Peania Tourist Attractions
The village of Liopési occupies the site of ancient Paiania, the birthplace of Demosthenes (384 B.C.), and is thus also known as Peanía. It is now an agricultural center. Its late Byzantine churches (Ayía Paraskeví, Ayía Triáda, etc.), with frescoes, are of a type found also at Markópoulo (10km /6mi southeast) and Korópi (6km /4mi south).The Kanakis taverna is popular with visitors from Athens, particularly diplomats.
Peania (Paiania) - Vorres Museum of Contemporary Art
The Vorres Museum of Contemporary Art is situated on an idyllic old farm in Peania, on the eastern side of the Hymettos mountain ridge. On display are paintings and sculptures by well-known Greek artists, together with a smaller exhibition which ranges from old Byzantine icons up to works by modern Greek painters.House hold and everyday folk items, furniture, textiles, and pottery are also featured.
Address: 1 Parodos Diad. Konstantinou, Peania, 19002 Paiania, Greece
Opening hours: 8:30am-3pm
Always opened on: Óhi Day - Greece & Cyprus (Oct 28)
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Greek National Day (Mar 25), May Day / Labor Day (May 1), Day after Christmas, St Stephen's Day, Boxing Day (Dec 26), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Easter - Christian, Good Friday - Christian
Entrance fee in EUR: Adult €4.40, Concession or reduced rate €2.10
Useful tips: Open Monday-Friday for schools and groups.
Disability Access: Full facilities for persons with disabilities.
Guides: Guided tour available as optional extra.
Transit: Bus: 303 (Peania).
Peania (Paiania) - Koutouki Stalactitic Cave
A particular tourist attraction at Peania is the Koutoúki stalactitic cave on the east side of Hymettos, discovered in 1926, which can be reached from the village on an asphalted road. The cave, 500m/1,640ft above sea level, has an area of 3,800 sq. m/40,000 sq. ft and is indirectly lit.This cave is 4km from the village of Peania in the Messogia district of Attica.The cave consists of one main cavern with several patricians festooned with fine, multi-colored groupings of stalagmites and columns. Artistically concealed artificial lighting in this cave is considered to be among some of the best in the world.