PIRAEUS PENINSULA – FREATIDA
Begin your walk from the end of Themistokleous coast, in the Piraeus Peninsula, right after the facilities of the Naval Academy. The first cove that you meet is called Skafaki, the second “Baikoutsis’s” and the third one Venus or Palaska. Leaving behind you the concrete cross, a monument dedicated to the Unknown Sailor, you find yourselves in Freatida Bay which owes its name to an institution of ancient Attic law, the “Criminal Court in Freatida” one of the five ancient criminal courts. In Freatida there is also the municipal beach. It is a sandy and pebbled beach, while there are swings and slides for children and beach volley net for adults. The Piraeus Peninsula is full of taverns and ouzeri and attracts people from Piraeus, Athens as well as foreign visitors. Besides fresh fish, it’s worth tasting fried shrimps with fresh tomato sauce and feta cheese and clams that are served with plain lemon.
The Piraeus Peninsula looks magical at sunset offering amazing views of the islands of Aegina and Salamis. The rocks, the people strolling around, the chapel of St. Nicholas, the imposing cross -all painted with the shades of orange and purple. This spot is ideal for lovers or for those who wish to make a special wedding and then a romantic walk and take photographs that will remain unforgettable.