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)

  1. Posidonos Avenue, Alimos, 175 44
  2. +30 210 985 5169
  3. Website

The closest seaside getaway.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Sunsets, cocktails, and fun in the sun.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Asteras Glyfada Beach

  1. 58 Posidonos Avenue, Glyfada, 166 74
  2. Website

Astir Beach

  1. 40 Apollonos, Vouliagmeni, 166 71
  2. +30 210 890 1619
  3. Website

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

  1. Vouliagmeni Lake, Vouliagmeni, 166 71

Limanakia Vouliagmenis

  1. Vouliagmeni, Athens, 166 71
  2. +30 694 803 9203

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

  1. 10 Agiou Nikolaou, Vouliagmeni, 166 71
  2. +30 210 891 1100
  3. Website

City Centre Swimming Pools

Hilton

  1. 46 Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, Ilissia, 115 28
  2. +30 210 728 1801
  3. Website

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

  1. 26 Sofokleous, Historic Centre, 105 52
  2. +30 210 524 8511
  3. Website

St George Lycabettus

  1. 2 Kleomenous, Kolonaki, 106 75
  2. +30 210 741 6000
  3. Website

Swim beneath the slopes of Lycabettus Hill.

Courtesy: St George Lycabettus

Poolside Parthenon views.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Divani Caravel

  1. 2 Vasileos Alexandrou Avenue, Ilisia, 161 21
  2. +30 210 720 7000
  3. Website

Acropolis Hill

  1. 7 Mousson, Acropolis, 117 42
  2. +30 210 923 5151
  3. Website

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

  1. 43 Kifissias Avenue, Ambelokipi, 115 23
  2. +30 210 698 9000
  3. Website