A list of things that you should see and do in the Southern Suburbs of Athens.
The enchanting and “summery” area of Vouliagmeni. For lovers of glamour, jetsetters and sophisticated travellers alike this area constitutes their paradise on Earth! It is located 21 km away from Athens and is endowed by nature with sunshine, beaches, green spaces and beautiful neighbourhoods all of which will make you feel so far away, yet, at the same time actually so close to Athens city center. In the area's big pluses are the extra fine entertainment businesses for food and fun.
The all-time classic area of St. Panteleimon where you will come across a plethora of meeting places one next to the other. Also the most privately frequented places in the area of Lemos will charm you with their sense of exclusivity.
For the more active individuals among you...the area of Vouliagmeni will reveal a lot more than what you expected! Water ski lessons at Loloski School and Kitesurfing in the areas of Loutsa, Oropos and Schinias. Last but not least, visit Limanakia area for diving and snorkeling sessions.
For ancient Greek monument admirers, the area's must see is surely The Temple of Apollo in Sounio. The best time to visit it is at sunset or at a night with a full moon…for a unique experience that you will never forget.
The Lake of Vouliagmeni is located at a 25 km distance from Athens towards the south coast of the county of Attica. Feast your eyes with a unique natural scenery that has been characterized as a preserved natural monument and a protected wetland. Make a visit especially if you are in need of thermal curative baths.
Citizens of Vouliagmeni & children 5-12 years of age: 5€
Children of 4 years and below: free
Teenagers above 13 years of age: 8€
For more information, please visit : www.limnivouliagmenis.gr
The queen of the South: Glyfada. Breath in its cosmopolitan air while having your morning coffee in Zisimopoulou street or while slowly sipping your cocktail in Kiprou street. Pass through the upcoming Laodikis street and continue with your shopping at Angelou Metaxa street. Tired yet?! If not, we will not stop you from elongating your day into the night...Dance clubs and uplifting Greek music halls are there to welcome you and make you addicted to the beauties of Glyfada by night!
The nearby areas such as Varkiza, Lagonisi, Sounio and Saronida to mention the most known. This is where you will feel spoilt for choice for beaches, private bays for swimming, restaurants and tavernas.
If you are willing to…new excitements then the historical centre of Athens must be definately added to your list of places to visit while in Athens. The neighbourhoods of Monastiraki, Plaka, Gazi, Metaxourgio, Kolonaki will give you an essential knowledge of what Athens is all about!