Looking for some of the most amazing spots for accommodation, European Commission has voted Aegeon beach hotel as the number one. Hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful spots in Europe, at Cape Sounio, where the ancient Greeks worshipped Poseidon, the god of the sea, right on the seashore. It boasts rooms with breathtaking views of the Aegean sea and the Temple of Poseidon.
The Ancient Greeks knew how to choose a site for a temple. At Cape Sounion, 70km south of Athens, the Temple of Poseidon stands on a craggyspur that plunges 65m to the sea. Built in 444 BC – same year as the Parthenon– of marble from nearby Agrilesa, it is a vision of gleaming white columns. Sailors in ancient times knew they were nearly home when they saw the first glimpse of white, and views from the temple are equally impressive.
There are few places on Earth giving you this amazing opportunity to be a witness of the great history, breathtaking nature, beautiful sunset, simplicity, silence and class. Aegeon hotel, has its own beach right in front, providing you full privacy as there are no other beaches nearby. It has a total building area of 3,340 sq.m The hotel has been granted the exclusive use of Aegialos by contract with the State. It is located in an archaeological zone with absolute protection. It is forbidden to build and expand, where repairs, modernization and the improvement are permitted. Therefore, this hotel will keep its uniqueness as the only hotel with such an amazing spot in the area.
Greece has many amazing places to visit and it is hard to choose one as your favorite, still European Comission had a great reason to pick Aegeon hotel as one of the most amazing places.
Sources and photo-credits: European Commission, EU, BBC, QGN