1st Olympic Yacht Show to Take Place in Sounio

The 1st Olympic Yacht Show, a premium event focused on Greece’s yachting and luxury tourism industry, is set to take place in the stunning area of Sounio in Attica, during October 1-5, 2021.

The event will take place at the upgraded facilities of Olympic Marine in Sounio – one of the most prominent marinas in Attica, located around half an hour away from Athens International Airport and 45 minutes from the heart of Athens – and is expected to attract the interest of industry experts from local and international markets.

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Sailing in Sounio

Organisers of the Olympic Yacht Show have announced that 95 yachts are due to exhibit- and all of the yachts displayed are newly-built vessels to showcase the very best of the Greek market, as the Show is st to highlight New Yachts for Sale belonging to the premium yacht category. As well as vessels built in Greek shipyards, the show will display a range of yachts from international yards. 

It is the only Greek event with the aim of promoting medium and large yachts and related businesses, with leading companies of the industry given the opportunity to have a strong presence both on land and in water- in what will be a stunning setting; there will also be a specially designed area for Luxury Ribs and Luxury Day Cruisers.

And not only will the show feature some of the industry’s leading companies but also a lineup of luxury RIB boats and premium day cruisers, also offering visitors the opportunity of a sea trial.

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Greece’s premium yachts will be on display

Organised by ONDECK Events in collaboration with Olympic Marine, the show will host top international maritime tourism professionals including foreign yacht designers, senior company executives and journalists from around the world.

“The organisers aim for the show to become a pillar for the development, not only of maritime tourism but also luxury tourism in Greece,” ONDECK Events said in an announcement.

The Hellenic Coast Guard will also be present at the event in Sounio, to represent the history of Greek shipping and to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of its service.

For more details head to Olympic Yacht Show 

12 Best Things to Do at Cape Sounio

Less than an hour’s drive from Athens, Cape Sounio is the ideal weekend getaway or perfect day trip from the Greek capital. There are plenty of things to see and do at this beautiful spot and we reveal what not to miss when visiting! 

1. Explore the 444BC Temple of Poseidon, honouring the Olympian God of the Sea. It is located at the edge of Cape Sounio at the southern coast of Attica, with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. If you can only be here for a few hours make sure it’s during sunset from the temple’s ruins, which is by far one of the best sights in all of Greece.

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2. With its crystal clear and calm waters, the beaches surrounding this area are ideal for people of all ages who can take in the blue sea and its surrounding beauty. For a swim that offers amazing views of the Temple, head to Sounio Beach or the Aegean Hotel, which are organised and offer umbrellas. Legrena is also one of the largest and most popular beaches in the area. 

3. KAPE deserves a mention of its own. With a beach bar right on the water, you can order a Freddo/Frappe, cocktail or a light lunch. It’s a relaxing place to sit and watch the sun and the sea while tanning away or dipping into the crystal clear water. 

4. Have a pampering day at Elixir Spa Retreat. The spa offers a range of natural therapies based on Greek herbs and flowers. After a pampering therapy, you can enjoy the nearby gardens whilst sipping on a freshly-prepared tisane from the resort’s organic garden, or enjoy the Greek sun along with your favourite book by the pool.

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5. If you are after some action head to Lavrio where you can rent boats or equipment and go scuba diving or sail into the Mediterranean Sea.

6. For some great Asian check out So Oriental,  one of the most unique Asian restaurants near Athens. Here you can relax on one of the outdoor swing-beds which doubles as your dining table.

7. If you love seafood Cape Sounio offers plenty of fish taverns to choose from. Our favourites include Marida, Taverna Syrtaki and Stamatis

8. For an unforgettable fine dining experience, The Restaurant, located on the rooftop terrace at the Grecotel, is a gourmet eatery that boasts a Greek-French menu designed by acclaimed chef Sakis Tzannetos.

9. Chill out at the stylish Panorama Lounge Bar overlooking the Temple at Sounio and take in the splendid atmosphere while you relax on the peaceful terraces beside the water and fire fountains.

10. Book a scenic sunset sailing tour, where you can truly enjoy the magnificent Athenian coastline, as you swim in crystal blue waters and secluded bays far from the crowds. In the early evening you can enjoy the magical sunset; and for those who really want to indulge,  book a private chef who prepares your lunch and dinner on board. 

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11. Stroll along Lavrion, which is on the tip of Attiki and famous for its lovely marina. The Ancient Theater of Lavrion is a fantastic historical landmark situated very close to the shores of the marina and will surprise you with its unique architecture. 

12. Last but not least, make sure you snap away as Sounio really is one of the most iconic sights in mainland Greece and a must for photographers. Have your camera ready as there will be plenty of great shots that are more than just Insta-worthy! 

Getting there

Take the bus (KTEL) from Athens, or travel by car along the coast of Athens and Attica, as you pass by Athens’ Riviera and its glamorous neighbourhoods including Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and Lagonisi. 

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