Athens Greece: Vouliagmeni Lake
About half an hour from Central Athens near the coast known as the Athenian Riviera is Vouliagmeni Lake. This lake is a rare, geological natural phenomenon. There was once a series of caves until the roof sunk or rather submerged itself allowing the water to cover the top of the cave roof.
The water is between 50m-100m deep and stays around 22-27 degrees C all year round. Because the water half gushes from underground springs and due to being about 50cm higher than the sea surface the lake flows into the sea as well to constantly allowing the waters to be refreshed. The water is constantly being recycled which contributes to the water being rich in salts and minerals. The lake benefits from these waters making it healing waters ideal for skin rejuvenation and other health benefits.
Due to the rare ecology of the Vouliagmeni Lake it is inhabited by little Garra Rufa fish also know as spa fish. If you stand still the little fish will nibble the dead skin cells from your feet leaving you with soft and smooth skin on your feet and ankles! It tickles but I can assure you that my feet were nibbled smooth in a short period of time!
Vouliagmeni Lake is a great place to spend the day. They have lockers and changing rooms, sun beds and umbrella as well as food and drink available.
The staff take great care of you during your visit making you feel right at home.
I took advantage of the quiet time to sit and take in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings and enjoying the late autumn sunshine!
Vouliagmeni Lake is perfect for a wedding and they can arrange all of the details for you as well as a great space for family reunions and get togethers.
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