The best beaches near Athens
There is much more to Athens than the Acropolis and museums. The city and surrounding suburbs are home to beautiful beaches and Athens has the longest coastline of any European capital.
Staying in Athens doesn’t mean you’ve chosen the city over the beach. There are many shores around the city that rival those of the Greek Islands.
Make the most of your trip to the ancient city and be sure to visit the best beaches in Athens and much of the city, all easily accessible by car, taxi or public transport.
Akti Vouliagmenis Beach
Located near Athens, it is a popular beach due to its sandy shores and calm waters. Make sure you get there early enough in the morning to find an umbrella and chairs.
You’ll want to spend the whole day at the beach and can do so as there are snacks and drinks available, as well as your favorite summer coffee, the smoothie.
There is a children’s play area, grassy fields where you can play racket and free WiFi. There is a small charge for renting a chair at the beach.
This beach experience is sure to be truly unique and something you want to experience when visiting Athens.
Discover this natural lake that sits above the entrance to one of the most complex and mysterious cave systems in the world.
The lake has brackish water as it is a combination of the underground sea currents and the underground thermal springs oozing from Mount Hymettus, providing a natural thermal experience.
The entrance fee is around 15 euros per person, but even if you aren’t lucky enough to find a lounge chair or umbrella you still pay the full entrance fee, so it’s a good idea to arrive early.
Asteras Beach is a superb retreat which is located in the southern suburbs of Athens and has a small entrance fee which will give you an umbrella and a chair.
This beach, home to crystal-clear turquoise waters, even offers changing rooms, showers, a self-service restaurant, three bars, water sports, as well as trampolines and a children’s play area.
Glyfada Beach is located just south of Athens and is the perfect escape from the bustling Greek capital.
The expanses of azure waters are bordered by golden sands at Glyfada Beach. Visitors can find plenty of beach bars and restaurants here, and they can rent chairs for a small fee.