Rafina is located just 28 kilometers away from Athens, 10 kilometers away from Athens airport and it is calculated that Rafina has more than 16.000 permanent residents with double the citizens during the summer months.
Its geographical position has made it a bustling resort.
It is considered to be one of the most important cities of Eastern Attica, since it continues to be a permanent attraction for its beautiful beaches and abundant greenery.Rafina is a port town. Its port is the second largest of Attica, after that of Piraeus. Rafina Port is further away from the city centre of Athens than Piraeus, but quite close to Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos Airport).
It is a smaller port mainly serving the southern part of Evvia and the northern part of the Cyclades (Andros, Tinos and Mykonos). There a number of good fish taverns around the old port. Two huge open-air café-bars immediately above the harbour bustle with locals until well after midnight.
Rafina is a good location for an overnight stopover for visitors to the Cyclades, who have arrived at the airport too late to catch the last ferry to their island destination. Still a fairly sleepy seaside town, the area has been slowly increasing its level of accommodation, and now offers accommodation of both three and two-star categories.