When we are thinking about Athens the first thing that comes in mind is the view of Acropolis, the remnants of the ancient glory and a delicious Greek salad. But Athens is close to some beautiful beaches and if your visit is taking place through […]
Month: April 2017
If you’re visiting Athens during Spring/Summer and you are up for dancing in some fancy clubs by the seaside here is some of them in the Athenian Riviera we have handpicked for you. ISLAND CLUB This club is located in the Athenian riviera and it […]
Aegina Island is a popular weekend destination for Athenians simply because its a beautiful island and its very close to Athens. While you are in Aegina we encourage you to take a ride on the horses and the carriages, walk in the narrow, paved streets and see the traditional houses, the churches with the blue domes and the shops with folk art.
During the day you can enjoy the seaview while having a coffee at the patisserie shops which are located just in front of the sea.There are plenty of fish restaurants where you can enjoy fresh fish along with quality wines and why not try some ouzo too! This island is famous for producing local peanuts and you can even have mojito drink with Aegina Peanuts! If you are a party animal you might get a bit disappointed because the are no big and fancy nightclubs but you will surely have a good time at cozy bars.
How to get to Aegina
You can easily reach Aegina by boat departing from Piraeus port. The following boat operators have regular departures from Piraeus port
The trip with Saronic Ferrier lasts about 1 hour and 15 mins and you can book a ticket also for your car or your motorbike.
The trip with Hellenic Seaways and Aegean Flying Dolphins lasts about 35 mins but you cant transfer cars or motorbike.
Agistri is a small island close to Aegina and is ideal for relaxing holidays.In Agistri you will come across verdurous pine woods, sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, traditional colors, quietude, peacefulness and yet an intense nightlife according to the visitor’s preference.
If you are looking for a destination which is not crowded with tourist then Agistri will fulfill you expectations. Fresh fish, great local groceries, beautiful views and warm people are just some of the standards that come with visiting Agistri!
How to get to Agistri
You can reach Agistri by the same boats that travel to Aegina Island and the travel time varies from 55 mins (flying dolphin) to 2 hours (ferry boat).
Poros is family friendly island in the neighborhood of Aegina and Agistri Islands called Saronic Golf. In Poros you can find sandy beaches with clear waters. Great taverns, pastry shops and bars will serve you with a warm smile and locals will be more than happy to give you tips on what places you should visit while you are in Poros.
How to get to Poros
You can reach Poros by the same boats that travel to Aegina Island and the travel time varies from 1 hour (flying dolphin) to 2 hours and 15 mins(ferry boat).
KEA (TZIA) Islands
Kea is the closest Island of the Cyclades to Athens. It is a beautiful island with traditional settlements, tiled alleys, archaeological treasures and amazing beaches. It is different from the other cycladic islands simply because several of its areas are full of beautiful trees and rare plant species.Some of the beaches you should visit while you are in Kea are Spathi, Psathi, Orkos, Gialiskari, the Three Beaches.
Another fact that makes Kea a great holiday destination is the ferry connection with the following the ports of the other cycladic islands Andros, Ios, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Sikinos, Syros, Folegandros.
How to get to Κea(Tzia)
You can reach Kea from Lavrio Port and it is about 1 hour trip. For more information about departing times and booking tickets see the following links
#1.Aegina was the first capital of Greece for two years.
#2.Agistri is the third greenest island in Greece, as 80% of its ground is covered by trees.
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We love our little furry friends and we believe that travelling abroad with them shouldn’t be a problem. Here we have gathered some dog friendly café and bars which they will be happy to serve your best friend with a great smile! HOXTON ( Voutadon […]
We believe that the best way to get to know a place is to walk in its streets along with a local! In this almost two and a half hours free walking tour, you ‘ll see Athens through the eyes of a local who loves […]
Are you visiting Athens with your kids? Athens offers a lot of choices for families and there is no doubt that you are going to have a lot of fun and enjoy your stay! Here are some activities and museums that will be appreciated by the whole family!
You are in Athens, of course you are desperate to see the Acropolis and the new Acropolis museum! But you don’t know how to please your children.. Well, there are some good news! The Acropolis museum offer specialized tours for families with young children so they can combine fun and education at the same time. Also the Museum of Greek Children’s Art is one of the very few worldwide that exhibits exclusively drawings and three dimensional artworks created by children 5 to 14 years old. You can find it at 9 Kodrou str, which is the extension of Voulis str.in Plaka.
Apart from museums there are many other ways to have fun as a family in Athens! The beautiful bright red happy train is a great way to see all the major attractions in a funny way! It starts its sightseeing tour from the Constitution Square (also known as “Syntagma”) and follows an amazing route through the historical center of the city, the old neighborhoods and the hill of Acropolis. Another great way to spend quality time with your children is to stroll or even have a picnic in the National Gardens of Athens. Often described as an oasis in the heart of the city, you can rest for a while in the beautiful gardens or let your kids blend with local children at the beautiful playground inside the gardens!
Outside the city center you will also find great opportunities for families. Firstly, at Floisvos Park you will find a beautiful playground where locals love to go! You can also enjoy a beautiful walk at the nearby marina. You can easily reach Floisvos by tram from Syntagma. Attica Zoological Park is another attraction that children will absolutely love! It is the largest zoo in Athens and nearby cities and children can see fron lion and Giraffes to doplhins shows! You can reach Attica Zoological Park by metro from Syntagma to Doukisis Plakentias (metro line 3 – the blue line) and then you can take the 319 bus lane which runs every 35 minutes from Doukisis Plakentias. Of course if you planning your stay in Athens during summer months there is no better way to spend your day than a day at the beach! You can easily reach some of the by tram or you can take buses from Panepistimio metro station. The buses are E22 (Academia – Saronida) or A2 (Academia – Voula).
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