Beaches

No trip to Greece is complete without a visit to Athens’ & Attica beaches, known as the Riviera of Attica. The perfect day at the beach is never far with a host of Blue Flag certified beaches conveniently located by your hotel!

Find the beach in Athens & Attica, that suits your style with this guide

Blue Flag Beaches 2018

Marathonas Municipality: Brexiza, Schinias/Karavi
Spata-Artemis Municipality: Diastavrosi, Limni
Markopoulo-Mesogeas Municipality: Avlaki
Saronikos Municipality: Lagonissi 1-Grand Beach/Grand Resort Lagonissi, Lagonissi 2-Mediterraneo/Grand Resort Lagonissi, Lagonissi 3-Kochylia/Grand Resort Lagonissi, Mavro Lithari/Eden Beach
Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni Municipality: Asteras Vouliagmenis/Astir Beach Vouliagmenis, Varkiza, Voula A,Vouliagmeni
Glyfada Municipality: Glyfada, Glyfada A, Glyfada B
Aegina Municipality: Agia Marina
Poros Municipality: Askeli/Nea Egli
Kythira Municipality: Kakia Lagada, Kapsali

Place:
Aegina
Agistri
Athens
West Suburbs
North Suburbs
East Suburbs
South Suburbs
Piraeus
Poros
Spetses
Hydra
Kythera & Antikythera
Salamina

Agia Marina Beach

Place:
Aegina
Organized:
Yes

With a direct boat connection to Piraeus, Agia Marina is one of the main tourist resorts on the island of Aegina. An ideal holiday spot for families, it has a plethora of...

Agia Paraskevi Beach

Place:
Spetses
Organized:
Yes

This beautiful, organised beach on the western side of the island is easy to get to and offers a variety of beach and water sports....

Agios Kosmas

Place:
South Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

Easily accessed from the seaside avenue, this beautiful sandy beach provides a number of services at no charge....

Agios Mamas Beach

Place:
Spetses
Organized:
No

Agios Mamas beach is hugely popular thanks to its easy accessibility and the many services offered by nearby taverns and stores....

Agios Nikolaos Beach

Place:
East Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

Just outside Anavyssos, Agios Nikolaos beach sits at the foot of a hill with a chapel of the same name and is ideal for quiet relaxation, since most visitors opt for more...

Alyki

Place:
Poros
Organized:

Alyki is located on the Peloponnese mainland. This sandy strip abuts the Alyki lagoon and is especially popular among bathers who prefer shallow water. Amenities include beach...

Anavyssos Beach

Place:
East Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

Anavyssos, 58 kilometres from Athens, is one of the largest beaches in Attica....

Aponissos Beach

Place:
Agistri
Organized:
No

On the south-west side of the island, beyond the lake, you can visit Aponissos and its beautiful water....

Artemida Beach

Place:
East Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

The bustling village of Artemida is home to one of the most popular family beaches in the area....

Askeli

Place:
Poros
Organized:

Askeli is Poros’s most popular beach thanks to its fine sand and sparkling water. It is located on the northeastern shore of Kalaureia and is the island’s main beach resort....

Askeli Beach

Place:
Poros
Organized:
Yes

The beach is large, well organised and easily accessible, with golden sand and crystal-clear waters that make it ideal for swimming and sunbathing....

Asteria Beach

Place:
Glyfada, South Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

This multi-level private beach provides deck chairs, umbrellas, dressing rooms and showers....

Astir Beach Vouliagmeni

Place:
South Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

Thanks to its cosmopolitan feel, idyllic scenery and wide range of services, this is one of the most popular beaches in Attica....

Avlaki Beach

Place:
East Suburbs, Porto Rafti
Organized:
Yes

Only four kilometres south of Porto Rafti, Avlaki is an exquisite Blue Flag beach with easy access from Attica Road....

Avlemonas Beach

Place:
Kythera & Antikythera
Organized:
No

This tiny rocky cove in the centre of the picturesque village of Avlemonas is a favourite meeting place for youngsters....

Batis

Place:
South Suburbs
Organized:
No

Batis Beach and nearby Edem Beach are both located on the promenade along the Paleon Faliron shoreline....

Bisti Beach

Place:
Hydra
Organized:
Yes

The most beautiful beach on the island is located on its southernmost tip at Bisti cove....

Brauron Beach

Place:
East Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

Located near the archaeological site of the same name, Brauron is ideal for short family excursions....

Diakofti Beach

Place:
Kythera & Antikythera
Organized:
Yes

Diakofti has all the features of a traditional beach, such as shallow blue waters and white sand....

Dragonera Beach

Place:
Agistri
Organized:
No

The most popular local sites on the island are the Small Dragonera and Big Dragonera beaches, where pebbled beaches contrast beautifully with the pure azure water....

Eginitissa Beach

Place:
Aegina
Organized:
Yes

The small Eginitissa beach lies near the village of Perdika on the southern edge of Aegina. Bordered by dense vegetation and azure waters, this organised beach offers deck...

Erotospilia Beach

Place:
East Suburbs, Porto Rafti
Organized:
Yes

Well known to locals and tourists alike as the 'Cave of Love', this organised beach offers visitors a variety of beach and water sports....

Firi Amos

Place:
Kythera & Antikythera
Organized:
Yes

Unique reddish sand and crystal-clear water characterise Firi Amos, the second largest beach on the island....

Flisvos Beach

Place:
Palaio Faliro, South Suburbs
Organized:
No

Used by local residents, this beach's easy access makes it a good option for a swim in the city....

Galazia Akti Beach

Place:
East Suburbs
Organized:
No

This small but popular free beach is well known for its pristine, ultra-fine sand....

Halikiada Beach

Place:
Agistri
Organized:
No

The most popular local sites on the island are the Small Dragonera and Big Dragonera beaches, where pebbled beaches contrast beautifully with the pure azure water. Big...

Halkos Beach

Place:
Kythera & Antikythera
Organized:
Yes

Located at the southern end of the island, Halkos beach is a free, family-friendly destination....

Hamolia

Place:
East Suburbs, Porto Rafti
Organized:
No

This free beach near Brauron offers easy access, a relaxing atmosphere and a special area available to nudists....

Hydronetta Beach

Place:
Hydra
Organized:
No

Hydronetta beach is easily accessible and perfect for watching the sunset....

Kaiki Beach

Place:
Spetses
Organized:
Yes

Kaiki beach has umbrellas and deck chairs, a bar, restaurant, water sports venue and even iPads for rent....

Kaki Thalassa

Place:
East Suburbs, Keratea
Organized:
Yes

With lifeguards and easy access by car, Kaki Thalassa is definitely the perfect location for family outings....

Kaladi Beach

Place:
Kythera & Antikythera
Organized:
No

Separated into three sections, this idyllic little cove is highlighted by shimmering green water and a pebbly shoreline....

Kalipso

Place:
Poros
Organized:

This sand beach is located on a small cove in the bend between Mikro Neorio and Megalo Neorio. There’s a beach bar and restaurant with both organized and free areas. Kalypso...

Kamini Beach

Place:
Hydra
Organized:
No

Though sea taxis will get you there quickly, we highly recommend the walk along the beautiful seaside promenade....

Kanali

Place:
Poros
Organized:

Closest beach to Poros Town, Kanali is a sandy strip just off the small bridge linking Sphairia and Kalaureia that boasts turquoise waters and a view of the Aegean. Amenities...

Kanali Beach

Place:
Poros
Organized:
Yes

The beach offers easy access and plenty of choices for lodging and shopping....

Kapsali Beach

Place:
Kythera & Antikythera
Organized:
Yes

This beautiful sandy beach at the seaside village of Kapsali is located below Hora, the island's capital....

Karavi Beach

Place:
East Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

Yet another Blue Flag locale, Karavi Beach covers 100 square metres and offers a full range of services....

Kavouri Beach

Place:
South Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

With its easy access, rich green landscape, pristine water and idyllic little cove, this is a must-see destination....

Kobonada Beach

Place:
Kythera & Antikythera
Organized:
Yes

Kobonada beach is easily accessible and the ideal place to relax and enjoy an endless view of the Aegean Sea....

Kounoupitsa Beach

Place:
Spetses
Organized:
No

The crystal waters along Kounoupitsa's sandy beach are perfect for a relaxing swim....

Kouzounos Beach

Place:
Spetses
Organized:
No

The crystal waters along Kounoupitsa's sandy beach are perfect for a relaxing swim....

Lagada Beach

Place:
Kythera & Antikythera
Organized:
Yes

Its sandy shore and crystal-clear waters make this Blue Flag beach one of the most popular on the island....

Lagonissi Beach

Place:
East Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

Combining crystal-blue water and an idyllic landscape, Grand Beach offers plenty of amenities....

Legrena

Place:
South Suburbs
Organized:
No

Resembling an island beach, Legrena is another of Attica’s most beautiful seaside locales....

Ligoneri Beach

Place:
Spetses
Organized:
Yes

With a view of the Peloponnese shoreline, this free beach is perfect for a leisurely swim....

Limanakia Vouliagmeni

Place:
South Suburbs
Organized:
No

Known as Limanakia, or 'small ports', these little coves with rocky beaches and blue-green waters are particularly popular among Athenians....

Limnionas

Place:
Salamina
Organized:
No

A small idyllic bay, this beach is covered with pebbles, but slopes into a sandy bottom....

Loubarda Beach

Place:
East Suburbs
Organized:
No

Fine sand and shallow, blue-green waters characterise the picturesque beach of Loubarda....

Loutra Souvalas Beach

Place:
Aegina
Organized:
Yes

Taking its name from the natural spring located in the area, Loutra Souvalas is an organised beach just south of the town's harbour....

Love bay

Place:
Poros
Organized:

This pretty pine-shaded cove is one of Poros’s best-loved beaches for romance and fun. The picture-perfect setting is completed by a small church with religious murals painted...

Mandraki Beach

Place:
Hydra
Organized:
No

Next to the old port of Hydra is Mandraki Beach, its clean sandy shoreline complemented by deep blue waters....

Marathonas Beach

Place:
Aegina
Organized:
Yes

Located near the village of the same name, Marathonas beach is just four kilometres south of Aegina. Marathonas is a major tourist resort, offering plenty of accommodation,...

Mareza Beach

Place:
Agistri
Organized:
No

Though Mareza is not technically a beach, it is nevertheless the perfect place for a swim....

Mavro Lithari Saronida

Place:
South Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

Just beyond Saronida is one of the most popular beaches in Attica, Mavro Lithari, or 'black rock', which takes its name from the imposing rock jutting from the sea....

Megalo Neorio

Place:
Poros
Organized:

There are several great swimming spots along the beach at Megalo Neorio, which also boasts a water ski and water sports facilities and several tavernas. The pine-shaded shore...

Megalohori Beach

Place:
Agistri
Organized:
Yes

Although there are many fine swimming beaches in Megalohori, the capital of the island, the most popular is the one closest to town....

Melidoni

Place:
Kythera & Antikythera
Organized:
Yes

Melidoni beach offers pristine sand, clear water and a terrific view of the islet of Hytra....

Mikro Neorio

Place:
Poros
Organized:

This is cozy, shallow inlet is the first beach west of the small bridge. There’s a refreshment stand plus organized and free sections of sand beach. It’s partly shaded, with...

Mikro Neorio

Place:
Poros
Organized:

This is cozy, shallow inlet is the first beach west of the small bridge. There’s a refreshment stand plus organized and free sections of sand beach. It’s partly shaded, with...

Monastery Beach

Place:
Poros
Organized:
Yes

Lovely Monastery Beach is located just below the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi....

Monastiri

Place:
Poros
Organized:

This beach sits just beneath the Zoodohos Pigi Monastery at the end of the Askeli road. There’s a small refreshment stand plus organized and free sections. The beach boasts...

Moni Beach

Place:
Aegina
Organized:
Yes

The islet of Moni, opposite Perdika, can be reached by sea taxi or private vessel in just eight minutes....

Nea Makri

Place:
East Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

Just 32 kilometres northeast of Athens, the large, organised beach at Nea Makri offers easy access and a number of services....

Neorio Beach

Place:
Poros
Organized:
Yes

The beach of Neorio is on the western part of the island, near the port....

Palea Fokea Beach

Place:
East Suburbs
Organized:
No

Palea Fokea is a favourite destination for families, who can enjoy an outing by the sea....

Paleopoli

Place:
Kythera & Antikythera
Organized:
No

Ideal for water-skiing, surfing, and other water sports, this ultra-popular free beach offers easy access, deck chairs for rent, and a number of good taverns....

Perdika Beach

Place:
Aegina
Organized:
No

Located on the southeastern side of Aegina, the small, sandy beach in the village of Perdika rests in the shade of the trees that line Perdika Cove....

Plakes Vlyhou Beach

Place:
Hydra
Organized:
No

Its pristine water and pebble-strewn shoreline are reached primarily by sea taxi from the port of Hydra....

Platia Amos

Place:
Kythera & Antikythera
Organized:
Yes

With easy access and an extensive shoreline, this is the ideal destination for families and visitors in search of a relaxing vacation....

Portes Beach

Place:
Aegina
Organized:
No

Portes, a picturesque village on the eastern side of the island, is home to a serene beach with a small marina....

Porto Germeno

Place:
West Suburbs
Organized:
No

Located 70 kilometres from Athens, in the western part of Attica, Corinthian Bay is home to Porto Germeno....

Psatha

Place:
West Suburbs
Organized:
No

With the pines of Mount Pateras dominating the background, Psatha Beach is one of the best options for a short, relaxing escape from Athens....

Psili Ammos

Place:
Salamina
Organized:

A spectacular beach boasting white sand, clear, shallow waters and salt cedars....

Russian bay

Place:
Poros
Organized:

The island’s western-most beach is marked by the ruins of the Russian Navy’s Mediterranean base in the 19th century. Amenities include food stall and sun beds. Swim across the...

Saronida Eden Beach

Place:
South Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

Located in the Saronida district, Eden Beach is a private Blue Flag beach situated on the grounds of the Eden Hotel....

Saterli

Place:
Salamina
Organized:
No

A small beach with dark pebbles and a scenic waterfront tavern for ouzo and seafood....

Schinias Marathonas

Place:
East Suburbs, Marathonas
Organized:
Yes

Two kilometres from the Port of Rafina is Kokkino Limanaki, one of the busiest beaches in the area....

Selinia

Place:
Salamina
Organized:
Yes

This organised beach with small pebbles and azure waters lies in front of the homonymous summer resort....

Skala Beach

Place:
Agistri
Organized:
Yes

Located on the left side of the port of Skala, this shallow-water beach is usually filled with families and visitors looking to enjoy a boat ride and to take in the island’s beauty....

Sounion Beach

Place:
East Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

With an exquisite view of the Temple of Poseidon, Sounion Beach also offers divers myriad possibilities for underwater exploration....

Souvala Beach

Place:
Aegina
Organized:
No

Next to the little harbour in Souvala is a beautiful sandy beach with clear blue water....

Sparayario

Place:
Kythera & Antikythera
Organized:
No

Located at the bottom of a steep gorge, this beach is truly isolated and ideal for relaxation or hiking....

Spilia Beach (Hydra)

Place:
Hydra
Organized:
No

Deep, crystal-clear waters and beautiful stones typify Spilia, located just below the old cannons of the port....

The Russian Dockyard Beach

Place:
Poros
Organized:
Yes

With its crystal blue waters and golden sand this is the perfect setting for unforgettable memories and unbeatable relaxation....

Thymari Beach

Place:
South Suburbs
Organized:
No

Located just beyond Palea Fokea, the beautiful, sandy Thimari Beach is easy to get to via a concrete stairway....

Vagonia Beach

Place:
Poros
Organized:
Yes

Vagonia is a lovely pebbly beach, with clear waters and a beautiful pine forest as a backdrop....

Vayionia

Place:
Poros
Organized:

Vayionia, on the island’s north coast with a full view of Attica’s coast, forms the base of a deep cove ringed by a pine forest. Amenities include beach bar and sun beds. Good...

Vlyhada

Place:
Kythera & Antikythera
Organized:
No

Covered by fine sand and pebbles, getting to this beach is easiest by boat or by swimming from nearby Kaladi beach....

Vlyhos Beach

Place:
Hydra
Organized:
No

This small beach offers crystal-blue waters, beach umbrellas, deck chairs and multiple food and accommodation options....

Votsalakia Beach

Place:
Piraeus
Organized:
Yes

Votsalakia beach offers locals and visitors an opportunity to cool down, while viewing the islet of Koumoundouros in the distance....

Voula Beach ‘A’

Place:
South Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

The beach was completely renovated in 2012 and now offers an impressive multi-level summer entertainment venue, complete with a prestigious Blue Flag awarded in 2012....

Vouliagmeni Beach

Place:
South Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

Easily accessible from Poseidonos Avenue, Vouliagmeni Beach is the first choice for many Athenians....

Vrelos Beach

Place:
Spetses
Organized:
Yes

Blanketed with fine sand, Vrelos is a popular venue for beach sports....

Xylokeriza Beach

Place:
Spetses
Organized:
Yes

Xylokeriza is an organised beach ideal for swimming that can be easily accessed by land or boat....

Yabanaki Beach

Place:
South Suburbs
Organized:
Yes

With a beach of fine sand and shallow blue water you can choose to shop, dine or enjoy the beach....