Guide on Athens (Attica) Beaches
Athens may be known best for its sights and attractions but it also possesses lovely beaches just a few kilometres from the city centre. Get to know these real oases through this short Athens City Guide providing you with reliable Athens Greece information that will make your visit to Athens a distinct experience.
In Attica you will discover many full-service, mainly sandy beaches including a number of sports facilities, such as beach volleyball courts, waterslides, water tubes, canoes for rent, while waterskiing and windsurfing are also available. Professional beach volleyball matches are held at the beaches of Schinias, Paleo Faliro and Palea Fokea. In almost every beach you will find beach bars or cafes with snacks, cold beverages and exotic cocktails to quench your thirst.
Attica Beaches are ideal for families visiting Athens Greece, as they have relatively shallow waters and offer changing rooms, sun umbrellas and chaise longues. Playgrounds and a variety of eating areas are also provided.
On the eastern shore of Attica Greece, we suggest visiting the beaches of Avlaki, Loutsa, Nea Makri, Porto Rafti, Rafina, Mati, Oropos and Schinias, while on the western coast of Attica you will find the beaches of Alepochori, Kineta and Megalo Pefko.
The southern coast of Attica Greece possesses some wonderful beaches, including Alimos, Anavyssos (Anavissos), Glyfada, Kavouri, Lagonissi, Saronida, Sounion, Varkiza, Voula and Vouliagmeni. Lake Vouliagmeni is a favourite of those who want to take advantage of the therapeutic properties of its waters.