25 responses to “Cape Sounion”

  1. Raena Lynn

    Hi Jim,

    What an interesting story! Too bad that poor communication caused King Aegus to fling himself over a cliff! Now whenever I hear about the Aegean Sea I will recall this story. The pictures are spectacular and I can see that you had a most enjoyable and interesting trip. Good move on getting your camera past the ropes! I’m looking forward to more stories and pictures from you trip! Thank you for sharing.

    Raena Lynn

  2. Alecia

    How beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Pj Zafra

    Hey Jim,

    Great post here! Such beautiful pictures! Gotta love the scenery here! Pretty interesting story you’ve shared as well. Thanks for sharing this and keep it up! 😀

  4. Cat Alexandra

    Hi Steve,

    Very cool photos and anecdote! I did enjoy this! 🙂

    Best regards,
    Cat Alexandra

  5. Rick Lelchuk

    It’s such a joy to read something that isn’t about SEO or setting goals.
    Your ability to meld a piece of history with the photos and a narrative set today is good reason to return. A sense of tranquility has spread over me.
    Thank you,

  6. marquita herald

    Another fascinating post – I love the photos and stories you share and always look forward to a new adventure!

  7. Willena Flewelling

    A leisurely scroll down the front page of your blog is a lovely reminder that one could visit your blog JUST to look at your amazing photos!

    I can only imagine what an awesome experience it is to visit these historic places in the world. To be there… stand on the ground and feast on the view that they did in the past. Even the tragic stories have their appeal…

    Thanks again, Jim, for sharing your travel experiences with us.

    Willena Flewelling

  8. David Merrill

    Thanks for the incredible tour, Jim.

    Great photos, make the experience really come alive.

    Captivating narrative keeps moving briskly along the pace you’ve so adeptly set for us. I feel like a tourist!

  9. Theuns

    Hi Jim

    What a great story and I love the photo’s .

    It is always interesting to hear about history and what the people


  10. Jodi

    What an interesting story you had. Aside from this, I can only picture what an awesome experience it is to visit these historic locations in the globe. To be there… stand on the ground and feast on the view that they did in the past. Even the tragic stories have their charm.

  11. Dereck


    I’m always blown away by all of your travels and the history you inform us all about. It makes traveling back to your blog to learn about your most recent adventure maybe as exciting as it is for you to actually be there.

    Many thanks!


  12. Nathalie Villeneuve

    Hi Jim, What a great post! I loved the pictures and the story. Wow! The sky and sea has the most beautiful blue! As I was looking that the view of Cape Sounion, I could just imagine the boat retuning with that black sail. How sad that King Aegus didn’t wait to be sure his son was safe…

    I love history and stories… I would love to take my family to so many place around the world!

    Thanks Jim!

    ~ Nathalie

  13. Kevin Martineau

    Hi Jim:

    I love the way you tell a story with your travels and blog posts. This looks like a very fascinating place to visit.


  14. Lynn Jones

    Hey Jim, what a marvelous trip you were on. Rich in history, lovely pictures, a real adventure. I felt like I was there with you.
    Looking forward to the next trip with you.

  15. Cherrie Bautista

    Wow, I felt like I did some time and space travel while reading your post! It’s a very beautiful place, definitely looks historical. I wonder how it feels like to be actually there. Someday… someday… In the meantime, I’ll enjoy reading more about your adventures in your travel 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  16. Dr. Erica Goodstone

    Fascinating story. You made it come to life. I could actually imagine the whole scenario. They say that we are all one. I feel as if I have gone on that brief journey with you. Thanks for sharing it.


    Dr. Erica

  17. crescele

    Hey Jim, what an interesting story! Tragic but interesting nonetheless. I enjoy reading your blogs because they’re informative as they are entertaining. I’m going to have to remember this story so I can tell them to my friends when we get a chance to visit Cape Sounion someday. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Lynda Cromar

    Thanks Jim for a very entertaining story about ancient Greek history. I love the pictures, thanks for taking us on tour with you!

  19. Dave and Dawn Cook

    Hi Jim,
    Thanks for the trip to ancient Greece. The pictures you show gain their 1,000 words by the history you gave us.

    What a sad story of poor communication. King Aegus should have texted his son first to find out if his son just forgot to switch the sails…oh yeah, that is just our advantage today.

    It is so amazing how times have changed and it’s the pictures and history that you provide us here in your blog that help us realize how good we have it now.

    Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

    (Dave) and Dawn

  20. Marc Korn

    Hi Jim,

    Your posts and stories continue to captivate the imagination. Your vivid pictures and story telling actually transport the reader to the actual scene, so we feel like we are travelling with you.

    For those of us that may never visit these amazing and historic venues, these mini trips are fascinating.

    Thanks for sharing another fantastic journey.

  21. The Temple of Poseidon | Travels With Jim

    […] There’s also an inscription on the inside of the Temple from Lord Byron who in the 1800’s had traveled to Athens and Sounion that I have seen on my first trip just a few years ago. I have a blog post about it at http://www.travelswithjim.com/cape-sounion/ […]

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