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BEACHES

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BEACH TIME

Discover the Beautiful Beaches of the Athens Riviera

Dear Guests,

Welcome to Athens SmArt Stay and the vibrant heart of Athens! While the city's historical marvels and bustling energy are certainly captivating, a visit to the Athens Riviera will add a refreshing twist to your stay. Just a short trip from the city center, the Riviera boasts stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and an array of activities. Here's a guide to some of the best beaches and how to reach them easily from your central location.

1. Bolivar Beach

Description:

Bolivar Beach is a lively beach club located in Alimos, known for its vibrant atmosphere, music events, and excellent facilities. It’s a great place to enjoy a day at the beach with friends, with plenty of sunbeds, umbrellas, and beach bars to choose from.

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Entrance Fee: €5-€10 (varies by season and day of the week, additional charges may apply for events)

How to Get There:

  • By Public Transport: 
    Take the M2 metro to Syntagma, then Take the Tram Line T6 (Syntagma to Asklipio Voulas) and get off at the Kalamaki stop

  • By Taxi: Around a 20-minute drive from the city centre.

2. Kalamaki Beach

Description:

Kalamaki Beach is a lovely public beach offering a more relaxed and budget-friendly option for beachgoers. It features clear waters and a sandy shore, perfect for swimming and sunbathing without the need for an entry fee.

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Entrance Fee: Free
 

How to Get There:

  • By Public Transport: 
    Take the M2 metro to Syntagma, then Take the Tram Line T6 (Syntagma to Asklipio Voulas) and get off at the Kalamaki stop

  • By Taxi: Around a 20-minute drive from the city centre.

3. Vouliagmeni Beach

Description:

Vouliagmeni Beach is a popular and well-organized beach offering a range of facilities, including sunbeds, umbrellas, and various water sports. The shallow waters and sandy shore make it perfect for families. Nearby, you can find the Vouliagmeni Lake, a natural spa with thermal waters, ideal for winter swimming.

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Entrance Fee: €5-€10 (varies by season and day of the week)

How to Get There:

  • By Public Transport: Take the Metro Line 2 (Red Line) to Elliniko Station, then catch the bus 122 to Vouliagmeni.

  • By Taxi: Around a 30-minute drive from the city centre.

4. Astir Beach

Description:

Located in the upscale area of Vouliagmeni, Astir Beach is one of the most luxurious beach options in Athens. With pristine sand, top-notch facilities, and exclusive services, it's ideal for those looking to indulge in a high-end beach experience. Reservations are recommended, especially during peak season.

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Entrance Fee: €25-€50 (varies by season and day of the week)

How to Get There:

  • By Public Transport: Take the Metro Line 2 (Red Line) to Elliniko Station, then catch the bus 122 to Vouliagmeni.

  • By Taxi: Approximately a 30-minute ride from the city center.

5. Kavouri Beach

Description:

Kavouri Beach is known for its scenic beauty, offering both sandy and rocky areas, ideal for sunbathing and snorkeling. The beach is surrounded by lush greenery and offers a more tranquil environment compared to some of the busier beaches.

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Entrance Fee: Free
 

How to Get There:

  • By Public Transport: Take the Metro Line 2 to Elliniko, then bus 122 to Kavouri.

  • By Taxi: About a 25-30 minute drive from the city centre.

6. Glyfada Beach

Description:

Glyfada Beach is easily accessible and offers a lively atmosphere with many beach bars, restaurants, and shops nearby. It's a great spot for those who want to combine a day at the beach with some shopping or dining.

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Entrance Fee: Free
 

How to Get There:

  • By Public Transport: Take the Metro Line 2 to Elliniko, then bus A3 to 3η Glyfada.

  • By Taxi: Around a 20-minute drive from the city centre.

7. Edem Beach

Description:

Edem Paralia Beach is one of the closest beaches to the city centre, offering a beautiful sandy stretch with clear waters and a relaxed atmosphere. It's a great spot for a quick beach getaway without the need for extensive travel.

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Entrance Fee: Free
 

How to Get There:

  • By Public Transport: Take the Tram Line T6 
    (Syntagma to Asklipio Voulas) and get off at the Edem stop.

  • By Taxi: Around a 15-minute drive from the city centre.

8. Flisvos Beach

Description:

Paralia Flisvos Beach is another nearby beach, known for its clean waters and convenient location. The beach is adjacent to the Flisvos Marina, where you can enjoy a pleasant stroll and visit nearby cafes and restaurants.

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Entrance Fee: Free
 

How to Get There:

  • By Public Transport: Take metro Line M1 (Green Line) to Faliro, then take an overpass and take the Tram Line T7 
    and get off at the Flisvos stop.

  • By Taxi: Approximately a 15-minute drive from the city centre.

9. Varkiza Beach

Description:

Varkiza Beach is well-organized with a wide range of amenities, including beach volleyball courts, water slides, and various water sports. The beach is spacious, making it a favorite for both families and young people.

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Entrance Fee: €5-€10 (varies by season and day of the week)

How to Get There:

  • By Public Transport: Take the Metro Line 2 to Elliniko, then bus 171 to Varkiza.

  • By Taxi: Approximately a 40-minute drive from the city center.

10. Sounion Beach

Description:

Sounion Beach is located near the famous Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. This beach offers stunning views, clear waters, and a serene atmosphere. It's a bit further out but well worth the trip, especially for the breathtaking sunset views.

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Entrance Fee: Free
 

How to Get There:

  • By Public Transport: Direct KTEL InterCity Bus from Bus Station "Pedion Areos" thrice a day

  • By Taxi: About a 1.5-hour drive from the city centre.

Tips for Your Beach Day

  • Bring Essentials: Don’t forget sunscreen, hats, and water to stay hydrated.

  • Towels: We provide towels that are for use at the property. Please, provide your own towels for use on the beach.

  • Check Weather Conditions: It’s always good to check the weather forecast before heading out.

  • Plan Ahead: Some beaches, especially the more popular ones like Astir Beach, might require reservations during peak season.

 

The Athens Riviera offers a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and scenic beauty. Whether you're looking to lounge in luxury or explore more natural settings, there's a beach for every preference. Enjoy your stay and make the most of the sun and sea!

Warm regards,

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