Athens beaches

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Guide to 20 beaches of Athens, Greece

Although Athens is mostly famous for the sightseeing and not for the beaches, it also has many beautiful beaches on the southern and the north eastern side of Attica peninsula. All the coastline from Glyfada to Cape Sounion have nice organized beaches as well as secluded coves.
You will find bellow the list of the best beaches of Athens. Many hotels and accommodation are located around Athens beaches. After you have seen the best beaches, you can also find information about the best neighbourhoods.

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Location: 23 km south of Athens
Description: The beach of Vouliagmeni is located south of Athens, on the way to Sounio. It is well organized and it gets very popular in summer.


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Location: 27 km south of Athens
Description: Varkiza is a lovely seaside town in the south of Athens, on the way to Sounion. Its beach is sandy, well organized and very popular in summer.


Location: 45 km north east of Athens
Description: Schinias is one of the most beautiful and best organized beach on the north eastern side of Athens. It has sandy coast, clean water and it is surrounded by many watersports centres.


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Location: 64 km south east of Athens
Description: This is a beautiful secluded beach just before Cape Sounion, the southernmost spot of Attica. It has crystal water and a secluded environment.


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Location: 11 km south of Athens
Description: Due to its closeness to Athens city centre, this is one of the most popular beaches close to the town. Many cafeterias and sports centres surround this beach.


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Location: 52 km south east of Athens
Description: Anavissos is a relaxing beach resort south of Athens, close to Cape Sounion. Many Athenians have summer houses in the region and the region is well developed in tourism.


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Location: 65 km south east of Athens
Description: Cape Sounion is the southernmost spot of Attica Peninsula. Although the area is mostly famous for the ancient temple of Poseidon, it also has some nice, sandy coves to swim.


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Location: 16 km south of Athens
Description: The beach of Glyfada is sandy and gets very crowded in summer due to its closeness to the city centre. Many cafeterias and clubs line the coast.


Location: 44 km south of Athens
Description: Kalivia is a relaxing seaside region south of Athens. Many Athenians have summer houses there.


Location: 20 km south of Athens
Description: The relaxing beach of Kavouri is kind of secluded from the coastal highway but it gets pretty crowded in summer due to its sandy coast and the shallow water.



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