The area of Artemida has been inhabited since 2,000 BC during the Early Helladic period and was named after the goddess Artemis. It was the area where the goddess of hunting was worshiped who also was a protector of motherhood, childbirth and young girls. Today its picturesque harbour serves mainly fishing and private boats and its beautiful beaches are popular destinations where it attracts many of bathers in summer. The seaside area is full of cafes, bars, taverns, fish taverns and ouzeri right by the sea and the city centre gathers all commercial activities.
Sightseeing in Artemida:
Artemida is known for its beautiful beaches and water sports such as windsurfing or kitesurfing. The clear waters, the waves, and the light breeze make its climate ideal for enjoying your favorite sport. There are two spots to choose from: a) Nissakia Surf Club and b) Aeolos Club. (photo: Justasurferdude)
The beaches of Artemida are clean and sandy, the sea has no rocks and is shallow. It is ideal for families with small children and older people who need shallow waters to swim and relax respectively without risks. Beach bars, umbrellas, lounge chairs, water sports, cocktails by the water are typical images of the area during the summer months.
Greek cuisine is based on local and fresh foods, cooked in a simple way with extra virgin olive oil that makes the difference in taste.
In Artemida, but also in the wider area of eastern Attica, you have the opportunity to enjoy and experience this difference in taste whether you are looking to have souvlaki or a traditional home-cooked meal.
The area, due to the soil, abounds in fresh fruits and aromatic herbs, which are the basis for salads or appetizers. The appetizers (“meze”), especially if you accompany them with ouzo, beer, or local wine will take you on a unique gastronomic journey to the senses.
Try the numerous taverns by the sea, souvlaki, moussaka, tzatziki, salads, feta, burgers, grilled steaks, grilled octopuses, mussels, squid, shrimp, and day fish that still smell the salt of the sea.