An obvious reason for choosing the Kokkino Limanaki campsite is its proximity to the metropolitan area of Athens. Athens itself offers the visitor a truly rich choice and caters a plethora of interests from ancient antics and archaeology, more recent history, traditional Greek culture, to modern arts, shopping and nightlife.
Included in the ticket for Acropolis are some other archaeological sites, such as the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora and the Library of Hadrian. The new Acropolis Museum is best accessible from the Acropolis Metro station.
Once already close to the Acropolis a relaxing walk through Plaka is worth the time. The picturesque quarter has been able to retain its original Athenian charm. The taverns offering traditional Greek cuisine are a popular place to take a rest from the day’s visits. Plaka is also the region to watch out for souvenirs. The visitor should also take a step in the one or other side street to discover the tranquil atmosphere.
For the ones continuing from Rafina to the Cycladic Islands the Museum of Cycladic Art might be of great interest. Close to the Museum of Cycladic Art is the famous Benaki Museum. This museum is worthwhile visiting for those interested in Greek history beyond the ancient times. Both museums are very close to the area of Kolonaki, which is the chic and elegant inner city quarter.
Other places worth visiting:
Cape Sounion: The most southern tip of mainland Europe is a magic place to visit, especially around sunset. The Cape is about 45 kilometres to the south of the campsite.
Marathonas: This historically highly important place is worth a half-day or day trip. Good beaches, interesting archaeological sites and a wonderful scenery are the possible contents of a rich day.
Pireus: Pireus as the main harbour of the region is aninteresting place for a stop over. The coming and going of the various ships lets one dream of further journeys and destinations. Also possible from here is a daytrip to the island of Egina.