Family Friendly Beaches In Athens

  • by XpatAthens
  • Friday, 01 July 2016
Family Friendly Beaches In Athens
Celeste, from Family Goes Out, shares her favourite family-friendly beaches in Athens!

There are indeed a number of family friendly beaches along the southern and north eastern side of the Attica peninsula. To find a clean sea and a sandy beach with shallow water, it is best to pick a beach starting from Vouliagmeni-Kavouri. I personally prefer the beaches starting from Astir Vouliagmeni stretching to Cape Sounio. You can choose between free public beaches or a beach with an entrance fee. On many of the free public beaches are beach bars and the option of renting chairs and umbrellas. There are paid beaches run by the Green Tourist Organization and several first class beach clubs. The Tourist organization beaches offer some facilities such as changing cabins and bathrooms.

Astir Beach in Vouliagmeni

A beautiful first class beach club with all the facilities needed for a comfortable day at the beach. The sea here is calm and shallow. What I like here: nice decor, trendy people, a play area for the children, a large grass play field, clean facilities, watersports and family restaurants.

Grand Beach Lagonissi in Lagonissi

Not as asthetic as Astir Beach club but definitely as comfortable as far as fascilities. Very family orientated and in the member area there is also a swimming pool. I love the fact that towels are provided and I do not have to carry them from home. For members there is an alarm or service button at the sunbeds and there is a baby area inside providing soft play, a place to rest and feed your child.

Kalokairaki beach in Marathon

My favorite low budget beach on the other site of the Attica peninsula is the beach in front of the Kalokairaki canteen next to hotel Golden Coast in Marathon. The beach is not well known and mostly used by the locals. It is not a beach club but a sandy beach with a simple canteen and large play area. Yet, the people running this beach and the basic facilities that they offer make it an ideal family beach.

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