MacArthur Glen designer outlet mall

Other places to visit near Rafina in mainland Greece


Attiko Zoo Park

Attiko zoo park near Rafina Greece

 

Opened in 2000, the Attiko Zoo Park is a well laid out facility with over 2000 animals from over 350 species. It houses the world’s 3rd largest bird collection as well as large primates such as gibbons and chimpanzees. The pathways are easily negotiated with a baby buggy. There is also a children’s play area and a café overlooking the African savannah animals. A dolphin facility is due to open and a dinosaur exhibition and aquarium are planned.

For more information: www.atticapark.com/zoo

 

MacArthur Glen designer outlet mall
For shopping and browsing Greek style

 

The mall opened in 2011 and is an elegant shopping location featuring designer brands such as Moschino, Trussardi Jeans and GANT at discount prices. See main image above. It is a great place to enjoy an indulgent dessert or a meal. There is also a kids’ play area.

For more information: http://www.mcarthurglenathens.gr/

Travelling to the Greek islands from Rafina.
For a little island hopping

 

 

Ferries and hydrofoils leave from Rafina to Evia and the Cyclades islands (Paros, Naxos, Tinos, Andros, Mykonos). Evia is so close you can see its mountains across the water; the other islands are more suitable for overnight stays.


Beaches
The best places for days by the sea

Local beaches:

Marikes Beach: on the southern side of Rafina. 700 metres long, sandy. There is a beach bar at one end. The middle portion of the beach can be hazardous due to remains of concrete defences from WWII under the water but at either end of the beach these have been cleared.

Artemida (Loutsa) Beach: this is a very long stretch of sandy beach. There are some beach cafes that rent sun-loungers and umbrellas. At the Rafina end the water is very shallow and good for small children.

Schinias: A very long sandy beach backed by trees. Some parts are organised, with sunloungers and umbrellas for rent. The shallow water is good for small children.

 

Schinias Beach

 

Nea Makri: sandy beach backed by lively cafes and children’s play area.

Rafina beach: small shingle stretch in the centre of town. Beach football facility. Very popular with kite surfers.

 

Summer outdoor cinema
A real treat

 

In the summer months Rafina has an outdoor cinema. It is a unique experience to watch a film while enjoying a beautiful Greek evening. Generally in Greece foreign films are not dubbed but subtitled into Greek instead. Therefore, you can still enjoy your favourite movies in English. Children’s films, however, are usually dubbed into Greek.