Ideal destinations next to your home

A one-day excursion can fill you with <batteries> for many days. Especially if the kids enjoy it and if you don’t have to do a lot of miles. Attica also has many places for one-day getaways for the whole family. You can choose sea and mountain if you like family hiking and walking ,next to nature. Family getaways simply needs good mood, organization and they can be near Athens.

Our site travels with you to four ideal destinations to go to at summer time with your family…

Schinia-Marathonas National Park

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A breath away from the center of Athens is the ideal destination for a break to enjoy the sea. The reason is the Schinia National Park in Marathona. There you will find a long sandy beach, calm shallow waters and you will feel that you are far from Athens, when actually you are not. One of the beaches you can choose for your excursion with the children is the beach “Pefkakia”. It has absolutely no facilities so it is good to visit it equipped with umbrellas, refrigerator and everything else you need. After your swim you can also visit the Marathon Tomb, the Marathon Battle Trophy, the Sanctuary of the Egyptian Gods, and the Archaeological Museum of Marathon!


Just 20 km from Megara and about 60 km from Athens, there is probably one of the most famous seaside resorts of West Attica, Alepohori. The area is located on the eastern side of the Corinthian Gulf, at the foot of the Geranian mountain. There you will enjoy< lacy> beaches with alternating landscapes. Whether you like family sandy beaches or rocky beaches, you’ll find what you’re looking for. The choices that exist will satisfy every visitor, since they can swim in quiet beaches, exotic, romantic, crowded , but also some more isolated than others.


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The settlement of Agios Ioannis Theologos is a tourist resort in a cove on the coast of Opundios Bay, a short distance from the village of Malesina in Fthiotida. It is also an ideal destination for a day excursion. Its name belongs to the small church of St. John the Theologian and its history is long, since next to it are the ruins of the ancient city of Alys, most of the ruins lie on the beach and the sea, houses and tombs, demonstrating that earthquakes were the cause of its destruction. The main beach is located along the coastal road. It is long in length but narrow in width. It has fine sand and the waters are cold and clean.

Lake Belleci – Parnitha

A walk in Parnitha will always be refreshing and awakens exploratory moods to those who love the mountains and love nature. Parnitha has a rich network of trails, and offers many opportunities for activities and hides several surprises. On its eastern slopes, at an altitude of 600 meters, there is a small artificial lake that many do not know. Lake Belleci was created in the period 1972-1975, while the Hippocratic State of Aphidnes extends around it. The peaceful, green landscape will make you appreciate the scenery. Ducks, swans, turtles and frogs take refuge here. You can picnic at one of the heights around the lake or hike the trails around it .