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Swimming all through the year

Palaio Faliro, Greece

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Experience hosted by Eleni

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation, equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

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I will pick you up from Trocadero tram station, near the Flisvos Marina, starting a fascinating intro to the alluring Apollo Riviera. Reaching Vouliagmeni we have a choice of 3 alternatives, depending on the weather conditions. We will jump in the water and feel “high” with this feeling of well-being, that’s so encompassing.
Our first choice is Vouliagmeni "Blue Flag" beach, where we can have our coffee and snacks, laying down on the sunbeds, enjoying the sea breeze. Our second choice is a small and protected hidden beach where we are going to use our own beach chairs. The third alternative is the amazing lake of Vouliagmeni, a hidden treasure of Attica’s nature. 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. The water temperature fluctuates between 22 ° C and 29 ° C throughout the year making the lake an ideal place to swim even during winter. The Fish Spa of the lake Garra Rufa , known as Doctor Fish, offer skin exfoliation to the visitors when they relax in the water. Its one of a kind peeling experience! Don't miss it!
No matter what the weather is we can always swim there all through the year!
After having captured the amazing feeling of the sea and sun we'll drive back to our meeting point.
Other things to note
Don't hesitate to contact me & plan the experience according to your needs. Ask for it!!
If you need extra time, special arrangements or lunch, please give me a 2 days notice.
If you are more than 4, please contact me to accommodate you.
CONTACT ME TO ARRANGE A MORE CONVENIENT TIME OR DATE FOR YOU!
I will pick you up from Trocadero tram station, near the Flisvos Marina, starting a fascinating intro to the alluring Apollo Riviera. Reaching Vouliagmeni we have a choice of 3 alternatives, depending on the weather conditions. We will jump in the water and feel “high” with this feeling of well-being, that’s so encompassing.
Our first choice is Vouliagmeni "Blue Flag" beac…

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What's included

  • Food
    Delicious ice cream, inspired by original Greek flavors!
  • Drinks
    Water for hydration always helps.
  • Tickets
    The entrance fee to the lake of Vouliagmeni is INCLUDED in the Experience.
  • Transportation
    I will pick you up and get you back with my car.
    In case of a bigger g...
  • Equipment
    Backpack beach chair.
From $116
/ person
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Meet your host, Eleni

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 62 Reviews
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Hi! My name is Elena. After 22 years, working as a financial markets’ professional, I felt that I have settled for a life that was not fulfilling. So, I took a step out of the ordinary to experience the benefits of a mid-career break and a change in my life.
I find myself enjoying the charms of the City, especially the picturesque Athenian riviera. Join me for a ride and explore the many physical and mental benefits swimming can bring to your body and mind. It’s a watery adrenaline rush that makes you feel invincible. Try it, it’s addictive.
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Hi! My name is Elena. After 22 years, working as a financial markets’ professional, I felt that I have settled for a life that was not fulfilling. So, I took a step out of the ordinary to experience the benefits of a mid-career break and a change in my life.
I find myself enjoying the charms of the City, especially the picturesque Athenian riviera. Join me for a ride and explore the many physical and mental benefits swimming can bring to your body and mind. It’s a watery adrenaline rush tha…
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Where you'll be

We will swim in Vouliagmeni beach which is a beautiful privately-operated beach-side venue offering free sunbeds, changing rooms, shower and many sporting activities. If the day is very windy we will swim nearby in a small protected beach or in Vouliagmeni lake. The lake is included in Greece’s national NATURA 2000 network and as a Site of Outstanding Natural Beauty by the Ministry of Culture offering a natural and unique thermal spa experience

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Jodi
March 2020
Eleni was amazing. Not just her insight on the history of Athens, but she gave the experience a very personal touch. Most tours we have been on, they drop us and the guide sits off alone. Eleni joined us in the water and shared her passion of swimming. I really enjoyed the sincerity of our conversations and connection. Beautiful and relaxing day.
Eleni was amazing. Not just her insight on the history of Athens, but she gave the experience a very personal touch. Most tours we have been on, they drop us and the guide sits off…
Bartek
March 2020
We have met with Eleni in March 2020 for Swimming all through the year experience. We were 3 people all different ages (16,41,72) and we all loved it. Very special place with very special host. Absolute must if you are in Athens for few days . Great out of city get away with great local insides. Highly recommended!
We have met with Eleni in March 2020 for Swimming all through the year experience. We were 3 people all different ages (16,41,72) and we all loved it. Very special place with very…
Larisa
March 2020
Мне очень понравилась поездка на озеро с Еленой. Она очень позитивная и открытая, очень быстро откликнулась, все очень хорошо организовала.
Adreanna
February 2020
This was such a wonderful experience! Eleni was so accommodating about meeting us at a time and place that was most convenient for us. She told us about the history of Greece and brought us to hidden-gem-locations that we definitely wouldn’t have been able to find ourselves. I’m personally a big fan of the quick ice cream stop we made. But the lake....Folks the lake was s t u n n i n g. It was absolutely beautiful and comfortable to swim in, even during the winter! You just have to dive in! Most importantly, Eleni made us feel cared for and looked after. She was so easy to get along with and it was ridiculously fun to spend time with her. Eleni also provides the best restaurant and bar recommendations. This AirBnb experience was by far the best part of our trip to Greece and the perfect way to round out our time in the city. If you’re ever in Athens, I urge you to book a tour with Eleni. You won’t regret it :)
This was such a wonderful experience! Eleni was so accommodating about meeting us at a time and place that was most convenient for us. She told us about the history of Greece and…
Jasmin
February 2020
If I could rate Elena 6 stars, you know I would! She is one of the most amazing guides I’ve ever had. Very considerate of meeting to a location near our accommodation and her conversation is so fun and lighthearted! She truly personalized our experience for us and gave us wonderful recommendations for our one-day stay in Athens. Lake Vouliagmeni is incredibly beautiful and the sites Elena took us to see for the sunset (after we got ice cream) were just spectacular. And yes, if I can swim comfortably in 21° C, anyone can. It’s perfectly comfortable to swim even in the winter! If you’re ever here, you need to go on this experience — you won’t regret it.
If I could rate Elena 6 stars, you know I would! She is one of the most amazing guides I’ve ever had. Very considerate of meeting to a location near our accommodation and her conve…
Artesha
February 2020
Omg, please take this experience if you are traveling to Greece. Today we got to see another side of the country we would have never saw on our own. Eleni was so welcoming and fun. She accommodated is so much with everything. We learned, we ate, we laughed, and we had a blast. YES ITS TRUE, you can Swim all year round. The lake is beautiful, the Sea Side is even more beautiful. Athens is more than just the Acropolis, please do yourself a favor and travel Seaside with Eleni. She is so humble with such a great Spirit!
Omg, please take this experience if you are traveling to Greece. Today we got to see another side of the country we would have never saw on our own. Eleni was so welcoming and fun.…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Beach towels

Slippers