Attica is known for the city of Athens with its historical center, the coastline of the "Athenian Riviera" on the south coast and the east coast. The acquaintance you with the Attica region begins from Athens and of course the sacred rock of the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum, one of the best museums in the world. The whole city of Athens is a huge open-air museum full of interesting discoveries. Do not forget to visit the Plaka and the Ancient Agora.
Just a few minutes from the city center is the cosmopolitan Athens Riviera. The southern coastline from Paleo Faliro to Sounion offers exceptional, fully-organized beaches with all sorts of water sports, lively beach bars and restaurants, open-air clubs just right on the water, large luxury resorts, dozens of dining options including seaside taverns serving fresh seafood and eclectic shops.Our little trip on the Athenian Riviera, will definitely finish at Sounion with the impressive Temple of Poseidon and the magnificent sunset.
The foundation stone of European Culture. Here you can admire the creations of the Golden Age of Pericles, which are of the most famous monuments in the world: the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion with the famous Caryatids.
The historic centre of Athens
From Syntagma Square, stroll down the famous shopping street of Ermou, until you reach Monastiraki, and there you will enter the market full with tourist and antique shops. From here you could reach at Plaka and Theisio.
Walk along Attica’s south coastline, especially around Glyfada, the stylish southern suburb with its trendy bars and the excellent restaurants. It’s also the last tram stop of a scenic route along the sea that begins at Syntagma. Continuing to Sounion do not forget to visit the Vouliagmeni Lake, a miracle of nature with green water with a temperature of 20-29 degrees Celsius, embraced by red rocks. These natural hot springs with labyrinthine underwater caves were formed by the precipitation in what was once, in prehistoric times, a huge cave. It has been declared a natural monument and belongs to the pan-European network of protected Natura 2000 areas.
Temple of Poseidon
Sounion, at the edge of the southern headland of Attica, about the same time the Parthenon in 440 BC, created one of the most important monuments: the Doric temple of Poseidon, standing proudly over the sea. The beauty, the view of the location and the sunset is unique.