Faliro was once a seaside village of fishermen, shepherds, and farmers and now it is a polished seafront neighborhood with dense apartment blocks centered on Flisvos Marina. Seaside food and drink options here include sleek upscale bars, family-run seafood tavernas, and Italian restaurants. Flisvos Marina is the place to go if you want to casually stroll around, marvel at some beautiful yachts, and sip some delicious exotic cocktails on the waterfront. Modern style bars, boutique shops, and decadent ice cream parlors make the place a popular attraction; lively during the day and vibrant at night. Flisvos Public Park hosts an outdoor cinema, has an enormous playground and a number of play zones suitable for different ages, and offers sweeping sunset views from its waterfront tree-lined promenade which is also a popular starting point for cycling trips along the Athenian Riviera. On the edge of Faliro Bay stands the newly founded Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), one of the city’s most important and modern landmarks. A minimal architectural building blending in a beautiful natural environment with a full calendar of cultural, educational, environmental, and sports activities throughout the year.
The redevelopment of Faliro Bay is a major project that will significantly upgrade the entire area and it will also connect the center of the capital with the coastal front. A vast seaside grove will be planted along the coast comprising of 3,500 trees and 200,000 bushes. Sporting and recreational facilities, as well as restaurants, will be added later for funding the operation and maintenance of the park.
Between Hymettus and the Saronic sea, there stretches the modern seaside suburb of Alimos. There are several beaches and nightclubs in the area and as soon as summer begins people from all over the city gather here. Alimos has also one of the largest marinas in the Mediterranean with 1.000 permanent berths.