of Attica. Homer called it “holy Sounion” (Odyssey III, 278), is also reported however by other later writers as Sophocles (Aias 1235), Euripides (Kyklopes 292), Pausanias (I, 1) and Vitrouvios (IV 7). Sounion was fortified at the 9th year of Peloponnesian War for the protection of the transportation of cargoes of wheat (Thoukidides VIII 4) and in particular this fortress was considered the more powerful of Attica, as as reported by Demosthenes (“on crown” 238), Libius (XXXI, 25) and Skylax (21). His walls, departments of which are saved up to today, had thickness of 3,5 m. and encompassed circularly the space in region 500 m. while per 20 metres the wall brought protective square towers. However in general then the region of Sounion reached to the east up to the bay of Thoriko, to the north to the current port of Lavrion, and from westwards up to Anaflystos possessing thus the “Souniaki edge” («τον γουνόν τον Σουνιακόν»] as Herodotus reports (IV 99). The city of Sounion was a coastal small city in the western bay, and the resident “Souniefs” belonged to the race of Leontis and later from 200 BC to the race of Attalis. In 265 BC Patroclus, admiral of Ptolemy built on the opposite island, today named Patroklos, an also strong fortress with the garrison of which succeeded Antigonus Gonatas to occupy Sounion in 260 BC , which was given by Aratos later again to the Athenians in 229 BC.

In 1762 in Sounion wrecked the English poet William Falkoner (1732-1769) who traveled from Venice to Alexandria. About this shipwreck, and his experience, described in a famous poetic trilogy entitled "The shipwreck", which received special acceptance and admiration from critics and the public at the time.

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KWO Tsoumenis on February 2, 2012

Aυτή έχει ήδη αστέρι κι αρέσει...

Βλέπω προσαρμόστηκες άμεσα στο νέο πανοράμιο, Χρήστο! :-)

Christos Theodorou on February 2, 2012

KWO Tsoumenis - Έκανα κάποιες δοκιμές με το σύστημα, αλλά επανέρχομαι στον αρχικό τρόπο εμφάνισης, γιατί ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ σαν πρώτη οθόνη, όταν ανοίγεις τη σελίδα κάποιου user εμφανίζονται οι Best Photos και όχι οι πιο πρόσφατες. ΜΠΗΚΑ ΣΤΗ ΔΙΚΗ ΣΟΥ ΣΕΛΙΔΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΩΤΕΣ ΕΜΦΑΝΙΖΟΝΤΑΙ ΟΙ ΕΠΙΛΕΓΜΕΝΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΕΣΕΝΑ ΩΣ BEST PHOTOS.

Bromide on February 6, 2012

Nice dream like landscape the shapes, shades and subtle golours blend well together. Well Done

Christos Theodorou on February 6, 2012

Bromide - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

Reiner Vogeley on March 20, 2012

A beautiful sunset, well photographed. like 287

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Best regards, Reiner

Christos Theodorou on March 20, 2012

Reiner Vogeley - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

stoiximatikos.gr on April 7, 2012

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Ενημερωθείτε για αθλητικά νέα, προγνωστικά στοιχήματος, μάθετε τρόπους για σίγουρο κέρδος στο στοίχημα και πολλά άλλα με μια μόνο κίνηση..!

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Christos Theodorou on April 7, 2012

stoiximatikos.gr - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς - ΚΑΛΟ ΠΑΣΧΑ

Dušan Railfan on April 25, 2012

L288&F46

Christos Theodorou on April 25, 2012

Dusan Le - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on April 25, 2012

John J. Slovinec, Sr… - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Gaudenzio Ghilardi on April 26, 2012

colori e atmosfera stupendi! --like-- Buona giornata, saluti dall'Italia Gaudenzio

Christos Theodorou on April 26, 2012

Gaudenzio Ghilardi - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Iris.Bl. on April 29, 2012

Υπέροχα χρώματα!!!

Αρεσει #291

Χαιρετισμους!!

Christos Theodorou on April 29, 2012

Iris.Bl. - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on April 29, 2012

very nice place and a wonderful Sunset capture... LIKE

Christos Theodorou on April 29, 2012

ijaz ahmad mughal اعجاز احمد مغل - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

aryaprime on May 17, 2012

Lovely and Amazing!

Christos Theodorou on May 17, 2012

aryaprime - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Gustavo V on May 21, 2012

Muy bonita foto!!!

L I K E

Saludos, Gustavo

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