Pip (pictured at Edem beach) is a half-Greek, English Londoner who has been traveling to Greece several times a year for around 20 years! She loves Greece so much, she even has her own blog, Pip the Greek.
Give a short description of your usual travel itinerary
Usually fly to Athens and jump on the bus to Glyfada, spend a couple of days there and then head out to the islands for a week or two. Then I come back to Glyfada, have another couple of nights there and head back to London.
Which is your favorite beach and why?
I prefer the organised beaches such as at Balux, even though they’re a bit pricey at the weekend.
What is your favorite area to spend time in during the day and why?
Glyfada/Flisvos. In the daytime grab yourself a Freddo cappuccino and wander around looking cool and soak up the atmosphere like a local!
For a night out, which area do you prefer and why?
Glyfada is perfect! Great restaurants, great atmosphere, great bars – in an attractive, chilled and safe part of the city. Perfect Greek food: O Proedros, Glyfada. Perfect cocktail bar: Ark, Glyfada.
What advice or recommendations would you give to future visitors?
Visit the Athens Coast! It’s gorgeous, chilled out, very Athenian but still ‘local’ and has some of the most lovely restaurants and bars in town. Avoid Tram if you can – very slow. I do however recommend cruising down the Leoforos Posidonos road from Piraeus to Glyfada, on the back of a handsome young ship steward’s motorbike. Apart from the bumpy bit when you ride over the tram lines near Elliniko- that hurts like hell!
What should the rest of the world know about the Athens Coast?
You should visit Athens Coast as a destination in its own right – great area with fabulous, authentic, vibrant & classy nightlife to rival London/ Stockholm/ Barcelona/ Paris other noted ‘cool’ cities with less of the price-tag!