Grecotel Cape Sounio

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Leoforos Souniou, 67Km Athens Sounio Road, Sounio, Attica, 19500, Greece

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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 27% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • Solo66
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    Attiki's Most Luxurious

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    Vt friend, Tzina and I visited this wonderful hotel for an afternoon only to take photos and to check out the conveniences...just for VT members information! We both agreed that IF we had the money, this would definately be our first choice for a weekend getaway destination! As the saying goes, 'A picture paints a thousand words,' So, I hope that my photos will give you an idea of this perfect hotel in this most perfect spot!

    Unique Quality: Staying in this hotel, no matter the room's view, either sea or mountain, could not be equalled anywhere but here! To make your selection even more luxurious, you could choose to have your own private bungalow with your private swimming pool! There is also a separate room available to all guests for a sauna, jaccuzi or massage.

    Directions: Just before the Temple of Posidon at Cape Sunion

More about Grecotel Cape Sounio

Underneath the temple...

by AndyRG

On the western part of Cape Sounio, you can swim at this nice beach or have your lunch/dinner there, exactly under the temple. It will be something you'll surely remember... The beach of Legrena is even more west.

Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounio

by Kodi01

The temple if Poseidon stood silently for thousands of years as a reminder of respect for mighty Poseidon and his mighty ocean.

The Cape Sounio has been recognized since prehistoric times as a special place of worship. There are two sanctuaries present, the sanctuary of Poseidon and the sanctuary of Athena. They were 2 Gods held in high esteem by the Athenians.

Cape Sounio

by MITNIC

"Info, location"

Cape Sounio

Settlement of Lavrio. Archaeological site, Bay, Wetland, Archaeological site open to public, (Tel: +3022920 39363)Ancient sanctuary, Ancient municipality, Ancient fortress, Homeric location, Beaches under Ministry of Environment Inspection, Beach, Cape.
Postal Code:19500
Tel+30 22920
Altitude:40 meters
Longitude:24o 1' 30"
Latitude:37o 39' 3"

Cape Sounio & Poseidon's Temple

by johngayton

"Cape Sounio"

Sounio itself sits at the tip of Cape Sounio, about 70 kilometres south of Athens, and makes for an excellent day out. Sounio is best known for the majestic ruins of the Temple of Poseidon sitting atop the cliff, but there is so much more to the area than just the temple. The drive itself, once you escape the chaos of suburban Athens, becomes a pleasure (even though I wasn't actually doing the driving) and as you arrive at the Cape it is well worth leaving the main road and exploring the many little coves and bays on the coast.

For such a beautifully scenic part of the country the area is remarkably undeveloped, definitely a credit the local planning authorities (although there are the odd touches of obscene modernity).

The problem I'm having here in starting this page is selecting a photo which sums the place up, every one of my photos screams "ME! ME!" at me as I try to select one to head the page.

Finally I've opted for this one, this little mama crab, with her roe, tucked away in a crack in the rocks at a tiny semi-derilict harbour where the illegal holiday homes are which get a mention in my "Off the Beaten Path" tips.

"Another photo which vied for first place"

This pic was taken inside one of the run-down "holiday homes" at a little off the road bay down towards Cape Sounio and evokes a tall swarthy guy with his young wife escaping the city for the month of August, perhaps they are artists, perhaps musicians or even Gypsies. For the month or so they are part of a small community of fellow travellers and spend their days swimming in the secluded bays, their evenings around camp fires with wine and song. And their nights.............

"And of course The Temple"

This is what draws most people to Sounio, the 2 and a half thousand year old remains of the Temple of Poseidon which sits atop the cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea.

One can imagine that there has been many a thankful prayer to the Gods at the first sighting of this temple on the skyline from the myriad of seafarers returning to the mainland after their voyages.

This is where a pretty girl in a white dress comes in handy ;p

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Athens to Sounio

by Imaniac

Hi,

Does anyone know how I can get from Athens to Cape Sounio by public transport?

I tried at ktel.org, but couldn't find it there.

Many thanks,

Roy

Re: Athens to Sounio

by Rok

Hi!

When I was in Greece in September, a lady who lives in Athens told me that there is a bus everyday a few times to Sounio! I didn't have time to go there, so I didn't use them. And I can't tell you for any internet page about this buses, sorry.

Cheers
R

Re: Athens to Sounio

by mardaska

Hello!!
There is a local bus station at the end of Alexandras Av. at the corner with Patission str. From there you can take a bjus to Sounio...I think there is a bus every hour...

Have a nice time
Marianna

Re: Re: Athens to Sounio

by Imaniac

Thank you both for the answers. Looks like I'll be going to Sounio then.

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Address: Leoforos Souniou, 67Km Athens Sounio Road, Sounio, Attica, 19500, Greece