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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. Succumb to a massage in the Elixir Spa, sunbathe by the saltwater pool or swim off the private beach into 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

  • Attractive private sandy beach

  • Buffet and a la carte dining options available

  • Small kids' club on site

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

Beach, Culture, Family, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Enjoy an Asian meal on the unique swinging sofas for an authentic dining experience.

Milly Walker

Insider's View

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

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


Set within a pine forest, on the north-western slopes of one of Greece's most celebrated capes in the Attica region, the Cape Sounio offers breathtaking views of the Temple of Poseidon and out across the ocean. 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.

The stylish, contemporary rooms are spread across the hillside in bungalows and villas, many with private pools and gardens. Shaded stone paths lined with olive trees and palms separate the rooms and provide additional privacy and exclusivity.

The extensive gardens and large heated seawater pool offer plenty of space for sunbathing, or swim off one of the private beaches in the cool clear water of the Aegean Sea. The state-of-the-art Elixir Spa, surrounded by glass, creates the illusion of being outside in the luxuriant gardens. Organic plants and extracts from the local area are used in many of the spa treatments.

Experience the magic of the Sounio sunset with a champagne cruise around the foot of the Temple of Poseidon to the soft strains of classical music. Or celebrate a special event with a moonlit, night cruise complete with indulgent trimmings.

Service at Cape Sounio is refined and considerate, the emphasis is firmly on the comfort and privacy of each and every guest.


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 a private pool. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, and WiFi.

Dream Villa Sea View with private pool

Dream Villa with Private Pool comprises 72m² indoors, 90-150m² outdoors and a private pool of 20m². The villa boasts an amazing sea & temple View and consists of 2 separate bedrooms (master king-size bedroom and second bedroom with two sofabeds). The bathroom has a spa shower, soaking tub, twin basins & WC and there is a lounge and dining area leading out to the gardens and pool. The private patio and pool deck is furnished with bamboo furniture and sun loungers. Guests of Dream Villas have a reserved beach gazebo.

Pine Hill Villa

Pine Hill Villas offer a direct sea and Temple view, 150m² of indoor space, 1.100-1.130m² of outdoor space & a private pool of 43-69m². Set amidst pine forest and landscaped grounds & located near the summit of the Cape Sounio’s Royal Hill, these exquisite villas offer superb views of the Temple of Poseidon and Greece’s mythical cape. Outside you have an open-air lounge with dining table & loungers. Each villa comprises two spacious bedrooms, walk-in closet and dressing area, separate dining and living quarters, two marble bathrooms and hospitality room for coffee and tea service. Reserved Beach Gazebo

Deluxe Bungalow with Private Pool

Deluxe Bungalows with Private pools offer a sea & temple view, 36m² indoors, 50-210m² outdoors and can accommodate up to 3 people. The modern, open-plan interior has a living area, bedroom and ensuite dining area. The comfy sofa converts to a bed to accommodate a third guest. A private pool is set amidst landscaped gardens and bamboo deck furniture transforms the pool deck into an open-air living room.


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.


Cape Sounio hosts a fine selection of restaurants with unique settings and dramatic views of the sea, and the lounge bar features comfortable sofas and serves a great selection of evening drinks. The Elixir spa 007 is inspired by the James Bond blockbuster 'Dr No' and creates the perfect ambient atmosphere for relaxation. Cape Sounio has a heated seawater pool, two private beaches and two floodlit tennis courts.


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 and is reserved for its scenic beauty and rich geological history. Located nearby is a PADI dive center and several golf courses. The hotel has a 5x5 football pitch and tennis courts with tennis coaching available on request.

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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