The most popular organized beaches in the Southern Suburbs of Athens: How to get there and what else you need to know.
- Author: Nou-Pou.gr
Approximately 20-50 minutes away from the center of Athens (by car, without much traffic), the beaches in the southern suburbs of Attica, in the area called the Athens Riviera, are a must-see destination. Many of these beaches can be easily accessed by public transport (tram or bus), while the beach bars provide you with everything you need for an all-day getaway.
Extra tip: As most Athenians rush to the beach during the weekends, go on a weekday to enjoy the experience to the fullest.
Akti tou Iliou, Alimos
One of the busiest beaches of Alimos can be found at the start of the coastal road (“Paraliaki”), for those looking for an organized beach as close to the city as possible. Akti tou Iliou (“The Coast of the Sun”) is considered by many as the most accessible beach at the Athens Riviera, easy to get to from the city center by bus, tram or car. The facilities offered include changing rooms, toilets, water sports and restaurants or cafés. Poseidonos Avenue across no. 62, Alimos, 2109855169
Astir Beach, Vouliagmeni
Definitely the most beautiful beach in the southern suburbs. The iconic Astir Beach has been a benchmark for the area for decades, promising a unique seaside experience. There you will find restaurants and beach bars, while there is a possibility to reserve sunbeds online. 40 Apollonos St., Laimos Vouliagmenis, 2108901619
Akti Varkizas at Varkiza Resort (Yabanaki)
Yabanaki is a large sandy beach with shallow waters, where you can enjoy over twenty activities, from windsurfing to beach volley, a beach bar with poufs and wooden beds, as well as an organized first aid station with a lifeguard. It can be easy accessed by taking the subway to Elliniko, or by taking lines 171 and 122, which make a stop right outside. Akti Varkizas, 2108972414
Another popular organized beach on the Athens Riviera, with wicker parasols and wooden sunbeds for visitors. Akti Gold is a separate section of the beach with different pricing. Gold’s facilities include transport to the sunbeds by electric vehicle, the option to choose the position of the parasol, safeguarding of personal items etc. Poseidonos Avenue, bus stop “A Plaz Vouliagmenis”, 2108960769
Grand Resort Lagonissi
It is located in front of the Grand Resort Lagonissi Hotel, just 45 minutes from Athens and 20 minutes from the Athens International Airport. Water sports, beach volley court, football field and access to the hotel pool for members of the Grand Beach Membership Club. 40th km Athinon-Souniou Avenue, 2291076000
Apollo Beach, Kavouri
In front of the luxurious Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Hotel in Kavouri, this golden sand beach provides not only an opportunity for a relaxing dive in the sea, but also a large selection of water sports and activities for the whole family. Private safety box under the parasol, locker rooms, WC, showers, parking. 10 Agiou Nikolaou, Vouliagmeni, 2108911100
Eden Beach, Anavyssos
In front of the Eden Beach Resort Hotel in Anavyssos, you can go swimming and relax on the deck. There is no entrance fee, but you will have to pay if you use the sunbeds. There is a cocktail bar, a beach resto and a water park at the beach. 47th km Athinon-Souniou Avenue, Anavyssos, 2291060031
Renewed and upgraded, Lake Vouliagmeni is recommended if you are looking for something different in the heart of the Athens Riviera. Relax on the day beds, enjoy the view of the rock and swim in the emerald waters, or choose the “Privé” area under the shade of the trees and get the full experience with a massage at… a secret location. The famous combination of healing and sea water, which is constantly renewed, promises a natural thermal spa experience. Easily accessible by bus (115,117,122). Poseidonos Avenue, Vouliagmeni, 2108962237-9