The 10 Best Things to Do in Sounio, Greece

March 21, 2018 Sachiko Swiger

Sunset is the best time to arrive at the 5th-century-B.C. Temple of the mythical sea God Poseidon. Perched on cliffs above Cape Sounio, the temple ruins, surrounded on three sides by sea, have stunning views out over the Aegean. It was mentioned in Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. More recently, English Romantic poet Lord Byron visited this atmospheric spot in 1811 and inscribed his name at the base of one of the temple's Doric columns.
Restaurants in Sounio

1. Temple of Poseidon

Leoforos Athinon - Souniou | Cape Sounio, Sounio 195 00, Greece +30 2292 039363
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Temple of Poseidon

Reviewed By Ruth K - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

My sister and I drove down to the Temple from Athens on a Sunday Morning. It was a beautiful drive and with amazing views at the end. The Temple was easy to locate and pretty quiet while we were there. It was incredibly windy so be prepared but so worth the trip!

2. Planet Blue Diving Center

1 Perdikka, Lavrio 195 00, Greece
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5 based on 146 reviews

Planet Blue Diving Center

Our diving field includes the reefs and wrecks of Macronisos island, Cape Sounio and the surrounding islets. For the experienced and technical divers we organize daily excursions to more remote diving sites all of them chosen from the immense personal archive of Kostas Thoctarides. In association with the training agencies of SSI, PADI, we offer all kinds of services in the fields of recreational and technical scuba diving. Planet Blue is also certified by Bureau Veritas according to European standard EN 14467.

Reviewed By notuktuk

Me and my girlfriend went with these guys on two dives and definitely got what we payed for and more!
Everything from start to finish was just awesome.
Everyone involved were so nice and helpful, and they are pure professionals.
We talked to lovely Caterina who got everything ready for us and explained really well how everything would work.
We then got the wonderful Vassilis who picked us up from our hotel and went with us on the dives. The equipment is really great both new and comfortable.
Vassilis made us feel really safe on both dives by having everything crystal clear.
They then went above and beyond by taking us to the Poseidon temple located about 15 min from the diving center and told us all about its origin and history.
And not to leave out the wonderful Kostas or the Boss who is just one of the kindest people ever.
All in all if you want to dive in Greece go with planet blue!

3. Soma Therapy & Spa

Leoforou Kalyvion 13 | 1st Floor, Kalyvia Thorikou 19010, Greece +30 2292 022408
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Soma Therapy & Spa

Reviewed By Des_Mour - Athens, Greece

I booked an appointment with Soma Therapy and Spa to profit from their "Relax Day". 45 minutes of relaxing massage for 15 euros.
The owner and her daughter were polite and knowledgeable. The massage therapists were also very polite, but young and inexperienced at the same time.
The environment is great and the facilities clean.
I would visit Soma Therapy & Spa again

4. Aqua Divers Club

48.5km Souniou avenue, Anavyssos 190 13, Greece
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5 based on 64 reviews

Aqua Divers Club

We are the people of Athens Divers Club! We would love to be your underwater companions!Being avid divers ourselves, highly trained and experienced, we wish to share our life long passion of sea exploration with you. By focusing on a personalized service, balanced between safety and fun, we promise you an unforgettable in-water experience. By sharing our profound adoration of the Sea, we promise you peace of mind interwoven with pure joy. Our state of the art equipment, our fast, comfortable and spacious RIB, our right on the beach location, conveniently next to a beach bar and a taverna, a mere 45 minutes drive from downtown Athens, will heighten your overall experience. Dive in!

Reviewed By Mikkel H

I had 3 dives in 2 days at Aqua Divers Club and it was such a pleasure. Sadly the plan was to have 4 dives but a storm was coming and they canceled our 2nd dive on the first day - but this is only a plus in my book. Then you know they are serious about the security. On the 2nd day we only was 2 diver but ADC still provided 2 dive masters because we had very different level and therefore I still got some very good dives. The area is also very beautiful and the visibility was 30-40 meters.

5. Sounio Beach

68 Klm Athens-Sounio Ave. | under the ancient Temple of Poseidon, Sounio 19500, Greece
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Sounio Beach

Sounio beach is a well organized sandy beach with many facilities to visitors including umbrellas with sunbeds under price, beach bar, showers, W.C. and free parking.

Reviewed By Anthony S - Brisbane, Australia

Coming from Australia it is difficult to get excited by a Mediterranean beach but this one was quite nice. Not many waves but the water as crystal clear and fairly warm. The beach sand was dark and of huge grains.
Nice enough for Europeans who don't really know what a great beach is.

6. Sazerac

44 Mitropoulou, Lavrio 195 00, Greece
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Sazerac

Reviewed By Meghan R

We walked in here on a Saturday night at 11 PM and it was packed with locals. We took a seat in the outside-ish section that was more quiet and restaurant-like.
After we ordered drinks and a pizza (HUGE!) a table opened up inside, so we snagged it. The atmosphere is much more fun inside, lots of chatter and a really good mix of music. We sat next to a bookshelf with many interesting books and board games to entertain us.
I ordered a mojito, which I normally never do outside of latin america, however it was actually pretty good! The boys got the house beer, which they said was also good.
Out waiter was friendly and conversational. Very busy, but we still had decent service. Pizza was brought out on a huge table top platter, plenty to share between 3-4 people. Lots of cheese on the margarita, which was appreciated :)
Definitely a must-go for drinks in Lavrio.

7. GR Cycling

Sounio 11854, Greece
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5 based on 26 reviews

GR Cycling

Daily Road Cycling Tours to Poseidon's Temple in Sounio. Ride along the Athenian Riviera, one of the world's most scenic coastal routes. Included: - Premium Carbon Disc Road Bikes / Fitness or Trekking Bikes - Entrance Fees for the archaeological site - Light Meal or Snack at the end of the ride - Rider's Checkpoint (only for rider chosen the longest version) - Support Vehicle along way - Escort rider(s) (for groups more than 2) Others: - E-Bikes on request - Route adjustable to meet all fitness levels - Small groups. - Option to combine a full meal after the ride - we speak English, Greek. GR Cycling offers a number of all-inclusive cycling trips to Cyclades, Peloponnese, Crete, Ionian Islands and Greece's Mainland. All of our trips are designed by cyclists and include Premium CARBON road bikes, accommodation and meals. Join us and explore the unique landscape of Greece on two wheels. We hope to enjoy and love that as much as we do every time we ride!

Reviewed By hauxton2319

We Stayed in Loutraki about an hour from Athens. I exchanged emails before travelling and Alexandros dropped the bikes exactly on time; we decided to be independent rather than guided. The bikes were in excellent (brand new) condition and the suggested routes were beautiful and challenging. Later in the week, a couple of friends decided to rent bikes also and received equally good service. I'd highly recommend the company for the service they provide, the communication and the overall friendliness

8. Kape Beach

Leof. Athinon Souniou, Sounio 195 00, Greece
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Kape Beach

Reviewed By Antouli

Is a very clear beach with also clear waters and shingles. Quite scenic but not with many green. However is good enough for swimming and for families

9. Exclusive Minibus

Sounio 145 68, Greece
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5 based on 12 reviews

Exclusive Minibus

Our Company offers private tours and transportation services to all destinations on Mainland Greece specifically in the historic capital of Athens. We cater for any size of group, the tours or transfers are private ,and your group is totally flexible tailor made just for you.

Reviewed By Suzan M - Dearborn, Michigan, United States

What a wonderful company. We set up a taxi a night before a trip to Athens. We were set up with an amazing driver named Fotis. He gave us an 1 and 1& 1/2 hour tour with no additional cost. He told us all the...MoreThank you Mrs.Sousan We do our best for happy customers

10. Mineralogical Museum

Kordela Andrea | Next to the Basketball Indoor Hall, Lavrio 195 00, Greece +30 2292 026270
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Mineralogical Museum

Reviewed By Kathy K - Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania

We enjoyed our visit to the Mineralogical Museum of Lavrio. We viewed many wonderful mineral specimens extracted from the area of Lavrio. The Museum is small, but the contents are fascinating, especially to those who have an interest in minerals and ores.
The staff was helpful and knowledgable. Small specimens are available for purchase as well as picture post cards of the various minerals showcased in the Museum.
It was a most informative and instructive experience and we hope to visit the Museum again the next time we are in Lavrio.

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