One of the most historic and beautiful municipalities of Attica, Saronikos combines rich history and civilisation with breathtaking landscapes, where rocky mountains alternate with the fertile plains and the indented coastline. Discover the beautiful land of Saronikos that is famous for its exquisite gastronomy and warm hospitality, only a stone’s throw away from Athens!
Here you will take the ancient “Strata tou Asteos” (Road of the City) that guided, and still guides pilgrims and visitors to the renowned Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Here the fertile land with the age-old olive groves and vineyards still gives its wonderful fruit after all those centuries, while the enchanting Kouvaras forest is one of the major green lungs of Attica.
The wider area is also known as the “Land of Kouros statues”, since some of the world-famous sculptures of strong, handsome male youths that were usually placed on tombs, were found here. Two of these Kouros statues are currently displayed in museums in Munich and New York and three can be admired at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Being truly authentic, with customs and traditions that survived through time and are still practiced today, Saronikos will most certainly amaze visitors who seek the original, the unspoiled, the unpretentious. Here you will experience unique moments of daily life along with locals. You will come across the traditional fishing boats that arrive every morning with their fresh catch of the day, which you will later on enjoy at the fish tavernas of Palaia Phocaea. You will savour the gastronomic richness of the area at the tavernas in Kalyvia that are famous for their delicious meat.
In summer, exhilarating swim and water sports from the Blue Coast, Lagonissi and Saronida, up to Anavyssos, Palaia Phocaea and Thymari, enjoying the crystal blue waters and the breathtaking sea life of Saronikos.
For those who love trekking and hiking, the stunning mosaic of nature in Mesogeia and Lavreotiki boasts fascinating paths and trails, smaller or bigger, as well as wonderful routes for memorable walks that will reveal the unique hidden gems of the Saronic land.
The majestic forest and mountain trails of Kouvaras Forest, the panoramic ascent of mount Merenta, the Medieval and Byzantine district of the “9 Towers” in Kalyvia, the coastal hiking trail along the path of Saronida, the “heart” of Anavyssos up to Agios Nikolaos, the historical district of Foinikia and Olympos in Lavreotiki, the coastal walking path in Lagonissi and the “highlands” of Katafygi and Palaia Phocaea are few of the routes in Saronikos that will absolutely thrill you!
Saronikos will lavishly satisfy all your senses and generously disclose all its secrets, no matter what time of year you decide to visit it. Discover this blessed land, experience its unique character and authenticity and take with you images and emotions that will be engraved on your mind and heart.