Cape Sounio

Location: Athens & Southern Mainland Greece | Greece

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Wedged between a pine forest and the still waters of the Aegean, the Cape Sounio has incredible views over the amphitheatrical bay and the ancient Temple of Poseidon, one of Greece’s most splendid archaeological sites. With a magnitude of activities, restaurants, swimming pools and a divine spa, this stylish and family-friendly retreat is a dream hotel for the whole tribe.
Perfect forGetting the kids interested in Greece’s history and mythology, while also providing plenty of activities and facilities in case their attention wanders.
In the know
  • There are two secluded crescent sandy beaches- perfect for sun-seekers. 
  • State-of-the-art spa
  • Near constant views of the Temple of Poseidon

Recommended for...

  • Spa & Wellness
  • Beach
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Family-friendly

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Clinging hillside to the edge of the Sounio National Park, along the shores of a 20-acre estate.

Rooms at Cape Sounio

The shady bungalows and villas are sprinkled across the hill, partitioned by stone-paved paths and olive trees. Decorated in earthy tones, the rooms are open-plan and most have superb sea and pool views.
If it’s just the two of you, go for the Deluxe Bungalow with Private Pool for your own splash pool surrounded by landscape gardens, but if you’ve brought the whole family, consider the Deluxe Family Villa with Private Pool for plenty of space and fabulous views from the pool deck.

Food and drink

From Greek and international dishes to creative Asian delicacies and fresh seafood, you have a lot of choice at the Cape Sounio. If you don’t want to leave the poolside, grab some lunch at the Aegean Grill, if you want to get out of the sun try the swing-beds, which double as dining tables, at the funky So Oriental for fresh South East Asian cuisine or if you feel like some fine dining, book a table at The Restaurant for Greco-French dishes and evening views of the floodlit Temple of Poseidon.


A fairytale hideaway set in the national park, the hotel’s kids’ club has a climbing wall, indoor and outdoor play areas, swimming pool, and enough land and water activities to keep them entertained for the duration of the stay.
If you are looking for something to do while the children are off having their epic adventures, the Elixir Spa, with its indoor pool, sauna, gym, beauty salon and wonderful massages, is a great place to spend the afternoon.

Activities at Cape Sounio

As well as climbing the hill to the famous archaeological site, the Temple of Poseidon, you can play tennis and beach volleyball, hike through the Sounio National Park or board the resort’s private yacht for a cruise to the neighbouring islets.

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Hotel location

Athens International Airport is 24.9 miles away, while the small coastal town of Lavrio is just 6.2 miles away.

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