Month: April 2017

The best beaches close to Athens!

The best beaches close to Athens!

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 […]

Exclusive night clubs in Athens

Exclusive night clubs in Athens

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 […]

Top 4 islands close to Athens!

Top 4 islands close to Athens!

Aegina Island

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

www.saronicferries.gr

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.

www.hellenicseaways.gr

www.aegeanflyingdolphins.gr

The trip with Hellenic Seaways and Aegean Flying Dolphins lasts about 35 mins but you cant transfer cars or motorbike.

Agistri Island

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 Island

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

www.aktoploika.gr/en/cyclades/index_kea.htm

Eureka tip

#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.

the Eurekathens team.

Pet friendly places in Athens!

Pet friendly places in Athens!

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 […]

Athens with kids!

Athens with kids!

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 […]

Summer 2017 music festivals in Athens

Summer 2017 music festivals in Athens

Ejekt festival 2017

Ejekt festival celebrates its 13th anniversary with two days of live performances

LINEUP

DAY 1 // 24.06.2017

KILLERS

THE KILLS

DAY 2// 14.07.2017

KASABIAN

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN

TICKETS

DAY 1 // 24.06.2017

Presale

Arena – 46 Euro

VIP – 85 Euro

Buy at the Entrance

Arena – 50 Euro

VIP – 90 Euro

DAY 2// 14.07.2017

Presale

Arena – 40 Euro

VIP – 65 Euro

Door

Arena – 45 Euro

VIP – 75 Euro

TWO – DAY TICKET

Presale 75 euro

THE VENUE

Plateia Nerou

It is the square located between the courts of Tae Kwon Do and Beach Volley. A large, open space right by the sea, overlooking Faliro Marina and the Averof ship Museum.

For more info you can visit the official page www.ejekt.gr

 

RELEASE ATHENS 2017

Release festival is a new festival that takes place in Athens with a lineup that promises to satisfy all electronic music fans.

LINEUP

DAY 1 // 02.06.2017

ROYKSOPP

MODERAT

DAY 2 // 16.06.2017

THIEVERY CORPORATION

ARCHIVE

TICKETS

DAY 1 // 02.06.2017

Presale

Arena – 40 Euro

VIP – 90 Euro

DAY 2// 16.06.2017

Presale

Arena – 40 Euro

VIP – 90 Euro

THE VENUE

Plateia Nerou

It is the square located between the courts of Tae Kwon Do and Beach Volley. A large, open space right by the sea, overlooking Faliro Marina and the Averof ship Museum.

For more info you can visit the official page www.releaseathens.gr

ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL

Rockwave festival has been hosting some of the most popular rock bands every summer for the last 21 years. Rockwave Festival is part of YOUROPE (Official European Union of the biggest festivals, with the strictest inclusion criteria, approved by Brussels) and of ETEP (European program for the showcase, promotion and exchange of emerging artists within the EU member states). The festival takes places in Malakasa which is 45 klm outside Athens.

LINEUP

DAY 1 // 30.06.2017

ROTTING CHRIST
NIGHTSTALKER

INNER WISH

BAZOOKA

DAY 2 // 01.07.2017

PLACEBO

SIVERT HOYEM

CIGARETTES AFTER SEX

THE FAT WHITE FAMILY

LAST INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOYS

DAY 3 // 02.07.2017

EVANESCENCE

GOJIRA

FLOGGING MOLLY

PARADISE LOST

ANATHEMA

EPICA

POEM

TICKETS

Presale

ΟΝΕ – DAY TICKET 42 Euro

TWO – DAY TICKET 70 Euro

ONE – DAY V.I.P TICKET 50 Euro

TWO – DAY V.I.P TICKET 85 Euro

Buy at the Entrance

ONE – DAY TICKET 45 Euro

two -day ticket 75 Euro

THE VENUE

The festival takes place in Malakasa suburb which is about 45 klm outside Athens and can be easily reached by car, bus or train. If you choose to go by car we should warn you that you will have to be very patient while arriving and leave the car parks cause it gets extremely crowded.

For more info you can visit the official page www.rockwavefestival.gr

The eurekathens team

How to celebrate Easter like the Greeks

How to celebrate Easter like the Greeks

Have you decided to visit Greece during the Orthodox Easter Period?? You made the right choice and here it is the survival guide! Of course Easter is a great celebration for the Greeks with deeply rooted customs and old traditions. Orthodox churches base their Easter date […]


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