Hotel Review: Grecotel Cape Sounio, Greece

It’s not mostly we get to see a 440 BC ancestral relic on a 60-metre high cliff top from a sunbed on a private sandy beach lapped by a Aegean sea. So the view on Grecotel Cape Sounio beach of a Temple of Poseidon (the Greek God of a sea) on a southern tip of a Attica peninsula, is a cultural treat.

Grecotel Cape Sounio - Lobby lounges
Lobby lounges

This property, sensuous with bougainvillea, grape vines and jasmine is a 50-minute expostulate from Athens airfield and 5km from a encampment of Kato Sounio, has taken a evidence from this ancient relic and has a demeanour and feel of ancient Grecian temples. The poetic stand-alone accepting has impressive doric columns that lead out to an outside patio where vast bowls of abandon light adult a dusk darkness. It’s adequate to make we wish to strech for your chiton and himation (ancient Green attire) only to demeanour a part.

Who for

Frazzled holidaymakers in need of a break, regretful couples and families. There’s copiousness of room and remoteness for everyone.


Grecotel Cape Sounio - Bungalow room
Bungalow room

There are 154 bedrooms within balconied bungalows and villas that cascade over a mountainside. Even a smallest is atmospheric and all have views over a pool, gardens, a firth or the sea. All have air-conditioning, and several mod cons. Many have their possess private full stretch swimming pools bringing a sum array dotted around a review to 60.


Grecotel Cape Sounio - Infinity pool
Infinity pool

A outrageous forever swimming pool stretches out from a run surrounded with copiousness sunbeds and curtained cabins. There are another 3 around a Elixir spa formidable and an indoor pool too. There’s tennis courts, a tiny gym and a private beach with copiousness of sunbeds and towels.  For a kids there’s an courteous children’s centre.

Food and drink

You won’t get wearied with food here interjection to 6 really opposite restaurants. There is a excellent a-la-carte griddle on a roof patio of a run area and a smorgasboard griddle where breakfast is served. The loll bar in a run is open via a day where drinks and snacks are whenever we want. It’s poetic to lay there and suffer unconditional views over a temple. The griddle by a beach is a infrequent café character knowledge while a Yali griddle that juts out onto a sea offers, maybe aptly, fish and salads served to a sound of waves that path a beach only stairs away. The Chinese restaurant, So Oriental, is a small quirky as seats and tables are indeed a array of superb pitch beds. It’s musty stuff.

What’s nearby

Grecotel Cape Sounio - Aerial view
Aerial view

This is a vast review and removing around contend to a spa, gym or a 7 restaurants or a beach means following floral paths lined by hunger trees that infrequently splash utterly steeply. But it is really scenic. At night they make for a poetic wander generally when a object sets over a Posieden church in a distance. Temple of Poseidon is around a half an hour travel though a views along a approach are great. Once there, see if we can find regretful producer Lord Byron’s signature (1788–1823) on one of a columns.

For a finish change of scene, we could take a expostulate into city and have a splash by a marina.

Wi Fi

Yes, it’s free

Room Rates

Starting from €170.

Nearest Airport:

Athens International Airport

Flights with Aegean Airways, London to Athens from £54.

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