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The best beaches only 30 minutes from Athens center

Athens ● 22 April 2017
 

Athens has amazing beaches, where you can swim in crystal waters, sunbathe under the warm sun and do water sports. Athens Riviera, as well as the eastern side of Attica, has numerous organised and unorganised beaches for all tastes to offer. Especially in the southern part of Athens Riviera, in Sounio and Anavyssos, you can find astonishing beaches that are equivalent to the beaches of the islands thanks to their proximity to the Aegean Sea. However, if you don't want to spend a whole day by the sea, but you need a couple of hours swimming, making a break between walking and sightseeing, there are many beaches in a close distance to Athens Center, where you can go by tram or bus in maximum 30 minutes.

1. Vouliagmeni

The best beaches near Athens Center are located in Vouliagmeni. Two organised beaches, Asteras Resort and Plage of Vouliagmeni offer the clearest waters you can find in such a close distance (only 25 km) from a huge city, water sports facilities, sunbeds and shallow waters.


2. Alimos

The beach in Alimos Athens is one of the most popular beaches of the city due to its closeness to Athens Center (15 km). A nice beach bar is the main attraction of the place, where you can relax, enjoy your cocktail and at the weekends, party and have fun.


3. Faliro

The beach of Faliro is located at the point, where Athens Riviera begins. Only 10 km from Athens Center, it is the best alternative to sightseeing during a hot day. It is organised, family-friendly, and Faliro is a nice suburb of Athens, where after swimming, you can eat in a tavern or drink coffee.


4. Glyfada

Glyfada Athens is one of the most popular seaside districts of the capital, and it has also wonderful and cosmopolitan beaches with clear water, sunbeds, water sports facilities and elegant beach bars. You can spend your day in the area because Glyfada Athens is a perfect spot for shopping, bar-hopping and eating, things you can do after swimming and sunbathing on the beautiful beach.


5. Varkiza

Varkiza Resort is located next to Vouliagmeni, and it offers a beautiful shore with two beach bars, water sports facilities, taverns and luxury restaurants. You can go there by tram until Voula, and then take the bus, which will show you an amazing route.


6. Voula

Voula is the end station of the tram, where is located a nice, organised beach with every facility you may need. The summer, it gets very crowded since it is a famous beach of Athens that will impress you with its clear waters and the golden sand.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Phidias Hotel
8.9 10
Phidias Hotel
39, Apostolou Pavlou Str., 11851 Athens, Greece

Built in the historical centre of Athens, Hotel Phidias is just a 10-minute walk from Acropolis. Thission Metro station, which connects you directly to Piraeus Port, is only 150m away.

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 Elizabeth Hotel
8.5 10
Elizabeth Hotel
46, Arkadias Str., 11527 Athens, Greece

Elizabeth Hotel is only 10 minutes away from Panormou Metro Station. Syntagma Square is just 4 stops away using the metro and the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport can be easily reached as it is directly connected with Panormou Metro Station.


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