Travel Guide & Log: Sounion, Greece



Cape Sounion or Sounion is a beautiful place to visit if you are looking to travel outside of Athens for a half-day trip. I believe it is one of the best places to visit outside of the main city because of the gorgeous view over the Aegean Sea. If you take a bus, you will pass by many towns and as you get closer to the Temple of Poseidon, you will see many small beaches and resorts all along the coast toward the peninsula. It is honestly a breathtaking and scenic ride on a sunny day.

When you arrive, the bus drop you off in the parking lot. All you need to do is climb up some steps and you will arrive at the entrance of the Temples of Poseidon. It was windy the day I went but that should not stop you if it is sunny and warm. You are free to take as many photos as you would like. Do not be surprised if you see painters working on their canvases to capture the beautiful scene. I am sure the view is great if you stay for the sunset but you just have to time yourself correctly because it is near closing time.

When you exit the historical attraction, there is a restaurant called Noah where you can have breakfast or lunch. There is also a souvenir shop right beside it. When you are ready to leave, buses will arrive the same place you are dropped off. I promise you will not regret visiting!

Photography by me and my family.


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Travel Guide

✓ Location
Cape Sounion, Greece
→ A tourist spot located at the tip of the Attica peninsula, which is south of Athens.

☺ Language
→ Greek

☺ Weather in August
→ Sunny, Average 85-90° Lo 80°

✉ Currency
→ Euro (€ EUR)

♔ Hotel
Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel (3 nights)
Address: Leoforos Andrea Singrou, Athina 117 43, Greece | +30 21 0924 9050
→ Reservations can be made through Hotels.com or any online booking website.
→ Booked a non-smoking, one queen bed room with 2 cots.
→ The room includes: LCD TV with satellite channels, refrigerator, shower, hair dryer, phone, complimentary toiletries, bathrobes, no parking, smoke-free property, air conditioning, and iron/ironing board (on request).
→ Free wi-fi in rooms and public areas.
→ In-room safe box.
→ Free breakfast buffet was included during my stay.
→ The hotel is walking distance from the Acropolis Museum and restaurants.

→ You can read more about the hotel in my review.

✈ Transportation
Bus To Sounion: Public bus transportation is 4,90EUR each way (tour buses are more expensive > 30EUR) and is about a two hour ride one way. If you are near Syntagma Square, there is a bus stop on Filellinon Street. The bus operates from 6:30 to 17:30 and arrives every hour. From Sounion, the bus run every 30 minutes.

♘ Popular Places and Attractions
Temple of Poseidon: A temple dedicated to the god of the sea. (entrance fee)

✎ What to Expect
Languages: Greek is the official language but there are many tourists so most citizens know English.
Tipping: Tipping is required at hotels, restaurants, or taxis.

✍ My Itinerary
Here was the itinerary of my trip that may serve as an example for how to set up your own if you plan to travel. A more in depth description of the itinerary is in the Travelogue below.

Day Trip (Tuesday)
→ Complimentary breakfast at the hotel
→ Take the metro from Sygrou Fix to Syntagma Square
→ Take the bus at Filelinon Street to Sounion
→ Visit the Temple of Poseidon
→ Lunch at Naohs
→ Return to Athens

Travelogue


Hopped aboard the KTEL bus to Cape Sounion.

The beginning of the scenic coastline.

Lagoons where people are free to swim.





Miles of beaches.



The Temple of Poseidon from afar.

Made it to the top!

Was able to get these great shots because there weren't too many tourists.







Cape Sounion or Sounion is a beautiful place to visit if you are looking to travel outside of Athens for a half-day trip. I believe it is one of the best places to visit outside of the main city because of the gorgeous view over the Aegean Sea. If you take a bus, you will pass by many towns and as you get closer to the Temple of Poseidon, you will see many small beaches and resorts all along the coast toward the peninsula. It is honestly a breathtaking and scenic ride on a sunny day.

When you arrive, the bus drop you off in the parking lot. All you need to do is climb up some steps and you will arrive at the entrance of the Temples of Poseidon. It was windy the day I went but that should not stop you if it is sunny and warm. You are free to take as many photos as you would like. Do not be surprised if you see painters working on their canvases to capture the beautiful scene. I am sure the view is great if you stay for the sunset but you just have to time yourself correctly because it is near closing time.

When you exit the historical attraction, there is a restaurant called Noah where you can have breakfast or lunch. There is also a souvenir shop right beside it. When you are ready to leave, buses will arrive the same place you are dropped off. I promise you will not regret visiting!

Photography by me and my family.


Click to view either:
[TRAVEL GUIDE]   |   [TRAVELOGUE]








Travel Guide

✓ Location
Cape Sounion, Greece
→ A tourist spot located at the tip of the Attica peninsula, which is south of Athens.

☺ Language
→ Greek

☺ Weather in August
→ Sunny, Average 85-90° Lo 80°

✉ Currency
→ Euro (€ EUR)

♔ Hotel
Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel (3 nights)
Address: Leoforos Andrea Singrou, Athina 117 43, Greece | +30 21 0924 9050
→ Reservations can be made through Hotels.com or any online booking website.
→ Booked a non-smoking, one queen bed room with 2 cots.
→ The room includes: LCD TV with satellite channels, refrigerator, shower, hair dryer, phone, complimentary toiletries, bathrobes, no parking, smoke-free property, air conditioning, and iron/ironing board (on request).
→ Free wi-fi in rooms and public areas.
→ In-room safe box.
→ Free breakfast buffet was included during my stay.
→ The hotel is walking distance from the Acropolis Museum and restaurants.

→ You can read more about the hotel in my review.

✈ Transportation
Bus To Sounion: Public bus transportation is 4,90EUR each way (tour buses are more expensive > 30EUR) and is about a two hour ride one way. If you are near Syntagma Square, there is a bus stop on Filellinon Street. The bus operates from 6:30 to 17:30 and arrives every hour. From Sounion, the bus run every 30 minutes.

♘ Popular Places and Attractions
Temple of Poseidon: A temple dedicated to the god of the sea. (entrance fee)

✎ What to Expect
Languages: Greek is the official language but there are many tourists so most citizens know English.
Tipping: Tipping is required at hotels, restaurants, or taxis.

✍ My Itinerary
Here was the itinerary of my trip that may serve as an example for how to set up your own if you plan to travel. A more in depth description of the itinerary is in the Travelogue below.

Day Trip (Tuesday)
→ Complimentary breakfast at the hotel
→ Take the metro from Sygrou Fix to Syntagma Square
→ Take the bus at Filelinon Street to Sounion
→ Visit the Temple of Poseidon
→ Lunch at Naohs
→ Return to Athens

Travelogue


Hopped aboard the KTEL bus to Cape Sounion.

The beginning of the scenic coastline.

Lagoons where people are free to swim.





Miles of beaches.



The Temple of Poseidon from afar.

Made it to the top!

Was able to get these great shots because there weren't too many tourists.





4 comments:

  1. You look so lovely! amazing photos!

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  2. Wow, this place is so gorgeous! I've always wanted to visit, but never have the time to. Also loving your skirt with that slit!

    xoxo,
    Maggie S.
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  3. thank you for the travel guide. love how you structured the post.
    xx http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  4. I LOVE how you wrote this post!! Super inspirational for my future travel posts :)
    & I love your outfit that you wore that day! The skirt is so cute. Greece looks beautiful!! It's my absolute dream to go there. SO glad that you took such amazing pictures. Can't wait to see more travel posts by you :)

    xx Shirley
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