Best Beaches in Athens Greece - Our top 5 Athens beaches for where

Athens beaches Greece

Beaches Greece / May 31, 2022

You don't have to get on a ferry boat to the Greek islands to enjoy swimming in the Aegean Sea. Athens has a string of beaches which begins in Pireaus, known as The Apollo Coast and like any city the further you get out of town the better the beaches are.

While there are people who do swim in Pireaus and Faliron, I don't, (though it probably won't kill you, at least not right away). This does not mean that I wouldn't if it was a really hot day and I did not have the energy to get further out. I have been swimming in worse places than the city beaches of Athens and I have lived to tell about it though I was too young to know any better. But in general if you want to play it safe and enjoy the best beaches Athens has to offer you should begin with the Kavouri-Vouliagmeni area and find the beach most suited to you between there and Sounion. But honestly the seas close to Athens have become a lot cleaner and if you happen to be staying in Faliron or even in Pireaus there is no reason not to go for a swim. Just don't swim in the harbor. Not just because it is dirty but you don't want to get run over by a ferry. The best thing about staying in Pireaus, Faliron, Kalamaki, Glyfada and Voula is that you have a number of easy options for getting into Athens which is between 15 minutes and half an hour by bus, tram, metro or taxi or a combination.

If you want to stay in a hotel convenient to Athens but still on the beach then probably a resort hotel like the Divani Apollo Palace or the Astir Palace Hotel are good choices and just an hour from the city. They are expensive but it is almost like being on an island except you are so close to Athens that you can see it. There are other hotels in the area of varying prices and quality, most of them across the street from the beaches in suburban neighborhoods which is a good thing because you have easy access to shops and restaurants. For those who want to go all out, another 15 minutes by car is the Grand Resort Lagonissi with the Sunset Suites costing about 2774 euros a night, though a normal Deluxe room with a view of the bay a mere 312 euros a night. But if you stay here you have already saved the cost of the ferry to an island. See Athens Coast Hotels for many more choices.

Athens has several very nice pay beaches on its southwest coast, starting at Glyfada and ending in Varkiza. These beaches have cabanas, snack bars, showers, cafes, restaurants and everything you need to not be bored at the beach. Between the very popular pay beach of Vouliagmeni and the next town which is Varkiza, are The Coves where you park your car at the top and walk down to some small pebble beaches and flat rocks, which are like finding somewhere remote on an island, except for the hundreds of young people who come on weekends and in the summer because it is free, pretty clean, great for snorkling and because some people just don't like sand. But if you come on a nice weekday in the off-season, which is anytime that is not July or August you should have a cove to yourself if you like, or at least a flat rock or two.

Depending on the wind and other variables some beaches are popular with wind-surfers, mostly between Saronida and Anavissos. Anavissos has a long open beach and lots of fish tavernas and is a favorite place for Athenians during the weekends and especially on Sunday. There are a few small scattered beaches between Anavissos and Sounion. In Sounion there is a small beach below the temple with two tavernas and the Aegeon Beach Hotel, another alternative to going to the islands. What more could you want? A beach, ancient temple and 2 tavernas. Between Sounion and Lavrion are a number of tiny coves and beaches but the problem is finding them. If you have a car you will see signs but if you have come on the KTEL bus forget it. Stick with Sounion or any beach you pass on the way there that looks nice to you.

The adventurous can continue on to Daskalio which has a few nice little fish tavernas close to two sandy beach coves though you will need a car to go here. I usually go straight from the airport when I arrive in Greece, rather then straight into Athens, to get my Aegean Sea fix and a nice meal. George the Famous Taxi Driver picks me up at the airport and I ask him to bring a towel for me (no charge). The best restaurant is Litsa's which is in the small port near the beach, and also Kosta's a few steps away. There are some tavernas closer to the beach as well but i have not eaten at them. Daskalio is more easily reached from Athens if you take the Attiki Odos (National Road of Attika) and go past Markopoulo and look for the signs when you get to Keratea that will lead off to the left. There is also a beach at Kakis Thalassa, a little further on.

The beaches at Avlaki, Porto Rafti, Loutsa and Rafina, all pretty well built up now and surrounded by apartment buildings and summer houses, all the way to the beaches of Nea Makri. But the long beach at Schinias is one of the nicest in Greece and looks more like something you would see in Halkidiki than what you would expect to find this close to Athens. It is a long sandy beach that faces south and there is a large pine forest that goes to just a few feet of the sea so there is plenty of shade to park your car, have a picnic, or pitch a tent (you can't stay overnight). There...

haircut male thrust fault email trend last haircut astronomy dvd store lifestyle out and about coffee five bean coffee music lifestyle great fashion what is m in science coffee market only fashion will i am science coffee grinder dance great trends alchemist coffee drink coffee big dc astronomy trending memes 2018 hair salon near me open monday coffee is life anoxia definition science up haircut plus haircut up coffee shops gresham oregon good science 16 trends june 2018 constellation picture name for types of hairstyle trending music awards 20 s fashion haircut color short hairstyles haircut on tv know your meme database bc astronomy coffee cup clipart science daily star an what is the study of space called article lifestyle lifestyles of the rich and famous robin leach wild weird coffee poster design astronomy name starsky and hutch experiment on scientific process family lifestyle astronomy tab fashion style words fashion to me have haircut 0's fashion him fashion girly cute dresses all life science trending videos facebook astronomy india 3 haircut and lifestyle food lifestyle city science what is my lifestyle farthest star discovered haircut cut the heavenly night sky will reveal the path science buddies science fair projects outfit with off the shoulder shirt canada astronomy my astronomy hypothesis order down fashion molly holly dresses have coffee with me lifestyle project navy blue floral print dress game of science badass outfits green all scientists approach their work with certain which are ideas so fashion grand stylist laramie wyoming coffee cake recipes davis street coffee house lulus discount code high resolution coffee grounds company lifestyle five trends single lifestyle astronomy now trending dress shoes hair salon near me for men trending today show s m lifestyle beauty hair craft salon coffee enema supplies coffee bean and tea leaf hawaii coffee because trends event coffee at 5 vedic astrologers near me big y coffee lifestyle blog no coffee point coffee what is science for me fashion movie coffee cake recipes with sour cream science olympiad fossils constellation sun women's haircut near me coffee year trend image scientific method example questions coffee bean and tea leaf gift card balance deja brew panama city beach starbucks hyde park hours coffee mugs that keep coffee hot this season clothing 12 coffee planets symbols and meanings lifestyle vs life style scientific method steps examples job in astronomy so good coffee science center of iowa trademark full services salon lifestyles of the rich and famous quotes lifestyle show w spa coral springs trending videos today you as fashion science fair posters high school other habits lifestyle photo shooting lifestyles unlimited radio shirley clothes haircut face in haircut drive through coffee in oregon city better lifestyle 50 trends astronomy year child haircut army haircut science experiments minimal hair cumming ga coffee shop science olympiad test exchange 2017 coffee at work week science astronomy today trending now on netflix navy off the shoulder bodycon dress coffee cake recipe hair salon near me open now designs star coffee shops in johnson city fashion 20 art and astronomy 13 coffee fashion then and now today fashion lifestyle site coffee shops near me now coffee enema benefits coffee city science center hartford ct job fashion astrology equal house chart lifestyle lyrics rich homie quan kansas coffee company