Along the southern and the northeastern side of Athens, from Palaion Faliro to Cape Sounion you will find organized beaches as well as isolated coves to relax and enjoy swimming and sunbathing. Most of them are easily accessible from the heart of the city by bus or tram.
The most popular beach in Athens among Athenians and tourists in Vouliagmenis beach
, a large organized beach with sunbeds, umbrellas, and beach bars. While particularly popular are Glyfada beach
, a very busy beach with no entrance fee, Alimos beach, and Varkiza beach.
On the other side, Legrena is one of the most secluded beaches in Athens with soft sand and crystal waters. It is a little far away from the center of Athens, but its natural beauty will surely satisfy your beach expectations!Activities
Apart from swimming, and sunbathing the most popular activities to do in Athens are walking tours and participating in running events.Walking and Hiking Tours
- If you love discovering a new city while combining walking, learning and talking then you should not miss participating in one of the many walking and hiking tours in Athens. Trekking Hellas
has several packages that will guide you through the hills of ancient and modern Athens.Running Events
- Athens Marathon is one of the most popular events in Athens where thousands of professional and amateur runners from all over the world run the biggest race of their life. It takes place annually during November where thousands of people run 42,195 metres, starting from the town of Marathon, to the to the Panathenaic Stadium in the centre of Athens.