Athens beaches

Athens beaches

Although Athens is mostly famous for its sightseeing and not for the beaches, there are though many beautiful beaches in Athens. Athens beaches are spread all along the southern and the north eastern side of the Attica peninsula. All the coastline from Glyfada to Cape Sounion have nice organized Athens beaches as well as secluded coves to enjoy a day at the sun. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Athens Greece.

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Guide to 20 beaches

Discover our guide to 20 beautiful Athens beaches. They are all presented with detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Athens. For the most popular spots, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.

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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.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised

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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.

Type: Sandy, Organised, Party

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.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Party, Windsurfing, Water sports

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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.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Non Organised, Secluded, Nudism Friendly

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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.

Type: Pebbled, Organised, Party, Water sports

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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.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Diving Club

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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.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Partly Organized

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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.

Type: Pebbled, Non Organised

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

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

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.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Party


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