Sailing Holidays in Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni
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.