Here are the top beaches and pools in Athens that you can reach by public transport where you can keep your cool when the heat is on (and on and on).

Easy Access Beaches

Akti tou Iliou (Sunset Strip)

The closest seaside getaway.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Sunsets, cocktails, and fun in the sun.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Asteras Glyfada Beach

Astir Beach

Glamour is the word at Astir.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

A lake next to the sea? Perfect for year-round swimming.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Vouliagmeni Lake

Limanakia Vouliagmenis

The best rocks for diving off in Athens.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Grab a lounger under one of these umbrellas and don't move all day, except for a dip in the sea.

Photo: Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso

Apollon Beach at Divani Apollon Palace

City Centre Swimming Pools

Hilton

Stay cool in the city at this hot hotel pool.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Rooftop swimming spot with a great city view.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Fresh

St George Lycabettus

Swim beneath the slopes of Lycabettus Hill.

Courtesy: St George Lycabettus

Poolside Parthenon views.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Divani Caravel

Acropolis Hill

A small oasis close to the Acropolis.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

"Up here, it’s hard to believe you’re in the heart of a city of almost four million people."

President