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A Vacation Itinerary: Athens to Venice

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A Vacation Itinerary: Athens to Venice

Vouliagmeni

When you’re done savouring Athens city life, you can head just south of Athens, to the coastline of Vouliagmeni. There, you will be among the locals on holiday. Swim in any of the deep blue beaches, which consistently receive the EU Blue Flag award, an exclusive eco-label award.

I indulged and stayed in the ultra-posh Astir Palace Hotel, which is equal parts beach resort and stylish European hotel. Set on 75 acres of coastline, the resort complex includes two hotels The Westin Athens and Arion Resort & Spa. The pristine beaches are the star attraction but the spa, dining experiences – the seafood menu is actual fresh fish presented on a tray – and trendy nightlife options make the whole experience extraordinary.

A Vacation Itinerary: Athens to Venice

Arion Resort & Spa, Astir Palace Beach Athens

Yet, the best part of Vouliagmeni for me had to be the dramatic sunset against the mountainous backdrop. Locals concede it is the “the second most beautiful sunset in the world” – the first, apparently, is on the Greek island of Santorini.

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After obtaining her Honors B.A. and postgraduate journalism degree, Pegah has written and researched for a variety of magazines and newspapers, with celebrities, fashion and travel being her topics of choice. Now settled in Toronto, she has lived in many corners of the world, including the U.S., Switzerland, and Japan. In her spare time, she divides her love unevenly between her poodle, chocolates and shopping.

Reader Discussion: 75 Comments

  1. Blanche Martina

    Can you suggest a local food that we could try? A trip couldn’t be a complete journey without a taste of a local dish or snack!

  2. Patricia Montague

    How much would be the Gondola ride? And how long does it take?

  3. Olive Williams

    Makes me wanna shout OPA! I love Greece so much especially Santorini! The sunset is so much amazing! Everyone claps after watching the sunset.

  4. Sherry Manust

    Watching the sunset in Santorini while in a spa in Athens would be a dream. That’s a wow!

  5. Kelly Gonzales

    the Astir Palace Hotel looks like a perfect place for relaxing.. looks good on having a spa in a place like that..

    • Osana Smith

      I hope the rates won’t hurt my wallet!

  6. Zerin Martin

    I’m glad you featured the Southern parts of Europe. If you want something more of nature, then this is the perfect article for you.

  7. Luthi Sanders

    Europe is a blessed country because it has a lot of tourist spot. Planning to visit Southern part this September.

  8. Kseniya Tomlin

    Oh.. Gondola. I’ve only seen a Gondola in Macau. What’s it’s a difference btw?

  9. Brett Lee

    My wife will probably ask me to go to Greece after she reads this. I just read it first, so I’m a little bit scared. Lol

  10. Hotel Danieli is an expensive hotel. If you have the money, it’s worth it to spend it in here. The view and the staffs are very accommodating.

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