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 hectic urban life… 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, and it keeps going to Elliniko, Alimos, Glyfada, Voula and even further!
It is easily accessible. All you have to do is to take the tram from Syntagma and then either choose the direction Glyfada or Faliro. Both of them are very beautiful.
There are lot of restaurants and cafes around. A really nice pastry place is “Prapas” with a great balcony and breathtaking views of the sea.
My ideal time for a walk there? Before the sunset during the blue hour. It’s quieter and there are more colors in the sea!