Dotted among sandy beaches and turquoise waters Saronida is a popular seaside resort community located 31 km southeast of Athens’s city centre, on the Saronic Gulf coast. The variety of landscape and the mild climate all year round makes Saronida an ideal place to combine culture trips and educational tours with outdoor activities in the mountains, relaxation on the beach, as well as some of the finest gastronomical experiences. Saronida is conveniently located on the journey of the so-called Athens Riviera, in between high-end Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni and Kavouri that offer a variety of chic bars, restaurants, designer boutiques and beach resorts and Anavyssos, Sounio and Lavrio where unparalleled archaeological treasures and the beauty of emerald crystal clear waters are combined.
Along the stretch of coastline from Saronida to Sounio, there are urban beaches that attract locals for a midweek swim, resort beaches filled with sunbeds, umbrellas and water sports and unspoiled sandy coves that will make you feel like you’re on an island. Day trips from Saronida can easily combine visits to one of the most thrilling and beautiful archaeological sites of Greece the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, hikes in Sounio National Park, amidst a pine tree forest to explore the ancient silver mines and processing workshops in Lavrio, visits to the Ancient Theater of Thoriko, the oldest stone theater in Greece and swimming around one of the rarest shipwrecks, Taormina, found at a depth of 107 meters off Sounio.