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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.

Vouliagmeni

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.

Varkiza

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.

Kavouri beach

Where to Stay

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 Hotel Rio Athens
7.7 10
Hotel Rio Athens
13, Odisseos str., Karaiskaki Square, 10436 Athens, Greece

Hotel Rio Athens is conveniently located on the quiet pedestrian street of Κaraiskaki Square, just 1 km from Syntagma Square. Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is 36 km away, while the port of Piraeus is 10.4 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Aegli Hotel
Aegli Hotel
1, Karaiskaki & Iera Odos ave., Chaidari, 12461 Athens, Greece

Aegli hotel is situated in Haidari area, close to the city center. The nearby Agia Marina metro station favors direct access to Athens Airport, Piraeus Port and many vibrant areas of the city.


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