The island of Patroklos (Gaidouronisi) located in the Saronic Gulf, 3 km north of Sounion and 65 km south of Athens. The total area is 4200 acres, while the nearest point from the southwest coast of Attica is 850m. It is a rocky volume almost round, the top is 240m., While the longest is over 2 km and the largest width of 1.5 km belongs to the municipality Keratea as the opposite coast of Attica, Charakas. The islet is mentioned by Pausanias in 'Attic' and is associated with Chremonideio War (262-266m.Ch). Its name comes from the admiral Patroclus from Egypt (not the Homeric Patroclus) who came to help the Athenians, who wanted to freed from the hegemony of Makedonon.Aftos occupied and garrisoned island and across the beach camp and Ruler ie since it bears the name of the Ruler. For those who own the boat Patroklos island offers some absolutely deserted beaches. The island has several creeks ikanopoiontas all tastes from beach up rachodi coast. Of course there is no organization and you need all your essentials. An ideal place for snorkeling.
Immediately to the west of Cape Sounion there is a small bay that is, unfortunately, often full of boats, but from there you can visit one of Greece's most beautiful ancient sites : Poseidon's Temple. It can be seen from quite a distance on its rocky pedestal.
'Elias' is the name of a small waterside taverna in Cape Sounio lying on the edge of the bay with a breathtaking view on the Temple of Posiedon atop the cliffs.
Chill over a delicious seafood feast washed down with a good local wine or ouzo and watch the sunset from the picturesque bay.
In the bay of Thorikos under the famous ancient theater and the twin hills typical Small and Large Velatouri with the remains of the Mycenaean citadel, the beach is not suitable for swimming because the water is contaminated with various industrial wastes. Gathered on the beach with enough interest in windsurfing.
Arriving at Cape Sounion, instead of turning on the triangle to the Posedona to go straight and second or third street (dirt road) turn right and you will soon find yourself on a sandy beach that is not widely known, but only locally. It is not organized, so make sure to the essentials.
Sandy beach in the well protected bay of Sounion, where in ancient times was located in the dockyard of the Athenian fleet, located across from the archeological site near the site of the hotel units, approximately 68 kilometers southeast of downtown Athens. This is a fully organized beach just below the temple of Poseidon at Sounion, with clean sand and pebbles on the edge, where you can enjoy your swim.
Extensive beach front Legraina the homonymous tourist resort, located 60 kilometers southeast from the city center and 3 kilometers west of Cape Sounion. The first choice for those seeking a freestyler feeling in diving, the beach level Legraina combines Cycladic fine, golden sand and azure waters and lack of crowds.
Charakas sandy beach opposite the island of Patroklos, or Gaidouronisi for locals and old, on the way to Sounion (5 kilometers), located 58 kilometers southeast from the center of Athens. Map without having to locate, but without sinking in the world, the Ruler of the beach is the ideal solution for those seeking an alternative, but do not have time; or disposal; looking.
Small sandy beach in the well protected cove located directly beneath the Temple of Poseidon is located approximately 68 kilometers southeast of downtown Athens. Shortly before arriving at the temple of Poseidon on the dirt road turn left and after few meters you come across a small creek desert.
Aqua Divers Club in Greece, a PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Resort caters for both novice and certified scuba divers. The dive shop offers scuba divers and snorkelers a comprehensive selection of PADI scuba diving courses with all the necessary multimedia equipment for scuba teaching/training purposes, daily boat and shore fun dives, and scuba/snorkeling equipment for rental or sale.
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.