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Near Athens, Greek Islands

Aegina; Athens’ laid-back little secret

Of all the little islands in the Saronic gulf, this one is kept off the tourist map as an Athenian’s little secret; a small island just 35 kilometers from Piraeus, covered easily with a 40-minute Flying Dolphin (hydrofoil) ride or a 75-minute trip with a ferry.

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Hiking at Aegina

Unlike the other Aegean islands, with their harsh, forbidding terrain, Aegina is much more hiking-friendly.

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The Cosmopolitan Greek Island which Athenians don’t want you to hear about

Are you sitting on the sofa of your airbnb apartment, wondering how to exploit the limited time before leaving Athens? Well, what if someone told you there's a quick, alternative escape just around the corner? It's an island called Spetses, boasting an unrivaled status in terms of Greek Naval History and maybe one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the country.

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Near Athens, Mainland Greece

Arachova: Winter Mykonos

If you find yourself in Greece during winter, Arachova should definitely be on your list of places to visit.

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Athens, Near Athens

Beaches near Athens

A trip to Athens is mostly associated with visiting the Acropolis, digging into local culinary flavors and strolling through the picturesque streets of Plaka and Monastiraki; but enjoying the deep blue Greek waters isn’t actually at the top of your bucket list for your Athenian holidays.

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Nearby getaways: 14 destinations in Attica

Below you will find our 14 suggestions! Therefore, pack your day bag, and enjoy your time in Attica!

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Near Athens, Greek Islands, Peloponnese, Greece for Families

Best excursions from Athens - Long Weekends

Pack your bags and don’t let your routine stop you from going on the perfect weekend excursion.

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The 15 ‘Hidden’ Beaches of Attica

We searched, splashed, sunbathed on all the beaches of the prefecture, and to find those that are not flooded with people and that exude an island character.

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The Best Beach Bars in Attica

The entertainment in the beach bars of Attica is through the roof and they have nothing to envy from their Cyclades competitors.

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