Luxury hotel holiday Grecotel Cape Sounio

The five star Cape Sounio provides a very high quality of accommodation and leisure facilities. A stunning golden-sand curve of beachfront opens the attractive and classically designed resort buildings up onto the sublime blue ocean. A particular benefit for active families with inquisitive children is that Athens sits only 40 minutes away by car. Visiting the Acropolis to witness the sites of the ancient world has continually proven to be a highlight. In our opinion a holiday here combines the best of both worlds: luxury and leisure but with an opportunity for children to explore, learn, and develop in an exciting environment.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Athens
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Grecotel Cape Sounio is a sophisticated hotel in a natural landscape haunted by tales of the ancient Greek gods.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location Attica

Annual opening 1 April to 31 October

Closest airport Athens Airport

Distance from airport About 30 minutes' drive by car

Hotel facilities and services

5 restaurants, 2 bars, hair stylist, CD and DVD library,fitness club, Elixir spa, children’s club with specialist programme,Jacuzzi, mini market, jewellery shop, yacht hiring service.Swimming pools One outdoor seawater pool, one indoor pool and one children's pool.

Chargeable watersports

Scuba diving is offered at the Aqua park not far from the hotel. Comprehensive courses are on offer. Scuba diving kit must be worn for diving. Children must be over the age of 8 to scuba dive.

Land sports

Floodlit tennis courts are available for use with the choice of lessons from the tennis pro at a supplement cost.

Out and about nearby

The Temple of Poseidon watches over the resort and Athens, the ancient and modern metropolis of the Greek world, is a mere 30-minute drive from the hotel.

Sports nearby

An 18-hole golf course about a 20-minute drive from the hotel.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing a Family bungalow with mountain view for 7 nights

From about

£4,090 low season

£6,750 high season

Holiday Code EXH531

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Grecotel Cape Sounio echoes the Attica landscape surroundings, haunted by tales of the ancient Greek Gods and is resided over by the Temple of Poseidon, clearly visible from the resort. An amphitheatre of bungalows and villas encircle the main swimming pool. Terracotta coloured outside walls blend with the natural landscape whilst inside each bungalow and villa elegance glides across the fabrics and furnishings fusing with the weathered bronze doors and tables to add a hint of the exotic. The family bungalows consist of a master bedroom with dining alcove and spacious living area which can easily be converted to sleep two children. The Grecotel Cape Sounio features an outdoor seawater pool and an indoor heated pool as well as a separate children’s pool. The sandy beach, set on the peninsula offers safe swimming close to land and glorious snorkelling amongst the coral for those who wish to venture further out. Dining is as serious an issue as it was in the days of the ancient Greeks. ‘So Oriental’, the Asian restaurant contrasts with ‘Cavo Kolones’ which serves dishes prepared from local produce. And the main restaurant, ‘Cape Sounio restaurant’ is open for breakfast and dinner, whilst the pool bar offers daytime snacks. The Elixir Spa is something of a phenomenon. Inspired by the early James Bond film ‘Dr No’ the octagon shaped spa has a glass exterior creating the illusion of being outdoors. Exclusive treatments can be experienced including the Poseidon Elixir which pays homage to the sea god. Family activities are a major feature at the Grecotel Cape Sounio. Tennis and golf are on offer as well as scuba diving and the innovative Amazing Environmental programme, which aims to educate children through play to become ‘ambassadors of the environment’. Most of these programmes involve underwater exploration; however some also include land activities. Children aged 12 and under receive one Amazing Environmental Programme per day. For those less adventurous children and adults the Grecoland mini club is open for children aged 3 to 12 years old and is complimentary.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing a Family bungalow with mountain view for 7 nights

From about

£4,090 low season

£6,750 high season

Holiday Code EXH531

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Grecotel Cape Sounio, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Athens. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. The hotel is about a 1 hour drive from the airport and we recommend that we book a private car transfer for you. You may want to have the use of a hire-car for all or part of your holiday and this can be arranged by us for you in advance.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum 2 night stay all year Friday to Sunday.

Children: Children under the age of 14 are not allowed in the Spa pool.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing a Family bungalow with mountain view for 7 nights

From about

£4,090 low season

£6,750 high season

Holiday Code EXH531

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

About Greece

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Greece is ideal for any traveller looking to experience the diversity and splendour of this historic country. With 166 inhabited islands, a history spanning millennia of civilisation, distinctive and rustic cuisine often enjoyed al fresco with taverna-views out over the sea, as well as some of the most spectacular beaches in Europe, Greece offers a fantastic holiday for all tastes and budgets. The sum of an extraordinary diversity of parts, Greece has played host to countless empires, and the country today is fair littered with Roman ruins and Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses and Frankish castles. Its music, food and even language are hugely influence by the Ottoman Empire’s 400-year rule. Scattered far and wide across the Aegean and Ionian Seas, the difficulty with Greece is in deciding which bit to visit. From the rugged hillsides of Crete to the long, wide beaches of Kefalonia, from the dramatic coastline of the Peloponnese to the ancient villages and tiny islands of the Dodecanese and Cyclades, Greece is so many different holidays rolled into one, endlessly multi-faceted country. Whether you just want to fly and flop or explore ancient ruins, whether you’re looking for water sports and nightlife, or wanting to hike between ancient villages, the famously friendly Greeks will be sure to have their welcome mat out for you.

Highlights of Greece

The ancient sites of Athens, with the Acropolis merely the most famous; Halkidiki, three beautiful peninsulas stretching out into the Northern Aegean, dominated by Mount Athos, with volcanoes, beaches and monasteries; Pelios peninsula, well-known to Athenians, little visited by tourists, criss-crossed by ancient mule tracks, with ancient villages, fabulous remote beaches; the Peloponnese, Greece at its ancient (Agamemnon’s Palace at Mycenae and Temple of Apollo at Corinth) and modern (west coast beaches) best; Kos, with beautiful powder-soft beaches sandwiched between verdant interior and turquoise sea; Santorini, perhaps the most iconic island of all, with famous blue-domed churches, white-washed villages and cobalt bays; Corfu’s wonderful old town; Hydra, fantastically scenic, with tiers of stone mansions cascading down towards a perfect horseshoe harbour; Patmos, where St John wrote the Book of Revelations, now a laid-back artistic hang-out; the extraordinarily atmospheric Delphi; Greece’s fascinating second city Thessaloniki; Meteora, one of Greece’s most spectacular sites, with clifftop monasteries overlooking the sea; take a rack-and-pinion train journey through the stunning Vouraikos Gorge to Kalavryta; lobster tavernas of the Fourni islands, a wonderful archipelago with gently shelving islands and hidden coves; the national marine park of Alonnisos, superb snorkelling; turtles on Zakynthos; Ikaria’s bizarre rock formations; spring and autumn migrations, when the cliffs of Lesvos swarm with birds; semi-tropical Samos and pine-scented Thasos with super beaches; tiny, hidden islands of Inousses, Fourni and Psara.

Travelling around Greece & the Greek islands

Greece is an easy place to travel around thanks to a comprehensive public transport system. Buses are the mainstay of land transport, with a network that reaches out to the smallest villages. Trains are a good alternative, where available. To most visitors, though, travelling in Greece means island-hopping on the multitude of ferries that crisscross the Adriatic and the Aegean. If you’re in a hurry, Greece also has an extensive domestic air network. While exasperating ferry schedules make island-hopping here a challenge, the individual character of each island more than makes up for the effort.

Facts in brief

Capital Athens
Airport Greece has 16 international airports, but only those in Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Iraklio (Crete) take scheduled flights; the other 12, scattered across the islands, are served by a variety of UK low-cost and charter airlines.
Size 51,000 sq. miles
Population 10.5 million
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