Outdoor & Nature

Outdoor & Nature

Athens is a city of great outdoors with many activities and opportunities to enjoy nature and wildlife in a mild Mediterranean climate.

It may be the only capital in Europe that swimming or just relaxing in an idyllic seaside location is possible under a 20-minute drive from the city center, while the mountains that frame Athens provide the grounds for a number of sporting activities.

The diversity of the scenery is vast, and many places of special beauty are protected by the Natura 2000 network. Sandy beaches along the coastline, mountain ranges, lakes, rivers, hot springs, forests, waterfalls, and valleys paint a vivid canvas of Greek nature so near to the heart of the city.

Apart from the ecosystems and biodiversity, there are quite a number of constructed landscapes such as parks and gardens that embrace nature to provide oxygen and recreation to the people of the capital.


▶︎ Green Zones of Athens
▶︎ Hills & Mountains
▶︎ Beaches of Attica
▶︎ Lakes of Attica
▶︎ National Parks of Attica
▶︎ Caves of Attica
▶︎ Tatoi Royal Estate
▶︎ Camping Sites of Attica