A southern suburb of Athens, it is built on the shores of the Saronic region, 25 kilometers south of the center of the city. Located between the areas of Glyfada and Vaouliagmeni. Administratively it is a part of the Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni municipality, who also has its city hall located there. It's got a population, according to the census of 2011, of 28.364.
There are signs that the area had been inhabited since the the end of the neolithic era, as well as proof of mycenean settlements in the area. During those ancient times, Voula, and its neighborin town of Vouliagmeni, were considered to be the "Αιξωνίδων Αλών" Dimos of Athens. The name shows that there were salt marshes in the area, while the "Αιξωνίδων" part of the name is derived from the ancient greek name of the town of Glyfada "Αιξωνή".It is believed that about 800 citizents belonged to the Kekropida tribe.
During excavations, which were preformed during the early 2000s in Voula, near Vari, a classical era complex was uncovered and identified to be the open market of the Αιξωνίδων Άλων deme. It measured at 1.500 cubic meters and was comprised of 12 room, a sanctuary and a well. Many bronze weights and coins, lead weights - agnithes - , as well as judicial tablets were found. The main residential areas have been found, and there were two of them.One to the northwest and one to the southeast. The deme's graveyard was located in the area now known as "Pigadakia".
Its main temple was one devoted to Apollo and is located in "Vouliagmeni". Its main defensive position was the acropolis of "Vouliagmeni" in "Καστρακι" hill, at he borders between Vari, Voula and Vouuliagmeni. The present settlement was created in the 1920s by a building association that created a resort in the area. Later, some refugee families were given a piece of land.
The settlement was administratively owned by the Koropi community until 1929. From 1929 to 1935, it was a settlement of the Vari community, and from 1934 it was a separate community. > The Voula community was recognized as a municipality in 1982.
The Municipality of Voula was maintained until 2010, when it was abolished by the implementation of the Kallikratis program and was incorporated into the Municipality of Vari- Voula-Vouliagmeni.
The population of Voula is constantly growing at an extremely high rate.