In this section you can find various suggestions about locations which might not be near the city centre, but are definitely worth your while in the event you stay in town for a couple more days.
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Should you be sticking around for an extra day or two, make sure to visit one of the lovely Argosaronic islands which are approximately a 50-minute ferry ride from the port of Piraeus. Popular destinations include the islands of Aegina and Agkistri, which offer a very attractive swimming alternative as they are surrounded by crystal clear waters, and are easy to tour because of their size. To find more about them, please click here. Note that many private tour operators organize 1-day cruises to the islands of the Argosaronic, guaranteeing a surely more complete perspective of these nearby treasures.
Allou! Fun Park
Allou! Fun Park is a major amusement park located near the city center, equipped with various rides for all ages. More information can be found on its website: http://www.allou.gr
Ναός του Ποσειδώνα, Σούνιο / Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounio
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Located 69km, about an hour drive away, from Athens, this place is known for its unique Greek ruins, and beautiful seaside. We suggest you go for a swim, try the seafood & watch the sunset.
Παραλιακή / Paraliaki
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The seaside road that connects the South East with the South West suburbs of Athens, featuring a variety of outdoor activities (beach voley, fishing, bike rides, roller-skating, playgrounds etc), as well as shops, restaurants, cafeterias and clubs by the promenade.
Λίμνη Βουλιαγμένης / Vouliagmenis' Lake
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Not far from the city centre, you can relax in this oasis with hot springs and enjoy a therapeutic volcanic bath in this large lake. More information at http://www.limnivouliagmenis.gr/
Πεντέλη / Penteli
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A mountain range situated South East of Athens, covered by forest (much of which was burned recently), is famous for its marble, which was used for the creation of Acropolis.
Νιάρχος / Niarxos
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), is a project combining education and culture included in the new facilities for the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO), as well as the creation of the 170,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Park.
Πειραϊκή / Piraiki
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An area of Pireaus located east of the port, along the seaside, which includes the defence walls of Athens build around 460BC. It also includes the Navy School, where the burial ground of Themistocles is located. Piraiki is also known for its fish taverns, cafeterias and night-life.
Χαλάνδρι / Halandri
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Athens’ suburb boasting with life and various activities; shopping, cafe, bars, parks.
Πάρνηθα / Parnitha
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A densly forested mountain range, located North of Athens, with a robust wildlife, much of its area is a protected national park. More information at http://www.parnitha-np.gr