Stunning fire fountains and temple of poseidon view at Cape Sounio



This historically famous peninsula, situated along the spectacular coast of south-central Greece, is renowned for its ancient architecture, traditional Greek buildings and temples and capital city, Athens.

Here you can absorb the country’s magical history and visit stunning sights such as the world-famous Acropolis Hill – also known as the Sacred Rock, the city of Piraeus and the breathtaking neighbourhood of Castella and the Great Harbour.

We have two recommended beach hotels in Attica, The Margi – on the smartest stretch of the Athens Riviera, and just 25 minutes from the city – and, an an hour from central Athens, we recommend Cape Sounio, which enjoys spectacular views across the bay to the ancient Temple of Poseidon (pictured above).

Other popular attractions in Attica include Mount Pentelicus, Mount Hymettus, Eleusis and Cape Sunium, where legend has it, King Aegeus waited for his son, Theseus, to return after battling the Minotaur. Alongside the museums Attica boasts some great shopping opportunities and a wide variety of excellent restaurants, tavernas and bars, suitable for any occasion.

Useful information

flight times

Flights from London to Athens: 3.5 hours



Time Difference

GMT +2

Visa requirements

Not Applicable for EU Citizens


When to travel

Where to stay

pool at night at The Margi hotel

This elegant beach-side hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and provides the best of both worlds with all the attractions...

Lobby Lounges with Inspiring Atmosphere at Cape Sounio

Set within a pine forest, on the north-western slopes of one of Greece's most celebrated capes in the Attica region, the Cape Sounio offers breathtaking...


Experiences in attica

Lobby Lounges with Inspiring Atmosphere at Cape Sounio

If a holiday wouldn't be a holiday without a game of tennis... You will be pleased to know that the Cape Sounio resort has three tennis courts,...

spa treatment room for couples at The Margi hotel

The Elixir Spa at Cape Sounio offers tradional Greek and western treatments as well as a range of Ayurvedic therapies by its Indian therapists. The new...

swiming pool and sun loungers and restaurant terrace at The Margi hotel

Situated in the smartest part of the Athenian Riviera, our featured hotel offers sunset yoga for the enjoyment of guests. After enjoying a day on the...

10 Open Air Gazebos Amidst The Infinity Pool at Cape Sounio

Both of our featured hotels in the region can arrange fabulous sailing trips for guests... Just an hour from central Athens, located across the bay from...

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