Swimming in Athens Beaches
According to the weather forecast, as the temperature will hit red over the weekend as the mercury will reach, maybe even exceed 40 degrees, we have found for those of you in the capital the best nearby beaches in Attica.
Our recommendations for Porto Rafti are: Erotospilia, Ag. Marina, St. Spyridonas, Avlaki. All beaches are suitable and clean. You will come across a small bay with caves and a sandy beach. Especially in Agia Marina the waters are excellent.
Info: Distance from the center of Athens: 43.3 km, 52 minutes by car
Schinias or Schinias is a coastal area of northeastern Attica and a small settlement. It is located at the northeastern end of the Marathon plain, in the coastal zone, and has one of the largest beaches in Attica. It is a magical beach as it is literally on the edge of a verdant pine forest, whose trees reach down to its deep blue waters.
Info: Distance from the center of Athens: 43 km, 40 minutes by car
Kakia Thalassa, Keratea
A beach with fine pebbles outside and sand inside, suitable and fairly clean. Sporty types can play racquetball or basketball on the adjacent courts. If you are still looking for sights, you will find the many ancient ones that have been identified in Kitsu Cave.
Info: Distance from the center of Athens: 52.1 km, 1 hour by car
OR AROUND or under the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio. It is a suitable and clean beach, just not facing south. Sand everywhere and blue waters. The beach is not organized and those who have visited it recommend starting early, because then it gets crowded. Also, if you don’t want a lot of people, better to go on a weekday. Those who wish can open up a little with their mask and discover the caves and smaller coves around the beach.
Info: Distance from the center of Athens: 62.7 km, 1 hour and 15 minutes by car
Limanakia has clear water and is suitable for swimming. As a beach, it is not organized. Here you won’t find sand, only rocks and many Athenians prefer them because they are close. At the end, you can also go for hydrotherapy in the mythical lake of Vouliagmeni.
Info: Distance from the center of Athens, 20.7 km, 30 minutes by car
Psatha gives the illusion of a holiday. Those brave enough to make the long journey to swim in its wonderful crystal clear waters will love it. The 2.5 km of its pebbly coast, however, allow complete relaxation with a view of the Gulf of Corinth and the enchanting pine forest of Mt. Pateras as a background. The beach is not organized, so it is an attraction for lovers of free camping on the weekends.
Info: Distance from the center of Athens, 66 km, 1 hour and 29 minutes by car.
Kavouri beach is a small peninsula just before Vouliagmeni with many beautiful pieces of beach where you can sunbathe freely! There are many Athenians who prefer it for their summer baths and not only. Whether you prefer gravel on the beach or sand, the “Kavouri” peninsula can cover every need.
Info: Distance from the center of Athens: 10 km, 15 minutes by car