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The 7 best swimming pools in Athens

Athens ● 05 April 2017

Athens has amazing beaches, and every traveller can swim in crystal waters in a close distance to Athens Center. However, if you don't feel comfortable swimming in the sea, if you are afraid of the waves or the sand, or just you don't want to spend a whole day out of Athens Center, there are many alternatives in hot days. Swimming pools in Athens, in sports centres or hotels, are an ideal opportunity to relax with a wonderful view, sunbathe and swim safely without having to leave Athens Center.

1. Hilton

Hilton, Athens, 1 km from Syntagma Square, has two large pools, an indoor and an outdoor. With elegant locker rooms, high quality sunbeds and umbrellas, tasty snacks and friendly staff, the pools of Hilton offer you a perfect day of luxury and relaxation. On weekdays, the entrance fee is 25€ and on weekends 40€.

2. St. George Lycabettus

On Lycabetttus hill, with an amazing view of Athens Center and the district of Kolonaki, St. George Lycabettus Hotel has a beautiful outdoor pool for those, who want to enjoy romantic moments. The price for swimming in this pool is 35€ for the adults and 17€ for the children.

3. Classical Athens Imperial

In Metaxourgeio Athens, the new trendy neighbourhood of Athens, near Psirri and Gazi districts, you can find a luxury yet cheap pool with a breathtaking view of Acropolis. With a price of 15€ on weekdays and 25€ on weekend, including the sunbed and the umbrella, is given to you an excellent choice for sunbathing and swimming just 1 km from Acropolis.

4. Divani Caravel

The pool of Divani Caravel Hotel is an oasis in Athens Center. It has also an uninterrupted view of Acropolis and Lycabetttus hill, and you will feel that you are on a deck. However, the entrance fee is expensive (40€ on weekdays and 50€ on weekends).

5. Crowne Plaza

In the 7th floor of the hotel, which is located 1,5 km from Syntagma Square, you can swim in an outdoor pool with panoramic view, combined with a fabulous pool bar and restaurant. The entrance fee is 25€.

6. Grande Bretagne

In Syntagma Square, is located the historical Grande Bretagne Hotel, which has an outdoor and an indoor pool. The outdoor pool is available only for the customers of the hotel, but the indoor pool can be combined with an unforgettable spa experience, which starts from 80€.

7. OAKA, Olympic Sports Centre

If you want a swimming pool for athletes, where you can swim and get fit, the pool of Olympic Sports Complex in Maroussi, 8 km from Athens Center is perfect for you. You will have the opportunity to swim in the pool, where great athletes of the Olympics swam, and visit also the Olympic Center, where the summer Olympics in 2004 took place. Registration is at 30€ and the monthly card at 50€.

Swimming pool in the Olympic Sports Centre

Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Argo Hotel
Argo Hotel
25, Victor Hugo Str., 10437 Athens, Greece

Argo Hotel is located in the centre of Athens, just a 3- minute walk from Metaxourgeio Metro Station and an 8- minute walk from Omonoia Square. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is a 35- minute drive.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Sparta Team Hotel
8 10
Sparta Team Hotel
21, Menandrou Str., 10563 Athens, Greece

Sparta Team Hotel is located in the centre of Athens, just a 8-minute walk from Omonoia Metro Station and Monastiraki Metro Station. The port of Piraeus is 11 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hellinis Hotel
7.9 10
Hellinis Hotel
177, Sygrou Avenue, 17121 Athens, Greece

Offering the view of the Acropolis, Hellinis Hotel is located 3.5 km from Syntagma Square and the center of Athens and it is a great choice for both leisure and business travelers. Piraeus port is at 6 km, while Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos is at 39 km.