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Cape Sounion Athens: Cape Sounion is trully an amazing site that should not be missed during your vacation in Athens. This splendid rocky promontory that rises out of the Aegean is one of the best sights in Athens carrying on at its highest point the Temple of Poseidon. The Temple was constructed around 600 BC, it was destroyed in 480 BC by the Persians and in 440 BC it was rebuilt by Pericles.
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If you look closely at the Doric columns rising above the coast, on one of them you will see the signature of Lord Byron who was so captured by its beauty and the grace of the temple that he included it in his paean to Greek independence in his poem "Isles of Greece". An hour from the temple you will find some nice beaches with rental facilities and nice hotels. Sounion is located 65 km south east of the city centre.
There are many ways to reach Cape Sounion, from any location in Athens.
Airport to Cape Sounion: 45.3 km / 28.1 miles | Piraeus port to Cape Sounion: 80 km / 49.7 miles | Syntagma square to Cape Sounion: 67.4 km / 41.8 miles
Tours: Discover Cape Sounion with an organized tour, starting from 40.50 euros.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Athens with as little as 13 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Cape Sounion and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.
By KTEL bus: There are buses (KTEL) from “Pedion Areos” station (3 minutes on foot from “Victoria” metro station on line 1) to Cape Sounion. Check the official timetables here.
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Car rentals: Discover the the surroundings on your own by booking your car.
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Cape Sounio resort is located in a beautiful settlement on a sandy beach in the area of Sounio in the Athenian Riviera. The complex provides luxurious accommodation at its fully furnished villas and bungalows that overlook the Aegean sea and the temple of Poseidon. Guests can relax on the beach or at the resort’s spa and organize a perfect wedding or honeymoon at the resort’s premises. A unique collection of restaurants serve gourmet cuisine and there is outdoor seawater and indoor pool available.
“Villa Sounion” offers the optimal protection of your privacy in a totally luxurious surrounding with personalized service. The villa is located on the hilltop of Pountazeza in Sounio, thus guaranteeing tranquility and privacy. From the garden, you will have an amazing view of the whole bay Pountazeza, as well as the coast and mountains of Lavreotiki country.
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