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Free Beaches in Athens

Although in some of Attica’s beaches you have to pay at the entrance in order to enter and use the facilities provided, Attica’s region is full of treasures where you can enjoy the sea and sun for free!

Head South

Edem Beach

This is a free beach near Palaio Faliro, which attracts senior citizens, families and young people. There is a playground and a waterslide for the little ones, and amenities such as restaurants, bars and much more.

Kav ouri

With shallow waters, a long sandy beach and an islet within a swimming distance, Kavouri is excellent choice for a night swim. Nearby lies Mikro Kavouri, two picturesque sandy gulfs, ideal for private moments. There also many also coffee bars and restaurants around.

Vouliagmeni Limanakia

You may have to forget the comfort of a sandy beach but these rocky coves are ideal if you prefer secluded beaches. The waters are crystal clear, though deep, and the place is gay and nudist friendly. You are advised to bring water and snacks with you.

Varkiza beach

This is a nice sandy beach located in Varkiza. There are also coffee bars and restaurants around as well as a soccer field.

Head West

Porto Germeno

Porto Germeno is the actual name of the ancient settlement of Aigosthena, which in ancient times used to be the port of Megara, by the Corinthian gulf. There, between the Mountains Kytheron and Pateras, lies a beautiful beach, which is often crowded during summer weekends. Enjoy your swim as well as a typical Greek taverna meal by the sea.


This is a beautiful, friendly beach, a one-anda-half-hour drive from Athens. It’s a family friendly beach thanks to the dense shade that its many pine trees offer. Enjoy a meal literally on the seashore.


This is one of Attica’s famous beaches near Psatha with amenities such as a volleyball court. Don’t miss the beautiful sunset behind the Alkyonides islets.

Pa chi

Right in front of Pachi village, this beach is quite popular. You’ll find tavernas serving delicious ouzo mezedes (tidbits served with ouzo).

Head East


Schinias is one of the most popular coastal resorts, located close to Marathon. It is a marvelous long and pine curved beach with comfortable facilities, such as restaurants, beach bars and three beach volleyball courts. Often affected by strong winds, it is a paradise for windsurfing lovers! It attracts large crowds
especially during busy summer weekends.

Porto Rafti

Porto Rafti is one of the most beautiful coastal settlements in Attica. The beach is well-protected from strong winds and gets very crowded in summer. There are umbrellas, sun loungers and beach bars on the beach as well as plenty of cafeterias, night bars and excellent tavernas around the area.


West of Sounio, along the coastal road that leads to the Temple of Poseidon in front of Legrena village, stretches a beautiful and quiet beach, very clean and unspoilt. It’s almost private especially on weekdays. There are a number of tavernas and cafes in the area for a coffee or a delicious meal after your swim.

Anavyssos beac h,Mavr o Lithari

This is one of the best known and favourite beaches of the Athenians, suitable for sunbathing. Situated close to Cape Sounio, the beach is well-known for its crystal clear and shallow waters, ideal for children. The beach offers all kinds of facilities like sun loungers and umbrellas, beach bars and canteens. You
can try jet skiing and windsurfing.

Head North

The north coast beaches such as Kalamos, Oropos, Agioi Apostoloi, are a bit further from the city centre but they are easily accessible with coaches (KTEL Attikis) close to Victoria Station.