Blue Flags of Attica 2019

Crystal blue waters and golden beaches for all-day fun!

Amazing blue sea and crystal clear waters – this is, without a doubt, the trademark of Greece! Attica, the most prominent region of Greece, and Athens, its capital, are blessed with a breathtaking coastline, beautiful islands and the most wonderful sea that surrounds the region!

From ancient times, the citizens of Attica have been thoroughly attached to the sea as a source of inspiration, affecting every aspect of their life.

In 2019, Greece ranked second on the Blue Flag quality award list among 47 countries! This is essentially the outcome of the country’s efforts in preserving the waterfront and making the Greek seas clean and safe!

We are proud to announce that in 2019, a total of 515 Blue Flags were awarded to Greek beaches, for their “excellent” water quality, based on a series of rigorous environmental criteria. Blue Flags were also awarded to 15 marinas around the country.

The peninsula of Attica with its fantastic “Riviera” has a fair share in this award! With 20 “Blue Flagsunder its belt for 2019 (increased by one, compared to 2018), Attica ranks 6th in the list of regions with the most Blue Flag awarded beaches in Greece.

The coasts of Attica are a vital part of the charms you may cherish, being so dear and so near to Athens! Right next to your favourite beach, you may find a lavish bar to relax, listen to music and meet people. Literally by the brisk sea waves, in strategic spots in the heart of the sea breeze, tavernas have placed their tables inviting you to savour real, authentic Greek dishes with fresh fish and seafood. By the beaches of Attica, you may find everything you need! Organized or not, every beach in Attica across the seafront and on the nearby islands is your place to be!

While planning your trip to Greece, make sure you prolong your stay in Attica. You will have the time of your life! Compose a delight of alternative choices and enjoy the “gifts” that Attica’s iconic destinations generously offer!

Here is the list of the 20 awarded beaches of Attica. Remember to spend a few more days exploring them during your stay in Attica. You will see why…

Schinias (location Karavi) in Marathonas: If you love water sports and wish to enjoy fully a day by the sea, this is your spot!

Brexiza in Marathonas: Sandy beach named after the nearby archaeological site. Long promenade to stroll and cycle on, green grass and palm trees, an organised beach with showers and lifeguards, as well as tavernas, cafes and several stores in the area, to choose from.

Avlaki Beach, Markopoulo: Don’t be confused, you are still on Attica’s mainland, though you may feel you are on an island! Here you will savour your fresh juice and light lunch, and swim in amazing blue waters all day long!

Mavro Lithari/Eden Beach: Are you a water sports lover? Do you prefer to socialise and meet friendly people? The organised beach in front of the resort hotel will become your favourite spot! Enjoy the famous Saronic Gulf of Attica!

Lagonissi 1 – Grand Beach, Lagonissi 2 – Mediterraneo and Lagonissi 3 – Kochylia: Lagonissi peninsula boasts some of the best beaches in the region. Put on your best swimsuit and enter the “luxury zone” of Attica!

Varkiza: One of the funkiest places in Attica, in summertime! Ideal for groups of friends, couples and people of all ages who are full of life.

Vouliagmeni: This is the cosmopolitan Laimos area.

Astir Beach Vouliagmeni: A majestic symphony of the gorgeous blue of the sea, the green of the lush environment and the golden colour of the sand. An organised beach with extraordinary facilities, that is as welcoming as Greek summer itself.

Voula A: An organized beach that offers numerous options for water and beach sports. Ideal place to relax with a book and a refreshing drink.

Glyfada, Asteras Glyfadas, Glyfada A and Glyfada B: No matter which beach you choose, you will enjoy your swim in one of the most vibrant suburbs in the South of Attica! Everything at your ease: magnificent bars, elegant restaurants, lovely people. This is the place for those looking for liveliness and spark!

“Limni” and “Diastavrossi” in Artemida: The magical coastal front in East Attica! Time stands still here. Next to picturesque villages, you reach “Limni” and “Diastavrossi” beaches and forget about everything!

Agia Marina: A stone’s throw away from Piraeus port, Aegina island is a beloved destination for getaways and memorable days by the sea. Surrounded by lush pine trees, the sandy beach of Agia Marina features shallow blue waters, water sports facilities and comfort arrangements.

Askeli/Nea Aegli in Poros: The most beautiful and organised beach of the island, a mere 1.3 km from the main harbour.

Kapsali in Kythera: Emerald waters embrace this magical island! At the stunning beach of “Kapsali”, you will enjoy your swim in the crystal clear sea, refreshing drinks and delicious snacks, as well as your favourite water sports.

Attica is sure to boost your positive energy, no matter your individual preferences, enabling a unique holiday experience! Culture, arts, festivals, gastronomic experiences and entertainment, right by breathtakingly beautiful coasts and beaches with crystal clear waters! After all, heaven is not far away…