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Luxury Sounio Holidays

Beaches, island-hopping and day trips to Athens


Sounio, also known as Cape Sounio, is a striking resort on the southernmost tip of mainland Greece. A key fixture in Greek mythology, Sounio had a starring role in Homer's Odyssey and is synonymous with the Temple of Poseidon (one of the most important archaeological sites in the whole of Europe), which teeters 70 metres above the Aegean Sea. The resort steals a spectacular spot on the Athenian Riviera, around an hour outside Athens and 10 minutes from Lavrio Port, gateway to the Greek Islands. Thanks to an elevated position on the coast, the sunsets here are spectacular – pick a local taverna on the waterfront for the best views (and best mezes).
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Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort

Athens Riviera, Sounio
  • Overlooking the Aegean Sea and Temple of Poseidon
  • Fantastic amenities for children, including three Kids’ Clubs
  • Dine in some of the island’s finest restaurants
Flight Information

Athens is the closest airport. Direct flights from the UK take approximately 3 hours 30 minutes.

Transfer Time

Transfer time from Athens airport to Sounio is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

When to go

The best time to visit the Athenian Riviera is between April and October – which month you choose depends on how hot you like it. In July and August, daily highs are well into the 30s – perfect for beach days and breezy boat trips around the Saronic Gulf. May, June and September are still lovely and warm, with temperatures in the mid to high 20s, while April and October see the mercury drop another few degrees (ideal for sightseeing and walking). 

Visa Information

Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.


In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Greece is Greek.  English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy. 

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Athenian Riviera & crewed yacht charter

At a glance
  • Beach stay followed by a week on a private yacht
  • Discover the chic beach clubs on the Athenian Riviera
  • Design a sailing itinerary with your skipper
  • Personal chef to prepare gourmet meals on board
12 days from £8699 per person

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