It’s not typically you get to see a 440 BC historic monument on a 60-metre excessive cliff high from a sunbed on a personal sandy seaside lapped by the Aegean sea. So the view on Grecotel Cape Sounio seaside 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 appear and feel of historic Grecian temples. The beautiful stand-alone reception has spectacular doric columns that lead out to an outside terrace the place massive bowls of flames mild up the night darkness. It’s sufficient to make you wish to attain to your chiton and himation (historic Inexperienced apparel) simply to look the half.
Frazzled holidaymakers in want of a break, romantic couples 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 numerous mod cons. Many have their very own non-public full dimension 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 personal seaside with loads of sunbeds and towels. For the youngsters there’s an attentive kids’s centre.
Food and drinks
You gained’t get tired of 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 pretty to sit down there and luxuriate in sweeping views over the temple. The grill by the seaside is an off-the-cuff café type expertise whereas the Yali restaurant that juts out onto the ocean presents, maybe aptly, fish and salads served to the sound of waves that lap the seaside simply steps away. The Chinese language restaurant, So Oriental, is a little bit quirky as seats and tables are literally a collection of stylish swing beds. It’s funky stuff.
What’s close by
This can be a massive resort and getting round say to the spa, gymnasium or the seven eating places or the seaside means following floral paths lined by pine timber that typically undulate fairly steeply. However it is rather scenic. At evening they make for a stunning 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 best way 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 could possibly 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.