Lagonisi

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Lagonisi
Λαγονήσι
Lagonisi is located in Greece
Lagonisi
Lagonisi
Coordinates: 37°47.1′N 23°53.9′E / 37.7850°N 23.8983°E / 37.7850; 23.8983Coordinates: 37°47.1′N 23°53.9′E / 37.7850°N 23.8983°E / 37.7850; 23.8983
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit East Attica
Municipality Saronikos
Municipal unit Kalyvia Thorikou
Government
 • Mayor Giorgos Sofronis (since 2014)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 8,500 (estimate)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 190 10
Area code(s) 22910

Lagonisi (Greek: Λαγονήσι meaning "rabbit island") is a seaside residential area in the southern part of Kalyvia Thorikou in East Attica. It is situated close to the shore and on a peninsula by the Saronic Gulf. Lagonisi is located approximately 30 km southeast of Athens and 35 km northwest of Cape Sounio. Being filled with luxury homes, beaches as well as a 5-star hotel that lie within the Saronic, it is one of the most expensive areas in Attica Prefecture. Restaurant facilities, cafeterias and bars are located mainly on the heart of Lagonisi, close to Kalyvion Avenue (the road connecting Lagonisi with Kalyvia Thorikou).

Education[edit]

The increasing number of new residents, most notably from the southern suburbs of Athens has led to the construction of public schools for children of all ages. Most spesifically, the last decades there have been built 2 nursery schools, 2 primary schools, 1 gymnasium and 1 lyceum.

Beaches[edit]

Lagonisi has many beautiful sandy beaches including those of Pefko, Agios Nikolas and Galazia Akti which are organised. In recent years, the Greek government-debt crisis has led to the privatisation of many state owned properties, including beaches. The state is oriented towards their privatisation, although the locals' opposition makes beaches' future property status uncertain.

Transportation[edit]

The Greek National Road 91 connects Lagonisi with Athens and Sounio. OASA (Athens Urban Transport Organisation) operates a frequent all-year round bus service to and from Elliniko metro station with the designation 122.[2] The average travel time between Lagonisi and Elliniko metro station is about 55 minutes. Furthermore, an inter-municipality bus service operating two to three times per day connects Lagonisi with Kalyvia Thorikou. Taxi service is available as well.

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