Tips & Tricks
Schinias Beach (Schinias, Marathon 19007) – located about an hour via car northeast of Athens, this is considered the best beach north of Attica (near the historic town of Marathon). This long, sandy pine-backed beach fills up during the Summer, and also attracts wind surfers. Campers also flock to the nearby Schinias forest.
Odeion of Herodes Atticus (Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens) – located under the Acropolis, this ancient outdoor concert space (which dates back from 161 AD) is still used for musical events, particularly during the Athens Festival that’s held every Summer.
Lycabettus (Lykavittos) Theatre (Lycabettus Hill, northeast of Athens) – this 4,000-seat outdoor venue hosts various concerts during the warm months, and has attracted pop, rock, dance, and world music performers, ranging from Bob Dylan, to B.B. King, Pet Shop Boys, Faithless, Scorpions, Bryan Ferry, UB40, Tito Puente, Buena Vista Social Club, and many others. […]
Surf Club Kouros (Athens-Sounion Avenue, Km. 50, Anavyssos) — Anavyssos is a sea-side settlement on the south-east part of Attica prefecture, very close to Athens. It is an area with a history of centuries, since it is inextricably related to ancient Anaflystos, as the archaeological findings reveal. However, the most important finding may be […]
Santorini (Island) – a.k.a. Thera, this island, located in the southern Aegean Sea 200 km. southeast of the Greek mainland (a 7 ½ hour ferry ride from Piraeus/Athens port — via Blue Star Ferries, and Aegeon Pelagos Sea Lines), is the crescent-like remains of a volcano that erupted as far back as 1,600 BC. Such […]
Zea Marina (Piraeus) – this marina is located at the largest port of Greece, whose history goes back to ancient times. For sailors, this is the starting point to the Aegean Sea, the Saronic Gulf, the island of Crete, as well as the other Greek islands (including those near the shores of Turkey). This […]