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Explore Attica

If you feel like exploring few places in small distance from the center of Athens, here are some suggestions

The cave is located on the east side of Ymittos mountain, above the city of Peania. It was discovered in 1928 by local residents and officially visited on 2/2/1928 by the journalist D. Chatzopoulos helped by a group of inhabitants, who published a description of the cave in the magazine Ellinikos Tachydromos (10/2/1928). Its mapping was carried out in 1954 by I. and A. Petrochilos of the Hellenic Speleological Society. Due to its natural beauty, the cave became a tourist…
A geological phenomenon Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the hidden treasure of Attica’s nature. Situated on an idyllic landscape, this rare geological phenomenon is waiting to be discovered. The lake’s brackish waters which are continuously replenished both by the sea and the underground thermal springs offer a natural and unique thermal spa experience. Vouliagmeni Lake is ranked by Greece’s Special Committee for the Protection of Natural Thermal Resources among the recognized thermal springs. The healing…
Cape Sounion, is about 43 miles (69km) east of Athens, is a popular seaside resort loved by locals and visitors alike. Sounion is 9 km far from the city of Lavrion, the third biggest port in Attica. The port connects the mainland to the Cyclades. Furthermore, it is close to the mineral museum and to the Theatre of Thorikos – the oldest ancient theater in the country. Cape Sounion, the southernmost tip of Attica, was a significant strategic point, whence…

Cape sounion drone view

Islands near Athens

Vouliagmeni's lake Freediving