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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.

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Hotels in Cape Sounion

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Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort

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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.

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Sounio Villas

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“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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  • svm.1412 12 May 2015
    Most beautiful place to visit for sunset
    Cape Sounion is one of the most amazing places to visit in Athens, especially for the sunset. Ravishingly amazing spot to be at the sun set.



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