Several organized and free beaches with clear waters and easy access are located in Athens’ south suburbs that extend along Saronikos Gulf (from Palaio Faliro area to Vouliagmeni) as well as in other Attica areas. Lots of them received prizes from the program "Blue Flags of Europe", which are awarded to coasts and marinas meeting strict criteria as regards to the cleanness of the sea and the coast, good organization and safety as well as the protection of the coastal environment in general. To learn more about this programme, visit the website: www.blueflag.org
Organized Beaches (payment required): Grand Beach Lagonissi, Asteria Seaside, Asteras Vouliagmenis Plaza , Vouliagmeni Lake, Attica Vouliagmeni Beach, Voula A’ Beach, Varkiza Beach, Agios Kosmas Plaza, Voula B’ Beach, Alimos.
Free Beaches (no payment required): South Attica: Batis and Edem (P. faliro), Vouliafmeni-Deftero Limanaki, Anavissos-Eden and Thimari, Sounio (KAPE, LEgrena, Naos Poseidona, Aktogrammi Souniou-Poseidonia), Nisi Patroklou. Eastern Attica: Keratea Beach (kakia Skala), Porto Rafti (Avlakia-Aghia Marina, Erotospilia), Vravrona-Artemis (Chamolia, Aghios Nikolaos Artemidos Beach), Rafina (Merikes Plaza, Kokkino Limanaki), Nea Makri (Zouberi, Mati, Nea Makri Beach), Marathonas (Schinias-Karavi, Dikastika, Ramnoudas, Sesi). Northern Attica: Oropos (Aghioi Apostoloi, Kalamos Beach, Oropos-Nea Palatia, Pigadakia Chalkoutsi). Western Attica: Porto Germeno, Psatha, Strava, Schinos.