Temple of Poseidon at Sounion to get new lighting system

A new lighting system will be installed at the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, following the approval of the Central Archaeological Council for a relevant study, the Culture Ministry said on Wednesday.

According to a ministry statement, the goal is to upgrade the current system and showcase the monument and its immediate surroundings without interventions or alterations to its character. The new lighting will make the  monument’s size and design more perceptible and be environmentally friendly, offering significant energy savings.

Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni stated: “Twenty years after the installation of the existing lighting at the Temple of Poseidon during the Olympic Games, the physical wear and tear of time, failures and alterations in the light fixtures that resulted in the alteration of the lighting, require the installation of a modern lighting system.”

According to the same announcement, the study for the lighting system installation will be carried out in two phases. The study has been drafted by the office of internationally acclaimed lighting expert Eleftheria Deko and her associates, sponsored by Mytilineos company in collaboration with the ministry. Deko is responsible for the new lighting of the Parthenon.