Top Beaches in Athens for Families
When you hear of Athens, the Acropolis, Monastiraki and Plaka spring to mind. However, many people don’t know that Athens hosts some beautiful sandy beaches along its coast. The best ones are in the south, stretching from the seaside suburb of Glyfada towards Cape Sounio.
If you want first-class service and relaxation, Astir Beach, is the place to go. This private upscale beach club is the meeting point of the Athenian and international elite. It is adjacent to the newly opened Four Seasons Hotel Astir Palace in Vouliagmeni. Although it gets crowded at weekends and the high season, Astir Beach is the best luxury beach club in Athens. Besides the lounge chairs and gazebos on the beach, there is a hip bar, an upscale restaurant, stylish boutiques, spa treatments, a concierge, private lockers for rent.
Grand Beach Lagonissi
Grand Beach Lagonissi is part of the luxury Grand Resort Lagonissi on a private peninsula on the Athenian Riviera. This beach club offers five-star luxury with a casual vibe. Its wide organized sandy beach offers an excellent beach restaurant with nice views, a bar, showers, and comfortable changing rooms. Water sports, a playground and beach volleyball court guarantee long days of beach fun for the entire family.
Yabanaki in Varkiza has a more casual vibe than Astir Beach but it is perfectly organized for families. The beach is ideal for kids because there is a lot to do; beach activities, water sports, a playground, and a bouncy castle. Start your day with a splash at the beach, continue for lunch at Yafagaki and perhaps end your day with tapas and ouzo at Yaouzaki. If you want to chill out and nap you can rent one of the beach bungalows.
Voted as the most child-friendly beach in Attica and the one closest to the Athens center, Asteras Glyfadas beach is an excellent choice for families. This beach hosts several beach bars, clubs, and restaurants spread along its long sandy beach, giving parents a varied choice of food, coffee, and drinks. For the kids, there is a playground and water activities such as a trampoline.
Apollon Beach at Mikro Kavouri
If you are looking for something local and low-key, head over to the child-friendly beach of Apollon Beach at the Divani Apollon Palace and Thalasso Hotel. Chill out on the sunbeds while your kids play on the beach or in the shallow water. If you get hungry, there is a restaurant on the beach and there are traditional taverns nearby.
Kids will love
- The banana boat at Yabanaki Beach
- The water trampoline at Asteras Glyfadas Beach
- The shallow water at Astir Beach
Parents will love
- Service at the sunbeds in Astir Beach
- The Greek food at the taverna on the beach in Varkiza
- Life guards on beach
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