Best beaches in Athens

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.
Except for the beaches, there are also many places for sightseeing. Discover the best things to see in Athens.

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Guide to best beaches in Athens

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.

Legrena beach

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

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.

Schinias beach

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

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.

Varkiza beach

Party, Sandy, Organised

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.

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