Summer enthusiasts will find themselves in heaven on the Athenian Riviera. From the busiest beaches in Paleo Faliro, Alimos, and Glyfada, which provide limitless entertainment and opportunities for mingling, to the deserted beaches around Sounio. Attica’s coastline encompasses the entire Aegean island chain. With 300 days of sunshine per year.
Thousands of Athenians come to the beaches in the southern suburbs during the summer months to enjoy their baths, just a short distance from the city center. The coastline, along with the northern suburbs, is the most expensive residential neighborhood in Athens, due to its vibrant nightlife, luxury stores and hotels, beaches, and close to the city center.
It also competes in terms of value with Athens’ historical center (Plaka, Herodos Atticus) and the Syntagma. It attracts a large number of visitors during the summer and is served by the tram, which runs from Neo Faliro and Syntagma Square to Asklepeio Voulas, in addition to the current bus network.
Paleo Faliro, Alimos, Kalamaki, and Elliniko are all interesting areas of the Athenian Riviera, as the area of the southern suburbs is known. The true protagonist, however, is Glyfada, Attica’s major commercial, financial, gastronomic, and entertainment district in the south. The idyllic location includes shops evocative of big cities overseas, highly stylish all-day café bars and restaurants, and a marina with beautiful yachts.
The only golf course in Athens is located in Glyfada and invites golf enthusiasts every day from morning till sunset.
In general, the southern suburbs are conducive to sports and other outdoor activities. Falirikos Ormos’ coastline area, from New to Old Faliro, is projected to be a massive recreation and culture park with sports facilities, event spaces, and a visitable aquarium.
By: Sissi Alevromageira, 21/7/2022
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