Have you ever heard of Artemida? Me neither. Until I moved here, having lived in Athens, the capital of Greece, for a few months started to wear me out. I was missing nature, the quietness, space, and the empty streets. So I decided to change the scenery and move to the sea in the countryside. If you are flexible with your work or work from home and wish to have the sea near, like to switch things up, and enjoy exploring new neighborhoods, then this town might be your place. Read till the end to see what’s to discover in Artemida. It might become your favorite getaway spot from the crowded Athens.
The first plus of this town is that it is located by the sea, which might be the main reason you will be attracted to move to this town or visit. Artemida has a wide and long beach where you can enjoy running, daily walks, and relaxing in the sun. It’s also a place loved by windsurfers, so one more reason to check this place. You can take lessons in windsurfing right on the beach if you ever thought of learning this water sport.
We lived 15 min walk from the beach and quickly did around 6k to 10k while going for evening walks. Also, there are gyms in the area if you want to go even further and do some weightlifting. We lived in Artemida from November to April, and if you wish to have your studio/apartment, the prices start from 400 EUR and can go as high as you can afford to pay. During the summer, the rent is more expensive than expected since it gets busy and people from around Greece and abroad visit the area.
Weekly farmer’s market
This market brings the town to life every Saturday, especially during the quieter winter months. You can still go to the market around 1 PM even if you are not an early riser. They usually start to pack around 1:30- 2 PM. We went every weekend to buy everything we needed for a whole week. You can find all seasonable vegetables and fruits, fish, cheese, honey, pollen, propolis, kitchen utensils, spices, clothes, and shoes. It’s a great market that has pretty much everything you need. A small family business sells the best honey and bee products. They are of the highest quality, and I always buy from them. You can also buy them online by contacting them on their Facebook page. Sometimes they do not come to the market when it’s rainy and cold, but you can always find them when it’s sunny.
Also, there is a local bio shop, the only one in town where you can get items you do not find in a regular store, such as hemp seeds, Brazilian nuts, gluten-free flour, and others. I made many trips to this store and left so much money there. But I love my daily dose of hemp seeds in my smoothie.
Discovering Artemida is easy as it’s not a very big town and it’s nice and cozy. However, if you wish to see how the market looks, check the videos below.
The more south you go, the better it gets. There are two Vravrona beaches; the second is in front of the 5* hotel Dolce Athens Attica Riviera. It is a beautiful area to explore, and the view is incredible. If you are by car, you can go further on the other side to Camolia Beach, where you can view the hotel. Nature is fantastic in this area, and there are places to hike. In spring, flowers are everywhere, the bees are buzzing around, and you can even spot some turtles.
Check out the video below to see how the area looks.
Archaeological Site of Brauron
Like in many locations in Greece, there are historical sites. This is said to be the temple of the ancient goddess Artemis from where the town’s name originates. We passed this site several times but never went in to check it. However, we always saw many people coming to visit. You need a car to reach this point as it is off-road.
Living in Artemida is not hard at all. You will not feel like you’re missing anything, but the opposite. You will feel like you have everything. Some people need to have the sea near, feel the sand under their feet, and they are happy. I am the adventurous type that, after staying for too long in one location, starts preparing for the next journey. I adapt to every environment quickly, and discovering places brings joy to my soul and heart. Do not forget to stay true to yourself and follow your inner voice. I know that life sometimes gets busy, and we miss the joy of life. The routine is essential to get things done, but changes are also beneficial.
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