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Luxury Sounio Holidays

Beaches, island-hopping and day trips to Athens

Sounio offers beautiful natural surroundings combined with upmarket facilities and historic sights. It’s just over an hour’s drive away from Athens, on a peninsula which stretches into the Mediterranean from Greece’s Athenian Riviera. A favourite with Greek locals, as well as holidaymakers, Sounio is home to luxury hotels, expensive villas and some excellent amenities.

Visitors can spend their days relaxing in the pretty bays which surround the town, heading to one of the seafood eateries for fresh Greek dishes and more. The main attraction of the town is the Temple of Poseidon, which stretches along the headland and dates back to 440 BC. Book boat trips around the island from the large marina, or head into Sounio National Park where you can hike and enjoy the views on walking tours.

Luxury holidays in Sounio

Book your luxury holiday in Sounio and enjoy its scenic marina where you can watch the large yachts dock for the evening or book boat trips. With its crystal clear waters, there are lots of opportunities to scuba dive or snorkel, or simply relax and enjoy the ride. Couples will love watching the sun set as you sail through the waters, while there are a few low key bars to be found in the resort itself.

Choose Sovereign for your luxury holiday to Sounio and we’ll help you create memories to last a lifetime. All of our holidays offer selected airport lounges and private transfers, with our expert Trusted Advisers on hand to help you find the best hotel. Book the Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort and enjoy spectacular views, luscious green gardens and a blend of stylish modern décor with historic architecture. The restaurants serve up spectacular local dishes, while there are two private beaches, a swimming pool overlooking the Temple of Poseidon and a Kids’ Club offering lots of activities for little ones.

Our pick of the top hotels in Sounio
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

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.

Tipping

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. 

Itinerary inspiration

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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