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“View of Temple is perfect”
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Aegeon Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sounio
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Sydney
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77 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“View of Temple is perfect”
Reviewed October 5, 2008

Perfect location under the shadow of the Temple of Poseidon - which was our sole reason for visiting Sounio. We walked from the hotel to the Temple at sunset - perfect. As noted by other reviewers the hotel has been recently renovated. Upside - the room was clean, overlooked the beach and had views of the temple. Downside - the bathroom was very small and breakfast was ordinary. As we don't usually stay in large hotels - glad we were there end of season - I can imagine this hotel would be very busy in high summer.

  • Liked — Proximity to the Temple of Poseidon
  • Disliked — Bathroom
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge Uk
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128 reviews
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Reviewed September 14, 2008

Stayed at the Aegeon Hotel for 7 nights. Get a taxi there as the buses are a bit iffy from the airport as you have to change bus in Marcopolo. Connection could be anything up to 1 hour

The Hotel is in an idylic postion with all of the rooms facing the sea with lovely big balconies. Rooms very well fitted out, a/c, nice decor, good bathroom with soap, shampoo and shower gel etc.

Breakfast very good - hot and cold choices with tables looking up to the Temple of Poseiden - what a way to start the day. Took a stroll up to the Temple most days before swimming and reading.

Two Tavernas next door with traditional Greek food - calamares, souvlaki et al.

Hotel restaurant excellent Regular buses to and from Lavrio and Athens every hour at the top of the hill Sea and beach lovely - free beds for residents - good snorkeling and swimming but VERY busy at the weekend with locals which was fun. Always yatchs in the bay which was nice to watch in between reading and swimming.

No local shops but we liked this a lot as this was a switch off the brain week away. Not good for people looking for stuff to do

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Nothing - perfect for us!
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank marypa
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Athens
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2008

We live in Athens and we like to spend summer weekends in Sounio as it is really close to Athens and there are nice tavernas around. We usually stay at Cape Sounio hotel but this time, as it was a last minute decision, it was fully booked so we decided to try Aegeon.
The hotel is impressively located right on the foot of the Posidon temple, in front of a really nice beach. This, and the fact that almost all rooms have a sea & sunset view are the best parts of the hotel. Almost anything else ranges between average and annoying and it hardly competes as a 4 star hotel.
The building, dating back form the 60s, and is recently renovated.
Rooms are of average size and are decorated in a way which borders between "modern" and tacky. Cheap chinese reproductions everywhere with some personal touches here and there (copper painted wooden night table and shell covered ceiling lamps !) . Nice marble bathroom however but with absolutely no amenities.
The beach is nice. However, it is packed with 4 rows of umbrellas (although it is not that big) and about a trillion people and even more babies. There are babies everywhere, jumping, playing and crying all over. It is then that I realized that this is an open beach and everyone from Athens has access to it. You cannot help but intervene to other people's conversations as you all sweat together under the sun in one huge and loud party.
There is also a basic beach bar serving refreshments, beers and crisps accompanied with hideous "bouzouki" music coming out from a couple of really cheap speakers. At least the girls behind the bar were dancing and singing the lyrics passionately while they were serving the parents and their babies.
Breakfast was rather annoying with nothing but the very basic and of mediocre quality.
Finally, there is no convenience store for newspapers, cigarettes, magazines etc. in the hotel and the nearest one is 5-6 kilometers away.
Overall, I don't think I will ever go back there again, although that I would recommend it to parents.
There is absolutely no comparison to Cape Sounio which is 500 meters away but is double the price.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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london
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67 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2008

The hotel is in a wonderful location, with views up to the temple of Poseidon and overlooking the small bay. The beach is not that great, pretty dirty most of the time we were there. Rooms are clean and perfectly adequate. Breakfasts were quantity rather than quality. The two tavernas on the beach serve good food, reasonably priced. On our first night the hotel's bar near the beach was packed until the early hours, on the next day it was shut at seven. Given the rave reviews we were expecting something rather special and the Aegeon is not special in any way that springs to mind. Very handy for the airport, as many other reviewers mention, although its not exactly round the corner.

  • Liked — Views
  • Disliked — Nothing stands out- whole experience was a bit underwhelming
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank axel2307
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london
1 review
Reviewed June 22, 2008

The hotel is in a fab location.The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much of a issue !! Excellent choice will def return back for anoher vacation.

  • Liked — The location and the friendly staff
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with friends
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Thank jittydhami
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texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2008

In Athens for a week, stuck at a hotel near the airport, we reached out to find somewhere.. anywhere on the beach for the remainder of our stay. We literally stumbled onto the Aegeon Beach Hotel in Sounio ! We booked the hotel based on the internet website and pictures only to arrive there and discover that, while beautiful, the pictures failed to do this hotel justice. It so far exceeded our expectations... I can't tell you !! Sitting in a cove, literally in the shadow of The Temple Of Poseidon, the Aegeon Beach Hotel really is a hidden gem. The beach is beautiful, the cove is pristine, the yachts that come into the area and weigh anchor every day are awesome, the staff can't do enough for you.... and they all take their cues from the owner Georgios Terlakis. He is the consumate host. He and his staff MADE our trip to Greece ! We can't wait to go back.
Brad and Shari Wright
Fort Worth, Texas

Stayed June 2008
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2008

The Aegeon Beach is situated in a truly spectacular and beautiful location (see photo). The Temple of Poseidon ovelooks the temple and is fantastic to look upto during the day while having breakfast or at night from your room balcony when the 450BC temple ruins is lit up (see photo). We stayed for 2 days in the off season in the Junior Suite wiith 2 kids. The suite was spacious with good decor and a fair sized balcony overlooking the Aegean sea. The Hotel staff were helpful and courteous.

The water is shallow for a good distance and safe for kids to play in. Unlike a resort hotel closeby where you have to cross route 91 road to reach the beach, the Aegeon hotel is on the Beach and it is 40 metres walk from your room directly on the beach which is the way it should be. The views from the beach is great with small sail boats moored around.The facilities on the beach provided by the hotel is fairly good and the beach is clean. Next to the hotel on the beach is a shop which hires water sports equipment and make sure you hire the Pedal boat for 8 Euro an hour and go out on to the sea to enjoy the nice views of the neighbouring area. There are two taverns adjoining the hotel and for variety food you can enjoy decent sea food for lunch or dinner there.

You can walk up to the Temple of Poseidon from the hotel beach (slow walk uphill for 20 minutes). Visit the temple an hour before sunset to enjoy the breathtaking sunset from the temple on the hill (see photo). The breakfast is good but was surprised they did not serve orange juice. The nearest shops for any grocery or other items is 10 minutes by car. If you are in Athens it will be worthwhile hiring a car and driving to the hotel in Sunio as the drive for 50kms is along the Aegean sea coast the scenery is really worth it and relaxing driving on the quite route 91.

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The sea view from the Junior Suite balcony was spoilt by a dining extension area metal roofing which is ugly in front of the spectacular view of the sea. We wondered why the beds were not made up properly when they cleaned the room daily. Be careful while having a shower in the bath as the water will spash out on the floor as there is no proper shower glass or curtain - Bad design. No pool is a disadvantage as the sea water is cold outside July-September for long swims.

  • Liked — Nice spacious room with good sea view Balcony with spectacular scenery & locaton
  • Disliked — Hampered view from Balcony, Shower/Bath area
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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2 Thank cricomerchant
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Property: Aegeon Beach Hotel
Address: 68 Klm Athens- Sounio Ave, Sounio 195 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > East Attica Region > Sounio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sounio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aegeon Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aegeon Beach Hotel is placed at the most beautiful spot in Europe, at Cape Sounio, where ancient Greeks worshipped the god of the sea Poseidon, right on the seashore. All 45 rooms claim a superb sea view and a private balcony to marvel the world-known sunset. ... more   less 
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