Most probably you have heard that Greece has only good beaches in the Islands, maybe you have already booked your trip, maybe not, either-way you should definitely stop by Vouliagmeni.
Vouliagmeni is one of the best spots and it is located in the southern suburbs of Athens, it is a small and beautiful area with a lots of beaches, bars, coffee shops and of course places for you to relax and enjoy the view.
Why you should visit Vouliagmeni on your trip to Athens, Greece? If you are looking to swim in a great beach, relax under the sun with good music and enjoy local dishes or international cuisine then you should definitely stop by, it is one of the most organized and unique places in the south-coast of Athens.
How can you get to Vouliagmeni? It is not difficult to find your way there, unfortunately there is no metro going directly there but you can easily come with a Taxi or a Bus. Another way for you to find your way fast there is to take the metro to Elliniko station and from there to take a Taxi to Vouliagmeni.
What are the things to do in Vouliagmeni? There are a lot of things for you to see and do, as starters you can enjoy one of the best Athens beaches, visit Astir beach and relax with good vibes and great finger food. After that if you haven’t had a Souvlaki, now is the time, go to Zachos grill which is one of the oldest ones in the area and enjoy a Souvlaki like the good old days.
If you are in a mood for Ice-cream I got you covered, Waffle house is definitely your best option with so many flavors that you will not be able to decide which to take and YES we all been there and added an extra scoop!
There are also a lot of places to wine and dine and enjoy fresh local food, if you are looking for something like that I would suggest to go to Sardelaki, great food, Greek salad, local fish and as always a great view.
After your food next to the sea you might want to enjoy your coffee and what better than the Lake of Vouliagmeni? Pretty close from either the beach or the restaurants you can go enjoy the view, relax and experience something completely different.
What else you could do apart from food, beach, and sand in Vouliagmeni? The great thing about this area and neighborhood is that you can do a lot of different things and there are a lot of areas where you can just chill and enjoy the view. Small and nice parks for you to do a picnic, gather around with friends, laugh and cheer to an amazing day.
You can hike up to Lemos and see the surfers from the top, watch the fishing boats or just stare the unique view. If you are in a bit more party mood you can enjoy a groovy night at Rumors bar-restaurant or you can take a sneak peek of what an Island is like at the Island Club. Island is one of the most beautiful and well-designed summer clubs in Athens, it is located a bit more outside of Vouliagmeni and has an amazing view and very good music vibes, I would suggest you go for dinner first there and stay until the sun goes out!
Find below a map with all the places that I mentioned above but also some other places that you should not miss in your Athens day trip to Vouliagmeni. If you liked the post and I helped you plan a little better your trip why not helping others as well and sharing it?
If you have any questions or would like any more tips, let me know! always happy to help, safe travels!