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Diving in Varkiza

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When to go to Varkiza

Divers come to Varkiza mostly from May to October, when the water temperatures rises to 17-25C/63-77F. During this season, the air temperature is 30-33C/86-91F. The off-season lasts from November to April, when the water temperature drops to 11-15С/52-59F. The visibility range is 10-25m/33-82ft. The cove has natural protection from weather fluctuations, except the southwest winds. The currents are normally weak.

 

What to see

While underwater, divers can see Poseidon grass, sea bream, hiding grouper, little lobsters, and octopi.

Scuba diving in Varkiza

Varkiza is a small town on the southern coast of Attica, located 22km/35mi from Athens, where the closest airport is located. This town has its own mood and beautiful green rocky landscape, local traditions and history, and even streets with names from Greek mythology. Land activities at Varkiza include tennis, volleyball, water sports, several snack bars, children's playgrounds, beaches, yacht clubs, and summer clubs. Underwater small rocks and reefs with arches and holes attract divers from all over the world. Recently honeymoon diving has become popular here. Generally dive sites are suitable for divers with Open Water certification, and can be reached from shore.

 

Most popular dive sites

Varkiza is located on the way to some of the most famous dive sites in Attica, such as Lake Voulgiameni, Cape Sounio, Lagonissi, and Saronida.