Although Athens is mostly famous for its sightseeing and not for the beaches, there are though many beautiful beaches in Athens Greece. Athens beaches are spread all along the southern and northeastern 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 of 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 a 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.
Windsurfing, Party, Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports
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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.
Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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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.
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.
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.
Location: 27 km east of Athens
Description: Kokkino Limanaki is a narrow beach close to Rafina, the second most popular port of Athens. This beautiful beach is surrounded by steep cliffs and has crystal water.
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.
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.
Location: 10 km south of Athens, in Piraeus
Description: Votsalakia is a lovely beach in the town of Piraeus. It usually gets very crowded in summer and it is close to cafeterias, taverns and sports facilities. The coast is pebbled but clean.