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Eco-Snorkel at Sea garden

Ελληνικό, GreecePart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Fotis

2.5 hours
Includes tickets, transportation, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

If you're looking a unique place for snorkeling in Greece with beautiful waters and plenty of marine life, you are in the right page!

We'll drive to the east coast at the heart of Athenian Riviera. Our experience takes place in a semi-hidden cove, known mainly to locals, where conditions are the best for snorkeling with the most to see. The water there is almost always crystal clear!

Once we park we walk down a few steps made on natural limestone and we'll choose our preferred spot on the rocks.

Before we start you'll get a good introduction to the basics of snorkeling techniques and safety. As soon as we get in the water I'll be your guide pointing out everything I see as some species are very well camouflaged!

✔ Discover a variety of fish species such as silver and colorful fish, sea urchins, starfish, crabs, sponges, clams, and if we are lucky even octopuses!

✔ Admire the underwater well that connects Vouliagmeni thermal lake to the sea. In this natural hole we can see divers practicing in freediving!

✔ Learn how to identify the different species of fish and their natural habits. I'll tell you important facts all about them too, some species are really fascinating!

The experience is semi-flexible so feel free to swim or snorkel more by yourself, take photos or grab a beer in a near-by beach bar ☺

▶Tip: Frid-Satur 23&24/10 , midday temperature 28oCelcius!
Other things to note
October is the last month for snorkeling without a diving suit! The water is still pleasant (~24C), the beach much less crowded and fish at their best, abundant and quite active!
If you're looking a unique place for snorkeling in Greece with beautiful waters and plenty of marine life, you are in the right page!

We'll drive to the east coast at the heart of Athenian Riviera. Our experience takes place in a semi-hidden cove, known mainly to locals, where conditions are the best for snorkeling with the most to see. The water there is almost always crystal clear!

Once we park we walk down a few steps ma…

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What's included

  • Tickets
    Discount for my other outdoor activities (hiking etc)
  • Transportation
    Private car transport from Elliniko metro station (via-versa)
  • Equipment
    Basic snorkeling equipment: Mask & snorkel (mares) / fins / floating boards...
From $46
/ person

Meet your host, Fotis

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 73 Reviews
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"My mission is to support people to transform from tourists to adventure travelers"

Hello everyone, my name is Fotis! I have a passion for unconventional and off the beaten path travel as well as helping wild animals. I am a long time adventure guide and the founder of Experience Eco. I love taking people to unique and interesting places to experience nature, history and off the beaten path locations. I try and make all my experiences as different and exciting as I can, hoping the adventurer will enjoy the experience as much as I enjoyed creating it!

My experiences have an 'eco' character meaning that not only we leave behind only our footprints but also try to cleanup the area from other's traces !!

For more pics and videos of this experience visit:
www.experience-eco.com/eco-snorkel-at-sea-garden
"My mission is to support people to transform from tourists to adventure travelers"

Hello everyone, my name is Fotis! I have a passion for unconventional and off the beaten path travel as well as helping wild animals. I am a long time adventure guide and the founder of Experience Eco. I love taking people to unique and interesting places to experience nature, history and off the beaten path locations. I try and make all my experiences as different and exciting as I can, hoping the ad…
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Where you'll be

Our snorkeling spot located in Vouliagmeni,a seaside suburb, 20km south of Athens city cente. Has perhaps the most beautiful waters of the Athenian coastline with a high concentration in Mediterranean marine life.

The area is formed by rocky soils that sink relatively sharply into the seawater and form beautiful picturesque small coves. In general, the area has peculiar geological features and one of them is the famous Vouliagmeni thermal lake!

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 73 reviews.

Georgina
October 2020
A wonderful experience in an incredible location of Athens, perfect for first time snorkelers! Fotis took us to a little cove by the sea near Athens. It was easy to get to, especially from the centre. I’ve snorkelled before so I didn’t need much help but my sister hadn’t so it was really useful for her to be taught what to do, he was very patient and gave us some wonderful knowledge of the sea life there. We also managed to see an octopus on the swim! Would definitely recommend.
A wonderful experience in an incredible location of Athens, perfect for first time snorkelers! Fotis took us to a little cove by the sea near Athens. It was easy to get to, especia…
Karla
October 2020
The experience was really amazing, totally worth it !!. I am not a particularly a good swimmer but Fotis helped me to overcome this to better enjoy the snorkeling. He had all equipments needed, and he also take care of everyone all the time. The location is really pretty and you can learn a bit of marine life in the mediterranean sea.
The experience was really amazing, totally worth it !!. I am not a particularly a good swimmer but Fotis helped me to overcome this to better enjoy the snorkeling. He had all equip…
Ericka
October 2020
Bonne expérience. C’était ma toute première fois et j’ai beaucoup apprécié le fait que Fotis veille à ce que l’on soit en sécurité, mais est-ce qu’il prend en compte qu’on doit aussi se sentir à l’aise en sa compagnie et surtout avec ses instructions ? Il est sympathique et il sait ce qu’il fait, mais très commandant sur les bords!
Bonne expérience. C’était ma toute première fois et j’ai beaucoup apprécié le fait que Fotis veille à ce que l’on soit en sécurité, mais est-ce qu’il prend en compte qu’on doit aus…
Nicole
September 2020
We really enjoyed our time! Since the weather was terrible the first day snorkeling due to storm and you barely could see anything under water, we got another day settled up to get the whole experience. Really appreciate that he didn’t want us to leave with the impression of not caring about us and wanted to give us the best experience one can get! I really recommend this trip and we all had two super fun days!
We really enjoyed our time! Since the weather was terrible the first day snorkeling due to storm and you barely could see anything under water, we got another day settled up to get…
Hao
September 2020
I really enjoyed this experience. Though I haven't swam in the sea and snorkeled before, Fotis was very professional and helpful. The equipment he provided were very suitable. I spent a long time adapting to the salty sea water and overcame my fear for the open water. After I feel comfortable with the environment, Fortis led me seeing the underwater world and put an urchin on my hand which was the most unforgettable feeling. Above all, I felt very safe with Fortis around. I definitely will come again for this experience if I can come to Athens again.
I really enjoyed this experience. Though I haven't swam in the sea and snorkeled before, Fotis was very professional and helpful. The equipment he provided were very suitable. I sp…
Frederik
September 2020
It was an amazing day for us. We have drank a bit of wine in the pre evening and went at 9 together with our guide from our Hotel to the Beach. We had an amazing swim for about 3 hours! I can highly recomend the Tour If you Need a day Off the City!
It was an amazing day for us. We have drank a bit of wine in the pre evening and went at 9 together with our guide from our Hotel to the Beach. We had an amazing swim for about 3 h…

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

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Sports shoes or sandals (avoid flip flops)

    Bath towel