Summertime in Athens’ Southern Suburbs (Part 2)

In last month’s blog we explored various things you can do in the southern suburbs, near Scale Suites. The list is long though so we had to create a second part! Here are some other options we think will be great for our guests!

Visit the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio.

Drive along the Saronic Gulf, passing through several beautiful beaches and seaside resorts across Glyfada and Vouliagemni, to reach the renowned Temple of Poseidon. It was built during 444-440 BC, and was dedicated to the god of the sea, Poseidon. Sailors in ancient times knew they were reaching home when they saw the first glimpse of white marbles. Wander around the ruins and view the signature of Lord Byron, carved in the early 1800s. Views from the Temple are impressive. On a clear day, you can see the islands of Kea, Serifos and Kythnos to to the southeast, the Peloponnese and Aegina to the west.

Have an evening swim and a drink at Lake Vouliagmeni

Lake Vouliagmeni is the perfect location for couples. Idyllic and romantic, it’s the perfect spot for an evening swim, a drink or a light bite. The lake is considered to be a geological phenomenon given that its waters are continuously replenished by the sea. The underground thermal springs offer a natural and unique thermal spa experience.

Water Sports at Akti Vouliagmenis

If you are looking for water sports, Yabanaki Beach in Varkiza is great for windsurfing and water skiing. Having undergone a major refurbishment,Yabanaki also offers a selection of beachside restaurants. Beach tennis and a children’s water park are also available. The beach also offers a quiet area used for wellness and massage.

Visit the Floisvos Marina

In Paleo Faliro, approximately 6 km from the centre of Athens, lies Flisvos Marina. Some of the most impressive yachts in the Mediterranean dock at the marina, which features more than 300 berths. The marina is the perfect summer destination for relaxation, fine dining and shopping.Also, nearby is Cine Flisvos, one of Athens’ traditional open-air cinemas, which operates by the sea every summer, under the moonlight

Do not hesitate to ask our staff for more personalised recommendations ! We are always here to make your stay as pleasant as possible! Happy exploring!

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