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A bucket list of nearby beaches made by locals!

Athens is well-known for its remarkable archaeological sites and its long history. The historic center is a destination where its surroundings have intriguing stories to share with the visitors. But there is more to the Greek capital. So, if you are yearning wistfully for a refreshing dip in blue waters, take a break from the Athens breathtaking sightseeing and head to the northeastern side and the southern side of the Attica peninsula. There you ‘ll find preeminent beaches that worth your time, just a breath away from Athens ever-bustling center. From sandy to pebbled beaches and secluded coves, Attica provides an astonishing array of beaches to spend a hot day in its water realm.
Situated twenty-three kilometers away from Athens, Vouliagmeni is a highly-organized beach with all amenities included; thus it is famous among Athenians. It’s also family friendly as there you can conveniently find a water slide, a play area for the children, individual cabins and plenty of restaurants and cafes in the broader region. The beach is also easily accessible by the public means of transportation.
Varkiza beach is relatively far away from Athens center but it definitely worth your time. Sandy and family friendly, the beach features amenities such as a beach volley court, a play area for the children, beach bars and cafes, while at night the nearby bars host a lively nightlife. You can get there by bus, right from the Athens center.
With its crystal waters and the sandy waterfront that is dotted with pines, Schinias beach has gained its reputation as one of the most favorite beaches of the Athenians. Water-sport enthusiasts will adore this beach, as it features a water-sports center, where you can find equipment for windsurfing. The area is usually driven by strong winds, making for a hub for surfers.
The list of our cherished beaches is quite long, so stay tuned to explore our numerous suggestions.
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