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Cape Sounio

Sounio, Greece

With breathtaking views of the Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounio is a contemporary hotel in a peaceful location. Relax with a massage in the Elixir Spa, sunbathe by the saltwater pool or swim off the private beach in the cool waters of the Aegean Sea.

At a Glance

  • Cape Sounio boasts a unique location with views from most rooms and suites over the Aegean and the Temple of Poseidon

  • Two secluded beaches are the perfect places to relax after a swim in the sea

  • A fusion of Greek and international cuisines is offered throughout each restaurant

  • Small kids' club on site

  • Easy to get to - less than an hour's drive from Athens

Beach, Couples, Family, Culture

Insider's View

Have your breakfast on the terrace looking out over the Temple of Poseidon

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Insider's View

The Elixir Spa is the perfect place to relax, complete with three pools set in the spa's manicured gardens.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Cape Sounio


Set on the Attica region's beautiful coast and just to the south of the capital is Cape Sounio, an exclusive hotel with stunning views of the Temple of Poseidon. With its peaceful location on the edge of a national park, it is hard to imagine that you are just an hour from the bustling, historic city of Athens.

Accommodation at Cape Sounio comes in a variety of bungalows and villas, spread throughout the extensive grounds. Rooms are spacious and contemporary, some offering views of the Aegean Sea and Temple, while others provide secluded private pools.

The gardens at Cape Sounio are beautiful, and make for the perfect place to relax in the sun, lying next to the large seawater pool. The hotel also opens onto two secluded beaches below the Temple of Poseidon. For those looking to truly unwind, the Elixir Spa Retreat at Cape Sounio offers a large range of natural therapies, using traditional Greek methods and ingredients, as well as Ayurvedic treatments. After your therapy, relax by one of the spa's three pools set within its extensive gardens.

Make the most of the incredible location of Cape Sounio with a delicious beach barbecue, or venture further afield and follow walking routes through the beautiful Sounio National Park. Alternatively, you could explore the hidden coves and bays nearby on a private yacht, or just sit back and relax, enjoying Cape Sounio's fantastic service and incredible views.


Beneath the imposing temple of Poseidon with impressive Doric columns, 124 terracotta colored bungalows and 29 private villas rise along shaded, stone paved paths framed by olive trees and palms. All accommodation enjoys large luxurious bathrooms and private terraces. Some of the more exclusive bungalows and villas boast private pools. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, and WiFi.

Deluxe Bungalow with Private Pool

Deluxe Bungalows with Private pools offer a sea and temple view, and can accommodate up to three people. Measuring 36 sqm, the room is spacious and contemporary with an open-plan living area.

Family Bungalow

Measuring a spacious 40 sqm, the Family Bungalows can accommodate up to four guests. There is a master bedroom, while in the lounge there are two sofa beds, which are perfect for children.

Deluxe Family Villa with Private Pool

The Deluxe Family Villa with Private Pool makes for the perfect retreat for families. Measuring 72 sqm, there is a master bedroom as well as a second separate bedroom which is ideal for children. The private terrace and pool offers a secluded space for the family to relax in complete privacy.

Dream Villa Sea View with Private Pool

The Dream Villa with Private Pool measures a spacious 72 sqm, and boasts a 22 sqm private pool. The villa offers an incredible view across the sea to the Temple of Poseidon, and contains two bedrooms. The open-plan design provides ample space for guests, while outside offers the perfect place to relax in privacy.

Pine Hill Villa

Pine Hill Villas offer a direct sea and Temple view, an 150 sqm interior and a private pool of 43-95 sqm. Near the top of Royal Hill at Cape Sounio, the views from the Pine Hill Villas are incredible, and there is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy them from. Each villa has two master bedrooms as well as an open-plan lounge.


For children aged 3-12 years there is an entertainment program with activities such as beach games and arts and crafts. There is a children’s paddling pool next to main pool and children’s menus are available in the main restaurant. Babysitting can easily be arranged and the hotel stocks many useful baby items for emergencies. During the summer months, there is also a Teen program offering activities such as beach volleyball, cinema viewings and football.


Cape Sounio hosts a fine selection of restaurants with unique settings and dramatic views of the sea. Enjoy a delicious mix of Greek and international cuisine at The Restaurant, or a delectable Asian fusion meal at So Oriental. For a more casual meal by the pool, head to Aegean Grill, or venture down to the Yali Waterfront Restaurant for the freshest seafood.


There are plenty of activities to keep the whole family occupied at Cape Souino. Enjoy a private yacht cruise to secluded islets and coves, or trek through the Sounio National Park that lies on the slopes above the resort. Located nearby is a PADI dive center as well as several golf courses. The hotel has a 5x5 football pitch and tennis courts with tennis coaching available on request, and beach volleyball tournaments take place regularly.

Location & Directions

Sounio, Greece

Cape Sounio lies at the southernmost tip of mainland Greece and is the gateway to the Aegean Islands, 70-minutes from the center of Athens. The 75-acre estate borders the Sounio National Park.

When to go

The climate in Greece is warm and sunny for the majority of the year with the risk of the odd shower of rain and some cooler periods over the winter. From April/May onwards the weather settles but it can sometimes be cool in the evenings. By mid/end of May, the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can be very hot. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. May to October are particularly pleasurable months.

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