Pausanias believes that in this location Leto, who was pregnant by Zeus and chased by angry Hera, thinking that she was about to give birth to the twins brother and sister, Apollo and Artemis, loosened her gilt belt (zoster).The temple was founded in the 6th C. B.C. (Archaic Period). It is a rectangular construction measuring 10.80mX6.00m and...more
Once you get in, Astir Beach has a great Beach Bar and Restaurant. You can have your meal brought straight to your chair on the beach by the waiters and waitresses who gladly attend your hunger for something tasty to eat. Or, you can sit in the lovely beach side open air restaurant and enjoy a casual meal. Prices are not more than they would be at...more
If you really want to treat yourself to a very, very special beach experience, and if you can pay an extra amount for that special occasion, then by all means GO FOR IT! Going to the Astir Beach is like going to your favourite expensive restaurant. Maybe not an everyday event, but it sure feels good when you are there. Granted, the ticket is 15...more
There are many beaches at Vouliameni. There are expensive pay beaches, (Astir Beach) and free beaches (all along the coast) There are rocky beaches and sandy beaches. The best all-round beach is the public 'Plaz.'The Public Plaz in Vouliagmeni is clean, has great chairs and umbrellas, life guards, concession stands, paddle boats to rent, showers,...more
One of the best, if not THE best beaches along the Attiki coast, is the public 'Plaz' at Vouliagmeni. This is the public beach on the North shoreline of the Vouliagmeni Bay, just across from the Vouliagmeni main square.This beach is well organized, with very clean sand, changing rooms, toilets, concession stands with drinks and snacks, umbrellas,...more
Everyday of the year, you will see local people walking along the footpath on the mountain above the Lake of Vouliagmeni. People walk their dogs here, or just go for exercise. If you look carefully, you may see one of many 'Perdika' birds that have been released here by local hunters for their dogs to practice finding. Or, you may take something to...more
Before you guys start thinking about something in a bikini, let me clarify that the 'bird' that one should look for in the general vicinity of Attiki, but more specifically at the lake of Vouliagmeni, is a very brightly coloured Greek 'Kingfisher.' This little bird was well known in ancient times as 'Halcyon.' Today unfortunately, as have gone the...more
11 Litous Strreet, Vouliagmeni, Attica, 16671, Greece
Good for: Business
Great Location! Quiet Luxury! You'll be swept away by the magical allure of Vouliagmeni, playground...more
1 Jasonos Street 16671 Vouliagmeni/Attica, Vouliag
If you want to know which restaurant or 'taverna' in Greece is the best, just look for the most crowded one with Greek customers! Loizidis Taverna in the main square of Vouliagmeni has been for years THE place for locals to have a real Greek lunch or dinner. The covered veranda is clean and comfortable in all weather. Eventhough there is not a...more
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This is one of the most popular seaside Cafe-Bar-Restaurants along the Attiki Coast. You will find this excellently located gathering place packed by mid-Sunday afternoon when the Athenians love to sit for hours drinking their capuchinos, frappes and fredos! Or, take your special partner for a cocktail any evening to watch the sunset and listen to the latetest popular music.
Dress Code: Any style, anytime, anyday! Athens is a city without boundaries!
A small row of seasonal boutique shops exist at the Astir Beach Complex. When you get bored of sitting in the sun, be sure to bring some extra shopping money to spend on things you forgot you needed! The only drawback of these shops is that you must pay the entrance fee to the beach in order to have access to these shops...no coming back the next day just to purchase that cute little bikini you saw without paying that extra surcharge at the gate!
What to buy: These small shops provide an array of various goods, fashion and sports wear as well as sport equipment. You can find bikinis, swimming accessories such as caps, goggles, flippers, hats, bags, mats and jewelery.
One shop even sells top of the line, fold-up bikes!
What to pay: Prices seemed to be average and even some bargins at the end of the summer season. Bikinis ranged from 30Euros up.
The most interesting, unique and perhaps controversial???tatoo I've ever seen, was the one touted by the Lifeguard at the beach in Vouliagmeni. On his entire back, stretching from just beneath his neck, going down to just above his waist and extending vertically from one shoulder to the other, was a very large tatoo of Christ on the Cross. The irony of this picture were the words on the back of his shorts which read, 'Lifeguard.' Was it just a coincidence? No doubt this young man is a devout believer in the power of the 'icon' on his back. I wonder what Christodoulos would think of this display? Oh well, to each his own! I just hope that in the event of a person in distress upon the sea, that his (the lifeguard) 'actions would speak louder than his words!'
If you should come on holiday to Greece in February, be sure to bring winter clothes. If you plan on driving, be prepared for snow. You must have chains for your car's tires and driving in the snow in Greece is not like driving in other winterized countries. Drivers here are not used to these conditions and so you would be better off just staying inside and keeping warm in front of a burning fireplace with some Tsipouro and a juicy steak!
Even in the winter, when few are brave or hardy enough to venture into the colder Mediterranean waters, just taking a walk along the coast line can warm your spirit and bring joy to your day. There are so many places, that it would fill these pages if I started to describe them all. Here is just one, that is great for photo shots and provides a...more
Fondest memory: It was a surprise to find people swimming in winter months.........it is a place where you need to be careful because the lake has many caves that lead to the ocean or may not go there..so there are orange floating cones that will let you know not to go further.....MANY adventourous people have died here and not made it to the sea.....