4 “magical” villages near Athens, you must visit right now.July 19, 2022
People were just beginning to visit the city's first organized beaches, which you may have seen in old Greek Cinema films by Finos Films with Aliki Vougiouklaki!
At the end of the 1950s, the first cabins and bungalows appeared in the coastal areas of Attica, filling their empty landscape. Since before these changes no one preferred specific places for their bath, the amenities that began to emerge, gave them another status and another convenience, as a result of which they were filled with bathers on weekends.
A related report from the magazine "Ikones" from July 1962, stated that the beach of Vouliagmeni was full of people and at the same time advertised the amenities it had, saying that on Sundays the visitors reach even thousands.
In the same report, it is also said that every Sunday of that year the number of bathers from the Elefsina Bay to Varkiza reached 250,000, while their number during the week is equally remarkable.
The large umbrellas of these beaches hid in their shadow a place where entire families spent their day escaping the high temperatures of the days. According to the reporter who prepared the above article, these beaches, in addition to being a place of entertainment, were also a way to bring people of all ages together to have a good time together.
But apart from the basic and obvious infrastructure, some other elements that made up the image of the perfect beach were equally impressive, such as the grass, the trees and the golden sand, making it clear that these seas were addressed to all people, regardless of age. and gender.