Vouliagmeni Travel Guide
The beaches in Vouliagmeni bay
It is the most beautiful area of Athens although it has now become one with Athens it is not considered its suburb. It is not a hangout like Glyfada for entertainment or shopping. It is a place for beaches and holidays or else a holiday resort of Athens with some of the best hotels. It is no coincidence that it is one of the most expensive regions of Greece and Europe.
The two peninsulas, Megalo Kavouri and Laimos form two bays with sandy beaches. It used to be a fishing village that was not even connected to Athens, but over the decades, Athens, with its reconstruction reached it, which is why it is not considered a suburb. The jewel of Vouliagmeni is the 5-star Astir hotel built in the 1950s.
Astir Hotel is worthing a visit for a coffee
It is characterized by sandy beaches, pine-covered hills and natural beauties. The areas of Vouliagmeni are Kavouri, I would say the center of Vouliagmeni and Laimos peninsula.
In the center of Vouliagmeni there are shops for coffee, restaurants and ice cream
But there are also mysteries. The tunnels and underwater caves of Vouliagmeni Lake which was first explored by the German invaders. But also the mysterious well in Limanakia, a cave blocked with iron bars where the sea current sucks in. Unknown where it leads and unknown if it communicates with the caves of the lake.
You can go to Vouliagmeni by road via Poseidonos Avenue. If you do not have your own vehicle you can go on buses 122, 115 and 117. The Vari - Voula - Vouliagmeni municipal transport also serves those who live in these municipalities.
The temple of Apollo Zostir on the private beach Astir
Inside the private beach Astir are the ruins of the ancient temple of Apollo Zostir from the 6th century BC.