Attica, or the Attic peninsula, is a historical region that encompasses the city of Athens, the capital of Greece. A modern European metropolis with stunning cultural wealth. Incredible coastline with endless, majestic beaches. Mountain forests of extraordinary natural beauty. Plains with famous vineyards and visitable wineries. Lush green, aristocratic suburbs and a port city that is Greece itself on a miniature scale. Gorgeous picturesque and cosmopolitan islands, a stone’s throw away from the city. Rich gastronomic scene, endless shopping, exciting nightlife and alternative tourism experiences for each and every traveller, any time of year.
Along the cosmopolitan “Attica Riviera”, the South coastline that spreads from Faliro to Sounion, you will swim and enjoy a multitude of water sports at beaches with crystal clear waters and golden sand, that have been awarded with the blue flag distinction. You will stay in luxury resorts that provide the ultimate comfort and indulgence, you will relax and savour your food and drinks in elegant restaurants and bars by the sea. At the modern marina facilities along Attica’s coastline you will safely moor your boat, while you may also rent any type of yacht or sailboat you like and set sail for a wonderful cruise along the coast or to the Saronic islands.
Beaches on the East coast of Attica are the ultimate summer getaway, refreshing and relaxing, only a hair’s breadth away from Athens. Pebbled or sandy, with shallow or deep waters, with trees or rocks, organized or secluded, family friendly or ideal for young couples and groups of friends, in these heavens by the sea of Attica you will enjoy the crystal blue sea, a multitude of accommodation options and delicious food, and you will feel as if you were on a Greek island.
The multidimensional culinary scene of Attica, with its vast selection of good food, will satisfy even the most sophisticated taste palates. Everywhere you go in Attica, you will savour unique flavours and dishes made with creativity, love and the purest ingredients that the Attica land has to offer: from Greek meze tavernas, seafood & ouzo places and traditional Greek cuisine restaurants to beer houses, wine bars and all day café-restaurants. You will be utterly impressed by the Michelin-awarded gourmet restaurants, some of which are found at Attica hotels, with their creative cuisine and the renowned chefs. International cuisine, quality street food and vegetarian and vegan restaurants are to be found everywhere in Attica, satisfying all culinary preferences.
In Piraeus you will enjoy delicious seafood accompanied by stunning sea views in Piraiki and around Hatzikyriakio area, creative cuisine in Kastela, fresh fish and excellent wine at the fish restaurants in island-like Mikrolimano. In the Saronic islands you will savour fresh fish and seafood right from the day’s catch, with ouzo and delicious wine by the sea, as well as local sweet temptations of unique quality and flavour.
An extraordinary experience awaits you at the many visitable wineries in Attica, where you will be introduced to the tradition of the famous Attica vineyard and taste some of the most delicious local wine labels, starring the refreshing and aromatic Savatiano variety. Combine a day trip in Attica with a visit and tour at a winery, enjoy the wine makers’ hospitality and try the Savatiano and the other delicious wine varieties of this blessed land, where the sacred plant of Bacchus grew.
No matter what “unforgettable travel experience” means to you, no matter what you look for in an all year round short break destination, one thing is certain: you will find it in Attica! Nature lovers, hikers and mountain bikers will be amazed by the breathtaking landscapes in Attica, where rocky hills alternate with lush green forests and fascinating paths. Thermal springs with therapeutic waters, monasteries and churches that are architectural monuments of stunning beauty and religious pilgrimage importance, traditional villages and towns that have preserved their authenticity throughout the centuries, athletic events of worldwide magnitude, rooted in Greek history and promoting human values. This is Attica! A blessed and hospitable place for all!