THE ATHENIAN RIVIERA
The Athenian Riviera comprises a 5o km coastline dotted with small resorts, such as Lagonissi, Anavyssos, Saronida and Agia Marina. Each resort has its own collection of small bays, sheltered coves and sandy beaches
THE RESORTS OF THE ATHENIAN RIVIERA
The Riviera starts even before the southern suburb of Glyfada and includes Marina Alimou at Kalamaki, the largest marina in Greece with over 900 berths.
From there it stretches as far as the cliffs at Cape Sounion and it was here at the Cape that ancient Greek Mariners built a temple in homage to Poseidon the God of the sea. As they rounded the Cape, eager sailors were able to see the sun reflecting off the golden statue of Venus on the Acropolis in Athens. This was the sign that they were at last safely home from their journey.
REAL ESTATE ON THE ATHENIAN RIVIERA
The real estate market on The Athenian Riviera benefits from the substantial demand both for permanent homes and for holiday homes. The resorts are well served by public transport and are only some 20 minutes from the airport. The metro goes from the airport directly into the hearts of both Piraeus and Athens. There are express bus services along the main coast road to Glyfada and tram services operate along the coast also to both Athens and Piraeus.
Villas and apartments along The Riviera are noted for their commanding views of the scenic coastline and its mountain backdrop.
Not surprisingly the real market is strong and in particular over the past 18 months prices have exceeded expectations
LIFE ON THE ATHENIAN RIVIERA
Those who live there can enjoy life to the full. Waterfront and beachside tavernas specialise in traditional Greek dishes as well as international cuisine. Shopping facilities include supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies and butchers as well as a vet and medical services.
Water sports and sailing are readily available, as are other activities including hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. Many residents still mainly walk to and from their local beaches for their daily swim