Sounio, on the Athens Riviera, has long been the summer playground for elegant Athenians. Fishing tavernas, scenic villages, hidden bays make it a favourite destination for all.
On the peninsular opposite the Grecotel Cape Sounio stands the Temple of Poseidon, one of the most celebrated archaeological sites in Europe and the second most important ancient Temple in the area of Attica. Dating back to 444-440 BC the temple was constructed from white marble in Doric style. Many legends of mythology are connected with Sounio, including King Aegeus of Athens who committed suicide from the Temple when he believed his son Theseus had been killed by the Minotaur of Crete. It offers one of the most exquisite sunsets in the world.
The Athens coastline is host to a number of marinas where fantastic yachts line the piers. The marinas at Flisvos and Alimos have many outlets for drinks, ice creams or meals. Kids can play safely in the pedestrianized areas while parents relax. The hotel concierge can assist with yacht charters.
An international accredited 18-hole golf course is situated in Glyfada on the coastal road south east of Athens.
This cosmopolitan Athenian suburb is well known for the exclusive boutiques for clothes and leather goods, full of street cafes and bars for a never-ending nightlife.
Yabanaki Beach, Varkiza
Yabanaki on the beautiful main beach of Varkiza has loads of activities and hot spots for all ages. It’s the perfect place for a stroll with friends, for family outings or for romantic evenings.
Spread amongst the 100 acres surrounding Yabanaki Beach are a variety of water sports, beach volley, playground and spots to relax at the restaurant and café - bars. Feel your adrenaline rising with tubes, banana and flying fish water games or impress with your water sports skills. For the more leisurely, there are pedaloes and canoes. Water skiing and windsurfing lessons are available (individual or group). All watersports are conducted under the watchful supervision of Lifeguards. Free parking is available all days and the use of umbrellas and sun beds from Monday to Friday is also free.
Sixteen cabanas decorated in summer style are available from 8:00 until 20:00 daily.