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Top Beaches in Athens for Families
People often ask us if there are nice beaches near Athens. Do they exist? The answer is YES! The Athens Riviera has some amazing beaches. We have listed our favourite beaches for families on the Athens coast!
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 inVouliagmeni. Although it gets crowded in 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.
Yabanaki in Varkiza has a more casual vibe than Astir Beach but it is perfectly organised 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 centre, 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.
If you are looking for something local and low-key, head over to the child friendly beach of Mikro Kavouri. This public beach is located next to Divani Apollon Palace and Thalasso Hotel at Kavouri. Chill out on the sun beds while your kids play on the beach or in the shallow water. If you get hungry, there is a taverna next to the beach or you can bring your own food and have a picnic.