Beaches in Athens
Stunning beaches where the sea has its own spectacular hue. Make time to discover them.
Time for some sun and sea
A key part of Athens' charm comes from its beaches. Around the city, over 60 kilometres of beaches extend across the whole region of Attica. The capital of the so-called Athenian Riviera is the popular beach of Glyfada, covering various kilometres of golden sands. Other popular beaches include Varkiza, Vouliagmeni and Lotsa, which are all just a few kilometres from the city centre. There are frequent buses from Syntagma Square to these beaches that make the short journey in just a couple of minutes. It is important to know that the government owns many of the beaches around cities in Greece and they often have an entry fee. In return, they do offer a range of services including volleyball courts and crèches.