Here is a mini guide for Porto Germeno

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Copyright Porto Germeno sign Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades
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Copyright Green mountains Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades

Porto Germeno is a village that is also called Agiosthena and it is in the municipality of Vilia. It is an hour away from Athens by car and roughly two hours by coach. It can cost 6-9 euros if you get the coach from Athens to Porto Germeno and if you are driving by car, the best route to take is through Pireaus, Keratsini or Nikaia. The trip itself is a great experience to have, for there are picturesque views of high peaks of mountains, giant green hills and endless forests.

Even though there are many beaches to visit when in Athens, the quality of the waters that Porto Germeno has to offer are unlike the others. The sea at Porto Germeno is like a tricolor of blue waves, starting with a light turquoise, following with a contrast of a sky blue and then ending with a dark navy blue. The water is so clear that you can see the rocks and fish that are underneath and it is so deep that it’ll motivate you to swim under the beaming sun. There are only pebbled beaches, but even if you prefer sandy beaches you wouldn’t mind the pebbles on the beach; since they have a beautiful light grey colour that adds to the overall beauty with the sea.

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Copyright Porto Germeno Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades
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Copyright sea in Porto Germeno Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades

The great thing about these beaches is that even though some may have sunbeds, it is not necessary for you to use them which means that you can bring your beach mat, umbrellas, towels and other accessories and you do not need to pay anything at all. Within the village there are fish tavernas that are nestled alongside the sea, as well as pizzerias, coffee shops and meat tavernas. It is all locally owned, which is a great benefit if you want to contribute to the small businesses there. If you do not know where to eat, then check out Cavo Doro for a romantic evening meal and Makis seafood restaurant for a family friendly meal. Everything is cheap and at a fair price, so this wouldn’t be a day trip where you would be overspending.

As for sight seeing, there is the castle Aigosthena which you can view from afar or do some day hiking in order to view it up close. If you want to stay for a night or two and make it a cheap beach holiday, then you can check out accommodation on booking.com. Rooms can start from 121 euros for 5 nights, depending on which month you are booking for.

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Copyright Castle Aigosthena Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades
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Copyright Porto Germeno Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades

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