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Attica

The Attica region is a peninsula located on the southernmost tip of the Greek mainland. The area is characterised by a varied landscape of mountains, plateaus, the sea and naturally Athens, the capital of Greece. Attica is a highly diverse holiday destination. Enjoy numerous beautiful beaches, get carried away by history or explore the mountains. The holiday homes in Attica are mostly traditional residences featuring typical Greek style.

Attica holiday homes: perfect for a visit to Athens

Athens is a bustling city that is not only filled with history but also the cradle of democracy. This ancient city was named after Pallas Athene, goddess of wisdom and battle, and at one time the patron saint of the city. The Acropolis, which towers high above the city, is the supreme crowd puller. The grounds on which it stands are filled with archaeological sites, including a number of theatres and temples. The Herodeion, an amphitheatre that dates back to the year 161, for example, stands at the foot of the Acropolis and the Olympeion, the temple of the supreme god, Zeus, is located a half a kilometre away. Most of the buildings in Athens, however, are of far more recent date. The city has many charming old neighbourhoods with small winding streets, a wide variety of entertainment venues, countless shops, Greek art and naturally several museums, including the famous National Archaeology Museum. After spending a busy day exploring this metropolis, there is nothing like relaxing in the privacy of ‘your’ holiday home.

Port towns of Piraeus and Rafina

Picturesque ports are often the perfect holiday picture. Piraeus, Athens’ port since times immemorial, has been a major Greek port for thousands of years and is now more or less part of Athens itself. Piraeus is home to three ports:

  1. The national and international commercial port of Kantharos, from where ferries and scheduled service boats also depart.
  2. The round yacht basin of Zea.
  3. The picturesque port of Microlimano, where you can find delicious fish and lovely views.

You will find Rafina, an attractive harbour and bathing resort, on the eastern coast of Attica. This is where countless boats depart for the islands of Evia, Andros, Tinos and Siros. To the northwest of the city you will find the Daou Pendeli monastery, definitely worth visiting. The monastery, which is famous for its unique architecture, dates back to the 12th century and was renovated in the 16th century. History of Attica In addition to the city of Athens, Attica has much more history to share. The temple of sea god Poseidon, one of the most beautiful excavation sites, is located on a high rock on the southernmost tip of Attica in Sounion. The sea views are breathtaking and the location is perfect for enjoying a spectacular sunset. It is also located along a beautiful route on the west coast that runs from Athens to Sounion and is great for swimming. Another fun place to visit is the town of Kifissiá, located just northeast of Athens and home to stately villas and much greenery. The pine trees of Kifissiá keep the town relatively cool during the hot summer months compared to the sweltering capital. In the 19th century, the town was extremely popular with the bourgeoisie of Athens, who built their summer villas here.

Greek holiday homes: sun, sea and sand

The original beaches of Attica are a mixture of sand with pebblestones, gravel or rocks. Along the Apollo coast you will find numerous man-made, slightly sloping sandy beaches with excellent facilities, such as Glifada, Voula and Vouliagmeni.

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