Vouliagméni, the seat of the municipality Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni in Attica, nestles in a beautiful location, before Mount Hymettus. A popular beach resort, Vouliagmeni is also renowned for its many beautiful parks and pedestrian zones. These factors made it the natural choice for hosting the Triathlon event during the Athens 2004 Olympic games. The nearby marina hosts many of the boats that are seen cruising along the Athens coast, while visitors and residents have unlimited opportunities to enjoy nautical sports and sea-related activities.
Astir beach on Apóllonos Street with its shallow, delicately turquoise water, smooth sand, excellent facilities and blue flag certification for cleanliness is one of Attica’s most luxurious and most popular beaches. Opposite Astir beach lies the public beach, which has no facilities and therefore no entry fee. If we add the bustling nightlife, the elegant cafes and restaurants and the luxurious hotels, Vouliagméni is definitely a summer hotspot that you cannot afford to miss!
Vouliagméni Lake, only a five-minute walk from the little square in the center of the town, lies “sunk” (Vouliagméni meaning sunk) in the remains of a huge limestone cave fed by lukewarm springs welling from underground. The lake’s mineral and brackish waters feel absolutely silky while swimming whereas it is reportedly healing for rheumatism and arthritis!
Just two miles south of Glyfada lies Voúla, home to two amazing organized beaches and the Riviera’s biggest beach clubs. The name Voulahas been suggested to derive oddly from the 60s, when in order to reach Vouliagmeni you needed first to pass from Voula, and were spotted. The population was rural until the 1960s, at which time suburban housing began to emerge, and Voula later came to form part of the Athens Metropolitan Area.
It is now a suburban residential area, characterized by high real estate prices and its proximity to the commercial area of Glyfada, at the southern end of the Athens Prefecture. Enjoy during the day a colorful summer setting that brings to mind a real amusement park with modern beach bars, jet ski equipment, beach volleyball courts, a vibrant dance deck and exciting waterslides, whereas at night you can enjoy a cocktail in one of the district’s elegant clubs!
Vari is a suburban town which lies at the southwestern end of the Mesogeia plain and at the southeast shoulder of the Hymettus mountain, on the Saronic Gulf coast. Vari is locally known for its many taverns.
Sited in an environment of outstanding natural beauty, the Marina offers users near-absolute privacy and is a preferred mooring place for vessels of high-profile owners. Its location inside the peninsula makes mooring even safer, while the broader environmental criteria applied, which focus on the protection of the marine and terrestrial areas, create a competitive advantage.
The small beach along the creek where does the famous cafe 'Halcyon' at the entrance of Varkiza from the coastal highway, is located 26 km southeast of the city center. The beach is not organized, and is completely free, except for a swim in the clear waters of the Gulf of Varkiza and you can dive from the rocks.
The long sandy beach popular enough I Voula beach is just meters from the seaside Poseidon Avenue at the stop of tram and just less than 18 km southeast of the city center, thus it is one of the nearby center of Athens coast of Attica. Organized beach in the suburb of Voula, featuring beach bar, restaurant, changing rooms, etc.
Immediately after the organized beaches and marinas of Vouliagmeni and as we follow the coastal highway to Varkiza, in the southeastern part of the bay of Vouliagmeni many small beaches, tiny coves, large flat rocks, sand the minimum area of Vouliagmeni renowned Limanakia! The distance from the city center is around 23 to 26 km, the beaches are only a few meters from the road and the edge of there on the parking. All these beaches are totally disorganized, but the water is crystal clear and the bottom of the beautiful wildness of the landscape unique and the beautiful white cliffs.