The Coast of Zoumberi - Attica

Trip Start Apr 24, 2011
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Flag of Greece  , Attica,
Friday, August 10, 2012

Very close to the monastery of Saint Efraim it is the small sea resort of Zoumberi so we drive here for some pictures. I would not say that it is a beach of my preference but for people who love sandy crowded beaches then this is the right spot for them. The sea waters are still rough but of course there are people who are so desperate in swimming and don't really mind how the waters are. In my pictures they seem to be enjoying it. The pictures speak for themselves.


There are lots of beach clubs and small taverns by the coast –have in mind that it is not the cheapest alternative though. With this bad situation and the shortage of money many Greeks take along their stools, umbrellas, snacks, coffee, even cold water in ice boxes and make it to the nearest beach to cool off .

The ones with small children are out trying to find shelter under the shade of trees or bushes that might be around and spend endless hours by the beach. Sometimes they only get home when it gets really dark. When it is too hot nothing can keep Greeks from staying indoors. They will surely find a way to get out.

There is nothing else to add here but what I can do though is to give some tips that have to do with beaches, cost, things that should be considered before setting out to one. They will probably help you avoid unpleasant surprises.

Have in Mind:


• If you have your own private means of transport, then it is preferable to choose a more distant beach location.


• If you wish to enjoy your swim at a quiet beach, then do not favor those beaches in close proximity to Athens.


• Greeks do no visit the beaches early in the morning. Peak hours are at noon and after. If you want to avoid the crowds, venture out to the beach early on in the morning.


• Choose weekdays for your outings. The majority of people visit the beaches during the weekends.


• Wherever you choose to visit, calculate the travelling time required, the time of departure, and the traffic on the roads.


• At the organized beaches, charges for the services offered are considerable. Entrance fees range from 4-10 euro. Umbrella rental is approximately 5 euro, and 4 euro per sun chair. Parking fees may also apply.


• In close proximity to many free access public beaches, you will find snack bars and canteens.


• The canteens and refreshment stalls at organized beaches, and not only, have very often more expensive rates for their products. A bottle of water, for example, may sell for up to 2 euro. The same applies also for a coffee [3-4 euro], sandwiches [2.5 -3 euro] and for ice-cream.


• Bus and tram timetables are relatively frequent, now in summer. Buses timetables are not that regular. Before you start out, be informed of the timetables for the routes required:

KTEL –Buses:

OASA –Trains:

ATTICA METRO:

TRAM:
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Anne on

those beaches look great is the weather good in march

rossport
rossport on

what a beautiful Beach area Popi and here in oz we have a burn time as we say of 15mins now so it is encouraged that we stay out of the sun between 10am and 2pm and still wear plenty of sunscreen and all our beaches are free but we bring all our own towels chairs and umbrellas as well as Esky's (chill Boxes) full of cold drinks

greekcypriot
greekcypriot on

No Ann, these beaches are really not appropriate in March. Even in Cyprus it is cold this time of year. It is however ideal for trecking. I have a bunch of winter swimmer aquaintances and they were telling me that the waters in March are the coldest you can imagine because ice melts and this goes directly from rivers into the sea.

greekcypriot
greekcypriot on

This is how I am going to the beach this morning with the 3 kids we have at home with us. I am planning a half day pic nic and many hours swimming.
I hope I get some pictures of this beach we are going today and create an entry.

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