Varkiza Tour - 4 Hours - 56 km
Our first stop is to Varkiza beach for swimming
Varkiza Athens: The sandy beach of Varkiza is pretty far from the city centre but you are guaranteed a pleasant trip. It is one of the less crowded beaches with all the beach facilities like volley courts, snack bars and a play area for the children. The beach is easily reachable by bus, directly from the town centre. The town of Varkiza is one of the most popular areas in the southern suburbs, quite lively during the summer season. It is extremely developed with plenty of cafes and nice restaurants lying around the coast. The biggest part of Varkiza includes beautiful complexes and newly built villas with a terrific view to the sea. It is a nice trip for most of the Athenians, especially during the weekends.
After the swimming we drive for 20 minutes at dirt road
Our second stop is at Vouliagmenis lake(optional entrance 8€)
The lake is about 50 centimeters above sea level and so it is constantly overflowing and being replenished by the hot springs beneath it. The composition of the lake is brackish and full of such minerals as potassium, natrium, lithium, ammonium, calcium, ferrum, chloride, iodine and is slightly radioactive (the good kind, I guess). These minerals are known for giving relief to bone and muscle problems as well as those listed above. The lake is recognized as a wonder of nature because of its unique appearance and the surroundings. Scientific research and studies have discovered that millions of years ago, where the lake is now, there was once a large cave with a large number of hot springs. Eventually the high temperature and moisture of these springs caused the roof to collapse.The underwater cave at the edge of the lake has never been fully explored. Among the 14 tunnels which make up the cave there is one which at 800 metres is the longest in the world.
(optional entrance 8€)