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 21 beaches

Discover our guide to 21 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

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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: 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: 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: 35 km south east of Athens
Description: This is a beautiful cove that gets very popular in summer. Some ancient remains have been found in the area, as in the antiquity boats to the sacred island of Delos would leave from the small port of Porto Rafti.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Organised

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Location: 30 km east of Athens
Description: Loutsa, or else Artemis, is a long sandy beach on the eastern side of Attica. It is famous as a beach resort and gets very popular in summer.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Windsurfing

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Location: 40 km south east of Athens
Description: Picturesque coves and clean water are the characteristics of Lagonisi, on the way to Sounio, where many Athenians have summer houses.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized, Diving Club

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


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