Sounio is among the top ten lists of the destinations in Greece, sitting proudly on the 3rd position. Famous for its magical sunset, in Sounio you shall enjoy the most beautiful sunset of the whole Attica region.
The unique land for sale is a block alone, ideal for the construction of luxury residences as well as for the construction of a hotel, as there is a high building density reaching up to 10.500m² and 16.500m² respectively.
Four facades to paved roads surround the property, measuring 142,76m, 186,81m, 115,97m and 134,64m.
Furthermore, there is a well on the land, providing its own water supply which is in fact offering a water level never below 7 intches throughout all year round !
This unique land sits just 150m away from crystal blue sea and less than 1km from a marina. The marina is based on international standards having always in mind convenience and comfortable stay and at the same time with highest awareness for the environment. Additionally, the marina may carry out any type of repairs, building project, or trial of the existing equipment to improve the condition of the vessel.
It disposes 680 berths, repair unit, 700 places on dry dock, travel lifts 45t, 65t, 200t, experienced personnel for any kind of maintenance, repair teams of your choice and 24 hours surveillance of private security company.
Furthermore, the marina is rewarded with the "Blue Flag" since 2000 and ISO 9001:2008.
This investment is one of a kind opportunity as it is expected to be fully integrated into the city plan in a relatively short time, which will then increase steeply the value of the property.
The land itself is a unique piece in this well known region, as there is nothing similar and more appropriate for your investment plans.
What a sight it must have been when the ancient Greek seafarers laid their eyes on the majestic Temple of Poseidon at the very tip of cape Sounio. There must have been no better reward for sailors who braved the waves of the Aegean Archipelago than the view of the orderly marble columns atop the rugged rocks that form the cape of Sounio.
A sign of approaching safe harbour for sailors who navigated towards Athens and a sign of farewell for departing ones, the temple of Poseidon has stood silently for thousands of years as a reminder of respect for mighty Poseidon and his capricious ocean. The temple's proportions are humble and serene, and yet the structure is elevated in a showmanship manner through the massive foundation that raises it so it can be easily spotted by sailors from afar. While most of the ornaments have been removed, the Doric columns impose a statement of strength, durability and serenity on the entire landscape. The aesthetics of the temple communicate a message most appropriate and welcome for those who braved the ocean in small vessels at the mercy of Poseidon's desires.
Cape Sounio has been recognized since prehistoric times as a special place of worship, and was an important sanctuary during the Greek Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods. There are two sanctuaries present on the cape: the sanctuary of Poseidon and the sanctuary of Athena; two gods that were held in high esteem by the ancient Athenians. The ruins as we see them today are the result of the renovations that took place during the 5th century B.C., and replaced a succession of buildings that date back to the archaic period.
The location of cape Sounio at the tip of Attica rendered it as a location of strategic military importance, and thus it was fortified with a mighty wall and guarded constantly by a garrison which ensured that the shipping lanes to Athens remained open. It is also most likely the place that Aegeus plunged to his death after he glimpsed the dark sails of Theseus' ship approaching, thus naming the Aegean Sea after his legend.
Standing atop the cape the horizon is full of sea three quarters of the way and as the rock breaks the stepping plane abruptly towards the smashing waves below, I could not help but feel as if the whole rock was just a floating platform; A massive raft which detached itself from land and history and floated softly along the waves towards the expanse of the Aegean Sea and the depths of History.