Attica’s inland is characterized by several high mountains: the Parnitha, Penteli, and Ymittos are the green lungs of the Greek capital. Since ancient times, an almost endless network of paths has developed across the mountain ranges. At weekends, many Athenians head therefore to their “local mountains” to enjoy mountain biking or hiking.
Another excursion magnet is the Sounion National Park, which stretches south of the peninsula to the legendary Temple of Poseidon. Besides ancient ore and silver mines, it also boasts magnificent nature. The dark blue sea extends on both sides of the mountains. The Athens Riviera stretches along the west coast of Attica from the coastal towns near the capital to Cape Sounion, which marks the southernmost point of the Greek mainland. Here, you will find trendy suburbs and elegant marinas. Moreover, there are beautiful beaches and plenty of opportunities for sailing and kayaking tours.
Attica is also known for outstanding wines. If you love fine wines, don’t miss out on a winery tasting tour. Another undeniable advantage of Athens and its surroundings is that the islands of the Saronic Gulf are only a stone’s throw away. These islands offer countless further excursion possibilities.