Rafina

Rafina

Rafina is a town on the eastern coast of Attica in Greece.

Understand

Rafina is a port town. Its port is the second largest of Attica, after that of Piraeus. Rafina Port is further away from the city centre of Athens than Piraeus, but quite close to Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos Airport). It is a smaller port mainly serving the southern part of Evvia and the northern part of the Cyclades (Andros, Tinos and Mykonos).

Get in

From the center of Athens:

From the Athens International Airport:

+ not on Saturdays and Sundays, ++ not on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

A point for the return journey - the bus stop adjacent to the square in Rafina is only served by the Athens buses. If you want the airport bus you must descend the steps to the port road at the other (seaside) end of the square and the bus stop next to a little newspaper shop is where the airport bus picks you up as it leaves the port.

See


Do

Eat

There a number of good fish taverns around the old port.

Drink

Two huge open-air café-bars immediately above the harbour bustle with locals until well after midnight.

Sleep

Rafina is a good location for an overnight stopover for visitors to the Cyclades, who have arrived at the airport too late to catch the last ferry to their island destination. Still a fairly sleepy seaside town, the area has been slowly increasing its level of accommodation, and now offers accommodation of both three and two-star categories.

Go next

Move on by boat to the Cyclades, especially the islands of Andros, Tinos and Mykonos.

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