Photo by Andrew Tzembelicos
Visit a thermal spa on the Athens Riviera
If you’re looking to escape Athens for a few hours, plan a visit to Lake Vouliagmeni. Reputed to have healing properties, and fed by the sea and underground thermal springs, the lake maintains a swimmable temperature year-round of between 22 and 29 degrees Celsius. Facilities include full showers and change rooms, as well as lounge chairs and tables. There’s a full food and drinks menu and more. Limni (Lake) Vouliagmeni is the kind of place you can spend a few hours — but you’ll easily feel a world away. Easily accessible by public transit, just ride the red line to Elliniko station and then take a #122 bus from the adjacent stop (Glyfada direction) for about 30 minutes. Added bonus for lake swimmers: you may get a free pedicure thanks to the Garra Rufa fish that naturally populate the lake.
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EO91 9, Vouliagmeni 166 71
+30 21 0896 2237
Sun - Sat 7am - 8pm