Cape Sounio

Athens, Greece

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 place to relax after a swim in the sea

  • Children have free dining throughout the day with mini buffets of fresh delicious food

  • Children are well looked after at Cape Sounio with its Grecoland Kid's Club

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

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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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Insider's View

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

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

Kids will love testing their skills with the giant climbing wall and cooling off in their own pool at Grecoland

Enjoy a signature cocktail on the bar terrace overlooking the grounds ancient ruins and across to the Temple of Poseidon

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

Description

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.

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. There is also a wide range of family accommodation in a variety of bungalow styles.

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, safe in the knowledge that your little ones are being well looked after at the splendid Greco Kid's Club. 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.

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Accommodation

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.  Many of the bungalows are perfect for family living. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, and WiFi.

Superior Bungalow

Measuring a spacious 30 sqm, the Superior Bungalows can accommodate up to three guests. There is an open-plan layout making it perfect for children.

Family Room

Measuring a spacious 40 sqm, the Family Rooms 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.

Superior Family Room

Measuring a spacious 40 sqm, the Superior Family Rooms 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 and a connected dining alcove.

Deluxe Bungalow

Deluxe Bungalows can accommodate up to three people. Measuring 36 sqm, the room is spacious and contemporary with an open-plan living area.

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.

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.

Childcare

For children aged 4-12 years there is fully fledged entertainment at the Grecoland Kid's Club with a whole array of fun packed activities to keep them busy.  They can make the most of the complimentary Tasty Corner available all day long offering a mini buffet of food and drink.  There is a children’s pool and playground next to the main pool and infant and children’s menus are available in the restaurants. Babysitting can easily be arranged at an extra cost and the hotel stocks many useful baby items for emergencies.  There is also a lovely extra touch for weary parents with the 'Parents-day-off'; a weekly opportunity for parents to have a romantic evening whilst your little ones are entertained at Grecoland.

GrecoBaby 0-3 years

There is a selection of complimentary baby equipment to use or rent.  The resort stores a range of baby products, such as: Nappies, baby wipes and baby powder, sun care, toys & games, infant food, beach shoes & clothes, bathroom accessories.

Children under the age of four are welcome to use the Grecoland facilities but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

GrecoKids 4-6 years

For six days a week Grecokids can enjoy arts & crafts, water activities, team games, theme events, environmental days, treasure hunts and gardening fun.  Throughout the day they are able to eat as much as they please from the mini buffet at the Tasty Corner.

GrecoJuniors 7-12 years

There is plenty to occupy this lively bunch, from new Discovery Adventures to parties and discos.  As well as sports and team games, water activities, creative crafts, all whilst learning about the planet as they do so.

GrecoTeens 13+ years

Available from mid-June to mid-September there will be no stopping your teens from morning to night.  From beach volleyball, football, tournaments, parties and cinema.

Facilities

Cape Sounio hosts up to five outstanding restaurants with unique settings and dramatic views of the sea and Temple at Sounio. You will be able to enjoy a delicious mix of Greek, International and Seafood cuisine.

Cape Sounio Restaurant

This is the main restaurant at Cape Sounio  for breakfast and dinner offering delicious Greek and international cuisine. 

The Restaurant

A beautiful rooftop setting with spectacular views overlooking the floodlit temple of Poseidon at Sounio, you will be able to indulge in the best gourmet cuisine you can find in Sounio.

So Oriental

Available for dinner in high season only this funky Asian restaurant offers fusion dining at its best. 

Aegean Grill

Aegean Grill is the poolside restaurant and bar perfect for long lazy lunches, where you can enjoy sumptuous salads and mains or simply relax on your lounger with a drink and a snack or two.

Yali

Cape Sounio's waterfront seafood restaurant perfect for a causal lunch or a la carte evening meal.  Delicious fresh seafood, fish and summer specialties, all enjoyed in an al fresco setting.

Lounge Bar

A lovely chilled out space with comfy sofas and chairs, the perfect setting for relaxed drinks and snacks by the hotel's iconic water and fire fountains whilst overlooking the Temple of Sounio.

Activities

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.

Reviews

4

Olivia Caveney (Staff)

Only 45mins drive from Athens, Cape Sounio is the perfect beach retreat within reach of all the sights of Athens and surrounding area, giving you the best of both worlds!

Most of the bungalows and villas have stunning sea views and across to the temple of Poseidon, with many boasting their own little pools if you didnt fancy relaxing by the partially salt water main pool. There are a couple of tunnels which take you under the small coastal road down to the two beaches which are perfect for a calm dip and especially good for young children as the clear water gently shelves. They also have the perfectly placed Yali (glass) waterfront restaurant where you can dine al fresco listening to the water lapping along the beach.  Children will really enjoy the Grecoland area with their own little pool, playground and large rock climbing wall!

It is worth bearing in mind that it may feel busier over weekends in high season with guests visiting from Athens.

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Robyn Ewart (Staff)

Located just an hour from Athens, Cape Sounio is the perfect place to relax after a couple of days exploring Greece's capital city. The hotel is just a 10-minute drive from the Temple of Poseidon, and many of the rooms, the pool and the beach offer incredible views of this ancient site. The rooms are incredibly spacious and offer plenty of privacy, especially if you opt for one with its own private pool. Adults can relax in the peaceful atmosphere of the spa, while there is a wide variety of activities to keep children entertained.

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Milly Walker (Staff)

Cape Sounio is a brilliant, very Greek hotel. The private bungalows which are spread out across the resort really give you a feel of privacy and space.

The three choices of restaurants (Asian, buffet and a la carte) give a really good range of dishes, particularly as there isn't really anywhere else close by to eat out in the evenings.

It is located just 45 minutes drive away from Athens, so you could easily do a day trip to explore the city and then return to the relaxed beach - the best of both worlds!

The view of the Temple of Poseidon is pretty magical and worth a visit up there for approximately 5 Euros each.

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Fiona Bickmore (Staff)

Being only an hour from Athens Cape Sounio works well either in a combined itinerary or as a destination in itself. Lots of the rooms have their own pools and the children's entertainment program is fantastic. They do all kinds of activities all around the hotel and on the beach. You can see the Temple of Poseidon from all around the hotel so why not take a walk in the cool of the day up there and polish up on your history!

Location & directions

Athens, 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.

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