The best beaches of Attica’s Riviera
Just a stone’s throw from the bustling city center, Athens
offers a privileged Riviera that features many beaches, either organized or not, among which the following stand out:
A famous beachfront resort - just a breath away from the center of cosmopolitan Glyfada - is primely located, features excellent facilities and offers an array of choices for all tastes. If you are a friend of sports, a vast sandy beach with sun loungers and umbrellas, and beach volleyball and beach soccer grounds are waiting for you for alternative sports and fun. www.asterascomplex.com.
Arguably the most feel-good beaches in Attica, YaBaNaKi in Varkiza boasts a large sandy beach, shallow waters, extensive facilities for water sports and games, plenty of options for food and, above all, an irresistible beach fun attitude. For more privacy, choose the “Varkiza Resort.”
The most cosmopolitan plage in Attica could not be anywhere else but in the most privileged location of Vouliagmeni. The Astir Beach is ideal for shopping, offers well-made food and original cocktails, professional service and relaxation in the spa, and high-level socializing, being steadily among the top options. astir-beach.com
The archaeological site and the wonderful seaside horizon are essential parts of the view offered by the beach of the “Cape Sounio Grecotel” in Sounio. The beach of the famous hotel is open to outdoor guests too, while the relaxed privacy and the crystal clear waters are regular features. As for the rest, also this year special emphasis has been placed on the amenities for children, sports activities, and gastronomy, with plenty of must-taste dishes in one of the compound’s many restaurants. www.capesounio.com
Agios Nikolaos - Anavyssos
It is the favorite beach of all those who prefer beaches without any particular organization and is located in Anavyssos. Whether you choose the discreet beach bar with the sun loungers, the music, and a pleasantly discreet mid-tempo vibe, or the other side of the beach that is more relaxed, one thing is certain: you will leave rejuvenated.