[soo-nee-uh n]


Cape, a cape in E central Greece, SE of Athens, at the tip of the Attica peninsula, in W Aegean Sea.

Also called Colonna. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sounion

Historical Examples of sounion

  • Surely here we have the site of the temple of the god who was prayed to on Sounion.

  • A voyage to Sounion forms then a necessary part of even a short sojourn in Athens and Attica.

  • The island of Patroklos is the last of the series of capes and islands between Peiraieus and Sounion.

  • So Pausanias tells us, though he does not explain what brought Helen to the long island off Sounion.

  • We say the standing columns, because those columns of the Parthenn which have been thrown down are as white as those on Sounion.