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Rafina PortPorts0.3km
Penteli WaterfallWaterfalls9km
Ntavelis caveCaves8km
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet AthensShopping9km
Attica Zoological ParkZoo10km
Sport center of GerakasSports centre13km
Paiania-Kantza Metro StationPublic transport stations13km
Penteli Davelis caveCaves13km
Chapel St SpyridonChapels13km
Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport11km
Doukissis Plakentias stationPublic transport stations16km
Athens International AirportAirports11km
Halandri Metro StationPublic transport stations16km
Kifisias Avenue stationPublic transport stations18km
Spathario MuseumMuseums18km


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Category: Cities, Local time: 23:23:42

The city Rafina is situated in Greece , on the Attica Coast, about 20 kilometers east of the capital city Athens .

Glances into the history of the city

Rafina has been inhabited since antiquity and it was one of the significant regions of ancient Athens. Even though there are not many archaeological sites or ancient monuments, Rafina is a charming city popular with tourists.

Important port

Rafina is well-known for its excellent taverns and fish restaurants. However, it is best-known as a busy fishing port, where all kinds of ships anchor, from ferries to chaikas. Rafina is the second most important port in Attica right after Pireus . It is due to the port that Rafina is a quite popular tourist destination. Most of them come to the city to board one of the many ferries or hydrofoils that will get them to the Cyclades island group and many other Greek islands.

Pros

near the sea
seaside stays
near large towns
important birthplace
mild climate

Cons

rather expensive

Suitable for

active vacation
romantic vacation
sport tourism
bungee jumping

Transportation and means of transport

sea

Activities

bungee jumping
mountain bikes
horse-riding
fishing
marathon


Information and Facts

GPS: 38.021, 24.006
Altitude: 24 m
Nearest airport: Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, 11 km
Coastline: Mediterranean Sea
Distance from the capital city: Athens, 24 km
Last update: Oct 15, 2012 2:54:36 AM

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