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Complete Neighbourhood Guide to Vouliagmeni

Discover our complete guide to Vouliagmeni- the most luxurious seaside neighbourhood of Athens Riviera, that’s become a favourite summer hangout for locals and visitors who come here to eat, swim and play! 

Eat + Drink 

Brunch Time 

Sofi’s Eatery- Organic food and homemade goods are baked daily from 7:30 am. Here you will enjoy both the fresh dishes and a boho setting that’s airy and inviting. (Agiou Panteleimonos 7) 

Bistro Lutetia- Set on the ground floor of Somewhere Boutique Hotel, and facing the spectacular Vouliagmeni Bay, Bistro Lutetia serves brunch every day of the week until 2 pm. The selection varies from scrambled eggs or the Greek version called strapatsada to a Black Angus burger. The Bistro comprises the main restaurant, a tranquil garden terrace, and a lounge bar. (1 Agiou Panteleimonos Str. & 2 Dios Str.)

Best Coffee 

Rumors- An all-day cafe/bar with a sea view that serves from early morning breakfast and coffee to late-night cocktails. (Agiou Panteleimonos 25)

Swell- An all-day modern spot with a 360-degree view of Vouliagmeni. Enjoy your morning breakfast and coffee with a beautiful view or a beautiful sunset dinner with cocktails accompanied by the sound of lounge music. (Ermou 1)

Moorings- Located in Vouliagmeni’s dock, this all-day café and bar-restaurant combines a majestic view of Vouliagmeni’s natural landscape and tasty dishes. (Marina Vouliagmenis)

Casual Street Food

Zahos Grill- The king of pita gyros, that’s been here for over 25 years. (Ermou 1)

Tylixto- A local eatery know for delicious Greek meat wraps. (Ag. Panteleimonos 15)

Takis- Classic gyros for lovers of authentic Greek flavours and delicious kebabs. (Leoforos Poseidonos 17)

Xilines Koutales- Traditional Greek homemade dishes made with fresh and pure ingredients. (Orfeos 2)

Standout Dining 

Matsuhisa Athens- The world-famous Nobu restaurant is set in a gorgeous location overlooking FS Astir Palace. The menu features a selection of Chef Omakase’s dishes and a rich sushi menu. (Apollonos 10)

Malabar (Margi Hotel)- This hidden jewel in the Athens Riviera with a beautiful setup, overlooking the hotel pool, with small trees on the sides, offers a fine dining experience with fresh ingredients from Margi’s Farm. (Litous 11)

Ithaki- The award-winning restaurant and celebrity hotspot overlooks Astir Beach, and has fed among others Leonardo di Caprio, Sean Connery, Julio Iglesias, and Bill Clinton. (Apollonos 28)

Louizidis- This is a family-run restaurant on Vouliagmeni’s main square, since 1961, where you can taste the unique recipes of Mrs. Athina. (Ermou 2)

Labros- A seafood restaurant and local landmark since 1889. (Poseidonos Avenue 20)

Pelagos – With an inventive and forward-looking interpretation of fine dining, Pelagos has quickly left its mark on the Athens dining scene, earning a coveted Michelin star. (Apollonos 40, FS Astir Palace)  

Sardelaki me Thea– For a romantic seaside dining setting, head to Sardelaki, which serves a great selection of seafood mezedes. (Leof Posoidonos 18) 

Cocktail Hour 

Ananas Tiki Bar – With cool décor and epic cocktails. (Poseidonos 15)

Rumours Lounge – Is where you’ll find all the young locals on any given evening! ( Agiou Panteleimonos) 

Uva Wine Bar – A spritzeria in the heart of Vouliagmeni, serving a great range of local and international wines. (Agiou Panteleimonos 23) 

Treat Yourself 

Waffle House- With 30 flavours of ice cream made with the finest ingredients and freshly baked waffles, this place is the best place for sweets.  (Agiou Panteleimonos 20)

Lukumades – From traditional loukoumades featuring honey and cinnamon to more modern takes topped with chocolate – here you can try Greece’s famous mini donuts. (Agiou Panteleimonos 23) 

Bufala Gelato – Taste delicious fig and pistachio gelato or the refreshing watermelon sorbet at this popular local spot. (Orfeos 2)

Best Beach Spots 

Astir – This prestigious private beach resort located in Vouliagmeni offers pristine waters to dip into, plus fine, soft sand to walk along as you lap up the luxurious surroundings. 

Krabo Beach Bar- Here, not only will you discover a stunning beach, but also an upscale and award-winning seaside restaurant!

Limanakia Vouliagmeni – Set between the coastal suburbs of Varkiza and Vouliagmeni, by day, you can swim off the rocks and at night you can enjoy a drink as you sit back and take in the Athens Riviera. 

Tip: If you love jumping off rocks we recommend you head to the Piers outside En Plo Café or Sardelaki, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip without the crowds. 

See + Do 

Vouliagmeni Lake- Open year-round, the lake of Vouliagmeni is a stunning limestone cave with underground mineral currents that stay at a constant 24° C. You can find sunbeds and an all-day restaurant that hosts gastronomic evenings (spring to autumn), accompanied by live jazz and orchestral performances, under the illuminated rocks. 

Akti Summer Cinema- Since 1975, from May until late September, the cinema features two films a week (a classic and a recent release) in its courtyard filled with pretty bougainvillea. 

How to get there? 

Vouliagmeni is located only 20km, south of Athens centre. Take the metro from Syntagma towards Elliniko. From there you can either take a 25-minute bus ride on 122 to Vouliagmeni Lake or a 15-minute taxi ride, which is the most convenient and less time-consuming option. 

Featured Image Courtesy of Astir Beach ©


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