Reporting from Palaio Faliro to Cape Sounion, Athens Coast
lists the top 10 beaches in Athens for visitor’s enjoyment during the warmer months.
Throughout time, the Aegean Sea has played a major role in the lives of the inhabitants living near the shores. From the ancient port of Piraeus to the modern day cosmopolitan beach sprawl, there is no doubt about the importance of the sea to the Athenians. Athens beach season usually starts in May and lasts well into October. During the weekend, in the peak summer months of July and August, it seems that the entire city is heading for the Athens coast.
These are the top 10 beaches of Athens!
1. Astir Beach
Astir Beach is the most expensive beach in Athens. But like with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Excellent customer service, great sun beds, and a pristine beach that is always clean and well maintained.
2. Bolivar Beach Bar
It is a happening spot with a young vibe during the day and turns into a nightclub in the evening with major events. The tropical design and seclusion from the busy beach road, really makes you forget how close you are to the center of Athens (10km).
3. Akanthus Beach
This is a great beach near the Athens center that has great music that plays throughout the day. And as the sun goes down, the venue transforms into one of Athens hottest night clubs.