Porto Rafti, Attica

View of Raftis Island and Raftopoula

Porto Rafti (the “tailor’s port”) is a seaside town. As of 2001, its population was 7,131. It surrounds the Porto Rafti Bay in the east coast of Attica, 38 km from the center of Athens, Greece. It is also located very close to the new Athens International Airport, the Attiki Odos and to the closed Olympic Equestrian Centre of Athens.

Markopolo Mesogaias Municipality (8)  Coordinates: 37°51′N 24°1′E

The town is known for its beaches, restaurants serving traditional Greek food (tavernas), hotels and apartments for rent during the holidays. In Porto Rafti, thousands of Athens’ residents have built their country-houses for their holidays.

The city is surrounded by two hills (Merenta peak 613 m above sea level, and Perati), so it is isolated from the rest of Attica. The climate resembles mostly to that of the Aegean Islands with relatively mild winters and hot dry summers. Its main avenues are Gegou Gregou, Markopoulou and Porto Rafti.

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