The town, the beach and the Temple

What an action-packed and high-speed day it was! We visited two of the most luxurious areas in Athens, Vouliagmeni and Glyfada! Situated at the South end of Athens, they’re both wealthy areas, both in heritage and prestige. We managed to see these two areas in a totally different and alternative way, thanks to Scooterise! We zipped along the coast, learning both of Glyfada and Vouliagmeni, being enchanted up to the very end with their beauty, both natural and of human origin. Julia Keahey was really excited about the ride! “At first the scooter ride was mildly terrifying, but as soon the wind blew through my hair, it was empowering; then you looked around at the scenery and it was a really joyful experience. I just wanted to say “Kalimera” to everyone!”

Of course, talking of natural and human beauty, one cannot but think of cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon. After Vouliagmeni and Glyfada we found ourselves there, bathing under it’s shadow. Amazed by the sea, Maddie Schindele thought “it was really cool to swim in the sea with the Temple of Poseidon watching over us. Cause you know, he’s the guy who keeps the water calm.”

After a fun time on the beach, it was time to head up to the temple. Nothing prepares you for the sight of the temple sitting at the edge of the cliff. We were lost for words. We were dumbstruck by the sheer beauty of the landscape and the temple of Poseidon which gazes over the magnificent dark blue of the Aegean, a sight which has inspired tales and myths for thousands of years. Especially emotional about our visit to Sounio, Maddie shared some very touching sentiments: “This being my first time in Greece, the moment I saw the temple I knew that this was home. My family being from Nisyros, I imagined that this was the sea that my great-yiayia once dipped her toes in.”


Exploring the beautiful Southern coast of Athens, in Glyfada and Vouliagmeni


Sounio, as imposing as ever.

Blog editor and photographer: James (Dimitris) Voutsas

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