Best beaches close to Athens and covid 19 measures on the beach.

Best beaches close to Athens and covid 19 measures on the beach.

When we are thinking about Athens the first thing that comes in mind is the view of Acropolis, the remnants of the ancient glory and a delicious Greek salad. But Athens is close to some beautiful beaches and if your visit is taking place through summertime you should spend sometime near the crystal clear water that surrounds Attica region. We present you the most beautiful beaches that locals love to go at weekends or even after work!


Sounion is famous for the Temple of Poseidon but also for some of the clearest waters along the Athenian Riviera! Its a long coast line and there are many beaches where you can have great time. We recommend the beach in front of the Aegeon Beach Hotel where you have the choice of making use of the hotel facilities on the beach  with a reasonable charge or you can visit the public beach right next to the hotel.

How to get there

Aegeon Beach hotel is 60 klm outside of Athens in the prefecture of Sounio and it will take you about 1 hour and a half by car. You can also go there by public buses that depart regularly from Athens every 2 hours, just inform the driver about your destination in order to make sure that the bus stops nearby.



A beautiful organised beach only half an hour drive from Athens city center. The beach owns the Blue Flag award and offers a lot of services and amenities such as tennis and basketball courts, lifeguard and medical services, free wi-fi, free parking and playground! The beach is also accesible to persons with mobility limitations. 

How to get there

If you don’t have a car you can use the public transportation. Take the A3 bus from Syntagma square, get off the bus at Ag. Konstantinos stop. Then take the 117 bus and get of at B. Plaz Vouliagmanis stop. From there it is only 5 minutes walking. Keep in mind that going to the beach with publc transportation will take you longer that the car. 


Not exactly a beach but lake Vouliagmeni in one of the best places in the Athenian riviera.  The lake is a unique geological phenomenon and its waters are  replenished by the sea and the underground thermal springs offer a natural and unique thermal spa experience.  Its a great place to spend a relaxing day while in Athens. The lake is offering services like free wi-fi, sunbeds and umbrellas, Lifeguarding and medical services, playground, WC, dressing rooms, showers, hot water and is an excellent choice for people with disabilities!

How to get there

If you wish to reach the lake by public transportation you can use the bus lines:

117 Glyfada – Vouliagmeni – Vari
115 Glyfada – Vouliagmeni – Kitsi
116 Glyfada – Vari – Kitsi
122 From metro station Ellinikon

In Voula beach you’ll find the Thalassea Beach resort which is a place where you can enjoy the sea and have fun with many activities. Located only 18km from Athens city center is one of the most famous beaches close to Athens among locals.

How to get there

You can reach it easily by public transportation. Just take themetro from Syntagma square (red line direction to Ellinikon), get off at Neos Kosmos stop and then take the T5 tram to Voula!

5. Edem Beach (Alimos)

One of the closest organised beaches from Athens city center, just 10km away, Edem offers crystal blue waters without having to be far from the city.  Edem is one of the most famous beaches among locals. 

How to get there

Take the metro from Syntagma square (red line, direction to Ellinikon), get of at Neos Kosmos station and then take the T5 tram and get off to station Edem. 

Beach life and Covid-19 measures

Organised beaches in the wider Athens area (such as Aktis Vouliagmeni and more) re-opened on Saturday 16 May, as elsewhere in Greece, but must adhere to a cap of 40 people per 1,000 square meters and a distance of at least 4 metres between umbrellas. 

Beach bars are allowed to offer coffee or other refreshments.  Their products are sold only packaged and it is forbidden to prepare them in the area except for drinks such as coffee and juices. It is now allowed to sell alcoholic beverages.

Click here for more info and latest upadates regarding covid 19 and your trip in Greece

Eureka Tips:

#1.You can enjoy some part of the Athenian Riviera by getting on the tram on Syntagma square and getting of at Voula terminal station for as low as 1.40 euro one way!!

#2. During weekends most beaches get crowded with locals and tourist so we advice you to get there early enough so you get a good spot and enjoy your time in any beach you’ve chosen to visit!

#3. If you visiting Athens with your kids check out our Athens seaside for families private tour or if you want to see the best of the Athenian riviera on a walking tour check out our Athens by the sea walking tour with seafront meal

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