A short drive from the Athens city centre, Vouliagmeni is a chic coastal town and an Athenians’ paradise, especially when the sun is out, blazingly bright, lighting up cloudless skies above and sandy beaches below. There’s plenty more to do in Vouliagmeni than just take a swim. Let our Concierge team tell you all about what else you can experience there.
- Healing Waters
The lake presents a naturally occurring oasis of wellness, where you can bathe in thermal springs believed to aid post-traumatic rehabilitation and musculoskeletal pain.
- Hiking Faskomilia Hill
Faskomilia Hill is named after the wild sage sparsely dotting its gently sloping flanks. Hikers of all ages and abilities make their way along a network of trails to breathe in the rarefied air and take in the splendor of Vouliagmeni Bay from above, along with Lake Vouliagmeni and the peninsula where Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is situated.
- Waterfront Tavernas
There’s nothing more inherently Greek than savouring lunch or dinner at a traditional taverna with the sea lapping at your feet and a table heaving with meze. Go for a walk along the verdant promenade beside the beaches of Kavouri, then take a seat on the open-air deck of family-run tavernas. Ask our Concierge to book ahead for a weekday when the tavernas are less busy.
- Swim With the Locals
Vouliagmeni has a microclimate all its own, which allows for warm sea temperatures even through the cooler months, resulting in a devoted following among those who swim whatever the season. Every Sunday from October to May, and every Wednesday from June to September, participate in open-water group swimming sessions, where everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Ask our Concierge for additional information.
- Outdoor Movies
Greek summer doesn’t really feel like summer if you don’t spend an evening catching a film at one of the city’s open-air cinemas with the aroma of night-blooming jasmine in the air. Vouliagmeni has its very own in Cine Akti, a small, cosy cinema surrounded by trees and tucked down a residential side street.
- Riviera Parties
With guest DJs from Greece and abroad, the parties on the Athens Riviera are legendary. At Astir Beach, you’ll find boho-styled, bikini-friendly Privilege Beach House, a name that has long been synonymous with good times in the Greek capital.