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The Athenian Riviera

Blue Flagged Beaches of the Athenian Riviera

A Blue Flagged beach is an “international award” given to beaches, marinas or sustainable boating tourism operators that meet the following criteria: accessibility, cleanliness of coast and waters, safety, environmental management and have adequate information regarding the beach, marina, or boat.

Blue Flagged Beaches of the Athenian Riviera:

Greece is blessed with 625 Blue Flag beaches and 19 of them are found in the region of Attica and not surprisingly 10 of them in the Athenian Riviera. Greece is the second country holding more flags after Spain. Discover the Blue Flagged beaches of the Athenian Riviera here.

The order of the beaches are listed by distance from the center of Athens.

Glyfada A and B

These two beaches separated by a marina are a great option for those staying in Glyfada and looking to spend a few hours soaking in the sun and refresh themselves in the blue waters,  – a wonderful escape from the summer heat.

Glazed by sand, Glyfada beach B is perfect for those who prefer natural landscapes to staged sceneries. Ideal for those who just want that quick refreshing dive. A few canteens and restaurants are located nearby where you can enjoy a delicious meal after swimming.

Athines By the Sea (Voula A)

Located in the residential suburbs of Voula, this beach is known by various names, South Coast, A Plaz, Thalassea, to name a few. Following a complete beach reconstruction and development the new beach complex is now known as  Athines By the Sea

A tram stop is located just next to the entrance gate, which makes it a very popular beach destination in the summer (the tram operation is temporarily suspended due to the works of Ellinikon). The sea is very clean, so is the whole establishment.

Here you will find several food outlets and bars, shops and an outdoor massage area and nail salon. DOT Beach Vibes serves Mediterranean flavours and refreshing cocktails throughout the day, and the brand new Bloom Project – the menu consists of sushi and small bites which can be enjoyed right at the comfort of your sunbed. 

ATHINES By the Sea Entrance tickets: 

Monday – Friday: €7,50

Weekends and public holidays: €9

Reduced price: €4 valid for adults over 65 years old and children 6-12 years old. Students must present an ID.

The entrance fee is paid from 08:00 am until 7pm.

Lifeguard coverage 08:00am until 8pm. 

Sunbeds Price list 2024

Weekdays: 1st row €40 per set | 2nd row €40 per set | 3rd row and back €30 | Gazebo €100

Weekends and Public Holidays: 1st row €50 per set | 2nd row €50 per set | 3rd row and back €40 per set | Gazebo €120

Astir Beach Vouliagmeni

The most popular beach destination in Athens, Astir Beach is a playground for the fashionable crowd.

Since the 1960s Astir Beach has welcomed international movie stars and business tycoons. The beach resort is part of the Four Season Astir Palace.  Equipped with state-of-the-art recreational facilities, it features everything from a VIP lounge, to fashion boutiques, food outlets and spa facilities. Entrance fee on the weekdays is 100 Euros for one or two guests (reservation for one umbrella), while on the weekend is 160 Euros. Please note that the front row umbrellas are charged higher. It is advisable to make your reservations in advance here

Akti Vouliagmeni 

Imagine a paradise where lush greenery meets crystalline waters and soft golden sand stretches as far as the eye can see. Vouliagmeni Beach, the crown jewel of the Athenian Riviera, invites you to unwind in its serene embrace. Awarded the prestigious Blue Flag, this beach promises pristine beauty and impeccable standards for an unforgettable seaside experience.

Bask in the sun and let your worries drift away as you enjoy the refined amenities designed for your comfort and safety. Whether you’re here for a leisurely escape or an adrenaline-fueled adventure, Vouliagmeni Beach caters to every desire. Dive into the sparkling waters, perfect for a refreshing swim, or indulge in a variety of thrilling sports. From racquetball and tennis to basketball, volleyball, and beach volleyball, there’s no shortage of activities to elevate your summer excitement.

Vouliagmeni Beach Operating Hours:

June to August: 08:00 – 21:00

September: 08:00 – 20:00

October 1 to 16: 08:00 – 19:00

October 17 to March 30: 09:00 – 17:00

April: 09:00 – 19:00


Lifeguards on duty all day.

First aid station.

Accessible facilities (parking, entrance ramp, toilets).

Showers, changing rooms, mini playground.

Free parking.

Canteens, free sunbeds, and umbrellas with entry.

Safes for personal items.

Ticket Rates (Valid from 01/06/2024 to 31/10/2024):

Regular: 10€ (Mon-Fri), 15€ (Sat/Sun/Holidays)

Reduced: 5€ (Mon-Fri), 8€ (Sat/Sun/Holidays)

Free for persons with disabilities (PWD) and their carers.

Family Day Card: 35€ (weekends/holidays)

Gold Beach: 50€ (Mon-Thu), 70€ (Fri-Sun/Holidays)

Special Ticket: 5€ for residents of Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni and Club members, valid for one entry per day. 

You can book your tickets online here

Eden Beach at the Vincci EverEden Resort in Anavyssos 

Eden Beach, part of the Vincci EverEden Beach Resort, offers a relaxing beach experience on the Athenian Riviera. The beach boasts clear waters, comfortable sun loungers, and a range of amenities, and has been awarded a Blue Flag for 2024, indicating its high environmental and quality standards.

It’s an ideal destination for families, featuring fun bouncy waterslides in the sea. The beach offers water sports activities and dining options. It is also open to non-hotel guests. 


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