Best Sandy Beaches Around Athens

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 02 July 2020
Best Sandy Beaches Around Athens

The Athenian Riviera is lined with countless beautiful, clean beaches to choose from. However, if you are fixed on sandy beaches, you should definitely visit one of the beaches listed below!


Vromopousi is another clean beach, approximately 60 km for the centre of Athens, in Keratea. It is quite sandy with few pebbles while the rocks on the other side are reserved for those who love diving.

Varkiza Resort (Yabanaki Beach)

One of the many fully organized beaches of Athens, Yabanaki beach is famous for its wide range of services and amenities. There are watersports facilities, beach bars, various restaurants, and child-friendly activities.

Mauro Lithari

Located relatively close to Athens (about 39 km), Mavro Lithari is a small but sandy, organized beach. It beach bars with ice-cold drinks appropriate when the heatwaves strike. The refreshments and drinks served at the beach bar will come in handy when the temperatures rise.


Marikes beach is located between Rafina and Loutsa. It has a beach bar, it is sandy and not organized.Its shallow waters make it an ideal beach for families with young children.

Kakia Thalassa

Kakia Thalassa is one of the cleanest beaches in Attica (except during northern winds). This beach is paved with small pebbles outside and sand in the water, it is relatively organized with sun loungers, umbrellas, and swings for kids. It is about an hour's drive from the center of Athens.

Located in Agia Marina Bay, Loubarda is organized and has shallow turquoise waters. The beach offers a shelter from the wind due to its unique location.


Saronida beach provides plenty of shade, but only if you get there in time to catch a spot to place your towel under the trees. It is sandy and has beautiful clear waters. It may not be organized, but you will find a kiosk and restaurants right across the road.

Grand Beach Lagonissi

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and luxrurious sandy beaches in Attica. It has beautiful waters and sand inside and out. A set with an umbrella & 2 sunbeds for a maximum of 2 persons costs € 30.00 from Monday to Friday.
A set with an umbrella & 2 sunbeds for a maximum of 2 persons costs € 60.00 on Weekends and Holidays. Special rates apply for children aged 2-12.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

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