Beaches of Attika
Beaches of Athens
Who could imagine that Athens is surrounded by so many beaches. Many think about islands when they see beaches, but Athens has numerous and different ones. During summer season all Athenians are going to the sea, during the week ends, by car, motorbikes, train, buses, even bicycle. Some beaches have the logo after passing all qualities check of the “Blue Flag”. At only 30 mns of Athens center you can find the first beaches, the furthest ones are at 90mns drive. They are organised with water sports, or you can find small like private beaches, sandy, rocky, and with pebbles. Most of them have restaurants at 5-15mns walk
Here is a list of the most known beaches in Attika,Athens.
-Alimos beach, organized with umbrellas and chairs, with snack bars. It is the closest beach in Athens.
- Glyfada area, one of the first residential suburb, near the marina
- Voula area, an organized beach with entrance. The tram can live you there. This beach has also a blue flag.
- In Voula you have many small coasts and beaches that are free and going all the way to Vouliagmeni
- Vouliagmeni beach. The Astir hotel has an entrance and it is considered as the jet set beach of Athens. It has a blue flag.
- From Vouliagmeni to Varkiza, you will find many rocky coasts, one known is the “Limanakia”
- Varkiza, a blue flag organized beach with restaurants, bar and sea sports. An entrance fee is asked.
- All the way to Lagonissi, passing from Aghia Marinna, you will find many small beaches, sandy and rocky, with many taverns next to them.
- In Lagonissi, there are, you can find two blue flag beaches in the most luxury hotel of Attika , the Lagonissi Grand, with an entrance for non resident of the hotel. Many high class restaurant with different cuisine can be find. Water sports are available.
- Further south, you will arrive in Saronida area. The hotel Eden Beach has transformed his beach into a blue flag quality. Sea sports are available.
- Continuing south, and passing from many bays, sand and rocky choices are plenty.
- In Anavyssos, 60mn drive from Athens, we have an important place for windsurfers. A few meters away we have a blue flag beach, just near the Palaia Fokia area where you can find cafes, and local fish taverns.
- From Anavyssos to Cap Sounion, the region has mountains and has few beaches.
- Before Cap Sounion, you have a large sandy beach in Legrena village.
- In Cap sounion, just under the Temple of Poseidon, there a small bay whre you can swim, with 2 fish taverns, watching the sailing boat on the sea.
- Returning in Athens from Nort-East, Lavrio port has a couple of beach, one of them is a blue flag, and it is used for wind surfing.
- The next important beach is in Porto Rafti. It has a blue flag, and an entrance is to be paid. Around Porto Rafti you have many beaches, like Vraxiakia, where you can be alone. Porto Raft is a very popular place, with many houses and restaurants.
- Going further North and passing Rafina port, you will arrive in Nea Makri. Another blue flag beach at Breksiza. Many other beautifull beaches exist on the way like Loutsa or Zomberi.
The last known beach is Schinias Karavi, near Marathon. Organised beach with bars, umbrellas, sunchairs, sea sports, and diving.