27 Affordable Beach Resorts
WHAT IT'S LIKE: The seven-story Poseidon Hotel rises above a winding stretch of coastline between Athens and Cape Sounio, home to the Temple of Poseidon. The 88 rooms are stylishly sparse: pale wood furniture, crisp white bedding, opaque curtains. Terraces along the eastern side of the hotel look across the road to hip Edem Beach, which is dotted with the resort's white umbrellas and lounge chairs. Sip retsina at the rooftop restaurant as the sun sets over the Saronic Gulf.
WHAT TO DO: The hotel is five minutes away from the Alimos and Trocadero marinas, where you can rent a boat to Aegina to see the ancient Aphaia Temple. —Ada Calhoun