Tips & Tricks
Naxos (Island) – located 6 hours from Athens/Piraeus via ferry (via Blue Star Ferries), this is one of the larger islands in the Aegean Sea. Unlike other Greek islands, which tend to be arid and known mainly for their white-washed buildings, this island is lush and green with vegetation, complete with impressive high mountains, fertile […]
Kavouri Beach (Vouliagmeni) – this golden sand beach is located 16 km. southeast of Athens, and offers free admission – a good deal for families, as well as those staying in the Greek capital. There are a few eateries by the beach, along with some shops, and umbrellas can be rented for a modest fee […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]