Just 45 minutes from Athens International Airport, we fly over Schinias Beach, a really beautiful and spacious beach of Athens.
Kilometers of golden sand combine with a unique ecosystem and pine forest and create what is called "Schinias National Park".
The area is a popular destination for the residents of Athens during the summer months and from the video it is very easy to understand why.
A few words about the area:
Schinias or Schinias is a coastal area of northeastern Attica and a small settlement. It is located at the northeastern end of the plain of Marathon, in the coastal zone, and has one of the largest beaches in Attica. In the area of Schinias, swamps are formed which are an important wetland. Schinias also has one of the largest pine forests in Greece (Schinias together with the forest of Strofilia in Achaia and the forest Koukounaria in Skiathos are the most important pine forests in Greece).
From time to time it has been used for filming (eg in 1971 in the film Abuse of Power with Nikos Kourkoulos, where the film finale takes place in Schinias and in 2008 in the film I4 - Loofah and Discharge, where the camp on the island of plot, located in the forest of Schinias)
Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou loved the beach of Schinias and often started his day with a swim there, very early in the morning before going to his office.
Enjoy the flight!