It’s not typically you get to see a 440 BC historic monument on a 60-metre excessive cliff prime from a sunbed on a non-public sandy seashore lapped by the Aegean sea. So the view on Grecotel Cape Sounio seashore of the Temple of Poseidon (the Greek god of the ocean) on the southern tip of the Attica peninsula, is a cultural deal with.
This property, lush with bougainvillea, grape vines and jasmine is a 50-minute drive from Athens airport and 5km from the village of Kato Sounio, has taken its cue from this historic monument and has the feel and appear of historic Grecian temples. The stunning stand-alone reception has spectacular doric columns that lead out to an outside terrace the place giant bowls of flames mild up the night darkness. It’s sufficient to make you wish to attain in your chiton and himation (historic Inexperienced apparel) simply to look the half.
Frazzled holidaymakers in want of a break, romantic and households. There’s loads of room and privateness for everybody.
There are 154 rooms inside balconied bungalows and villas that cascade over the mountainside. Even the smallest is spacious and all have views over the pool, gardens, the lagoon or the ocean. All have air-conditioning, and varied mod cons. Many have their very own personal full measurement swimming swimming pools bringing the full quantity dotted across the resort to 60.
An enormous infinity swimming pool stretches out from the foyer surrounded with ample sunbeds and curtained cabins. There are one other three across the Elixir spa complicated and an indoor pool too. There’s tennis courts, a small gymnasium and a non-public seashore with loads of sunbeds and towels. For the children there’s an attentive kids’s centre.
Food and drinks
You gained’t get uninterested in meals right here thanks to 6 very completely different eating places. There’s a nice a-la-carte restaurant on the roof terrace of the foyer space and a buffet restaurant the place breakfast is served. The lounge bar within the foyer is open all through the day the place drinks and snacks are everytime you need. It’s beautiful to take a seat there and revel in sweeping views over the temple. The grill by the seashore is an informal café fashion expertise whereas the Yali restaurant that juts out onto the ocean gives, maybe aptly, fish and salads served to the sound of waves that lap the seashore simply steps away. The Chinese language restaurant, So Oriental, is a bit of quirky as seats and tables are literally a sequence of chic swing beds. It’s funky stuff.
What’s close by
This can be a giant resort and getting round say to the spa, gymnasium or the seven eating places or the seashore means following floral paths lined by pine bushes that typically undulate fairly steeply. However it is extremely scenic. At night time they make for a beautiful stroll particularly when the solar units over the Posieden temple within the distance. Temple of Poseidon is round a half an hour stroll however the views alongside the way in which are nice. As soon as there, see if you’ll find romantic poet Lord Byron’s signature (1788–1823) on one of many columns.
For an entire change of scene, you can take a drive into city and have a drink by the marina.
Sure, it’s free
Ranging from €170.
Athens Worldwide Airport
Flights with Aegean Airways, London to Athens from £54.