10 Things to Do in Lagonisi That You Shouldn't Miss

January 8, 2018 Roger Rusk

Lagonisi (Greek: Λαγονήσι meaning "rabbit island") is a seaside residential area in the southern part of Kalyvia Thorikou in East Attica. It is situated close to the shore and on a peninsula by the Saronic Gulf. Lagonisi is located approximately 30 km southeast of Athens and 35 km northwest of Cape Sounio. Being filled with luxury homes, beaches as well as a 5-star hotel that lie within the Saronic, it is one of the most expensive areas in Attica Prefecture. Restaurant facilities, cafeterias and bars are located mainly on the heart of Lagonissi, close to Kalyvion Avenue (the road connecting Lagonissi with Kalyvia Thorikou).
Restaurants in Lagonisi

1. Diveness SCUBA Dive Center

165 Kalivion Ave, Lagonisi 190 10, Greece
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5 based on 144 reviews

Diveness SCUBA Dive Center

Our passion on SCUBA Diving drove us to the professional side...trying every day to get better and share with you what we feel about this extraordinary activity!

Reviewed By Konstantin S

I dived with the guys in September for 4 times. Awesome team. Very professional attitude to what they do, how they sell (John respect) and how it is all organized and given to you (respect to instructors, they are intelligent, artistic, professional). I understand that...MoreDear Konstantin, we are so thankful about your total presentation here at Diveness! We hope to SEA U soon our friend! Cheers!!!! :)

2. Seahorse Dive Center

Vari 166 72, Greece
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5 based on 141 reviews

Seahorse Dive Center

SEAHORSE DIVE CENTER is a PADI 5 Star IDC. In us you will find all PADI courses from DSD to Go pro. Scuba diving is our passion. We provide boat dives in the best dive sites in Athens. Rent or buy now your equipment from seahorsedive.gr!!!

Reviewed By josephinekontos - Athens, Greece

I have come to experiene something which is so nice .... but that is not the only important thing ... I learned it from my teachers at Seahorsedive who know what they are doing ... who are always beside you with assistance and knowledge ... and are very warm and friendly ... you should try

3. Aqua Divers Club

48.5km Souniou avenue, Anavyssos 190 13, Greece
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5 based on 64 reviews

Aqua Divers Club

We are the people of Athens Divers Club! We would love to be your underwater companions!Being avid divers ourselves, highly trained and experienced, we wish to share our life long passion of sea exploration with you. By focusing on a personalized service, balanced between safety and fun, we promise you an unforgettable in-water experience. By sharing our profound adoration of the Sea, we promise you peace of mind interwoven with pure joy. Our state of the art equipment, our fast, comfortable and spacious RIB, our right on the beach location, conveniently next to a beach bar and a taverna, a mere 45 minutes drive from downtown Athens, will heighten your overall experience. Dive in!

Reviewed By Mikkel H

I had 3 dives in 2 days at Aqua Divers Club and it was such a pleasure. Sadly the plan was to have 4 dives but a storm was coming and they canceled our 2nd dive on the first day - but this is only a plus in my book. Then you know they are serious about the security. On the 2nd day we only was 2 diver but ADC still provided 2 dive masters because we had very different level and therefore I still got some very good dives. The area is also very beautiful and the visibility was 30-40 meters.

4. Orfeas

Leoforos Saronidos 60, Saronida 190 13, Greece +30 2291 060077
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Orfeas

Οpen Air Cinema , great movies under the starry sky! Traditional Greek shadow Theater (Karagiozis) Family Theater , puppet theater.

Reviewed By left s - Athens, Greece

A big open air movie theater just 40km from Athens center . Full of greenery ( jasmine and Bougainvillea ) you can drink your draft beer eat a hot-dog and see a movie under the stars! Great image and sound to.

5. Astir Beach

40 Apollonos, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece +30 21 0890 1619
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4.5 based on 400 reviews

Astir Beach

Reviewed By SLHM2014 - Richmond, United Kingdom

Thoroughly enjoyable day...entrance fee may be a little on the pricey side but facilities are just great. We pre-booked our sun loungers online, which is to be recommended in high season or weekends, this beach is popular. Kayaks and paddle boards for hire at 20 EUR an hour. Motorised water sports available too.

6. Diving Store

Pbox2656 Ag Dimitriou 71, Lagonisi 194 00, Greece
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Diving Store

We offer good diving and great services close to the city of Athens.

Reviewed By Artur K - Warsaw, Poland

Dive center located close to Athens in very niceness spot. Helpful and friendly staff. They did detailed interview with focus on security and experience. 300 horsepower inflatable boat is fun on itself. Small shop is well equipment in necessary stuff and gadgets.Thank you very much Αrtur! We enjoy diving and we always feel happy sharing the experience with fellow divers. Hope to see you again soon!

7. Vouliagmeni Lake

Ethniki Odos Athinon Souniou, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece +30 21 0896 2237
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4.5 based on 814 reviews

Vouliagmeni Lake

Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the hidden treasure of Attica's nature. Situated on an idyllic landscape, this rare geological phenomenon is waiting to be discovered. The lake's brackish waters which are continuously replenished both by the sea and the underground thermal Springs offer a natural and unique thermal spa experience. Swimming at the Lake is an holistic experience all-year round. The water’s healing properties and the stable temperature, combined with the benefits swimming offers to the body and soul, promise a unique leisure activity. The Lake’s water gushes from Springs 50 to 100 meters deep and have a temperature ranging between 22 to 29 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Even more the small fish called Garra Rufa, also known as Doctor Fish or Spa Fish, indigenous and natural inhabitants of the Lake, promises visitors a unique peeling experience.

Reviewed By Tal R

This is a unique destination in Athens Riviera, located 25km from Athens. There are many reasons to come here, start from healing properties of the natural Springs of the lake, plus the beautiful landscape and facilities in this place, like sunbeds, lockers, changing rooms, etc. It is open all year round and water temperature range 22-29 Celsius.

8. Athens Divers Club

Km 49 Athens to Souniou Avenue, Anavyssos 19013, Greece
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Athens Divers Club

Being avid divers ourselves, highly trained and experienced, we wish to share our life long passion of sea exploration with you. By focusing on a personalized service, balanced between safety and fun, we promise you an unforgettable in-water experience.

Reviewed By dmtr_pappa - Greece

Excellent, professional, customer and sea oriented team :) The team has those kind of people who made their passion a way of living. They want to make you one of them so they will show you around the deep sea, teach you its secrets, learn you how to respect nature, and make you love it! Personal huge thanks to George and Petros for the pampering, personal attention and the “corrective” dive that made me overcome a slight panic crisis under the sea.

9. BeyondAthens

Lagonisi 190 10, Greece
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BeyondAthens

Beyond Athens is a travel company specializing in innovative, experience tourism, with a focus on Athens and its surroundings. We showcase the natural beauty and the rich cultural heritage of the wider Attica region in innovative and unconventional ways. Our offering includes outdoor activities, local gastronomy and wine tasting tours, workshops, sports activities and customised travel packages. Our local professionals can guide you through places of exceptional natural beauty, just few kilometres away from the buzzing Greek capital. Let's go Beyond Athens!

Reviewed By MariaCBTraveler - Laurel Springs, NJ

I can not say enough about how wonderful Andreas and Beyond Athens was in organizing, customizing and making every aspect of our tours in Greece exactly what we were looking for and so much more.
9 of us arrived on multiple flights from the US between 9 and 10am. Andreas and Yorgos were waiting for us at the airport with 2 cars to start our tour. We didn't want anything too taxing, as we had just had overnight flights from the states, and we couldn't find a listed tour that we felt would work for us, Andreas created a tour for us!
Our tour started with a private tour of the Vorres Museum, which is typically not open during the week. A beautiful museum with traditional Greek art, Mediterranean garden and the authentic Greek village buildings. It was lovely!
Then we went to a Papagiannakos Winery, where we had a tour and an extensive sit down wine tasting, which was great. We were also able to stock up on some Greek wine to enjoy for our entire trip!
We followed this by going to a private house with a beautiful view of Cape Sounio and had a traditional Greek lunch, where anyone who wanted to help could help prepare lunch, and those that wanted to just chill and relax with a glass of wine & enjoy the scenery could do that as well. Nadia (our host) was so welcoming and entertaining. We could have stayed here all day!
Finally we went to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio, which was breathtaking. On our way back to our villa when we told Andreas we were having company that evening (we were in town for a wedding and were hosting the bridal shower that night!) he arranged for us to stop and pick up some food, pizza and beer before returning to our villa.
So, the customized tour was great, but that is only where Andreas started with making our trip a grand success! So, we did not realize how difficult it is to get a taxi in Lagonissi on the weekends. So, about 2 hours before the traditional Greek wedding that we have come all the way to Greece for, we call for a taxi. The taxi service tells us the 2 taxi's that work Lagonissi are in Athens and will not be able to take us to the wedding.
Panic sets in. Not knowing what else to do, we contact Andreas to see if he knows any taxis. Andreas to the rescue stops what he was doing (swimming on his day off with is son) and comes to our Villa to pick us up and take us to the wedding! He literally saved our entire trip, as if we had missed the wedding it would have been a disaster!
The Monday following we did another custom tour, which was a mix between a traditional Acropolis tour and the Random Athens Tour, so we could see some of the major parts of the Acropolis, but also get into the 'real' parts of the city. Yorgos got us to a great authentic greek restaurant Paradosiako, which had phenomenal food.
If I could give Beyond Athens a 10 star rating, it would still be less than it deserves! They truly went ABOVE & BEYOND!

10. Akti Vouliagmenis

Poseidonos Avenue 2 | Apollonos, Vouliagmeni 16671, Greece +30 21 0896 0697
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Akti Vouliagmenis

Reviewed By Doby47 - New York City, New York

Clean sparking water. No waves. Beautiful views. Fine sand. Views!!!

The vouliamegni peninsula is heaven.
After you've done the Acropolis and Plaka and need an escape, but can't get to the Islands, spend some time here.
I usually spend my last day on Vouliagmeni beach since I need to fly to the US the next day.

Between 5-8 euro (depending on day of week) for two loungechairs and umbrella.

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