Attica’s Eastern Suburbs: waiting to be discovered

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Not just a vacation destination!

Eastern Attica is a truly enchanting area, with lush vegetation, beautiful beaches, and a long history. This is why it is a popular summer destination for many Athenians who keep summer residences there, but also for tourists from around the globe.

However, the vibe seems to be shifting. Combining natural beauty, picturesque beaches, a lovely climate and proximity to the center of Athens, it’s no wonder more and more Athenians have chosen to make Eastern Attica their permanent residence. Who wouldn’t love to be living near the sea year round?

If you are interested in moving to the wider area or investing in a property, here you will find all the properties for sale in Attica’s Eastern Suburbs.

Areas we love in Attica’s North Eastern Suburbs

1. Porto Rafti

Located just 35 kilometers southeast of Athens, the coastal town of Porto Rafti rests on the Aegean Sea and wows its visitors and residents with pristine beaches, impressive views and a vibrant nightlife.

Imagine a day in life in Porto Rafti. After work, you go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters and when you’re done, you grab a bite to eat at the local seaside tavernas, and get ready for a magical evening with a cocktail by the sea. This is summer the Greek way!

Distances & Points of interest:

To Athens City center: 36.6 km (22.7 miles)
To Athens International Airport: 16.7 km (10.3 miles)
To Pireaus Port: 45.0 km (28 miles)
To Rafina Port: 23.5 km (14.6 miles)

2. Marathon

One of the most historic towns in Greece, Marathon is famous for is the ancient Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C., as well as the fact that it is the starting point of the annual Athens Authentic Marathon, a long-distance foot race with a distance of 42.195 kilometers. The marathon race, which is included in the modern Olympic Games, took its name from the historical route of the Athenian soldier Pheidippides, who, after the Battle of Marathon ran from the battlefield to Athens to convey the victorious news. Legend has it that he ran the entire distance to Athens without any stops, discarding his weapons and clothes to lose as much weight as possible, and burst into the assembly, exclaiming “we have won!”, before collapsing and dying

Apart from its historic significance, Marathon is renowned for an artificial lake with its impressive marble-covered dam, which was built for the primary purpose of providing Athens’ municipal water supply. Apart from its practical use, the Marathon Dam is also an impressive attraction, where you can enjoy your coffee or food overlooking the Lake.

Distances & Points of interest:

To Athens City center: 42.2 km (26.2 miles)
To Athens International Airport: 31.0 km (19.2 miles)
To Pireaus Port: 50.4 km (31.3 miles)
To Rafina Port: 17.9 km (11.1 miles)

3. Rafina

Rafina is the “center” of Attica’s eastern suburbs and is mainly known for its busy port, that is one of the largest in Greece and an excellent alternative to Piraeus, as most ferries reach specific islands faster from here. Imagine living in a town like this. You finish off work on Friday evening and in 10 minutes you board a ship to the nearest Greek island for a lovely, warm weekend. Would you say no to that?

Distances & Points of interest:

To Athens City center: 32.3 km (20.0 miles)
To Athens International Airport: 15.6 km (9.7 miles)
To Pireaus Port: 42.1 km (26.1 miles)
To Rafina Port: you are there in a flash

Browse our properties for sale in Rafina!

4. Lavrio

Lavrio is famous for its silver mines, which date back to prehistoric times. The mining facilities are believed to be the oldest in the world and were one of the main sources of income for the city-state of Athens, as they financed the fleet ancient Greeks defeated the Persians with, as well as the building of the Acropolis and other monuments during the Golden Age of Athens.

Modern-day Lavrio is a contemporary seaside town with a buzzing seafront, port and marina, offering traditional cafes and fish taverns. It is also a home port for several cruise ships and sailboat companies, as well as an important ferry boat hub for the Cyclades Island.

Distances & Points of interest:

To Athens City center: 60.2 km (37.4 miles)
To Athens International Airport: 36.0 km (22.3 miles)
To Pireaus Port: 65.5 km (40.6 miles)
To Rafina Port: 52.2 km (32.3 miles)

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