As legend has it, Cape Sounion in Greece is the spot where the Aegeus, the king of Athens, leaped to his death from a cliff. He was awaiting news of his son Theseus’s fight against the Minotaur, a vicious half-man/half-bull monster that lived in the Labrynith on the island of Crete. If Theseus was successful and killed the Minotaur, his ship was supposed to hoist a white sail on its way back. If he was killed by the Minotaur, the sail would be black. Theseus was successful, but he forgot about the white sail, so his father despaired and jumped. He wound up giving his name to the Aegean Sea.
The moral of this story: Attention to detail is everything!
There are no sad kings at Sounion now, but there is the ruin of an ancient temple of Poseidon, god of the sea. It’s a good place to go to watch the sun set.
You guys look fantastic! Hope you’re having an amazing time.
Can you imagine that boat ride? “Um… I feel like I’m forgetting something…”
What a great Family Guy vignette that would be.
LOL! “It’s like the time I forgot to change the sails and my father committed suicide!!!”
Monika Faulkner says
The view is breathtaking for sure…but I wanna see a little more of that dress!! 😉
It’s a top and shorts 🙂