|| clubs and bars
boarding the town and the coast. The town of Glyfada also contains
a lot of luxurious shops, hotels and cafes which are particularly
crowded during summer. Near the town you can find a lot of private
beaches as well as some lovely rocky creeks less crowded than the
big sandy beaches.
The sandy beach at Varkiza is the most far away from the town center;
therefore it is one of the less crowded in the south-east coast.
This beach offers tennis and volleyball courts which can be hired
per hour, day or evening, water slide, snack bars and a play area
for children. You can easily go there by bus, directly from the town
With one of the best set up, this beach offers every thing you need
to really enjoy your day: tennis and volleyball courts, play area
for children, water slide, individual cabins and a restaurant. To
reach Vouliagmeni Beach you need to catch two buses, one from the
town centre and then one from Glyfada.
A really relaxing place to go during a hot summer day, the Lake of
Vouliagmenis is a natural lake 12m deep. You can enjoy a swim in its
cool and beautiful water as well as a drink at the nice café
positioned in the edge of the lake.
This region situated at 42km north-east of Athens is a well-known
site where the famous battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC, between
the Greeks and the Persian army. After the bloody battle, a messenger
named Pheidippides ran 42km to Athens to announce the victory of the
Greeks and then died from exhaustion. This story is the origin of
the marathon foot race in witch today runners trace Pheidippides route.
8km from the town of Marathon you can fin the Lake Marathon which
is faced with a huge Pentelic marble dam (50m high and stretching
for 300m), marble that was used to build the Parthenon.
This lake was Athens' sole water source until 1956. Nearby, in the
little site of Ramnous overlooking the sea, you can admire the beautiful
ruins of the Doric Temple of Nemesis (435 BC), goddess of retribution
as well as the 6th-century small temple of Themis, goddess of justice
and law. If you want to stay in a historic context, you can also visit
the Archaeological Museum of Marathonas.
This interesting region also offers some little rocky inlets with
clean and nice water as well as the really long and beautiful beach
With the same bus you can also stop at Voula Beach. Sandy and clean,
this beach also hires tennis and volleyball court.
On Attica's east coast, this is the second most important port for
passenger ferries and appears like a smaller, quieter and less confusing
version of Piraeus. You can take ferries for some islands like Andros,
Hydra, Lesvos and Limnos and also for the port of Marmari and Karystos
on the island. Otherwise, you can choose to take one of the fine high-speed
catamarans for Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, and Amorgos.
Around the area of this lovely port you can find a lot of small beaches
and some camping sites.
This particular creek is situated at 1,5km from the port of Rafina.
Small and quiet, this place is going to intrigue you with its peculiar
red cliff witch is boarding the sandy beach. Nearby thus creek you
can find a blue and white sign indicating one of the few camping site
in the area.
You can find there a sandy beach surrounded by small fish restaurant
and café, as well some small creeks, unfortunately quite crowded.
It is an interesting place to go, not only for its nice beaches and
creeks but also for the sanctuary of Artemis. The small town of Vravrona
belonged to the mythical King Cecrops, founder of Athens.