Lagonisi

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Lagonissi

Λαγονήσι
Lagonissi is located in Greece
Lagonissi
Lagonissi
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
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitEast Attica
MunicipalitySaronikos
Municipal unitKalyvia Thorikou
Government
 • MayorGiorgos Sofronis (since 2014)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Municipal unit
7,000 (estimate)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
190 20
Area code(s)22910
Vehicle registrationZ

Lagonissi (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 5-star hotels, that lie within the vicinity, it is one of the most expensive areas in Attica Prefecture. Restaurant facilities, cafeterias and bars are located mainly at the heart of Lagonissi, close to Kalyvion Avenue (the road connecting Lagonissi with Kalyvia Thorikou).

Beaches[edit]

Lagonisi has many beautiful sandy beaches including those of Pefko, Agios Nikolas and Galazia Akti.

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 specifically, the last decades there have been built 2 nursery schools,[1][2] 2 primary schools,[3][4] 1 middle school[5] and 1 high school.[6] There are also two private nursery schools, one of whom is English-speaking.[7]

Transportation[edit]

Greek National Road 91 connects Lagonissi with Athens and Sounio, while Thorikou road connects Lagonisi with Greek National Road 89. OASA (Athens Urban Transport Organisation) operates a frequent all-year round bus service to and from Elliniko metro station with the designation 122.[8] The average travel time between Lagonisi and Elliniko metro station is about 50 minutes. Furthermore, there is a KTEL coach service connecting central Athens with the entire coastal area of western Attica, from Palaio Faliro to Cape Sounion. An inter-municipality bus service operating four to five times per day connects Lagonissi with Kalyvia Thorikou. Taxi service is available as well.

Sports[edit]

Lagonisi has an indoor basketball/volleyball arena located close to the middle school.[9] There are numerous outdoor basketball courts and football pitches, a tennis court and two beach volleyball courts. Furthermore, there is a gym[10] and many indoor areas provide lessons for martial arts, yoga and aerobic exercises. An equestrian club called "St.George" is located in the eastern outskirts of the community as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Δήμος Σαρωνικού / Παιδεία / Σχολεία / Νηπιαγωγεία / 3ο Νηπιαγωγείο Καλυβίων (Λαγονήσι)". www.saronikoscity.gr. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Δήμος Σαρωνικού / Παιδεία / Σχολεία / Νηπιαγωγεία / 4ο Νηπιαγωγείο Καλυβίων". www.saronikoscity.gr. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Δήμος Σαρωνικού / Παιδεία / Σχολεία / Δημοτικά / 3o Δημοτικό Σχολείο Καλυβίων (Λαγονήσι)". www.saronikoscity.gr. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Δήμος Σαρωνικού / Παιδεία / Σχολεία / Δημοτικά / 4ο Δημοτικό Σχολείο Καλυβίων (Λαγονήσι)". www.saronikoscity.gr. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Δήμος Σαρωνικού / Παιδεία / Σχολεία / Γυμνάσια / 2ο Γυμνάσιο Καλυβίων (Λαγονήσι)". www.saronikoscity.gr. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Δήμος Σαρωνικού / Παιδεία / Σχολεία / Λύκεια / 2ο Γενικό Λύκειο Καλυβίων (Λαγονήσι)". www.saronikoscity.gr. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  7. ^ User, Super. "ανατολική αττική παιδικός σταθμός - Our School". www.thenewgeneration.gr. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-27. Retrieved 2015-03-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Δήμος Σαρωνικού / Αθλητισμός / Αθλητικός Οργανισμός / Αθλητικός Όμιλος Λαγονησίου". www.saronikoscity.gr. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  10. ^ e-saronikos.gr. "ΑΘΛΗΤΙΣΜΟΣ ΛΑΓΟΝΗΣΙ - ΓΥΜΝΑΣΤΗΡΙΑ ΛΑΓΟΝΗΣΙ - ΠΡΟΣΩΠΙΚΗ ΟΜΟΡΦΙΑ ΛΑΓΟΝΗΣΙ - ΓΥΜΝΑΣΤΗΡΙΑ ΛΑΓΟΝΗΣΙ - ΥΓΕΙΑ ΛΑΓΟΝΗΣΙ - ΓΥΜΝΑΣΤΗΡΙΑ ΛΑΓΟΝΗΣΙ - LAGONISSI FITNESS GYM - ΖΩΡΖΟΣ ΜΙΧΑΛΗΣ - Ηλεκτρονικός Οδηγός Δήμου Σαρωνικού - Επιχειρήσεις Δήμου Σαρωνικού - Ηλεκτρονικός Οδηγός Σαρωνικού - Ηλεκτρονικός Οδηγός Σαρωνίδας - Ηλεκτρονικός Οδηγός Καλυβίων - Ηλεκτρονικός Οδηγός Αναβύσσου - Ηλεκτρονικός Οδηγός Παλαιάς Φωκαίας - Ηλεκτρονικός Οδηγός Λαγονησίου - Ηλεκτρονικός Οδηγός Κουβαρά - e-saronikos.gr". www.e-saronikos.gr. Retrieved 26 July 2018.