It’s beach time! You don’t need to get on a ferry to escape the hustle and bustle of the Greek capital. Did you know that Attica (‘Attiki’ in Greek) derives from the ancient word “Aktiki” meaning a land with many “aktes”, or shores? Emerald beaches with lovely clean blue waters are waiting to cool you off in beautiful surroundings and take your breath away. Whether you simply want to swim and enjoy clear waters, or practice your favourite sea sports such as diving and water-skiing, the options are numerous.
ANAVYSSOS BEACH, MAVRO LITHARI
Situated close to Cape Sounio, the beach is well-known for its crystal clear and shallow waters, ideal for children. It offers all kinds of facilities like sun loungers and umbrellas, beach bars and canteens. You can try jet skiing and windsurfing!
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.
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!
Perhaps the trendiest beach around Attica with lots of luxurious facilities. There are famous restaurants, fashion boutiques, tennis and volley courts, water slides, individual cabins, etc. What more could you wish for?
GRAND BEACH LAGONISSI
This beach is “Grand” par excellence! A breathtaking beachfront accompanied by one of the most luxurious resorts in Greece. This lovely sandy beach is situated on the verdant Lagonissi peninsula.
Blue Flags flying high in Attica
Greece is one of the top-ranked countries in Europe when it comes to beach cleanliness and safety. In 2015, the country ranked number two on the Blue Flag quality and 395 beaches and 9 marinas were honored with the quality Blue Flag. In the Attica region, 14 beaches were honored with the quality Blue Flag.