Exclusive Resort Cape Sounio: Cape Sounio embodies a world of privacy and natural beauty basking in the glow of one of antiquityĘs most celebrated monuments, The Temple of Poseidon. Arranged amphitheatrically to maximise the views of the Temple, elegant, terracotta villas with private gardens and pools rise along shaded, stone paths framed by olive trees and fragrant pines descending to two private beaches.
The location of the Cape at the tip of Attica – and similarly, as the Gateway to both Athens and the Aegean – made it a place of great strategic importance. The Cape also holds legendary significance as the place where the Aegean was named; it was here that Aegeus, the King of Athens, plunged to his death upon spying the dark sails of TheseusĘs ship and mistakenly believing that his son had been slain by the Minotaur. Rising on the slopes of the bay, above Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort, lies the Sounio National Park, revered for its scenic beauty and rich geological history. The ancient mines within the park are reputed to have supplied the marble for the building of the Temple of Poseidon.
One of the few Athens Riviera hotels, Cape Sounio The park and Resort overlooks the deep blue waters of Cape Sounio Bay – home to some of the cleanest and clearest waters in the Saronic Gulf. Protected from winds and rough seas, the crystal depths teem with life and are home to a thriving colony of Poseidonias Seaweed, one of the most important ocean biotypes in existence.
The resort: Welcome to the Cape Sounio Athens beach resort, set within a pine forest, on the north-western slope of one of GreeceĘs most celebrated capes in the Attica region. Across the sparkling bay, the hotel offers stunning views of the legendary Temple of Poseidon rises from a steep cliff that tumbles into the Aegean Sea and the Saronic Gulf. A 5 star luxury resort just 38 km from Athens International Airport.
The 75-acre estate borders the Sounio National Park. 153 bungalows and villas blend into the unspoiled nature surrounding the temple-like main building. Extensive facilities include a dramatic °007Ę-inspired Elixir Alchemist Spa and Fitness Centre, open-air and indoor swimming pools, two private beaches, yachting, water sports, conference and function centre and a selection of bars, lounges and restaurants. Service at this VIP Resort near Athens is refined and considerate, the emphasis placed firmly on the comfort and privacy of each and every guest.
Facilities: • 153 Bungalows & Villas with private pools • Two secluded crescent beaches • Seawater pool with whirlpool facing the Temple of Poseidon • Children's pool • Jean Michel Cousteau Children's Programme • Grecoland Mini Club • Luxurious lounges with inspiring atmosphere • Panorama Lounge Bar • Cape Sounio Restaurant with open-air terrace • Gourmet à la carte Restaurant • "So Oriental" Asian Restaurant • "Cavo Kolones" Cretan Organic Dining • "Yali" Waterfront Cabanas Restaurant • "Aegean Grill" Pool Side Restaurant • Extensive meeting & function areas • Facilities for beach & garden events • Private outdoor chapel • Tennis Courts • 5x5 Football Pitch • Elixir Alchemist Spa 007 with Ayurveda treatments from Indian therapists • Extravagant glass-walled Spa pool • Heliport • "Charisma" jewellery & "SunStores" holiday boutiques
Services: • Multilingual staff • 24-hour room service • Guest Relations & Privilege Club service • Doctor on call – 24 hours • Private dining options • Personalise your stay service • Destination assistance • Special meals upon request • Dry cleaning/laundry • Luxury transport hire • Postal services • Parking • Transfer from and to airport • Express check in/check out • Complimentary welcome drink • Welcome offer in room • Supervised childrenĘs entertainment in mini-Grecoland • Turn down service • Electric club car service • Newspaper/magazine service • Business and secretarial support • Tea and juice station in spa • Catering and private function service • Babysitting service • Special lunch baskets upon request • Organic produce from GrecotelĘs own Agreco Farm
* The above are available free or at extra charge, depending on room type and requests
VIP Services: GOLD SEAL Personalised VIP Service Grecotel treats all its guests like VIPs but recognizes that some have greater needs and expectations than others.
With this in mind, our designated VIP team works with the staff of our more high profile guests to ensure that their additional requirements are catered for prior to, during and even after their stay.
GrecotelĘs VIP service is discreet and intuitive, extensive or minimal. ItĘs a bit like having your own personal genie, only there are no limits to the number of wishes you can make. Enjoy the personalised services provided by Cape SounioĘs, Athens luxury resort.
Location: Cape Sounio lies at the southernmost tip of mainland Greece and is the gateway to the Aegean Islands. The Cape is less than an hour's drive from the historical city of Athens and is easily accessible from Athens International Airport via the main "Attica" highway or scenic coast road.
Here, beneath the imposing Temple of Poseidon, an alluring sanctuary with impressive Doric columns, terracotta-coloured bungalows and private villas rise along shaded, stone-paved paths framed by olive trees and pines. This is GrecotelĘs Cape Sounio luxury accommodations of Athens.
Amenities in all Bungalows: • CD/DVD player • TV with satellite channels • Direct dial telephone • Automatic wake-up calls • Wireless Internet connection • Independent air-conditioning & heating • Electronic safe • Hairdryer, shaver outlet, magnifying mirror • Bathrobes, beach & pool towels, slippers • Deluxe toiletries • Mini Bar • Sun beds
Amenities in all Villas: • Flat screen TV with satellite • CD/DVD player • Direct dial telephone • Automatic wake-up calls • Wireless Internet connection • Independent air-conditioning & heating • Electronic safe • Hairdryer, shaver outlet, magnifying mirror • Bathrobes, beach & pool towels, slippers • Deluxe toiletries • Mini Bar • Sun beds
Royal Hill Villas
Amenities in all Royal Hill Villas: • Flat screen TV with satellite channels • CD/DVD system • Direct dial telephone • Automatic wake up calls • Wireless Internet connection • Independent air-conditioning & heating • Electronic safe • Mini bar • Hairdryer • Shaver outlet • Magnifying mirror • Bathrobes • Beach & pool towels • Slippers • Deluxe toiletries
Savour the chefĘs fusion of international and Greek cuisine with a selection of fine restaurants occupying a unique setting with dramatic views of the sea and the Temple of Poseidon.
Cape Sounio Restaurant:
FINE DINING… The ResortĘs main restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner and serves delicious Greek and international cuisine. Breakfast features extensive hot and cold buffets with both healthy and traditional options, whilst the à la carte dinner menu offers a wide range of local and international specialties.
CRETAN ORGANIC DINING… "Cavo Kolones" clings to the edge of a pine-clad cliff, with sunset views across to PoseidonĘs Temple. The refined menu embraces the culinary traditions of Crete and features authentic and inspired dishes prepared with fresh products direct from GrecotelĘs own organic, Cretan farm, Agreco. At night, the stars shine through the pine trees and discrete spotlights illuminate the Temple to stunning effect.
ASIAN FUSION DINING… For the ResortĘs most "a la mode" venue, visit So Oriental, where Asian delicacies feeds a funkier mood, with creative cuisine whipped up by our Asian chef in an elegantly and Asian inspired environment in the Lobby bar.
POOL-SIDE RESTAURANT… For an informal lunch, the Pool Restaurant & Bar offers a tempting range of salads, hot and cold starters and main courses, desserts, fruit and drinks. Located adjacent to the main swimming pool with beautiful sea and Temple views.
WATERFRONT CABANAS RESTAURANT… Fine seafood and a taste of the Mediterranean in an incredible location which will stir emotions. Yali Beach Restaurant serves a tasty array of light-bites, seafood kebabs and finger food alongside refreshing drinks and fresh fruit juices. The restaurant strikes a casual note, befitting of its laid-back, beach location and is a lovely spot for a cocktail "sun-downer" with views across the Temple of Poseidon.
Lounge Bar Located in and adjacent to the ResortĘs main building, the relaxing Lounge Bar and Terraces feature comfy sofas and armchairs from which to sit back, drink in hand and embrace the glorious views.
Special Dining Create and customise your own dining experience, prepared and served by our staff in a location of your choice. From sunset cocktails and beach banquets to a private meal in your villa or special celebration aboard a yacht…the choice is only limited by your imagination.
BY THE POOL & BEACH The ResortĘs attentive yet unobtrusive Pool Bar and Beach Service allows you to enjoy snacks, refreshing drinks and fresh fruit juices, whilst soaking up the sun or relaxing under the shade of your umbrella. Enjoy a memorable sunset dinner on the beach, served by your own private waiter, including personalised menu planning, a secluded beach location and romantic décor.
IN YOUR VILLA Cape Sounio In-Room Dining is a fine-dining experience within the comfort and convenience of your suite or villa. Choose from an extensive menu, day or night, from a light bite to a romantic dinner under the stars. The private gardens of the ResortĘs bungalows and villas are ideal for a private BBQ and – with the help of one of our chefs – an al fresco experience to savour.
Special Diets & Requests • Our chefs will be happy to assist you with any special meal requirements for children, allergies, health reasons and religious purposes • International delicacies can be specially imported for you, just let us know in advance • Healthy diets can be created and special lunch baskets prepared • Our chefs will also be happy to work with your personal chef or welcome your chef in our kitchens • A variety of themed dinners can be arranged • Butler service is available around the clock on request • Special catering arranged onboard your yacht
Set amid pine woods overlooking the sea, the octagon-shaped Elixir Spa is bathed in blue and green reflections from the sunlight filtering through the glass walls. Nourish body and soul with pampering elixir treatments and natureĘs goodness.
Elixir SPA 007
One of the ultimate spa resorts in Athens, Cape Sounio, introduces the Elixir 007 spa. Inspired by "Dr No", one of the early James Bond blockbusters, the octagonal spa features glass exterior walls that create the illusion of being outdoors. The Aqua Elixir Hydro Pool is hand-laid with aquamarine mosaics that reflect flashes of pine green and sky blue through the glass. Decorated in stone and metal ores from SounioĘs rich veins, the lounge is furnished with wicker seats set low to the ground, creating the perfect ambience for relaxing between treatments or simply enjoying a nutrient-rich juice whilst soaking up the glorious view.
"THE MANTRA FOR HEALTH & HAPPINESS"… One of the finest spa hotels in the Athens area offers array of natural therapies based on Greek herbs and flowers as well as traditional Ayurvedic treatments, performed by Indian therapists.
Ayurveda – meaning "science of life" in Sanskrit – is a 5,000-year-old Indian healing system, which aims to balance the body, mind and spirit to both treat and prevent disease. It is the most natural way to refresh and eliminate toxic imbalances from the body, as well as boost resistance and g ood health.
MASSAGE & THERAPIES BODY & SOUL ELIXIRS • Elixir of Life • Ancient Spirit Elixir • Elixir of Love
FOR TWO • Love Potion • Hot Chocolate • Passion Ritual
SPECIAL THERAPIES • Hot Chocolate • Special Caviar Therapy • Payot Body Harmony • De Cleor Grain de Sel Body Therapy • De Cleor Tonic Body Therapy
FACE TREATMENT • Deep Cleansing Facial • Deep Moisturising Caviar Therapy • Lift Caviar Therapy • Caviar Eye Therapy • Payot Deep Collagen
DE CLEOR • De Cleor Aroma Expert Soothe • De Cleor Aroma Expert Nourish
SPECIAL PACKAGES • All Day Bridal • Bridal • All Day Total relax • MenĘs Getaway
Facilities: The ResortĘs fitness centre is equipped with the latest electronic cardio-fitness apparatus from Star Trac and Precor. State-of-the-art treadmills, bikes, and free weights offer a wide choice of programs.
Facilities: • Aqua Elixir Pool with cannons, bubble seats, nozzles, and shower jet • Saunas • Gymnasium with state-of-the-art Technogym cardio fitness equipment • Massage suites • Separate menĘs and womenĘs changing facilities with private lockers • Spa Lounge
Must try: The "Golden Spa" Therapy This exclusive therapy harnesses natureĘs most powerful and luxurious element – gold – and infuses it with the delicate scents of wildflowers from GreeceĘs abundant plains. Through a combination of exfoliation and massage this special skin treatment has miraculous, revitalizing effects, rejuvenating all skin types and boosting vitality.
• RULES ARE FUN … • Do let your kids PLAY • Do let your kids SWIM • Do let your kids LEARN • Do let your kids CREATE • …Little Poseidonians DO have fun!!!
The Little Ambassadors Designed in association with Jean-Michel Cousteau, the ResortĘs Ambassadors of The Environment (AOTE) programme takes children from 8 to 12 years old on a journey of play and discovery through GreeceĘs natural environment. The Cousteau kids program located near Athens, includes a series of stimulating activities including day and night snorkelling, star-gazing and underwater photography promote a healthy understanding of topics such as the food chain, sustainability and waste reduction – all designed to instill a deep respect for nature and give children a better understanding of their role in the eco-system. Tiny Ambassadors (age 4 to 7 years) can enjoy nature walks, beach exploration, craft activities and participation in team building games.
Services: In addition to complimentary cots and highchairs for junior guests, the Resort offers: • Grecoland Corner (3-12 years old) – July & August • Creative games, fun, activities, competitions, etc. • Baby food (on request) • Babysitter (on request, fixed prices)
The Hotel store stocks a range of baby products, such as: Nappies, baby wipes and baby powder, Sun care, Toys & games, Beach shoes & clothes, Bathroom accessories .
Activities: Grecoland Mini Club
For children aged 3-12 years old, the Resort offers morning and afternoon sessions with qualified, multi-lingual and caring staff during July and August. Activities include beach-fun, mini-adventures, competitions, arts and crafts, drawing and games.
Tennis A professional tennis coach will improve your childĘs game with structured lessons designed to develop tennis technique. (Reservation required)
Safety The resort goes to great lengths to put security measures in place to ensure the safety of all guests. However, we request that you keep a constant check on your children whenever they are not participating in an organized activity, especially around the swimming pools, lagoons and on the beach.
Pathways As children can become disoriented in new surroundings, we suggest that you teach them your room number and, in the event that they are lost, they should contact any member of staff wearing a name badge.
Beach & Pool We recommend that children wear suitable footwear at all times when outside to avoid accidents involving sharp sea shells, stones, etc. Sandals and beach shoes can be purchased at the Hotels boutique.
Surrender to the many diverse yet discreet activity options. From active to passive, land to sea, morning till night, thereĘs something to suit everyone. Your biggest decision of the holiday may be whether to relax by the pools or sea…
Swimming Cape Sounio private beach resort near Athens, has protected sandy bays offer a refreshing alternative to the swimming pools, whilst the extensive gardens and private beaches provide ample spots for sunbathing.
Outdoor pool, heated seawater pool (approx. 500 sq m) Surrounded by fragrant pines with views across the sparkling bay to the Temple of Poseidon.
Indoor pool, deep hydro-tonic "Aqua Elixir" pool (approx. 50 sq m) Surrounded by octagonal glass walls and is hand-laid with aquamarine mosaics that reflect the shades of the landscape beyond. ChildrenĘs pool
Two secluded crescent beaches one exclusively for villa guests with gazebos and attentive service.
Showers, sun beds, beach towels and umbrellas are available to all guests.
Sailing The Resort offers guests a range of private yacht cruises to secluded islets and coves. Experience the magic of a Sounio sunset with a champagne cruise around the foot of the Temple of Poseidon to the soft strains of classical music. Or celebrate a special event with a moonlit, night cruise complete with indulgent trimmings.
Alternatively, charter our sailing boat for sunrise or midnight fishing, secluded picnics or a day trip to the nearby island of Kea.
National Park Trekking Rising on the slopes of the bay, above Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort, lies the Sounio National Park, revered for its scenic beauty and rich geological history.
Tennis The Resort has three tennis courts, two with floodlights, set within the pine forest in its grounds.
Tennis coaching is available on request.
Golf Greece has just six golf courses that offer international players excellent facilities and guaranteed sunshine breaks. Glyfada Golf Course, is just 40 minutes from Sounio.
Diving PADI diving centre Aqua Divers Club, a PADI diving centre, is situated at Anavissos, 15 km away from Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort. The club has direct access to the beach and boat and offers classroom facilities, a complete range of Mares recreational scuba-diving and snorkelling equipment and a retail outlet. Wreck, reef, wall, cave, drift and night dives are available for certified divers within minutes of the shore. Each site has been carefully selected for its breathtaking underwater topography and abundance of marine life.
Mini Football 5x5 Football Pitch One football pitch with Astroturf grass is located near to the tennis courts for guests wishing to arrange their own game or mini tournament.
Experience the magic of a Sounio sunset… … Accommodating your lifestyle
Our Yacht: Sailing aboard our Yacht
The Resort offers guests a range of private yacht cruises to secluded islets and coves. Experience the magic of a Sounio sunset with a champagne cruise around the foot of the Temple of Poseidon to the soft strains of classical music. Or celebrate a special event with a moonlit, night cruise complete with indulgent trimmings.
Alternatively, charter our sailing boat for sunrise or midnight fishing, secluded picnics or a day trip to the nearby island of Kea.
SUNSET CHAMPAGNE SAILING Embrace the colours and romance of the world-famous Sounio sunset from a secluded vantage point aboard the ResortĘs sailing boat.
With champagne in hand and classical music in the background, you can truly savour the unforgettable images of the Temple of Poseidon framed by the vibrant evening sky.
A TASTE OF SAILING Get a taste for sailing with a one hour mini-sail with family and friends around the small island across from the Resort.
SUNRISE FISHING Enjoy the unique beauty of the sun rising over the Aegean Sea whilst fishing for lunch or dinner. Our chefs will be only too pleased to prepare your "catch of the day" back at the Resort. (From 06:00 to 09:00 hrs)
PRIVATE PICNIC ON THE BEACH A number of small islands and coves can be found in the clear blue waters of the Aegean within a 30-minutes boat ride from Cape Sounio. Chose your favourite secluded spot and enjoy a romantic or family picnic lunch, prepared by our chefs. (Excursion lasts 3-5 hours)
FULL MOON MIDNIGHT CRUISE A rare opportunity to truly live for the moment with one of only three seasonal "Full Moon" midnight cruises around the Temple of Poseidon. Champagne, deluxe canapés and the soothing strains of classical music add to the unforgettable experience. (Available on: July 10th, August 9th and September 7th from 23:00 to 00:30 hrs)
KEA ISLAND CRUISE Visit the beautiful Cycladic island of Kea, within two hoursĘ sail from Cape Sounio. Wander around the town and port, do some shopping and enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in one of the fish tavernas that line the islandĘs picturesque port. On the way back to the Resort, stop off for a dip in the crystal clear waters of a secluded cove – a perfect end to your day.
Your Yacht Sounio Bay holds much appeal for both land and sea-lovers, thanks to the access it offers to the thriving natural beauty of both worlds. Often dubbed the "Gateway to the Aegean", Cape Sounio is equally the "Gateway to Athens" for visitors arriving by the crystal waters of the Aegean. Exclusive Resort services complement Yachts and Mega Yachts cruising in the Aegean Sea. Whether you book a bungalow or villa in our Resort or remain on your own vessel, you can enjoy all the ResortĘs facilities – and benefit from our local knowledge to help plan the next leg of your cruise.
SERVICES IN OUR RESORTS: • Additional accommodation for you & your guests • Meeting point & delivery reception address • Airport transportations • Private Villa parties, Romantic private dinner parties • Beach Parties, Romantic dinners on beach • In villa private A La Carte or Traditional Greek dining • Leisure activities • Gymnasium and fitness treatments • Spa and Beauty • Meetings and conferences • Heliport & Helicopter Hire • Laundry dry cleaning
ON YOUR YACHT: • Catering- parties, celebrations or traditional Greek cuisine • Beauty treatments on your yacht • Flowers • Event & Entertainment support
EXPLORING: • Transportation • Museums, Ancient and Historical Sites, Places of Interest • Reservations in restaurants and clubs • Shopping assistance
By car from Resort to: • Downtown Athens - 60 km • Lavrion Marina / Port - 9 km • Lavrio town - 10 km • Vougliameni town - 35 km • Glyfada town - 45 km • Athens International Airport - 67 km • Hospital - 45 km • Medical Center - 10 km
By sea from Resort to (nautical miles): • Flisvos Marina Athens - 17 nm • Kea (Tzea) Island - 22 nm • Private beaches nearby - approx 2 nm • Vougliameni Marina - 7 nm • Mykonos Blu Resort - 70 nautical miles
By helicopter from Resort to (min): • Athens International Airport- 10 min
By air from Resort to (min): • Mykonos Blu Resort - 30 min