Once a sleepy suburban hub, the coastal hamlet of Voula is now one of the hottest postcodes on the Athens Riviera.

By Amanda Dardanis

Voula Platia is the social headquarters of Voula.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Head to Family for heavenly desserts.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Life's a beach in Voula.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Voula's Greatest Hits

Faidon’s Athens

This hugely popular wine bar perfectly captures the new “village vibe” of Voula. A big part of its charm is its bijou size and great location, just beyond the main square, across from pretty Agios Ioannis church. Faidon inhabits its own chilled bubble, especially when you factor in owner Christos Tsiknakos’ penchant for gypsy jazz. On any given weeknight, you’ll encounter a mix of mellow locals and urban sophisticates, perched on the pavement around re-purposed wine-barrels. Stools are in scant supply and on weekends it’s usually standing room only, so book ahead if you wish to sit. Choose your preferred grape from Faidon’s well-curated stock of mid-range and special edition Greek and foreign wines (you’ll pay just a few euros on top of cava price for corkage), and watch the sun dip behind Agios Ioannis over a bowl of organic olives or a charcuterie platter sourced from their delicatessen. Faidon recently expanded to include a coffee, nuts and chocolate bar, making it an all-day proposition. 

"Stools are in scant supply and on weekends it’s usually standing room only."

Some of the tastiest burgers in town are served at Oppen.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Oppen

Amarone

Stylish pavement dining at Amarone.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

The Rolls-Royce of steakhouses.

Courtesy: Courtesy of Drakoulis Meat Open Project

Drakoulis Meat Open Project

The Essential Voula Address Book

Courtesy: Akrovoli Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Courtesy: Rey Pablo