There is a song by P.J. Harvey that says “Stories from the city, stories from the sea”. I think it is the ideal soundtrack for this walk along the coastline.
If you feel that you need a break from the center of Athens and if you feel that you have already seen too many ancient sights and visited too many museums, it is about time to take a break and visit the coastline of Athens!
Lots of people that visit the city ignore how beautiful this walk next to the sea is. There are kilometers of coastline from Faliro to Elliniko, Alimos, Glyfada, Voula and even farther!
It is easily accessible. All you have to do is to take the tram from Syntagma (opposite the parliament) and either choose the direction “Voula” or “SEF”. With both you can stop at “Floisvos”, as it is the most beautiful part. My ideal time for a walk there? Before sunset during the blue hour. It’s quieter and there are more colors in the sea!
Dogs, cats, people running, people with bicycles, families, old people playing chess – it’s a lively area of Athens that is worth a walk there!
PS. for a few weeks Syntagma station is out of order so you can take the tram from “Syggrou Fix” station (also a metro station close by)