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Vouliagmeni and its medicinal waters by Jakob Jelling
The Lake Vouliagmeni is not
only famous as a very beautiful spot but also but also as containing medicinal
waters. This spot has been visited by people who wish to enjoy its waters
for centuries, and is one of the most attractive areas in the Greek region
of Peloponnese. Visitors approach in order to enjoy its beautiful shores,
practice different water sports, relax in front of unique landscapes, taste
excellent local dishes, and have a great time in a picturesque environment.
Vouliagmeni has an extension of about 26 km or 15 miles, and is located
within the municipality called after it, Vouliagmeni, at about 20 kilometers
from the central area of Athens. This lake provides an ideal destination
for all those who enjoy water related activities, and it is very common
to see visitors fishing, swimming and even windsurfing in this region.
The municipality of Vouliagmeni
has a population of about 4000 inhabitants, and offers a very beautiful
scenery which combines the attractive of the water which the charm of an
appealing mountainous background provided by the Hymettus mountains. This
municipality has many beautiful beaches and shores, some of them by the
sea and some others provided by Lake Vouliagmeni, but all of them beautiful
and ideal for relaxing while observing unique sights.
Lake Vouliagmeni's waters
partially come from underground currents from Mount Hymettus. This lake
is at about 40 cm from the regular level of the ground and one of its most
peculiar and appealing characteristics is based on the fact that its waters
offer a constant temperature of about 24º C, a fact placed among the
first qualities in the list of the lake's attractions.
Before the middle Ages, Lake
Vouliagmeni was a cavern. This cavern became the actual lake after an important
earthquake caused it to collapse and take the actual shape and characteristics.
Nowadays, the lake can be still traced into Mount Hymettus, and it is possible
to see, now and then, some experienced divers exploring it, although it
is not recommendable to amateurs due to the important risks it implies.
|About the Author - Jakob
Jelling is the founder of Eurotomic.com.
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Offering comfortable accommodation
and convenient facilities, the Amarilia Hotel Vouliagmeni is an ideal place
to spend your relaxing vacation. The Amarilia Hotel is located in
Vouliagmeni, one of the most peaceful and green suburbs of Athens. The
distance from the centre of Athens is close enough for clients who need
to transfer and far enough to enjoy the tranquillity, cleanliness and picturesque
area. The hotel boasts 90 luxury rooms and 5 suites, all of which
have sea or pool view. The comfortable onsite restaurant of 370 seats offers
a wide choice of international and Greek cuisine and satisfies all dietary
needs. The hotel also has a cafe bar that serves snacks, as well as a pool
Resort and Spa Vouliagmeni
Situated on a Vouliagmeni
beach, this luxury resort is close to Vouliagmeni Spa Lake. Arion Resort
And Spa has a private beach, a health club, an outdoor pool, a sauna, and
a fitness facility. Arion Resort And Spa features a full-service spa. Business
amenities at this 5.0-star property include wireless Internet access, meeting
rooms for small groups, and secretarial services. There are 7 restaurants
as well as a bar/lounge. 24-hour room service is available. This property
provides an airport shuttle (surcharge). The staff can arrange dry cleaning/laundry
services, tour assistance, translation services, and currency exchange.
Additional amenities include a coffee shop/café, a concierge desk,
and an arcade/game room.
Vouliagmeni Strand Hotel Vouliagmeni
Just a stone's throw away
from the sandy beaches of Vouliagmeni and a 20 minute drive to Athens Center,
Plaza is the ideal place to relax and to conduct business at the same time.
Our unique location means you are near the center of Athens and the Acropolis,
very close to the Airport (ideal for stopovers) all while staying in a
resort area. Inside this gracious Hotel, quiet elegance prevails. The sophistication
of the lobby's decor extends to its restaurants and lounges.
Westin Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort Vouliagmeni
Thanks to its unique setting
on a private peninsula in the heart of the Athens Riviera, The Westin Athens
Astir Palace Beach Resort offers the best of both worlds. Relax at classic
seaside resort, with cosmopolitan city life just a short drive away. Swim
or lounge at our Olympic-sized pool and private beach, or take to the sea
for a variety of activities. On land, youíll find tennis, volleyball, a
fitness center, and plenty of kidsí options, plus a gorgeous new spa just
steps away. The ultimate destination in the Mediterranean to find renewal
with a private beach, pool, and sports in the heart of the Athenian Riviera.