The natural beauty and tourism offerings of Attica’s coastline – referred to as the Athenian Riviera – were recently presented to foreign journalists, who visited Athens as part of a press trip organized by the Region of Attica.
Eleven journalists of leading media organizations from Italy, Austria, The Netherlands, Russia, Portugal and Cyprus, recently arrived in Attica to learn more on the region’s unique coastline, gastronomy, ancient civilization and modern culture.
“They toured the coastline stretching between Sounio and Piraeus and were impressed by the beauty and biodiversity of Attica’s landscape, and the new upgraded tourism facilities offered,” the Region of Attica said in an announcement.
They visited the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio; the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and the unique Lake of Vouliagmeni. They also had the chance to see some of Attica’s luxury hotel units, tour local vineyards and enjoy the region’s wines.
“Our aim is to promote not only Attica’s popular tourism spots, but also the greater region, which includes the islands and areas offering additional gastronomic value and thematic tourism experiences,” said Attica Region Executive Councilor for Tourism Eleni Dimopoulou.
“The participants showed their interest on the possibilities of Attica as an all-year-round city break destination, which has a number of competitive advantages, excellent climate, unique gastronomy, rich culture and modern infrastructure, also combining the urban landscape with the sea and the islands.”