Lounge on Votsalakia Beach in Athens
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As the capital of Greece, Athens has a lot to offer visitors. Between the history, the natural beauty, and endless attractions, you won’t be at a loss for things to do and see. The possibilities are endless! When you’re ready for an afternoon of relaxation, head to Votsalakia Beach.
About Votsalakia Beach
Located 10 km south of Athens, in the area of Piraeus, Votsalakia is a popular beach. It is one of the few beaches in Piraeus. It is also close to the neighborhood of Kastella, which is popular and busy. Thanks to its proximity to these locations, the beach itself can get crowded, especially during the summer months.
Votsalakia Beach is pebbled and the seafloor is rocky. The water is beautiful and clean. There is both an organized section and an unorganized section of the beach. There are many restaurants and cafes in the area. A volleyball court can be found on the beach.
Lounge on Votsalakia Beach
Votsalakia Beach is the perfect place to escape after a day of sightseeing. You can lounge under the sun and swim in the gorgeous water. When you need a meal or refreshing drink, you have many places to choose from in the area. If you’re up for fun with friends, family, or other visitors to the beach, enjoy a game or two of volleyball. There is a volleyball net set up on the beach for your enjoyment.
Visiting Kastella is worth your time when you’re in the area. The hilly neighborhood is one of the most picturesque in Piraeus. As you stroll the neighborhood you will be able to admire neoclassical mansions and narrow roads. Your walk around Kastella will surely fascinate and inspire you. Some of the mansions are abandoned, creating a more rustic feel to the area. If you are into history and photography, you are going to find this neighborhood a true paradise. At the top of Kastella Hill is Veakeio Theatre, an open-air theatre where concerts and performances are held during the summer and fall months. Kastella is close to the harbor of Mikrolimano, which is famous for its fresh fish tavernas.
Getting to Votsalakia Beach in Athens
Getting to Votsalakia Beach is easy thanks to its distance from Athens. If you’re coming from anywhere in Athens, you will have access to the beach. Getting from the Athens Airport to Votsalakia Beach is 42 km. From Syntagma Square to the beach is 10.5 km. If you’re coming from Piraeus Port, it is only 4.8 km to Votsalakia Beach. You can also arrange to be picked up from your hotel, the airport, or the port and be taken to Votsalakia Beach by a local driver. If you rent a car during your trip, the beach has a parking lot for your convenience. You can also get to Votsalakia Beach via the bus. The nearest stop to the beach is “Paraskeva.”
Although there are plenty of tourist sites to see while in Athens, there are also some great beaches. Votsalakia Beach is absolutely worth a visit.
This post was written by Greek Boston