Sharing My Love for Faliro

Monday, April 27, 2015



On our recent trip to Athens, J and I decided that we wanted to take advantage of beach views yet be close to Athens. Faliro is a coastal suburb of Athens that is easily reached by taking the number 4 tram from central Athens to the Flisvos stop (it takes about 20 minutes). Faliro boasts beaches, numerous cafes, restaurants, and the Flisvos marina to catch ferries to nearby islands. I found the area to be incredibly relaxing (just what I needed) and I enjoyed seeing a not touristy area.

Though cafes and bakeries were abundant, it was a bit difficult to find restaurants that served sit-down Greek meals (there is a burger joint). One of the restaurants that we found and really enjoyed was Taverna to Faleraki (on Afrodites 43 and Ag. Alexandroi* - not sure if my phonetic spelling with English letters is exact - sorry it has been a while since Greek School!).

Had it been warmer out, I'd have been living on that sandy beach in the photos below. I feel like Flisvos would be a perfect city break, particularly during warm months.







If you are interested in staying in Faliro I'd suggest checking out this amazing AirBnB.


*The name of the restaurant and address in Greek:



How do you feel about staying outside of major cities?

12 comments:

  1. The colour of that sea.... We went to Santorini last year, and I wish I had time to go to Greece again this summer! :)

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    1. The sea is beautiful! If it has been slightly warmer I would have jumped in. Next summer!

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  2. This looks so pretty. And I'm glad you mentioned that it is only 20 minutes away. How long wold you suggest people stay? Just for the day? I've gone ahead and linked this up as a co-host post in the #REASONStoTRAVEL linkup! Thank you again for co-hosting!

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    1. We stayed for the whole week - but went back and forth between Athens each day. I would say that you could easily just spend a day there if you were staying in Athens. Or, you if you were visiting multiple places it would depend on how long you have in the Athens area!

      So excited to be a co-host!

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  3. I think if you are staying in the area for long enough I am 100% for taking a day or two outside of the city to see non-touristy areas. We did this in Rome with Ostia Antica and it was so worth it.

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    1. Exactly! I would love to go back to Rome and have the chance to get outside of the city. I'll look into Ostia Antica for sure!

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  4. I always love little beach towns. I feel like people are always content sitting towel to towel on the more popular beaches, however, it's so nice to escape and have an area that's a little more... real.

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    1. I completely agree. I'll do the towel to towel thing as well - I really love going to the beach!

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  5. So glad to have found you through the #reasonstotravel link up! We are wanting to take our kiddo to Athens, but haven't been impressed by the price, staying outside in an area like this may be the answer, especially if it was convenient to get to! :)

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    1. Thanks for coming by! I think that apartment that my husband and I stayed in would be great with a kid. It had 2 bedrooms, the owner was incredible, the area had playgrounds, and it was very easy to get into Athens. Here is a link to the apartment that we stayed in through AirBnB: http://www.insearchofs.com/2015/04/the-best-airbnb-apartment-yet.html

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  6. I had never heard of this place and I LOOOVE Athens! Something to add to the list for my next trip!

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    1. It was such a wonderful place to visit, but was just outside the city. You should definitely visit - especially if the weather is nice.

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