Attica and Delphi

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  • 1. Ancient Delphi

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    After a square surrounded by late-Roman porticoes, pass through the main gate to Ancient Delphi and continue on to the Sacred Way, the approach...Read More

  • 2. Delphi Museum


    Visiting this museum is essential to understanding the site and sanctuary's importance to the ancient Greek world, which considered Delphi its...Read More

  • 3. Monastery of Daphni

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Sacked by Crusaders, inhabited by Cistercian monks, and desecrated by Turks, this UNESCO World Heritage site remains one of the most splendid...Read More

  • 4. Osios Loukas

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Luke (Loukas) the Hermit—not the evangelist who wrote a book of the New Testament—was a medieval oracle who founded a church at this site and...Read More

  • 5. Sanctuary of Athena

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Start your tour of the Old Delphi in the same way the ancients did, with a visit to the Sanctuary of Athena. Pilgrims who arrived on the shores...Read More

  • 6. Schinias Beach


    The best beach in the north of Attica, just beyond Marathon, is this long, sandy, pine-backed stretch called Schinias. It's crowded with Athenians...Read More

  • 7. Temple of Poseidon

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Although the columns at the Temple of Poseidon appear to be gleaming white from a distance in the full sun, when you get closer you can see...Read More

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  • 8. Akti Vouliagmenis


    A reasonable fee gives you access to elegant wooden lounge chairs, white umbrellas, and shiny beach bars. Also on-site at this public beach...Read More

  • 9. Alimos Beach


    The town of Alimos has the nearest developed—and clean—beach to Athens. The so-called Beach of the Sun extends over 60,000 square meters and...Read More

  • 10. Anavyssos Beach


    The broad, sandy beach at Anavyssos is very popular with windsurfers (especially the stretch called Alykes). There's a children's playground...Read More

  • 11. Asteras Beach


    This sprawling, upmarket complex really stands out in Glyfada, drawing a hip young crowd as well as families with children, who enjoy different...Read More

  • 12. Astir Beach


    This beach club on the Laimos Vouliagmenis promontory is on the premises of the Arion Resort & Spa of the Astir Hotel Complex, but is open...Read More

  • 13. Attica Zoological Park


    Youngsters tired of trekking through museums may appreciate the distraction of this 32-acre zoo, home to more than 2,000 animals, 46 mammal...Read More

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  • 14. Ayios Nikolaos

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The cathedral, perched atop a hill above the harbor and Old Town, is named after the patron saint of sailors and possesses a beautifully carved...Read More

  • 15. Georgiadou Bakery


    Athenians flock here for the piroshki, a Russian turnover filled with spicy ground meat, but leave carrying bags filled with all types of...Read More

  • 16. Kavouri Beach


    This public beach extends north from Vouliagmeni to Voula and is one of the most easily accessible free, public beaches with fine golden sand...Read More

  • 17. Lake Marathon

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    The huge man-made reservoir formed by the Marathon Dam (built by an American company in 1925–31) warrants a visit if only to see the only dam...Read More

  • 18. Lavrion Mineralogical Museum


    Not only geology buffs can fully appreciate the small mineralogical museum, whose 700 exhibits—including several rare and beautiful specimens...Read More

  • 19. Legrena Beach


    On your approach to the Temple of Poseidon, there is a decent sandy beach at Legrena. The fine golden sand is reminiscent of the Cycladic islands...Read More

  • 20. Marathon Archaeological Museum


    Five rooms contain very well preserved objects from excavations in the area, ranging from neolithic pottery from the cave of Pan to Hellenistic...Read More

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