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Vouliagmeni #AthensRiviera !

Athens is a dreamy capital in summer, because it has a magnificent coast , the #AthensRiviera. A coast on its south suburbs that streches along and combines wonderful beaches, amazing restaurants, perfect strolls and a killer nightlife!

Vouliagmeni is the heart of it and one of my favorite city escapes, when I’m not able to flee to a greek island, as I have spent all my childhood summers there. I have gathered a list of old favorites and new arrivals on the #AthensRiviera,  to pick and choose from.

Special THANKS to Aris Koropoulis, who has created this awesome video for the F Martini, about life in Vouliagmeni! I absolutely love Nick Martin’s summer hit song, “Looking for Love” (Feat Nat Dunn), which goes with it!


photo credit @chrysanthospanas


Astir Palace – Arion Resort & Spa photo credit @chrysanthospanas


Island (photo credit Island)


Island (photo credit Island)

 Hot Spots & Old Time Classics


Island Club Restaurant

27th klm, Athinon – Souniou av., 1667,  Varkiza 
+30 210 96 53 563

For years, Island has been my absolute FAVOURITE place to be, for the summer months in Athens. Located in the southern suburbs of Athens, it is a magical entertainment spot for those looking for style, quality & atmposhere (the place has an unbeatable view overlooking the seaside of the #AthensRiviera!). The restaurant’s cuisine is a Mediterranean-creative & delicious sushi mix.


Island C-Lounge

27th klm, Athinon – Souniou av., 1667,  Varkiza 
+30 210 96 53 563

C-Lounge is the an all day cafe of Island. With a gorgeous view overlooking the sea, it’s the perfect place for refreshing cocktails, coffee and delicious snacks!


Nobu Matsuhisa

40, Apollonos str., Vouliagmeni 166 71
+30 210 89 02 000

To me, ambiance-wise, this is the best Nobu worldwide. A place where you can sip a lychee Martini, eat delicious salmon sashimi tacos and rock shrimp tempura in one of the most scenic views in Athens, overlooking the sea across the Astir Palace complex bay. Absolutely breathtaking!


ITHAKI Restaurant

28, Apollonos st, Vouliagmeni 166 71
+30 210 8963747

A well known restaurant and a classical choice. In a dreamy location, overlooking the south coast, Ithaki has excellent seafood!


Aqua Marina Cafe

15, Agiou Panteleimonos st., Vouliagmeni 166 71
+30 210 8061214

Aqua Marina is an old time classic. It’s part of Vouliagmeni’s history and has a very vintage flair. A must-go for coffee and chicago ice-cream!


Rumors Cafe

Agiou Panteleimonos st., Vouliagmeni 166 71
+30 210 8961200

Rumors is a trendy lounge cafe and has become, over the past few years, the region’s hot spot.


Limanakia Beach Bar- photo credit @limanakia.Beachbar


Astir Palace – Arion Resort & Spa photo credit @chrysanthospanas


Waffle House

Agiou Panteleimonos st., Vouliagmeni 166 71
+30 210 8101767


Ice-scream HEAVEN! Amazing flavors to satisfy all tastes!


Limanakia Beach Bar

With no official name sign, address or phone, this is a trully bohemian place with a cool vibe, on the south coast, known and loved by locals.




2 Ermou st., Vouliagmeni 166 71
+30 210 8960591

I have been to this old time classic greek tavern in Vouliagmeni, as a child, more times than I can count!
Loizidis has been around for over 50 years and has excellent tradional greek food – must try the moussaka!



Zaxos Grill

2 Ermou st., Vouliagmeni 166 71
+30 210 8960352

Last but not least, Zaxos Grill is the place to go for a super delicious souvlaki!


photo credit @chrysanthospanas




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