To the south-east, along the road to Sounio, one finds the typical fishing village of Palea Fokea (about 4km away), still very much living off its small fishing caiques, and other small villages. Following the wavy road, taking in some spectacular scenery, you reach Sounio, with the Temple of Poseidon visible suddenly against the blue sky. Every week, Greeks shop at their neighborhood street market for fresh vegetables and fruits. The street markets in Anavyssos and Fokea are especially good because it is located very close to the actual fields where the produce is grown. You are sure to find some of the best vegetables that are in season at this market. The fruits are just as plentiful as are other items such as rice, nuts, fish, honey and herbs and spices.
Anavyssos is a sea-side settlement. It is an area with a history of centuries, since it is inextricably related to ancient Anaflystos. The most important finding may be the funerary statue of Kouros Kroisos, ca 530 B.C., the most artistic Kouros (young man) ever made, since this is the only one showing motion (stride).
Anavyssos Sandy Beach (3 km away from the hotel and more windy than sandy) is a particularly popular destination for freeride, freestyle, wave, race and slalom windsurfing. Greek and international tournaments are taking place here.
The beach at Aghios Nikolaos Anavyssos 2 km away from the hotel is long and sandy. The water is clean and It’s an ideal beach for children as the water is not too deep. There is a small chapel at the end of the beach dedicated to the Patron Saint of all sailors, Aghios Nikolaos, dated from the 17th century. Around the hill where the church is situated there are few secluded beaches and on the top of it some ancient relics.
Anavyssos landscapes around the year
The main public bus service has a stop right outside the Hotel, on the main road. In the summer, there are buses to and from Athens every half hour and it costs about 4€ to the centre of Athens. The same buses go to Sounio and Lavrio Taxi service is available from the hotels reception.
Poseidon Temple Sounio
The dramatic coastal location of Sounio (Cape Sounion) in southern Attica was an ideal spot for a Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea. Standing atop sheer cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, the marble temple has served as a landmark for sailors from ancient times to today. The "sanctuary of Sounion" is first mentioned in the Odyssey Archaeological evidence has shown that there were two organized places of worship on the cape by the 7th century BC: a sanctuary of Poseidon at the southern edge and a sanctuary of Athena about 500 m to the northeast. Lord Byron carved his name in the marble of one of the columns in 1810.
To the north-west, along the main road to Athens, lies the resort of Saronida (about 3km away). Saronida offers open air cinemas,bars and tavernas. Further along the road are the resort villages of Varkiza and Vouliagmeni. Varkiza is a meeting place for surfers and for paddle surfers It is ideal for those who want to make a first acquaintance with the sport.
The New Acropolis Museum, the ultimate showcase of classical civilization, sits near the base of the Acropolis with a direct view of the Parthenon is one of the highest-profile cultural projects undertaken in Europe in this decade. The new facility, 226,000 square feet of glass and concrete designed by the New York-based architect Bernard Tschumi,