Athens has the privilege of being one of the few European capitals that has close access to clean beaches ideal for swimming. Across the coastline of Attica there are dozens of organized beaches. By renting a car in Athens, you can visit the well-known beaches of Attica that stretch around Athens and the suburbs.
Beaches of Athens
Athens is surrounded by many beautiful and popular beaches. The best beaches are situated in the south-east coast, in the district of Glyfada, but most of them are private so you need to pay to enjoy your swim. The north-east of the city also offers you great and peaceful beaches, near the district of Marathon. You can also find some Athens beaches in the east coast of Athens, near the little port of Rafina, but they are often really crowded.