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Votsalakia beach is between Mikrolimano and Pasalimani.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Between Mikrolimano and Passalimani, there is a beach of about 700m. Votsalakia is a beach of sand and gravel and in several places it has large stones. At one end of the beach, the mansion of Petros Origonis stands out as is the case with Koumoundourou rock island. The beach offers a very beautiful view of the Athenian beach and at the street level one can enjoy a beautiful walk or go for a run. Votsalakia has a cafe and sports venues for football, basketball, tennis, a gym and an open swimming pool.

What I can't see

Although there is an organized part of the beach with sunbeds and umbrellas, swimming is not recommended, due to the proximity to the port of Piraeus and the steep depth. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, small folk taverns, beer halls and small businesses operated here. The folk element and the bourgeois mansions in the same neighbourhood was a rare case of coexistence.


Field observation by scientific editor


Mpelavilas N., (2021), Ιστορία της πόλης του Πειραιά, 19ος και 20ος αιώνας, [The History of the City of Piraeus, 19th and 20th centuries], Alexandria Publication